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From ska to soca, the veteran Byron Lee & the Dragonaires have cut a wide swath in the field of Caribbean music. Back in the ’60s, Lee, along with performers such as Jimmy Cliff, the Skatalites, and Toots Hibbert, helped launch Jamaican ska music. As years passed, Lee moved into less-uptempo rock steady, lovers’ rock, and reggae. Skanking it easy is a more-than-pleasurable thing, but I guess Lee loves speed, because he’s revved up his musical motor and charged into the fast lane of high-energy soca music. When the Dragonaires play, bedlam ensues as crazed, half-naked people get wild to the infectious Caribbean grooves. Tonight, Lee and the Dragonaires bring their island sounds and riddims to the capital city. Don’t be surprised if the show runs all night. And be ready to jump, jump, jump, jump. At 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. $35. (202) 232-8695. (ND)