Number of songs: 16 | Total weeks on charts: 204
Appearing in a total number of: 20 charts | Total period running: 1207 days

Skank is a Brazilian rock/reggae band, begun in 1991, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. As of 2004, they had sold approximately 5,200,000 copies of their albums. Initially intending to mix dancehall with traditional Brazilian styles, later the band changed its sonority to music closer to Britpop and local movement Clube da Esquina. 

In 1983, Samuel Rosa (guitars, vocals) and Henrique Portugal (keyboards) started to play in a reggae band called "Pouso Alto", along with Dinho Mourão (drums) and his brother Alexandre (bass). In 1991, Pouso Alto arranged for a performance in São Paulo, but due to the Mourão brothers not being in Belo Horizonte, bassist Lelo Zaneti and drummer Haroldo Ferretti were called for the gig. The band premiered on June 5, 1991, and due to the performance competing with the Campeonato Paulista final match, the audience was 37 people. After the show, the group changed its name to Skank, inspired by Bob Marley's song "Easy skanking", and began to perform regularly at "Mister Beef" churrascaria in Belo Horizonte. 

Samuel Rosa - vocals and guitar 
Lelo Zaneti - bass, backing vocals 
Henrique Portugal - keyboard, backing vocals 
Haroldo Ferretti - drums 

Skank (1993, 250,000 copies sold) 
Calango (1994, 1,250,000 copies sold) 
O Samba Poconé (1996, 1,800,000 copies sold) 
Siderado (1998, 750,000 copies sold) 
Maquinarama (2000, 275,000 copies sold) 
MTV Ao Vivo (2001, 600,000 copies sold) 
Cosmotron (2003, 400,000 copies sold) 
Radiola (2004, 240,000 copies sold) 
Carrossel (2006, 200,000 copies sold) 
Estandarte (2008, 70,000 copies sold) 
Multishow Ao Vivo (2010, 150,000 copies sold) 
Velocia (2014)
Sources:, Wikipedia

Skank in the news
Bob Marley & The Wailers Satisfy Our Souls With A Stirring Celebration Of 40 Years Of 'Κaya' (29/06/2018) Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter For 'Pick It Up! Ska In The 90's' Documentary Exploring The 1990's Third Wave Ska Explosion (20/06/2018)
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The Annual Festival Skanking Reggae Fest Announces This Year's Line Up Including Bands From Mexico, Japan, Argentina & Usa (31/01/2017) Martin Badder Puts His Signature On Mandem Skank (05/12/2016)
Skanking Reggae Fest 2017 - A Limited Supply Of Discounted Special Early Bird Tickets Will Be Available For Purchase On Black Friday & Cyber Monday (21/11/2016) Santa Cruz Cali Reggae Band Animo Cruz To Release Second EP Following Cali Roots Performance (05/06/2015)
Bob Marley's 70th Birthday Will Include Yearlong Celebration Of Rare And Unreleased Material From The Marley Family Vaults And Private Collection (14/01/2015) CORAZON, The First Ever Latin Music Album Of Santana's Career, Is Certified U.S. Latin Double Platinum And Held The #1 Billboard U.S. Latin Record For Six Consecutive Weeks! (30/07/2014)
The 30th Anniversary Of "Legend" - The Landmark Bob Marley Collection "Legend" Gets Surround Sound Treatment With The Release Of "Legend 30th Anniversary Edition" (09/05/2014) Ninjaspy To Play Loud As Hell Festival With Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, All Else Fails, Death Toll Rising & More! Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Next Album (05/05/2014)
Vancouver's Ninjaspy Post Crowd Funding Video; Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Next Album; 'Jump Ya Bones Tour' (BC To ON) (10/04/2014)
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