Event Archive - SKAMPIDA FROM BOGOTA, COLOMBIA RETURN TO VICTORIA BC, CANADA @ UPSTAIRS CABARET! - ON THE ROAD TO SKA FEST 2011: Skampida, Hillside Hooligans, Rebel Selector
Tickets on sale now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, The Reef & ticketweb.ca!
If you're interested in a great dance party full of good party music with a Latin edge or any fun edge for that matter you'll be happy to welcome back SKAMPIDA - from Bogota, Colombia back to Victoria BC! Debuting at Victoria's 11th Annual Ska Festival back in the summer of July 2010 the band has been relentless with spreading their music throughout both Central and South America + the US. Notably the band was invited to Austin, Texas to play at South by Southwest through Live Nation Latino and have been well received in Miami, and New York. The band's second trip to Canada will prove even more fruitful as audiences throughout BC were mesmerized by their sheer talent and energy. Mixing ska, reggae, punk, Kumbia, merengue, hip hop into one so colourfully and creatively you won't stop dancing until the the lights are turned on.
Tickets on sale shortly at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, The Reef & ticketweb.ca
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SKAMPIDA was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1998 as an innovative and diverse fusion of Colombian folkloric rhythms, and urban sounds like ska, punk, klezmer, polka, rockabilly, powercore, hip hop, including gypsy influences and drum n' bass. In 2003, the "Stereoblaster" tour took Skampida to over 20 cities in Colombia.
For more than 12 years, t... more info
The Hillside Hooligans play gritty and soulful reggae, ska and punk-rock. Their style is characterized by honest lyrics, prominent solos, and plenty of style and tempo changes to keep things interesting.
The four founding members played together in Victoria’s reggae/punk favorites One Drop for over 6 years before starting this new project wi... more info
Rebel Selector (Simon Schachner) is a reggae and world music DJ and promoter with Nanaimo Reggae Massive. He is the host of Rebel Music International on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo as well as a board member of our own Victoria BC Ska Society. As a "selector" he is known for droppin' multi-lingual mixes of reggae, hip hop and cumbia. But if conditions ... more info