On Friday, November 13th, Pepperpot, Enigmatica Entertainment & Victoria BC Ska Society are proud to present Pepperpot's 14th Anniversary Bash featuring Canada's top conscious dancehall/reggae performer EXCO LEVI! Exco Levi will be joined by The Red, Gold and Green Machine - power trio hailing from Los Angeles and Vancouver & one of the freshest dancehall/reggae selector's on Canada's westcoast - Tank Gyal.
Exco Levi quickly took hold of the Canadian reggae music scene after emigrating from Jamaica in 2005. His strong writing skills complement his lyrical prowess and delivery. He continues to show his range and musical intellect through songs like the Canadian Anthem, “Oh Canada”, the nostalgic “Sweet Jamaica” and the love ballad “Same ole Words”. His songs have given voice to a nation and helped forge an entirely new style of music and rhythm that is revolutionary, fiery, scathing, loving and stinging.
His songs are just as potent on his lips as they are on his Cds. Exco’s ability to quickly engage and convince his audience makes him very appealing. This has led to him being in high demand for colourful collaborations. He has worked with top Djs and promoters worldwide. This musical “Midas” turns any song he touches to pure gold.
Exco Levi plays on m...
Tickets $12 early bird/VBCSS members/ $14.50 regular adv. available Thursday, November 1st at Lyle's Place, The Reef, Ditch Records, BC Smoke Shop, Complex & ticketweb.ca!
Listen to Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio every Saturday from 6-7pm on CFUV 101.9FM or CFUV.UVIC.CA to hear the music from these artists and for chances to win tickets!
Friday, November 23 @ Swan's Nightclub (downstairs from Swan's Pub) - Pepperpot Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio and Victoria BC Ska Society are teaming up Victoria a likkle bit of conscious dancehall, roots reggae and ska all on one show (just like we LOVE it)! It's been too long since we've had a dancehall/conscious reggae party and we thought the end of November would be the perfect time to host one in our hype new venue downstairs at Swan's (formerly Neptune Sound Bar).
PAAPA WASTIK & AFRICAN FOUNDATION BAND
(Cape Coast, Ghana)
Hailing from Cape Coast, Ghana (Africa) Paapa Wastik has had a rich history growing up with music all around him since he was a small child. During his teen years he found Rasta and went on in the early 2000s to create a brand new musical sub genre in Ghana known as "Roots-Life Music", a fusion of reggae, soca, soul, highlife and African classical/traditional music. In 2003 Paapa Wastik wa...
Delhi 2 Dublin continue to tour North America and then make pit stops to Victoria while they are able. Once again we're excited to have them back! They will be joined by Micro Bongo Soundsystem. Don't delay. Tickets at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & ticketweb.ca
TANYA STEPHENS COMES TO THE ISLAND FOR THE 1ST TIME - BOB MARLEY'S 67TH JUBILEE CELEBRATION Thu. February 9th 201210pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm TANYA STEPHENS, Kia Kadiri, Ndidi Cascade, Elaine Lil' Bit Shepherd, Skyla J, Tank Gyal at Distrikt
This February 9, 2012 Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio and ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT in affiliation with the Victoria BC Ska Society are proud to present Jamaica's dancehall diva TANYA STEPHENS for the first time on the Island. Tanya Stephens is one of the most entertaining and conscious dancehall artists in the world.
'Tanya Stephens is that rare outta order gal pickney who’s proved to the dancehall frat that she’s meant for more than decorating men’s rhymes with smooth background harmonies.' Gangsta Blues, Tanya’s fifth CD (VP Records), is raw, rebellious, and authentic, confirming her position at the top of the dancehall game with a vivid display of her wide-ranging musical imagination and keen wordplay. Whether spouting hardcore racy rhymes, insightful political statements, or crooning heart-tugging romantic fables, only gutsy power bolts come from the throat of this giant talent.
Stephens' most recent album "Infallible" offers much the same variety as her previous hit albums such as Gangsta Blues and Rebelution.
Tanya Stephens' first appearance to Victoria will be in honour of Bob Marley's 67th Jubilee Celebration. Remember to listen to Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio that airs each and every Saturday from 6-7pm on CFUV 101.9FM o...
Tickets on sale at Lyle's, Ditch & ticketweb.ca
Friday, October 14th come out to Lucky Bar to party with three of your favourite Island ska/reggae/Latin bands. It's the first time that all three of these bands have been on the same bill.
You all know Brave New Waves from going to sweet shows with them playing with bands like Rootz Underground, Chris Murray & Jon and Roy among many others. You also may remember that they were in Vancouver a lot this past spring working on a new album. Well, now it's time for them to show the fruits of their labour. They will have their new 23 song album available at the show and this show will celebrate it.
Bananafish Dance Orchestra are a high energy 8-piece Latin/ska/funk/jazz ensemble. They've also played on some nice festivals including the Victoria Ska Festival and Vancouver Island Music Festival. Their last appearance in Victoria was with The Klaxon from Bogota, Colombia and Mexico's Mama Pulpa.
And finally Step Back Dave (who often play with label mates Everybody Left) will round out the bill. Step Back Dave bring an honest and ambitious voice to the Island's Leftcoast Ska/Reggae influenced scene. Nick & Dan have been playing together since they were kids and they were joined by Eth...
Victoria BC Ska Society & Enigmatica Entertainment are proud to present this never seen before combination of bands in Vancouver - Giraffe Aftermath & Shane Philip. Giraffe Aftermath are no strangers to Vancouver as it's their home turf but they are right now experiencing a resurgence with their brand new album out "Sleepless Nights" and their full horn section back in full effect.
Shane Philip is happy to finally make his long-awaited Vancouver debut. Having toured across Canada multiple times, playing on various festivals and special events including the Olympic stage in Whistler Shane is a westcoast favourite. With several albums beneath his belt, Philip is proud to present his most recent work titled "Life. Love. Music" with the Vancouver faithful.
HEADS HANG HEAVY is a collective of diverse musicians who share the common goal of making dance floors sweat. Combining the roots of Reggae, the meatiness of the Blues, and a splash of Ska - HHH complete their west coast blend with original music and tasty vocals that stir your thoughts and warm the soul.
Tickets available now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, The Reef & ticketweb.ca!
Delhi 2 Dublin are looking forward to coming back to Victoria after two incredible appearances in Victoria in May and September 2010.
This show will be their official Planet Electric album release. Powered with a new line-up Delhi 2 Dublin will once again give Victoria a blistering, danceable onslaught of East Indian and Celtic sounds mixed with reggae, dancehall, dub and other electronic music.
Opening for Delhi 2 Dublin will be a new project called "MicroBongo Sound System" This exciting three piece brings Afro/Brazilian/Electronic Dance rhythms with a few more surprises. MicroBongo Sound System is comprised of Manj Benning of Nik Tex and Dan Beer from Dubtet.
Pepperpot, Enigmatica Entertainment & Victoria BC Ska Society is pleased to announce that Barrington Levy & Detour Posse will be coming to Victoria BC, Canada on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Club 9ONE9 (formerly Element).
Joining Barrington Levy & Detour will be Canada's reggae alumni... A longtime favourite of the Island Reggae Massive: Jah Cutta & Determination (back with his original band) will be part of this most festive show + DJ Abel who has performed at many a Pepperpot B-Day Bash!
