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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SKA FESTIVAL REGGAE EXTRAVAGANZA: Los Rastrillos, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Third Eye Tribe

Thu. July 9th 2009 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Victoria BC (All Ages)
5:15PM - 10PM doors at 5PM
Tickets on sale now in Victoria @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & The Reef & in Vancouver at Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Scratch & Redcat Records. Nanaimo: Fascinating Rhythms & Duncan @ Area 51 Also on TICKETWEB.CA!

Victoria BC Ska Society has been dabbling a lot more in recent years in the Latin/Reggae/Ska flavours and this show represents one of its best combinations to date! LOS RASTRILLOS blew everyone away at Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival at Market Square are back for a second helping of our Skankster's Paradise. Their blend of Latin, reggae, ska and jazz is irresistible and they will have the whole Harbour dancing into a crazy frenzy!

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA are now the apple of Victoria's eyes! This gyspy/jazz/ska/Latin groove band have been making waves at the festival since their first appearance at the Reef in 2007 following Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival Kick Off Show at Market Square. The band also played at Victoria's 9th Annual Ska Festival last year headlining the Friday Free Show at the Inner Harbour alongside Toronto's Staylefish and Victoria's Jon & Roy.

Finally, THIRD EYE TRIBE from Vancouver will round out the bill. Third Eye Tribe led by Jacob Cino & Ndidi Cascade have been reggae/dancehall/dub favourites on the westcoast of Canada and the US for many years. Last November Third Eye Tribe blew Victoria away with a mesmorizing two-hour set opening for Bermuda's Collie Buddz @ Sugar Nightclub. As people still rave about that show today they'll get one of their last chances to see the full Third Eye Tribe crew in Victoria as Jacob Cino is set for a hiatus in Eastern Canada this fall. After this show there is another wicked concert at Element Nightclub featuring Montreal's legendary JAH CUTTA & DETERMINATION W/ SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM & JACOB CINO!


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Los Rastrillos (Latin/Reggae/Ska/Jazz)

We are a reggae band from Mexico, our base is D.F, but the members come from diferents parts of the world (Celaya, Cuba, Argentina, Tepalcates, Coyoacanos, etc.). We 've been playing for more than 15 years, we've played with some international artists like Alpha Blondy,Pato Banton, Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration, Jimmy Cliff, Linton Kwesi Jhonson, M... more info

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (Indie-Folk-Gypsy-Roots)

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By stumbling through a strange place, by bumping up against and buoying each other, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra has found home. Though drawing on flamenco flourishes learned in Spain, on African percussion, on bluegrass and other roots music from across the Americas, TMO has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sou... more info

Third Eye Tribe

Jacob Cino - founder of the Third Eye Tribe, a sonic collision where infectious beats, heavy basslines and smooth vocal stylings meet. Tearing pages from the books of Massive Attack, Mad Professor, and Roots Manuva, Cino creates a brand new book, using his own unique language and musical blueprint. The project, born as a vehicle for Cino to... more info