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June 18, 2021

Introducing The Ska Vengers

The Ska Vengers.

We are pleased to announce that we are now booking for The Ska Vengers

The Ska Vengers are India’s first and by far, best known The Ska Vengers band. The nine-piece band has a unique sound combining Ska, Reggae, Dub, Jazz, Punk and Psychedelia with some Afrobeat, Cuban and other Latin influences thrown in.

The glamorous and soulful singer Begum X acting as counterpoint to Delhi Sultante’s fastpaced and skilled agitprop rapping. controversial act in their home country, they are known for introducing socially relevant themes in their songs. They released an animated video entitled ‘Modi, A Message to You’ in 2014 at the same time that India voted the ruling party BJP into power and their video ‘Badda’ addresses censorship and manipulation of the largely State controlled Indian news media.

In 2012, The Ska Vengers performed for 2,000 inmates inside South Asia’s largest jail, Tihar. Their founder and keyboard player Stefan Kaye (and former inmate at Tihar) being received as guest of honour by prison officials! The event was covered extensively by the global press. They have been heckled and even had their music equipment attacked by Indian government supporting nationalists.

Their music video ‘Frank Brazil, is the story of Indian freedom fighter Udham Singh’s execution following his assassination in London of British Lieutenant Governor of Punjab Michael O’Dwyer who was held responsible for the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre. It was nominated as best Indian video at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2015. They were also nominated in the best Indian music act category, losing out to Priyanka Chopra.
Following their UK debut in 2016, they went on to take the festival scene by storm with an extremely successful tour European tour 2017. Gracing the main stage at Wilderness, and entertaining heaving crowds at Glastonbury, Bestival, Boomtown, Womad and many others, they also attracted rave reviews and UK media coverage spanning various BBC channels, a two page spread in The Guardian and even had a 6 minute spot dedicated to them on Channel 4 News.

The Ska Vengers are widely hailed as an incredibly powerful and energetic live act. Even ska sceptics find it impossible not to dance to this band They are currently writing new material and gearing up for greater things in 2022.

For all booking enquiries please contact Al: al@midnightmango.co.uk

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