Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Performs at Java Sounds Fair 2014

8yr ago   ·   Thursday 30 Oct, 2014 - 06:36pm UTC   ·   hardcorefan   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   2,667 views
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Performs at Java Sounds Fair 2014
Japanese ska band, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, rocked the stage of Java Sounds Fair 2014, held on October 24 at Jakarta Convention Center Senayan. Aside of the band, which is currently going on their 25th anniversary tour, various musicians also attended the event including The Jacksons, Magic!, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Cody Simpson, and more.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, which has released more than 20 albums and completed more than 2,000 live performances worldwide, heated up the atmosphere at Garuda Indonesia Cendrawasih Hall 1&2. Combining ska, jazz, hip hop, and rock, audience were so enthusiastic to see their performance that the venue wasn't able to contain them all.

The band consists of Takashi Katou (guitar), Tsuyoshi Kawakami (bass), Hajime Omori (percussion), Kinichi Motegi (drum), Yuichi Oki (keyboard), Nargo (trumpet), Gamo (tenor saxophone), Masahiko Kitahara (trombone), and Atsushi Yanaka (baritone saxophone). Despite their age, they didn't seem to run out of energy until the very end of the performance.

The members jumped along to their energetic songs and even made some formations and movements which were very interesting to watch. During “Senkou” which originally featured Japanese rapper 10-feet, they collaborated in a special performance with Indonesian rap group Fade2Black.

At the end of the show, Nargo expressed his wish to have another performance in Indonesia to the audience.


Set list:
skull collector
James Bond
shot in the dark
one step beyond
閃光 (ft. Fade2Black)
Pride of Lions
Ska me crazy
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