Now three years into their evolution, Blackwood Kings has proven to be one of the more unique bands to pop up in the Victoria scene. The band’s oddball approach to reggae and dub brings in unorthodox musical ideas not normally found in the genre such as interlocked guitar leads and irregular time signatures. Blackwood Kings' diverse and malleable sound has allowed the group to share the stage with notable acts such as Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, iconic ska-punks Authority Zero, and Polynesian reggae superstar J-Boog. Things are just getting started for this young, progressive dub quintet.
GONDWANA (Chile) MAKES ISLAND DEBUT IN VICTORIA @ The Upstairs Cabaret
Sat. November 11th 7pm - 10pm doors at 6:30pm $16.50 - 22 advance
Saturday, November 11th Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to bring one of South America's most revered reggae bands - GONDWANA to Upstairs Cabaret.
Formed in 1987, the band maintains an acclaimed trajectory which includes multiplatinum albums and numerous presentations in the most successful and well- known festivals across America (as an example of their massive impact across the continent, the band has performed at Cali Roots Reggae Festival, and Reggae on the River in California, Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Vive Latino in Mexico, Pepsi Music in Buenos Aires, Cosquin Rock in Cordoba, Quito Fest in Ecuador and various appearances in the prestigious Festival de Vina del Mar in Chile).
They'll be joined by Victoria's favourite reggae/dub rockers - Blackwood Kings. Blackwood Kings have grown to become a fixture in the Island's ska and reggae scene and will be representing Canada in this first time Chilean to Canadian connection on the Island.