Upcoming Events

OZOMATLI with special guests Salsahall Collective & DJ SuCommandante Espinoza
Ozomatli, Salsahall Collective , DJ Su Comandante Espinoza
Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC
Thu. January 31st 8:30pm - 12am doors at 8pm
$26.50 - $32 advance Ticket Info
Since 1995 Ozomatli have been spreading their sounds of freedom and joy infused with various Latin American rhythms, hip hop, reggae, funk and everything in between.

Their last appearance in BC was at Victoria's 19th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival performing alongside long time band mate Chali 2na and Jamaican reggae legend Freddie McGregor.

In Vancouver Ozomatli will be playing at The Rickshaw Theatre on Thursday, January 31st with special guests Salsadancehall Collective and DJ SuCommandante Espinoza.

Salsadancehall Collective is fronted by the International recording artist Tugstar (Clarendon Jamaica). Tugstar is supported by reggaetón artist C'nez and Spanish soul singer Tiago. Backed up by some of Vancouver’s best Latin musicians, The SalsaHall Collective features musicians from Mazacote, Wasakaka, Tanga, Kutapira, and many more great Latin and world groups.


Tickets on sale Friday, November 2, 2018 on ticketweb.ca. Hard copies available at Highlife Records, Red Cat Records (both locations on Main Street and East Hastings), Zulu Records & Beat Street Records.

OZOMATLI RETURNS TO VICTORIA with special guests Batuque Axe & DJ Anger!
Capital Ballroom
Fri. February 1st 9pm - 1:30am doors at 8:30pm
$22.50 - $27.50 Ticket Info Tickets At: Lyles Place, Vinyl Envy, Jupiter, Fascinating Rhythm, online @ ticketweb.ca
Since 1995 Ozomatli have been spreading their sounds of freedom and joy infused with various Latin American rhythms, hip hop, reggae, funk and everything in between.

Their last appearance in BC was at Victoria's 19th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival performing alongside long time band mate Chali 2na and Jamaican reggae legend Freddie McGregor.

In Victoria Ozomatli will be joined by Batuque Axe who represent Victoria's Axe Capoeria School. Batuque Axe specialises in samba, reggae, Forro, Baiao and funk. Batuque Axe are one of the most captivating groups on the west coast of Canada combining all of these aforementioned genres with traditional Brazilian dances (samba) and the Afro-Brazilian martial-art, Capoeira.

To round it off Victoria's legendary party rocker DJ Anger will be keeping up the vibes on the show playing the best in hip hop, reggae, funk and more!

DOPE SODA, LOVECOAST & JPSON (South Africa)
Lucky Bar
Fri. March 1st 9:30pm
$13 - $14.50 advance Ticket Info
Friday, March 1 at Lucky Bar is set to be another one of those smaller intimate shows that bring together some of the Island's most talented with an international twist.

We are excited to bring Dope Soda and Lovecoast together for the first time with JPson from South Africa.

For those of you that are familiar with Dope Soda the band is a party in and of itself. Ska, reggae, hip hop, funk are just some of their favourite styles of music they bring to the party. Dope Soda brings energy to the stage which translates to energy on the dancefloor. They jumps back and forth between reggae jams, punk-rock assaults, happy ska romps, and hip-hop throw-downs– a thirst quencher for audiences who need good rhymes and good times.

Lovecoast has some of the same musical elements of Dope Soda (and some of the same members too ;) but they focus on more of a relaxed style that brings together modern pop with 70s R&B. Influenced by bands such as The Cat Empire, Billie Holiday and Bruce Springsteen the band's range is wide. But no matter the influence Lovecoast adds a modern twist that makes you want to listen to them more. Notably they were heavily involved in creating "Doubtless" which is a No Doubt Tribute band which played at Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest in June 2018.

JPson (South Africa) blends folk, hip hop, reggae to create his sound. His sound reflects his philosophies and lessons he's learned throughout his travels. No matter where he went his music was his strength.