echoes of the British 2-Tone movement's big bang still within
earshot, a ska wave of unsuspected dimensions found itself rapidly
gaining momentum. A sound that would be embraced by different
languages and colors, yet outlast all kinds of sonic hybrids and
changes while still retaining its energy, defiance, and sense
of racial and social tolerance.
better example of the above than Desorden Publico? The longest
running ska band in Latin America got its start in 1985 in their
native Caracas, where they not only learned the lessons of 2-Tone
and Jamaican ska, but also incorporated the sounds and instrumentation
of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, coupled with an emerging social
conscience that informed their lyrics. This intoxicating combination
birthed a unique style and sound, which cemented their reputation
as leaders of the genre, both in and out of their homeland.
a dozen or so releases to their name, platinum sales, various
number 1st and Top Ten hits, and numerous tours that have taken
them all over Latin America, North America and Europe, Desorden
Publico has amply proven that ska, their ska, is synonymous with
success. A success obtained on their own terms, not one tempered
by false pretenses and trivial compromises.
RETURNS TO EUROPE!
June 17, 2006 Desorden goes back to the European continent after
a year of having one of the best international tours ever, Europa2005.
In this opportunity, on top to the obligatory stop in Germany
(country where Desorden has a great deal of followers), they will
go back to Spain with appearances in Segovia, Barcelona, and Cantabria
to be part of the Magosta
Other destinations for this tour will be in the massive OpenAir
Festival of St. Gallen in Switzerland, their second
attempt to perform in the Pohoda
Festival in Slovaquia, a new visit to Austria, and
for the first time Venezuelan Ska will sound in Croatia!
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