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TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

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TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA (東京スカパラダイス) is a ten member Japanese ska and jazz band that officially formed in 1988. Over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole and have collaborated with several artists, including Shiina Ringo, Kobayashi Akira, Koizumi Kyoko, Schadaraparr, and PUFFY.

Members

Former Members

Information

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese Ska and Jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its numerous members, is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental. Since its inception, the band has gone on several nationwide tours of Japan, and have toured extensively worldwide.

Discography

Albums

Best Album

Live Albums

Soundtracks Albums

Extended Plays

Singles

Compilations/Others

Vinyl / Remix

DVD / VHS

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