Tickets on sale now at Lyle's Place, The Reef, Ditch Records, Strathcona Hotel, Status Barbershop, Lucid (in Nanaimo), & ticketweb.ca
TICKETWEB.CA LINK: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3343355
Victoria will be lucky to have with Jamaica’s godfather of dancehall/reggae when Barrington Levy (pronounced LEE-VEE) & Detour Posse will bless them with their presence on Sunday, March 13 @ Club 9ONE9 (formerly Element). Barrington Levy is a driving force in reggae & dancehall music and remains the perennial favourite of audiences in Jamaica and throughout the world. Always a solid voice and a uniquely expressive song style, Barrington is consistently at the forefront of the music scene, and has become the most requested vocalist in reggae ...
Victoria's most beloved hip hop outfit The Pocket Kings have been busy on a cross-Canada tour. Now after four long months, they will be returning to the Island to bring down the house once again. Joining them will be Kae Sun from Toronto (Ghana born) + special guests ILLANI!
Tickets on sale now at Lyle's, Ditch, Complex & ticketweb.ca!
Pocket Kings are gearing up to take the show across Canada this summer. Scram & Saint are kidnapping Part-Time Steve and aren't gonna stop until they hit Montreal. This is your last chance to catch them live. Who knows when they will return. They don't, or they're just not telling.
Joining the party will be the Violinist Extremist Kytami & The PhonoGraff. The turntable and violin duo returns to rock the party. For those who were there at the Pocket Kings first show
(Lucky Bar 4/13/07), I'll answer a few questions.
Yes, this is the same Kytami & the PhonoGraff.
Yes, it is Kytami from Delhi 2 Dublin.
And No, they rock even harder now!!
Rounding out the night will be one of
Vic City's Hip Hop pioneers and leaders, Degree One.
Tickets available now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & TICKETWEB.CA!
Get ready to enjoy a night full of the grooviest hip hop, funk/jazz you've heard in awhile when the Moving the Mountains Tour touches down in Victoria. Enjoy some of the finest hip hop in Canada with Calgary's Dragon Fli Empire, Justin Brave aka Just-B (formerly from Victoria), Fallan Soldier, & Cypher's Divine Element.
Co-presented by: KERF MUSIC & Dedication Entertainment
Delhi 2 Dublin are comin back with a album release at Sugar Nightclub. Last time they blew the roof off Element Nightclub when they played alongside Easy Star All Stars. Don't miss this show!! Vancouver-based Delhi 2 Dublin is a group of five musicians who mash up electronica and world music, keeping it heavy on the Bhangra, Celtic and Dub flavours. Fusing tabla, fiddle, dhol, Punjabi vocals, and electric sitar with scorching electronic beats, the crew takes listeners on a wild ride through global sounds and synchronicities. Playing alongside Delhi 2 Dublin on this bill will be the red hot drum n' bass, reggae, dub, soul powerhouse Greenlaw fresh off a successful Puerto Rican tour! DJ Frame of Victoria's rubadubbist trio Big Reds will be spinning warm phat dubby/dancehall/reggae beats in between sets! Be sure to purchase tickets quickly for this as there is limited capacity at the venue!
BEST BUDS - 4/20 EXTRAVAGANZA! Tue. April 20th 20109:30pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm Pocket Kings, Philly Moves, Keepuhz uh da Real at Lucky Bar
This ain't just another 4/20 party... It's the 4/20 party of the NEW DECADE featuring some of the freshest hip hop from West to East. Welcome back The Pocket Kings - one of the Island's best hip hop crew + the debut of Ottawa's Philly Moves. To top it off you've got the best hip hop Saanich has to offer straight outta Quadra/McKenzie hood!
Hip Hop and Mary Jane all night. Celebrate the 4/20 party of the new decade!
If you happened to be hear in August 0f 2008 you might remember Jiminy and Animal Nation when they played with Brave New Waves for a rare Sunday night appearance at Lucky Bar. Recommended by Victoria's own Current Swell, Jiminy are the jazz/funk/pop sensation of Saskatoon selling out every show they play there. They made friends with Animal Nation on their last tour and they loved the Island so much they're both back for a second helping.
Joining them this time around will be Step Back Dave (new band on Free Bass Entertainment) and Smooch!
Tickets available NOW;) at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & TICKETWEB.CA
EXPLOSIVE GERMINATIONS 2009! Thu. May 7th 20099:45pm - 2am doors at 9pm Delhi 2 Dublin, KIA KADIRI'S BLOCK PARTY at Element
Delhi 2 Dublin are coming back with more exciting sounds from India to Ireland to Jamaica with their signature sound blending bhangra, dancehall, dub, Celtic and electronics with a heavy beat that makes EVERYONE dance no matter what the case.
Playing alongside Delhi 2 Dublin will be Victoria's main stay hip hop/jazz/soul/reggae diva KIA KADIRI with some of the Island's most talented musicians. Kia Kadiri isn't only known for her talent but she is also known for being the conductor of putting amazing bands together. So Enigmatica Entertainment is proud to introduce KIA KADIRI'S BLOCK PARTY to Victoria in a refreshing way!
For this show Kia Kadiri's Block Party will include:
ia Kadiri - lead vocals Jules Chaz - drums, sampler Sean Drabitt - bass Dan Cook - lead guitar Al Sabourin - 2nd guitar Alphonse Fear - rhodes/synth keyboard/ trumpet Bryn Badel - trumpet #2, Noah Becker - tenor sax Maureen Washington - BG vocals #1 Sara Marrerois/Skyla J - BG vocals #2 Tia Benn, Ishkan, Pocket Kings, Horatio, Oz - guest vocalists Kytami - violin
Both Delhi 2 Dublin & Kia Kadiri's Block Party is a wicked combination. Burst into spring with Explosive seeds of Revolution! - Welcome to Explosive Germinations!
Tickets on sale at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, Strathcona Hotel & TI...
Pepperpot and Enigmatica Entertainment proudly present:
NastyJag Soundcrew – featuring:
Jags - Trinidad
Multiman - Trinidad
Shortman aka Shortiss - Barbados
Wiggy - Hype man from Barbados
Reggae Scholar - Pirate of the Caribbean Radio Legend
+ Maffie (of Maffie & Crew)
This Vancouver crew of Caribbean DJ’s spinning Soca, Dancehall, Reggae, Calypso, and Chutney vibes can get any party started with their unstoppable energy and hot tracks! Their aim is to take over North America and the Caribbean by storm! So if you didn’t make it to Trinidad for Carnival this year…don fret yuhself…get out your sexiest and flashiest gear and come down to the Good Friday Fête ready to mash up Easter--Caribbean style! NastyJag have played 3 previous ram-packed Pepperpot shows (including May Long Weekend Jump Up 2004 and Jungle Affair Soundclash with Wyld Fyah 2004), and due to popular demand will be returning to Victoria for their first show since 2006 at Lucky Bar! These shows are unforgettable so don’t miss this one!!
