Ngobo Ngobo rocks with a rock steady beat.

Last weekend, in Weinheim’s Cafe Central, I saw and heard the fabulously awesomely brilliant German Ska Band, Ngobo-Ngobo.

If you enjoy ska and its derivatives…  the Skatalites, Madness, the Specials, The Beat, and more recently the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mustard Plug, Catch22, Reel the Big Fish, Less than Jake, Seeed,… odds on you’ll love Ngobo Ngobo. Anyway, have a listen here, even if you have no idea what I’m on about.

The name sounds Zulu, but that wasn’t how they came up with it. Eva, one of the Sax players, is married to an SAP Supply Chain software designer-developer, but this doesn’t detract in anyway from the coolness of this band.

Musically very tight indeed, great stage presence and clever lyrics.  I wasn’t expecting this on the Bergstrasse. They actually got a room full of Germans dancing wildly, which is no mean feat. They have been going for ages (since 1993), and have several albums.

They are big in Japan. (sound not great on this clip)

Thanks Jeremiah for the invite and and thanks to last.fm for the tour of Ska bands.

 

 

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One thought on “Ngobo Ngobo rocks with a rock steady beat.

  1. Awesome! Don’t forget The Selecter. Perhaps our SAP spouse saxaphonist could belt one out like Pauline Black’s “Too Much Pressure”– That would be very cool. Thomas we’ll have to catch a show next time I am in town.

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