Ska'd by the Music

6 PM till late. Saturday 10th november

The Story

This is the story of Symarip. This is a film about the creators of the ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album. The British Jamaican Ska band that engaged a generation of working class teenagers. They were known as The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters and Zubaba, and in later years continue to perform as solo artists and every so often in combination with each other, and sometimes with newer artists under other names. In 1968 this band under the name of Symarip would make an album for a generation. “The Skinhead Moonstompers”. 

– Source  Concord Media

“Great new film which sheds light on the story of Symarip and the skinhead movement in the UK, very informative film, just when you think you know it all… well worth watching.” Reggae Film Archive

G-riots arts proudly presents, in association with the globe at Hay, an evening of film and music featuring  Ska’d by the Music, a popular 60 minute documentary film by awardwinning Director Sharon Woodward, and popular DJ Paul Nevin spinning vinyl including top tunes and rare records from the genres of Northern Soul, Ska and Mod scenes.

This screening has been made possible due to the generosity of the filmmaker Sharon Woodward, Concord Media and through the support of the globe. The event starts at 6 pm and will be followed by an evening of dancing. Earlybird Tickets are £5 from the globe

Ska’d by the Music includes interviews with four of the original members: Roy Ellis, Monty Neysmith, Mike Thomas and Frank Pitter, co-founder of Island Records, the late Graeme Goodall, Rudeboy and former singer with The Specials and Fun Boy Three – Neville Staple, Jennie Matthias former singer with The Belle Stars, Roddy Moreno, singer with The Oppressed. Also featured are local Oxford Ska band The Inflatables, the filmmaker Sharon Woodward, Siggy jackson, and the Rebellion Punk Festival

This event is the second in a series of ‘G-riots arts presents’ screenings featuring independent filmmakers, developed by Marva Jackson Lord who is a Wales-based writer, digital media consultant at G-riots arts, and produced the first major Black History Month event in Powys. .

Sharon Woodward

Sharon Woodward

Independent award winning Director, Producer & Editor Sharon Woodward got her first break in television in 1984 with Channel 4’s Eleventh Hour, Youth Series ‘Turn It Up’. She would go on to train at Newport Film School, The National Film and Television School and in the cutting rooms of BBC Wales and Tyne Tees Television. She has run media projects with young people with physical and learning disabilities, worked with charities, corporate organizations, educational establishments, individuals and community groups with a particular interest in social history and archaeology. In August 2018, Woodward joined the Communications Team at Oxford City Council in the UK.

Ska Night at the globe

Ska Night at the globe

featuring DJ Paul Nevin

Ska and Northern Soul at the globe has become a legendary monthly event, led by the fabulous sounds spun by Paul.

Ska is a genre of music that developed in Jamaica built on early African drumming, African American blues, rnb, jazz and swing. It became Jamaica’s National Sound, and migrated around the globe wherever there were people who liked to dance. 

There is a logical musical and cultural connection between Ska, Northern Soul and Mods – all are an integral part of UK music scene and the history of contemporary popular culture connected through the love of dance and love of music for the soul.

Get your earlybird tickets today from the globe at Hay

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