In the meantime you can hear the NastyJag Soundcrew spreading the West Indian vibe on their 2 weekend radio shows in Vancouver: on 90.1 FM: Saturday's - "Pirates Of The Caribbean" 4-6pm and Sunday's - "West Indies Culture Shock" 9-11pm…or Live On The W...
FERNWOOD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB FUNDRAISER! COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM! Fri. February 6th 20099:30pm - 1am doors at 9pm seven year old poets, Weak Patrol, Tara Holloway, Kim Jong III and Double Rainbow at Logan's Pub
If you've ever been to Vic High or to Oak Bay High or even Central Park on a Sunday afternoon in the fall and winter months you may have seen this team play. If you haven't seen them you may have heard them from a distance (desperate screams and cheers and other language you've heard before when you're partying).
But if you haven't no worries. Just come out and support FERNWOOD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB because soccer is kicks and Fernwood United FC is your neighbourhood team (no matter where you live cause they're just cool...
Friday, January 23rd @ Lucky Bar ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present one of the freshest MCs in the Northwest along with old school Island hip hop jazz legend KIA KADIRI, + Victoria's reggae, jazz, drum n' bass masters GREENLAW & the exciting and always most entertaining CFC! The madness all goes down at Lucky Bar - Friday, January 23rd/09. And with this line-up you all know the show is gonna kick more than ass so make sure you get down to Lyle's Place, Complex, Ditch Records or purchase on TICKETWEB.CA because there's a decent chance the show will sellout... Please read on about Gabriel Teodros. The information is worth reading. His work and lyrics really speak for themselves...
Gabriel Teodros is the everyday journeyman with more stories to tell than most people twice his age. Having seen both city and countryside through the eyes of a struggling artist and immigrant child, Teodros spins observations and wordplay into internationalism on wax. Linking first and third world people's struggles, he is sincere when he says "we in this together son, your beef is mine."
From ciphers at Westlake to spending months in Vancouver and Brooklyn, Gabriel's story is one of trial, tribulation and a search for redemption. The contrast of ...
On Friday, November 28th, ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT proudly brings Victoria a wonderful mixture of contemporary world beat sounds ranging from bhangra to Celtic grooves to reggae/dancehall/soul and hip hop.PhotobucketCome out and dance all night to one of Canada's best high energy fusion bands with DELHI 2 DUBLIN. Delhi 2 Dublin is the perfect mix of bhangra(ic)-celtic synchronicity, it only happens once you are hearing it...
Opening for Delhi 2 Dublin will see JON BONE with the KARUNA MOVEMENT make their Victoria debut. Jon Bone with the Karuna Movement is a Jam band laying down a mix of reggae, funk, and world grooves and coloring them with catchy melodies and deep lyrical content. The band grooves on a nice balance of tunes with free form, improvized jams.
Put these two bands together and you get a full night of grooviness rarely found at any weekend show anywhere in Victoria.
This show is a must see and tickets are on sale now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, & TICKETWEB.CA
Massline Media's COMMON MARKET are one of the best kept secrets in the Northwest... They are without a doubt one of the most conscious and entertaining underground hip hop groups to hit the Island in some time. They came together in 2005 (Sabzi and RA Scion) from similar backgrounds in their spiritual approach to their music. Sabzi is one-half of the groundbreaking Blue Scholars (who are opening for Hieroglyhpics later this month) and Scion was a well-travelled solo emcee.
After collaborating on a couple tracks on RA Scion’s 2004 solo project, Live and Learn, the duo began work in the sweltering heat of an attic-based studio for what would eventually become the 14-track self-titled Common Market LP, released in October 2005. An advance copy caught the ear of KRS-One, who praised the album and RA Scion for “spitting in the Tradition of the conscious Hiphop movement.” The Blastmaster then flew up to rock Common Market’s album release party in Seattle, then taking the duo on the road with him on the Temple of Hip-hop tour.
In the brief time since Common Market dropped their extraordinary debut album, the duo has gathered praise as Seattle Weekly’s 2006 Best New Artist and performing slots on grand stages such as Sasquatch Festival and The Capitol Hill Block Party. ...
HIEROGLYPHICS featuring: Souls of Mischef, Casual, Pep Love, Knobody, Musab & Tanya Morgan + BLUE SCHOLARS - 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIEROGLYPHICS! Sun. September 28th 20089:30pm - 1am doors at 9pm HIEROGLYPHICS, Blue Scholars at Element
Welcome to hip hop heaven everyone! Sunday, September 28th Victoria is proud to present some of the pioneers of the hip hop world new and old school when the HIEROGLYPHICS roll through Victoria on their 10th Anniversary Tour alongside the Northwest's best BLUE SCHOLARS. Hiero crew will feature Souls of Mischef, Casual, Pep Love, Knobody, Musab & Tanya Morgan. Tickets available NOW at Lyle's Place, Complex, Ditch Records, Strathcona Hotel, Platinum Lounge, Lucid (in Nanaimo) & TICKETWEB.CA!!
Check this link to purchase tickets off TICKETWEB.CA
This is going to be one of best Sunday evening parties of the summer. ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT proudly brings you local favourites Brave New Waves + Regina's entertaining and energetic Jiminy that are developing a sound that is soothing and chill but full of life mixing funk, soul and hip hop at the same time. They'll be joined by Whistler BC's hip hop trip - Animal Nation and Jiminy's right hand turntable master - Turntable Terrorist. This all goes down at Lucky Bar - Sunday, August 24th. Tickets on sale now on Ticketweb.ca and also at Lyle's Place and Ditch Records. Check WWW.ENIGMATICA.CA for more info!
Friday, August 8th/08 Shane Philip, Corwin Fox and Enigmatica Entertainment invite one and all to come to Lucky Bar to experience another special musical experience full of funk, hip hop, folk and reggae! Both performers are clearly some of the Island's most talented musicians and when they both team up only good things will happen.
Enigmatica Entertainment and Degree One are proud to bring The Gift of the Gab of Blackalicious & Lateef of Latryx's new super group to Element Nightclub on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. The Gift of the Gab, Lateef (the Truthspeaker) and Headnodic are THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS.
The new EP entitled THE PRELUDE (featuring DJ Shadow, MF Doom, Ladybug Mecca, and Rashaan Ahmad from the Crown City Rockers) Also coming in 2008, the Mighty Underdogs full length LP, "DROPPING SCIENCE FICTION"... (Featuring Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Lyrics Born, Chali 2na, DJ Shadow, Zumbi from Zion I, Tash from the Liks, Casual, Raashan Ahmad, and more).
More excitement to add to an already kick ass summer of music and good times in Victoria!
Friday, February 8th, 2008 @ Sugar Nightclub Victoria is in for one of the biggest hip hop shows of 2008 when BLUE SCHOLARS come to the Island as a part of their first ever mini Canadian tour! They will be joined by Victoria favourites: GREENLAW AVE. & THE POCKET KINGS.
Musically, the BLUE SCHOLARS come to entertain with exceptional writing and beats. While both members of the group are influenced by well known hip hop groups such as Tribe, Public Enemy, and Digable Planets there is so much more to be heard in their music. Sabzi and Geologic’s tastes range from anything danceable (with emphasis on jazz, funk, Latin, and soul) Artists like Thelonius Monk, Marvin Gaye to other contemporary Latin/hip hop artists such as Ozomati are present in the melodies and beats that accompany Geologic’s rhymes. Sabzi pushes the bounds with creating beats with an open mind to his music sources, unrestricting boundaries combined with a willingness to collaborate with almost anyone. As a former jazz pianist that attended tons of ska and punk shows he creates thick sweet-sounding beats that can be listened to in a quiet setting or thumped nice and loudly at a party or in the club.
