Ska’d by the Music


The story of the Ska band, Symarip

SKU: 3656
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Producer: Sharon Woodward
Year Produced: 2018
Running time: 60 minutes
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The story of Symarip. They were known as The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters and Zubaba. In 1968 this band under the name of Symarip would make an album for a generation. “The Skinhead Moonstompers”. Interviews with four of the original members: Roy Ellis, Monty Neysmith, Mike Thomas and Frank Pitter. We also hear from a 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 local Oxford Ska band The Inflatables. Sharon Woodward. Siggy jackson. Rebellion Punk Festival
Best Documentary Film award at India Film Festival. also nominated at Portobello Film Festival for ‘Best Music Documentary’

Critics’ Choice Award (Documentary Category) at the Tagore International Film FestivalWest Bebgal, India

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