La Banda Skalavera
Storming out of South Central L.A., La Banda Skavalera (LBS) is a titan of Latin ska energy that keeps listeners guessing as to where they'll go next. With 18 years under their belts, the nine-members of LBS are a finely tuned machine, switching gears between straight-ska, reggae, cumbia, heavy metal and norteño, with a deftness befitting their time on the scene. Lyrics in both English and Spanish help widen the scope of the band's reach, crossing cultural borders that often go unchallenged. A full-on auditory assault is in store whenever LBS takes the stage, including a furiously funky percussion section and a phalanx of horns to pepper and colour their completely one-of-a-kind ska sound.
LA BANDA SKALAVERA MAKES THEIR CANADIAN DEBUT AT VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL! (19yrs+) @ Victoria Event Centre
Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to present the Canadian debut of La Banda Skalavera from Los Angeles to Victoria's 18th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival. They are going to blow your minds!! This all Latino band play a mixture of ska core/punk, meringue, salsa, reggae and traditional folk.
La Banda Skalavera will be playing with Los Furios from Vancouver. Los Furios are a long-time fixture in Canada's ska scene and are about as old as the festival. Los Furios play a high energy brand of ska mixed with punk and reggae.
Together these bands will create fun and circle pits galore! We can't wait!!