Blue Scholars is as much rooted in the music as it is in working in the community. Their experiences as colleg...
Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop & Reggae all in one! The Concept of Dirty Bottom is to represent the Low-end theory and rootical ridims of the southern hemisphere. They called upon Vancouvers rhyhtmic wizard and long time OldSOFA Allstar Brennan 'ahh you guys' Saul to hit the traps for a week of off the floor sessions at Eastvans' lengendary Profile Studios. The trio recorded the beds live from March 7-10 2006, all overdubs and additional sessions were recorded at OldSOFA and Topspin studios in Vancouver. The vibe of the album, King Tubby meets Blue Note at an East Vancouver BBQ with celebrity chef James Brown. Late one Thursday night....I mean real late... The Doc on trumpet and Corduroy on harmonica started riffin' over play back thru the talkback mic. This created a template for a call and response playfulness that embodies the whole album. All the background vocals were captured on one mic, one take hard panned Motown/I-Threes style by the Dirty Bottom choir. Coming from both geographical and musically divergent backgrounds Langston Bella Coola"Reggae", Brennan Vancouver "Jazz", and Shawn Toronto "Soul" meant that these cats had a wide pallet for musical guests. These artists included Kilo Cee on the Decks, Serwan Yamolky on the oud, Chad MaKela on baritone sax, and Edan Armstrong on per...
Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to spread the word about the coming of ELEPHANT MAN aka "The Energy God" to Element Nightclub on Monday, September 24, 2007! Tickets available now at Lyle's Place, The Reef, Jamaican Jerkhouse, & TICKETWEB.COM.
Elephant Man is one of the most electrifying performers in the dancehall world presently.
He has been a leader of bringing FUN back to the dancehall with his album "Good to Go" on VP REcords which caused dancehall step madness all over the world with people learning various dances to go along with his songs. The main song people learned to dance to was "Signal di Plane" which has dances such as Signal di Plane, Chaplin Step and the Parachute.
This phenomenon was similar to the 1960s in Jamaica in the dancehalls where everyone learned to do "the ska" which also had various dances to go along with it.
Check out this link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TAL1VTfffOo
Point is history repeats itself and Elephant Man through his album release and music videos began a new trend to bring fresh dances to the forefront into dancehalls throughout Jamaica and around the world.
Elephant Man stormed through the doors of dancehall back in 1998 under t...
ELEPHANT MAN aka Energy God will be playing at Element (formerly Legends) on Monday, September 24th for the first time. You may have heard some of his hits such as Pon de River Pon de Bank, Signal de Plane, F**K You Sign, Shizzle my Nizzle and his most recent release "Five O" featuring Wyclef. Fans will be treated to a full night of dancehall and reggae. + They'll be live DVD Video Mixing on 10 Plasma's TV's Around the Club by special guest, DJ Clinton.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ON TICKETWEB.COM
Elephant Man in his rough Jamaican baritone; boisterous demeanor, quick chatting lyricism and unforgettable stage presence have all helped transform him into an internationally recognized reggae phenomenon. Elephant Man's music has brought a new innovative flavor to the dancehall. His free-spirited vibration leaves you eager to do nothing less than let loose and party, making it blatantly evident that Ele..s mission is to create energy infused music that everyone can enjoy.
Elephant Man stormed through the doors of dancehall back in 1998 under the wing of Bounty Killa and the Scare Dem Crew (Boom Dandimite, Harry Toddler, Nitty Kutchie and Elephant Man) flexing his creative muscles whil...
Ibo and Kindread band are one of the most talented reggae acts in Canada. Hailing from St. Kitts & Nevis Ibo has been a pioneer in the Canadian reggae music scene for decades. Ibo was also one of the founders of the Calgary Reggae Festival that happens every summer.
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to bring you some of the most talented female MCs in Canada when Kia Kadiri and Ndidi Cascade bless Victoria once again (but this time performing together with prepared material and freestyles on the same bill! They will be joined by westcoast DJ legend Phonograff and Kytami (known as Dream Sequence as a duo) Opening for this powerhouse of Van City talent will be local talents The Pocket Kings and Riegs and Raj accompanied by Vancouver's DJ Dundidit. This will be a most special Friday the 13th hip hop special and will also mark the 10th birthday of Enigmatica Entertainment!
Tickets available March 13th at Lyle's Place, Complex & TICKETWEB.COM
On Thursday, March 1st/2007 ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT & PEPPERPOT - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio proudly presents VP Recording Artists MORGAN HERITAGE to Victoria BC for the first time! Morgan Heritage's new album is called "Another Rockaz Moment" - also the title of their latest tour! The 5 members of MORGAN HERITAGE are children of the roots reggae icon Denroy Morgan, but they are more than just a legendary reggae band…they're a revolution, a family, and a force of nature! On tour promoting their eighth album, “Another Rockaz Moment” on VP Records label, they will bring the sound of Jamaican Dancehall systems, New York Hip-Hop & R&B, and California punk rock, all fused into an unprecedented, harmonious whole. Self-proclaimed “soldiers of Jah,” their music breathes spirituality and positivity. Much like the Wailers before them, Morgan Heritage captures the Spirit of Rastafari in both their music and their lives, and their performances are said to be an experience of the natural mystic. This show is not to be missed by reggae and dancehall fans especially as this will be their first visit ever to the island.
We're also proud to host ROYAL PLATOON SOUND featuring Prince Sho and his crew! They'll be spinning the best reggae, dancehall before and after MORGAN HERIT...
This kick ass show is going to be the tour send off show for ONE DROP before they go down the west coast of the USA to play some dates in early to mid December.
In addition to the stacked bill of local talent you see here we are especially pleased to host BURNT from San Diego, California that will be performing music with reggae, hip hop and punk influences. Burnt are also one of the most socially active and politically conscious bands in the reggae scene in San Diego. One Drop will be doing some dates with them down in California as well.
Following a series of sold out local shows; a successful ICA Folk Festival performance and notable appearances with artists such as Xavier Rudd and The Beautiful Girls, Victoria's own Current Swell are stoked to be a part of One Drop's send off tour.
Arbutus Trio that have quickly made waves in the music scene locally and throughout BC will be in the house giving us their unique blend of reggae with influences ranging from The Slackers, Alpha Blondie and ofcourse One Drop:)
Finally we are extremely excited to have KIA KADIRI back on the bill with One Drop since her last collaboration with them back in 2002! Kia Kadiri is one of Canada's most revered hip hop MCs and she will be performing both a solo set and some tracks with On...
This is going to be an awesome show! If you dig Anti Balas Afro Beat Orchestra you're going to dig this band hands down. The music of Mr. Something Something ranges from afro-beat to jazz to funk and much more. The tunes are both energetic but chill at the same time - great for dancing or listening.
