The Skatalites are the premiere ska band from Jamaica. Officially formed in 1964 after playing in studios together all over Kingston, these musicians came together to perform live shows all over the island. In addition to the live shows,these musicians were the backing band for every vocalist including Bob Marley,Jimmy Cliff,Toots and The Maytals,to name just a few. They are the roots to the tree whose branches include rocksteady, reggae, rap. dub, punk, two-tone, 3rd wave,ska-jazz,ska-core and ragga. Now in their 47th anniversary they continue to please crowds while spanning the globe year after year.