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Event Archive - Rocksteady Collective @ Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVII Night 1: Compassion Gorilla, Cheko & The Lion Rockers

Fri. June 24th 2016 Odd Fellows Hall Victoria BC (All Ages)
10 - 1:30 doors at 9:30pm
$10-$15 at the door only.
The Rocksteady Collective celebrates its 6th birthday this year! Once again presenting some of the most exciting local visual artists, burlesque (Provided by Amethyst Dance Group), culinary delights (Provided by chef Eric Holden) and, once again, a chance to get up close and intimate with top-flight performers bringing you the tastiest in reggae dance grooves.

This first night we'll be rocking out with local world-beat troubadours Compassion Gorilla and Cowichan valley roots reggae warriors, Cheko & the Lion Rockers. Come get down with these two ultra groovy bands while being surrounded by beautiful, unique art. Our new venue at Odd Fellow's Hall welcomes ALL AGES of our Ska & Reggae family! Also LICENSED for those adult beverages as well!

Rocksteady Collective shows are $10 with proof of purchase of any festival ticket. $15 without. Cash at the door.

Compassion Gorilla (Worldbeat)

This eight-piece worldbeat powerhouse will liberate feet and catapult audiences into whole-hearted dance entrancement. Locally, people know that a Gorilla’s show means an event – costumes, celebration and outlandish dancing. Infused with elements of Latin & African music, Compassion Gorilla combines tight instrumental arrangements with songs an... more info

Cheko & The Lion Rockers

Cheko And The Lion Rockers, coming out of the Cowichan Valley are one of the West Coast’s strongest links to roots reggae and Rastafari culture. The band rocks a classic reggae sound, anchored by Chekos heartfelt, conscious lyrics. A native of Mexico City, Cheko infuses his ultra rootsy sound with the skank rhythms he discovered in the barrios of... more info