Western instruments and concepts of improvisation are explored and layered over what used to be called afrobeat; but the term strains to contain the innovations happening in the rhythm section at every show. It also fails to express in fiery-enough terms the contributions of notable and electrifying vocalist/performance artist Johan Hultqvist. Breaks and basslines are designed to induce and sustain a state of ecstatic dancing. The horn section strikes with power and uplifts with melody. And above it all, acting as a lightning rod for the combined energies of a Mr. Something Something event, is the lyric statement of the case for change and consciousness. And dance.
Tickets will be $9 advance @ Lyle's Place and Central Bar & Grill
Come down to Central Bar & Grill to enjoy a night of music with Sarah Metzner and Corwin Fox. Both Sarah Metzner and Corwin Fox will be joined by Tim Watson on drums making their already soothing, conscious sounds even more enjoyable to listen to. Sarah Metzner is celebrating the creation of her brank new CD DAYBREAK MOURNING that will be available in stores for late summer.
The trio will also be joined by talented Shawn Stephenson that will open the show.
Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance at Lyle's Place & Central Bar & Grill
NASTY JAG SOUNDCREW is a hype Caribbean sound crew that plays the best dancehall, soca, & reggae tunes. Having 7 DJs Nasty Jag Soundcrew hype up the party. Jags, Illi Nastili , Panademus, Multiman, (Trinidad), Renroc (Barbados), Warrior Chin & Buttu Brown from Jamaica all converge as a team to keep you dancing and smiling all night long.
Pepperpot Crew will be in the house hyping up the crowd and celebrating it's 4th Year Anniversary. Pepperpot is Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio and airs on cfuv.uvic.ca every Saturday from 6pm - 7pm PST.
CHECK OUT WWW.NASTYJAG.COM TO SEE THE FUN AND CRAZINESS FROM PAST NASTY JAG PEPPERPOT PARTIES. - Log on to http://www.enigmatica.ca and sign up for the mailout.
The dream of hosting Morgan Heritage has been dashed for the time being and we're all very upset and sad about the recent news. Morgan Heritage cancelled the majority of their dates throughout North America on this latest tour and that includes their other date in Vancouver, dates in Seattle, Portland all throughout California, Colorado and many more.
Refunds for all tickets sold can be obtained at their point of purchase and ticketbreak.com
We are upset about this but we will move forward with positivity in the future.
Tuesday, February 28th come out to enjoy a night full of acoustic reggae, folk, funk and rock when Toronto's Nine Mile return to the westcoast with Matt York and Jon (from Jon and Roy).
Dreadlock Recording Artists Nine Mile fuse Reggae, Rock, Funk, other Caribbean rhythms, and Folk influences into high-energy groove-oriented urban acoustic pop. They've played with everyone from Xavier Rudd to Micheal Franti and Keller Williams. With Jon (1/2 of Jon & Roy) and Matt York. http://www.nine-mile.com (Only $5 with Ska Brawl ticket stubs!)
Nine Mile also just finished doing a full Australian tour with Xavier Rudd that was sold out from start to finish.
This show is two thirds similar to the bar show but with the added touch of PEOPLE'S WAR!! It's going to make for an awesome show. And just in case check out the merchandise table for Los Furios stuff and some of Tony's literature;)
Tickets for this show are $8.00 when purchased in advance. And tickets are available at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records and Backstage Pass.
LOS FURIOS ARE FINALLY BACK:) They will be playing material from the upcoming CD so be sure to check this out. It's always a party when Los Furios come through. Kilgore Trout is a new project involving members of Buckshot All Stars and One Drop (Liam and Shane)
Delux will be adding another dimension to the bill with some hip hop, jazz and funk sounds. Some may remember when MC Knowmatic jumped on stage and sang some verses with the Western Conference at last year's Victoria Ska Fest.
Now Knowmatic, DJ Rhay, Noah Becker and the rest of the Delux are looking forward to performing some of their brand new material (just like Los Furios will be doing:)
Early bird tickets only $8.00 after early bird they will be $9 when purchased in advance. Available at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & Backstage Pass.
Saturday, December 3rd /2005 @ Hermann’s Jazz Club ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present Dog My Cat Recording Artist SARAH METZNER and exciting singer/songwriter CORWIN FOX. TICKETS AVAILABLE @ LYLE’S PLACE $8.00 WHEN PURCHASE IN ADVANCE (GENERAL ADMISSION) DOORS @ 8PM
After a full summer of touring and promoting solo releases Canada-wide these two artists are coming together again after 4 months to slam an even strongercollaborative show chock full of urban folk, hip-hop, spoken word and rhythmdriven ear candy.
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires from Jamaica will be making his first appearance in over 7 years to Victoria on Sunday, August 21st @ Open Air! Come down and enjoy the soca, reggae vibes at this very rare show! Tickets are available at Lyle's Place and through the McPherson Box Office.
Listen to Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio every Saturday from 6-7pm on CFUV 101.9FM to hear more info about this most anticipated Caribbean party show!
Get ready for the return of THE SLACKERS everyone!! Victoria will rejoice when they make their long-awaited appearance at Sugar Nightclub on Saturday, June 25th/2005. This will be yet again another ska highlight for 2005 only weeks before Ska Fest!
Be sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets: $15 when purchased in advance @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & A&B Sound
Come out to Steamers Pub on Saturday, May 28, 2005 for the best spring party we've seen in a long time when Vancouver's SANTA LUCIA (6 piece Latin/funk/jazz band) come to Vancouver Island for the first time! Opening will be Victoria's Hip Hop/Jazz favourites Deluxe that are pumped to perform at this brand new spring party one-off hopefully to become annual.
Tickets will be $8.00 to $10 at the door. Earlier patrons will enjoy cheaper cover.
Wednesday, March 16th/2005 @ Central Bar & Grill ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present Something Beautiful for the ears and eyes of Vancouver Island when SARAH METZNER celebrates her long-awaited release of Something Beautiful on Dog My Cat Records (Harry Manx’s freshest record label). More impressively her CD celebration will include performances by of three active extremely talented musicians – CORWIN FOX, GLENNA & C.R AVERY.
Listen to CFUV 101.9FM radio to hear music by Sarah Metzner and other artists on this bill! The Home Game – Every Sunday from 6pm – 7pm Request these artists by calling #721-8700
TICKETS AVAILABLE @ LYLE’S PLACE, A&B SOUND & CENTRAL BAR & GRILL $7.00 WHEN PURCHASE IN ADVANCE (GENERAL ADMISSION)
Michael Campbell, a.k.a. Mikey Dread is one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. His abilities, technical expertise, and unique vocal delivery combine to create a unique sound that tells the listener emphatically that it is the "Dread at the Controls." Perhaps Mikey's work with The Clash has garnered him with the most recognition, but his credentials and resume started long before his eye-opening production on several releases with the renowned Punk Stars from London. His work and interaction with The Clash was a significant event in the integration of reggae into popular music throughout the world. The album, "Black Market Clash", is a brilliant fusion of late 1970's punk rock and a heavy reggae bass and drum line. The reggae aspect of The Clash's album distinguished their sound from the other punks that emerged in the 1970's. Soon thereafter, it was a must for just about every punk band to have a reggae cover song on their album. Mikey was the first Producer ever to produce a UK chart hit for The Clash" Bank Robber" and later produced several reggae cuts on their internationally recognized Album "Sandinista."
