Sunday, August 23, 2009

World's Youngest Ska Dancer!

As a certified Skankster, I take pride in what I do. I play in a ska band called The Uptones. It's not just a job, it's a way to produce instant happiness with fun music. Although sometimes I wish it did pay like a job, I do not fret my current financial situation. Because I know that during a ska show, money is the last thing on my mind.
It was yesterday that we, The Uptones, played Oakland Chinatown's Street Festival. And it was at this festival that we made history and fun happen simoultaneously. Not only did we pay homage to a culture rich with tradition, we witnessed something phenomenal. My niece might be the youngest ska dancer to ever pull a crowd onto the dance floor! From stage I did not even realize what was happening. But if you watch this video, you will see my niece, Aria. She's 2 and a half years old. Notice at the beginning of the song how many people were dancing. Then note the end. It is obvious to me that she has the gift of dance and the ability to enjoy ska music. I'm not saying that she is a protoge', I'm just realizing that it must be in the blood, or something.
The other great thing is that I do not have to convince people anymore about the magic of ska music. You can see it for yourself in this video.
Skanking Foolz Unite!
I am a proud Uncle Moose!

1 comment:

Aaron: Drunk, Angry and CoSmic.. said...

Your niece is gorgeous! Whatta kid..