Roland Alphonso

Roland Alphonso backstage, Netherlands. (1997)

Rolando Alphonso, tuning up backstage at club DePaard in The Hague, Netherlands on November 16, 1997. Alphonso and the Skatalites were in the midst of a six week, seven country tour of Europe that included a couple shows on the island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean. Their concert at DePaard was their only stop in Holland and my good friend Brian Keyo and I were special guests. We’d traveled from Amsterdam and surprised the band at their hotel with some special gifts that afternoon.

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