If you don't know Mikey Dread, there is a lot of read and listen on his web site. He is one of the most influential reggae artists in th...
Come out and join the Pepperpot Crew for a night full of awesome live roots reggae and the dopest dancehall tracks when IBO (former lead singer of Strugglah) and the Kindread Band make their first ever appearance in Victoria alongside the hypest dancehall DJ in the west DJ PRYME TYME! This is the second appearance of DJ Pryme Tyme since his memorable performance at Pepperpot's Christmas Bashment last December 2003!
This will be the Christmas event of the year so don't miss out on hearing and seeing the best of both worlds: -) awesome roots reggae and hype-ass dancehall all night long!
Listen to Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio every Saturday from 6pm - 7pm on CFUV 101.9FM to listen to tracks from IBO's brand new CD "The Prayer" and to have chances to win precious tickets.
Advance Tickets available at: The Reef, A&B Sound, Lyle's Place, Complex & Jamaican Jerkhouse
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT & BOSEVUS PRODUCTIONS are proud to present Victoria the premium ska event of fall when we throw down the SKA FALL CLASSIC WEEKEND 2004!
Saturday, November 20th @ Gary Oak Room (SPECIAL ALL AGES CONCERT)We are proud to feature an awesome night of ska, reggae, punk, Latin, jazz &, soul. I think we got all the genres in there:)
LOS FURIOS (Latin/ska/reggae/punk) from Vancouver!
Los Furios is a 6-piece Latin ska band from Vancouver. Their music is broadly influenced and in their repertoire as you can find such other styles like rocksteady, punk, and reggae. Their music portrays different concepts, among them unity, love, and respect. Fans refer to their shows and presence as ³a party on stage²; with high-energy Latin breakdowns, catchy punk choruses, and reggae/ska jams thrown about their songs. That all said, you are sure to shake some booty, cheer some beers, and sing a few lines during their set. Los Furios completed another Canadian tour in September 2004 teaming up to play shows with ska greats such as the Pietasters, The Toasters, The Planet Smashers. Their new album Warning Shot is getting rave reviews all over Canada and the US. They have been greeted with warm receptions each and every place they have played. Ska with the spicy feel of ...
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present the bar concert of the SKA FALL CLASSIC WEEKEND 2004!
Friday, November 19th @ Steamers Pub R
LOS FURIOS back for the first time since their appearance at Victoria’s 5th Anniversary Ska Festival. Los Furios are promoting their brand new album Warning Shot and are celebrating their recent signing to Megalith Records.
The supporting act at Steamers Pub will be talented THOSE RAPSKALLIONS (ska/jazz/Latin) which boast refreshing additions to their line-up including Sam Tallo of King Apparatus fame and Dave Biederman from the Bombasts and VISA Ska Jazz Orchestra.
All of this begins at Steamers Pub Friday, November 19th/2004 Doors at 9pm
Tickets $8 for the first 200/$10 thereafter available at the door only!
Visit WWW.ENIGMATICA.CA & WWW.BCSKA.COM for more info!
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT & PEPPERPOT are proud to announce that we are bringing the Island yet another hype ass bashment. Come out and join us for “JUNGLE AFFAIR” featuring two of the Northwest’s wickedest Caribbean Soundcrews!
Pepperpot is proud to bring to you some of the hottest emerging Caribbean Soundcrews in the Northwest. The emergence of various soundcrews in our community is integral to solidifying dancehall/reggae aspects of Caribbean Culture. It’s just too bad we don’t get to witness it more often like those in Eastern provinces and states across North America and other parts of the world. Soundcrews play an important part in getting new tunes and riddims played to the masses and exposing artists, similar to soundsystems of the past that still bring tunes to the reggae massive . There’s nothing like a soundcrew that can infiltrate a dancehall or club and get a place to shake, bump, whine and grine just like the two crews we have set to take over Lucky Bar on Friday, October 8th!
JUNGLE AFFAIR WILL SEE Vancouver’s freshest Caribbean Soundcrew NASTY JAG SOUNDCREW from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Canada MEET WYLD PHYAH SOUNDCREW (Seattle) who will be bringing a pair of selektahs from Jamaica and Grenada respectively. This is the first appeara...
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud present another fun filled night of pandemonium on Tuesday, September 28,2004 @ Legends (919 Douglas St.) when New York City’s THE TOASTERS make an encore appearance in Victoria! This is their first appearance since their last sold out show at Central Bar & Grill back in January 2004. Victoria’s own ONE DROP will have the honor of being the direct support to the Toasters. They will be joined by New Jersey’s NEW BLOOD REVIVAL. The Stallion who DJs at Remedy Tuesdays at Legends will be our special guest. He will be spinning funk, dancehall and his special brand of hip hop. This will be one of the highlight shows of the fall full of badass party ska, dancehall, reggae, punk and hip hop. Doors at 8:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 when purchased in advance & $14.00 early bird until September 18th, 2004. Limited quantity of early bird tickets so be sure to pick them up early!
The Toasters are America’s longest running Ska band. Formed on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC in 1981 they have carved out their own niche in history amassing along the way a huge catalog of music including twelve albums, a score of singles and countless compilation appearances. The band has played over 4000 concerts on stages around the world. In 1997...
Come out this Saturday to enjoy some awesome reggae and soul from Dub Freque, one of Vancouver's premier reggae bands! Dub Freque just recently added Deanna Temple from the Triple Three which includes Inverse and Ndidi Cascade.
On Friday, September 10th/2004, ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present a fresh musical program that mixes the sounds of reggae, soul, funk, jazz & folk with live painting! For the first time ever, ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT will host talented Island artist Peter Allen to present a rare presentation of sight inspired by live sound. The sounds he will be inspired by are definetely worth a listen!
Riverside, California's THE DEBONAIRES and Victoria's hottest new singer/song writer SARAH METZNER will be performing while Allen paints the images of both acts inspired by their sound.
Tickets $8.00 when purchased in advance @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound & Logan's Pub.
Come out and enjoy the final On the Road to Victoria's 5th Anniversary Ska Festival show on Saturday, June 5th/2004 @ the Victoria Multicultural Centre with Montreal's ska sensations THE KINGPINS. THE HOODWINKS will open and do a nice long set! J-Roys Selector Soundsystem will have the honour of filling the room with sweet soul, old school ska and R&B tunes in between sets.
Many of you may remember that the Kingpins were a major headliner at last year�s Victoria�s 4th Annual Ska Festival at the Victoria Curling Club. They played right before the Slackers and got rave reviews from the 900 some odd people in attendance.
The Hoodwinks have been main staples in Vancouver�s punk, indie rock, reggae and ska scenes for quite some time. That�s right. They do it all! The Hoodwinks have also played at Victoria�s Annual Ska Festival many times and have just recently been chosen to back Jamaican ska/reggae legend and Trojan Recording Artist STRANGEJAH COLE at Victoria�s 5th Anniversary Ska Festival Grande Finale Concert at the Victoria Curling Club on Saturday, July 17th/2004.
Tickets are $12 when purchased in advance @ Lyle's Place, A&B Sound and Ditch Records.
