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Event Archive - ON THE ROAD TO SKA FEST 2012! ROOTZ UNDERGROUND RETURNS TO THE ISLAND!: ROOTZ UNDERGROUND, Bananafish Dance Orchestra

Fri. April 13th 2012 The Queens Nanaimo BC (No Minors)
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 7pm
$19.50+adv.
Tickets at: Thirsty Camel, Fascinating Rhythms, Ticketweb
Rootz Underground represents Jamaica’s most recent contribution to the International Reggae & World Music scene. While undeniably rooted in reggae the six-member outfit uses their collective passion to create a sound that pushes boundaries and defies being boxed into a single genre. Electric yet organic, gritty and soulful; the band manages to harness the essence that the reggae aficionado was captivated by in the 1970’s while connecting the youth to the pure messages of Rastafari with explosive live performances that are a positive and emotional musical journey.

Rootz Underground will be joined by Nanaimo's favourite Latin/funk party band BANANAFISH DANCE ORCHESTRA!

Tickets available shortly at Fascinating Rhythms, The Thirty Camel & Ticketweb.ca!

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ROOTZ UNDERGROUND (RootZ/Reggae)

Revolution reggae music - edgy, raw, natural, roots... They are Rootz Underground. That is their sound. Kick down the walls, burn the paper the rules are written on and mash down the “box” that limits a sound to a single genre! Rootz Underground is here to channel the musical vibration that rings true in the heart and soul of all the conscious... more info

Bananafish Dance Orchestra (Latin/jazz/Funk/Reggae/Ska)

Bananafish Dance Orchestra is a 7-piece powerhouse groove sensation. All members of the band are enrolled or have already graduated from Nanaimo’s VIU with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. They will be playing some of their favourite material from influences such as Lettuce, The Cat Empire, Sergeant Garcia and more. Niall Harvey lead vocals/p... more info
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