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Classic Album Review: Skavenjah | Little Monsters

The Regina ska nonet blend authentic vibes, bouncy beats and hepped-up horns.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Here’s something odd: Saskatchewan is the only Canadian province that actually has the word ska in its name — yet it’s the last place you’d expect to find a ska band, let alone one of the country’s premier acts.

Well, as usual, the things you’re after always turn up in the last place you’d look. Meet Regina’s Skavenjah, a third-wave nine-piece act whose authentic vibe, bouncy jump and hepped-up horns turn their second CD Little Monsters into one monster groove-a-thon. As great as they are, imagine how amazing they’d be if they were from SaSKAtoon.