Boogát

Boogát

Boogát is a multi award winning Canadian-Mexican musician from Québec who mixes Hip-Hop with Latin music like Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton and more…

The son of immigrant parents from Paraguay and Mexico, he was born in Québec City and raised in Beauport Beach. In 2001, he moved to Montreal where his career started.

Singing first in French, Boogát moved to Spanish after playing with the electronic music producer Poirier and the Latin music group Roberto Lopez Project; discovering a new world of possibilities that opened the way to collaborate with artists such as El Dusty, Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogotá, G-Flux, Cut Chemist, La Yegros, Uproot Andy, Lido Pimienta, Supersan, Mati Zundel, Kid Koala, Schlachthofbronx, Pierre Kwenders, Radio Radio and El Remolon, amongst others.

In 2013 he released ”El Dorado Sunset”, his first Spanish album. The album won two Félix Awards for ”Best World Music Album” and ”Producer of the Year”. Since then he has been touring Canada, USA, México, Argentina, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Spain.

In 2015 he released ”Neo-Reconquista wich won both a Félix and a Juno Award for ”Best World Music Album” in 2016.

”San Cristóbal Baile Inn”, which includes collaborations with Andrés Oddone, Frikstailers, Miss Bolivia, Niña Dioz and Lemon Bucket Orchestra, was just released in 2017.

Shows

Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival 20th Anniversary FREE Main-Stage Closing show!
Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Sun. June 23rd 2pm - 10pm
Free
*This show is FREE, fully licensed and all-ages!*

We figured to help us wind down one of our most musically diverse lineups to date, we'd shut down Ship Point for Year 20 by giving the festival Massive something of a musical sampler platter, and hit as many of those sonic satisfaction spots as we could. Making their west coast debut and headlining the night is Montreal funk powerhouse THE BROOKS. Brought together by their shared love of that real authentic funk shit, their music is definitely informed by that music they love, but their tunes are no homage; The Brooks are a true north original. One of our country's hidden musical gems, The Brooks won't be hidden for much longer and we couldn't be more excited to bring them to you!

When a musical legend keeps whispering to you about a band, you kind of have to listen. That's how we found THE SCOTCH BONNETS – thanks to the constant insistence from David Hillyard of The Slackers. The Baltimore crew plays some of the bounciest punk-reggae tunes going today and are sure to be a shot in our arms on day 5, as we're all dragging just a little bit. Heating things up before The Scotch Bonnets is one of Canada's hottest purveyours of groove, BOOGÁT. Fresh off a Juno nomination for Best World Music album for his phenomenal San Cristobal Baile In, Boogát is setting the music world on fire with his powerfully funky mix of hip-hop, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton. The Quebec City native, born to immigrant parents from Mexico and Paraguay, sings in French and Spanish, paying homage to his whole, rich musical heritage. Getting things kicked off for our main stage closing showcase is inarguably one of the straight-up smoothest bands Vancouver Island has ever produced, Nanaimo's BOOMSHACK. The festival favourites are guaranteed to get your feet moving while concurrently soothing your soul with their warm, funky grooves.