General Admission/Beverage Garden w/ID.
Don't miss these rare appearances by these two awesome ba...
An unforgettable evening with Vancouver�s freshest Caribbean Soundcrew. NJP (Nasty Jag Productions) will be bringing no less than 4 Selektahs from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Canada spinning the very best in dancehall, soca, and conscious. Be sure to bring your flag of origin and wave it proudly as you jump up and whine to the latest riddims and the hottest dancehall/soca tracks. Tickets are $10 in advance at The Reef, A&B Sound, Jamaican Jerkhouse and Complex.
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present the second of three On the Road to Victoria�s 5th Anniversary Ska Festival shows for 2004 when JFK & THE CONSPIRATORS, THE SKATOMATICS & RWPO (Royal Winnipeg Porn Orchestra) touch down at Steamers Pub on Friday, May 14, 2004 for a lively night of reggae,rockabilly, ska and dancehall. -- Quite the mix:) Tickets are $8.00 for the first 150 and $10 thereafter available at the door only! Come early to avoid disappointment!
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present one of a series of On the Road to Victoria�s 5th Anniversary Ska Festival Concerts featuring LOS FURIOS - one of Canada�s hottest Latin/reggae/ska bands. They will be joined by Victoria�s ONE DROP that will be celebrating the return from their tour across Canada and the west coast of the North America.
This most anticipated concert takes place�Saturday, March 27th,2004 @ Steamers Pub 570 Yates Street, Victoria, BC. Doors at 9:00pm. Admission is $8.00 for the first 200 persons and $10 thereafter available at the door only!
Los Furios started out a few years ago as a three-piece hip hop/reggae band along the lines of Sublime. Shortly afterwards the Furios before expanding into a six-piece reggae/ska outfit, complete with horns. Los Furios also better represents the Latin influences singer/trombone player and El Salvador native Pedro Alfara brings to the band.
The now well established Latin/ska/reggae/punk band from Vancouver have developed solid fan bases everywhere they play across Canada selling out show after show. Their music portrays different concepts, among them unity, love, and respect. Fans refer to their shows and presence as �a party on stage; with high-energy Latin breakdowns, catchy punk choruses, and reggae/ska...
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT is proud to launch 2004 with an exciting evening of SKA music when North America's Ska Pioneers from New York THE TOASTERS make their first appearance ever in Victoria BC, Canada. They will be joined by guests Those Rapskallions, The Hoochy Girls & The Bloodwarmers �Saturday, January 10, 2004 @ Central Bar and Grill 708 View Street� Victoria, BC. This is an all ages show. Doors at 7:00pm.
Be sure to listen to CFUV 101.9FM Ska shows - Soundcheck every Friday from 5- 6pm and Skankster's Paradise every Saturday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. You could even win tickets!
Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance available at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound & Blackball Records in Nanaimo.
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT & PEPPERPOT are proud to present the Caribbean party of the year when we host our CHRISTMAS BASHMENT, Friday, December 12, 2003 @ Lucky Bar on Yates Street. The Bashment (meaning "all out" Caribbean party) will feature Seattle�s wickedest dancehall selector � PT MOVEMENT�S DJ PRYME TYME along with our own DJ Verse from Victoria and Vancouver�s DJ Abel.
Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance available at The Reef, A&B Sound, Jamaican Jerkhouse and Complex.
Don�t miss the party of the year! Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
For more information and chances to win tickets tune into Pepperpot every Saturday 6pm - 7pm on CFUV 101.9FM or cfuv.uvic.ca on-line.
ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT & BOSEVUS PRODUCTIONS are proud to present Victoria the premium ska event of fall when we throw down the SKA FALL CLASSIC 2003! This will be an awesome night of ska with touches of punk, soul, Latin, reggae and folk. Featured acts are Montreal�s THE PLANET SMASHERS, JESSE JAMES, (ska/punk from the UK), LOS FURIOS from Vancouver set to kill the dance floor & ZSOLT SANDOR singing and playing beautiful compositions on his acoustic guitar. The pandemonium all goes down at the Upstairs Cabaret Thursday, November 6, 2003. Doors are at 8:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance available at Lyle�s Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound, Darcy�s Pub and Blackball Records in Nanaimo!
A mixed grab bag of reggae, dub, ska, jazz, soul, R&B and hip hop for your soul Fri. September 26th 20039:00 pm - 2am Greenlaw at Steamers Pub
Come out to Steamers Pub on Friday, September 26, 2003 when ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT presents a mixed grab bag of three awesome musicians performing in a variety of genres.
TWO AND A HALF WHITE GUYS are proud to make their first apperance in Victoria since Victoria's 2nd Annual Ska Festival at Ships Point. They play conscious reggae, dub, rocksteady and ska. Two and a Half White Guys who hail from Provo, Utah have played a lot with many ska and reggae greats such as the Skatalites, the Slackers and Chris Murray. Their new CD is both extremely entertaining and musically sound with a variety of songs with some collaboration with Chris Murray. They are sure to please any reggae, dub, ska lover. Don't miss this rare appearance by this band.
Toronto based GREENLAW AVE. have now become a permanent fixture in Victoria's local music scene. Lead singer Skyla has an amazing voice with the supporting band that also has Ozzie from Victoria's legendary Digg. Their soul, jazz, R&B and dub will give a refreshing flavour to this bill. They are also very versatile in being able to collobarate with a variety of musicians including Ndidi Cascade who will be playing at this show with them.
NDIDI CASCADE is a Vancouver hip-hop MC who has blessed the same stage as Femi Kuti, Coco Brovas, Cu...
Victoria's 4th Annual Ska Festival's final grand finale will be the biggest summer party of the year when Brooklyn, New York's THE SLACKERS, Montreal's THE KINGPINS, California's THE AGGROLITES, Canadian Ska Legend, CHRIS MURRAY and Victoria's own reggae,punk, ska crew ONE DROP make their appearance at the Victoria Curling Club. This line-up is one that you may never see again. Don't be surprised to see Chris Murray perform material from King Apparatus or his newest CD RAW accompanied by the Aggrolites. The Aggrolites have some awesome tunes in their own right with their R&B, funk, reggae sound. Notably, they will be backing Prince Buster at the Sierra World Music Festival in Nevada on June 22/2003. The Kingpins are one of the most solid ska bands in Canada. Hailing from Montreal, The Kingpins' performance will rock the stage at the Victoria Curling Club.
With a friendly and affordable beverage garden, merchandise tent, and tons of food and people with good vibes, Victoria's 4th Annual Ska Festival aka "Festival of the People" will satisfy the massive's most anticipated event of the summer. VICTORIA'S ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN CANADA!
The beat goes on all day Saturday starting again in beautiful Centennial Square starting around 12:30pm with a first time appearance by Victoria's Esquimalt High Jazz Ensemble. Zsolt Sandor will perform an awesome solo acoustic performance and Vancouver's The Hoodwinks will join the Esquimalt High Jazz Ensemble for this very special afternoon prelude to what will be to come later on at night.
On Thursday, July 17th come and check out some of Canada's finest ska bands from Winnipeg, Vancouver and our own Island. JFK & the Conspirators from Stomp Records will be making a rare appearance here in Victoria as well as Bacteria buffet Records recording artists, The Afterbeat.
