Australia’s flagbearer for ska – that brassy, shuffling hybrid of calypso with rhythm and blues – this is a genuine ‘big band’ of 25 of Melbourne’s finest musicians. Master entertainers and a force to be reckoned with, every Melbourne Ska Orchestra show is a joyous, energetic and explosive experience. Winners of the 2019 ARIA Award for Best World Album and every inch professional, but this wild musical juggernaut never loses their sense of fun on stage.
Music from the Caribbean Nicky Bomba and members of Melbourne Ska Orchestra (MSO) walk their way through music from the Caribbean. Mento, calypso, reggae, ska and touching on the steel pan from Trinidad. This workshop will teach examples of rhythms and the historic timeline of Caribbean music, giving an understanding of how these influences have made their way into MSO recordings. It will be a fun and interactive session where audience members will be treated to a small performance, in which they can choose to take part.