The Skints(United Kingdom / Reggae, Rock)

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The Skints / © DR

The Skints prove that Bob Marley's punky reggae party didn't remain a fantasy of 1977, a time when we were dreaming Kingston and London would hold hands. It has been 10 years since their encounter in high school, and the four Skints members are still making their cheeky and ecstatic music resonate, charged with social and political messages, digging into every idiom of reggae and its neighbours, from roots phrasing to danchall, and from ska to punk rock. The Skints demonstrate with irresistible effectiveness that the future of reggae could be European… and that Jamaica has bestowed the most useful gift upon the rebels of the world.