Los Furios are sure to bring down the house with their Latin, ska, reggae, punk. And then to top it off we've got Vancouver Island ska veteran's the Kiltlifters!
Just so you all know: If you show your ticket stub from the Saturday show at the Victoria Curling Club at this show, you'll get entered into a draw to win a ska fest power pack which includes goodies such as CDs, comp tickets to Saturday's show, merchandise and more!
Friday, July 18 starting at approximately 12:30pm the festival will switch to the beautiful outdoors at Cenntennial Square where we will see our own Island's The Hoochy Girls and the Bloodwarmers. The Operators, - ska/reggae/dub from Edmonton will also be on that bill so watch out their high energy reggae and soulful dub.
Come out to Victoria's 3rd Annual Ska Festival featuring the best local and among the best ska bands in North America. This festival is three days with 2 days of free afternoon entertainment July 25th and 26th @ Market Square. Tickets will be available in a few weeks @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound, HMV, Blackball Records (Nanaimo), Zulu Records (Vancouver) and through Ticketmaster on the web and in-person. All shows are all ages. Ticketed show is all ages with a beer garden. Also, be sure to check out the limited edition ska festival t-shirts, hoodies and other fine merchandise. Beer garden will be at the ticketed show for 19yrs+. Food can be enjoyed by all. - Keep your eyes and ears open for more updates on the Ska Fest!
Older Show Archive:
August 29, 1997 "ENIGMATICA"
• THE BOMBASTS
• THE DEFEKTORS
• RUN CHICO RUN
@ Michele Pujol Room - All Ages
December, 6, 1997
• THE BOMBASTS
• BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNSHINE GANG
@ Vertigo Nightclub
February 28, 1998
• EASY BIG FELLA
• THE BOMBASTS
@ The Limit
July 30, 1998
• JUSTIN HINDS & THE DOMINOES
• DJ NATURE BOY
In Partnership with Reggae on the Island - VI Productions
@ Fulford Hall (Saltspring Island) - All Ages
August 1, 1998
• JUSTIN HINDS & THE DOMINOES
• THE BOMBASTS
• DJ NATURE BOY
@ The Limit
(In Partnership with Reggae on the Island - VI Productions)
November 5, 1999
• EASY BIG FELLA
• THE KILTLIFTERS
@ The Icehouse
February 19, 2000 "BLACK HISTORY MONTH MAIN EVENT"
- All Ages
• SOUL SURVIVORS STEEL BAND
• KING MOTOE, MYSTA PUKA & SLEEPY (aka Big Sleeps)
@ Michele Pujol Room
( In Partnership with Degree One Promotions)
April 20, 2000
• THE SLACKERS
• EEP OP ORP
@ The Limit
( In Partnership with CFUV 101.9FM's Skankster's Paradise)
August 12, 2000 "VICTORIA'S 1ST SKA FESTIVAL"
- All Ages
@ Market Square
Free afternoon Performances
• Monkey Spanker
• Chocomo Sound
• Skanky Crackdown
• The Bloodwarmers
• Chris Murray
• The Scofflaws
• Pressure Cooker
• Chris Murray
• King Django
( In Partnership with CFUV
101.9FM Public Radio Society)
December 3, 2000
"THE INNOCENT BUT ASTOUNDING ENERGY FLUX"
• Eep Op Orp
• Stir Fry Crew w/ Kia Kadiri
• Members of Los Habaneros
• DJ Nature Boy
March 17, 2001
"CARNIVAL! - Anti- Racism Concert"
- All Ages
• Caribbean Super Stars Steel Band
• Kia Kadiri
• Charlie Wade Super Smooth
• DJ Verse
• Sean Drabbit
• Ndidi Cascade
• Prevail from Swollen Members
@ Michele Pujol Room
(In Partnership with AMP Media & Degree One Promotions)
(Sponsorship) Garden City Scooter Rally 2001
• CHRIS MURRAY & guest Jules Charles on drums Unplugged
In Partnership with the Capital City Scooter Club
@ George & Dragon Pub
@ Tommy Bahamas - All Ages
Genres: Son, Latin, Jazz
September 3rd & September 8th/2001
"VICTORIA'S 2ND ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL"
@ Ships Point & Centennial Square
• Street Prophet Union
• The Bloodwarmers
• The Bloodwarmers
• Chocomo Sound
• The Kiltlifters
• Two and a Half White Guys
• Mad Bomber Society
• Easy Big Fella
• Victoria Firedancers
• NY Ska Jazz Ensemble
In Partnership with CFUV 101.9FM Public Radio Society
January 25, 2002
WELCOME TO THE UNDERGROUND
THE LGP MOB
@ Steamers Pub
Genre: Hip Hop
Mysta Ellis D
Age Tha Bonus
DJ Subcomondante Espinoza
( In Partnership with LGP Entertainment)
March 22, 2002
ON THE ROAD TO SKA FEST 2002
THE CELEBRATION OF THE BOOK SKAVOOVIE
@ The Cambie
FRANKIE MANNING WORKSHOP AND CELEBRATION DANCE
April 18th & 19th 2002
The Greatest Lindy Hopper of All Time!
w/ guests THE BIG BAND TRIO
@ The Edelweiss Hall - All Ages
Genres: Jazz/Lindy Hop/Swing
( In Partnership with Swing City, UVIC Swing Club, & Victoria
May 18, 2002
ON THE ROAD TO SKA FEST 2002 / Garden
City Scooter Rally 2002
MAD BOMBER SOCIETY
STREET PROPHET UNION
@ The Cambie
( In Partnership with the Capital City Scooter Club)
July 25, 26, & 27th/2002
VICTORIA'S 3RD ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL
@ Market Square & the Victoria Curling Club
Easy Big Fella
Street Prophets Union
October 26, 2002
CHRIS MURRAY COMBO
ONE DROP w/ Kia Kadiri
@ Steamers Pub
Genres: Rocksteady/ska/reggae/hip hop/punk
February 8, 2003
PEPPERPOT'S 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH! (Sponsorship)
DJ NATURE BOY
guests: Master Mic & Tha Don
@ Jamaican Jerkhouse
Genres: Dancehall, Soca, Calypso, Roots Reggae, Conscious
(In Partnership with CFUV 101.9FM's Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest
February 22, 2003
J-ROYS SELECTOR SOUNDSYSTEM
@ Steamers Pub
Genres: Reggae, R&B, Soul, Ska
May 5, 2003
ON THE ROAD TO SKA FEST 2003
THE SKATALITES - The Originators of ska, rocksteady & reggae
@ Legends Nigntclub
Genres: Ska, Jazz, Reggae, Dub, Latin
July 17,18 & 19th/2003
VICTORIA'S 4TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL
@ Open Air in Centennial Square & Victoria Curling Club
JFK & the Conspirators
Zsolt Sandor & Christian Stevenson
Esquimalt Jazz Ensemble Grads
September 26, 2003
Two and a Half White Guys
@ Steamers Pub
November 6, 2003
SKA FALL CLASSIC 2003
THE PLANET SMASHERS
@ Upstairs Cabaret
( In Partnership with Bosevus Productions)