Wed. July 11th 2007 @ Market Square Victoria BC (All Ages)
5:30pm - 10pm doors at 5pm
This is going to be the kick off to an amazing four days of ska, reggae, jazz, soul, funk, punk, dancehall, Latin, folk and much more! Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival is pleased to be back in Market Square after a 5 year hiatus and both the Victoria BC Ska Society and Market Square are excited about these scheduled concerts. This is an all ages event with a licensed beer garden + merchandise tents. More information is upcoming about Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival so be sure to keep your eye on WWW.VICTORIASKAFEST.CA
The Soul Captives from San Francisco are making their second appearance at Victoria's Annual Ska Festival since their last appearance back in 2004 at Steamers Pub. They play some of the nicest ska/reggae/jazz in North America!
Mama Pulpa will make their way back to Victoria all the way from Mexico City. They play a mixture of ska/Latin styles and rock.
Uprite Dub Orchestra will make their second appearance on Victoria's Annual Ska Festival since their debut appearance back in 2004 at the festival's 5th Year Anniversary. Now the band is a 8-piece force of nature playing the sweetest dub, reggae and ska out of Portland, Oregon!
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Mama Pulpa (latin ska rock)
MAMA PULPA formed in the summer of 1996.
It´s members met at a pizza parlor where a pizza-eating contest was being held, the first prize being an electric guitar. Apparently none of them won, but they´ve been inseparable since.
As any band starting out, they began playing in small time venues, slowly developing a faithful following of fans,... more info
the Soul Captives
Drawing upon diverse experiences in 1960's era Jamaican music, funk, soul, and jazz, The Soul Captives fuse together a unique musical style that they simply refer to as "the captivating sound". Varying from blazing horn-driven Skatalites style instrumentals to smoking vocal tunes with full harmonies reminiscent of Bob Marley and the Wailers, they h... more info
Uprite Dub Orchestra (Reggae/Dub/Ska)
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Out of blazing late night sessions and a passionate urge to watch Babylon fall are the good people from Uprite dub Orchestra. Formed in 2001, they have taken over the West Coast ever since with their signature brand of heavy dub, driving horns, infectious hooks, and gang-style vocals reminiscent of the Specials or the Beastie Boys. Uprite dub Orche... more info