The Itals with special guest Sashamon
|November 11, 2023
|The Porter Pavilion
“The Itals stand for everything pure, natural, unpolluted, straight to the source, and dominant in a good way.” Those characteristics have caused the reggae group to survive in a music industry that is filled with one hit wonders and flashes in the pan. The Itals released their defining track “In A Dis Ya Time,” as a single over 30 years ago, and have stuck with the same formula and motivation for making music ever since. Since ‘In A Dis Ya Time’ was released on the SpiderMan label compilation in the ’70s, the Itals, who then consisted of Porter as well as Lloyd Ricketts and Ronnie Davis, went on to release three studio albums and various other singles compilations throughout the ’80s and ’90s.