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Kirá Chao & La Chuparosa on Galiano Island! - Jul 24th @ Galiano Island Community Hall

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Fri. July 5th 2024 at Galiano Island Community Hall Victoria BC (All Ages)
8:00 PM
$25 - $29.95 advance
Presented by: Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society, Islandstylee Productions
In February of this year while we were knee deep in the planning process of Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival, we were asked if we'd be interested in presenting KIRA CHAO from Brazil after the festival. In case you're wondering, KIRA CHAO is the son of the living legend Manu Chao. Of course we were elated by the opportunity. Now fast-forward five months later we are excited to confirm KIRA CHAO will be bringing his full band from Brazil to Victoria to perform this historic concert just weeks after our quarter century anniversary festival.

This show is going to be nothing like we've ever experienced. Kira Chao draws from traditional Brazilian folk and combines traditional rhythmic styles such as Baião, Maracatu, Carimbó, Pisadinhaou and Pagodão Baiano, with other Latin genres including salsa, cumbia and bolero.

His first album, Semente de Peixe, captured some 50 millions listeners across all platforms! Gently enveloped in a somewhat psychedelic aesthetic, Kirà as from alternative movements such as Psicodelia Nordestina 70 and the MangueBeat.

In case you're not familiar with some of the aforementioned genres Kira Chao draws from, you can rest assured that the music him and his band creates is of the highest quality. Following in the footsteps of his father - Manu Chao, Kira's music brings out raw emotions of love, happiness, or feelings of protest against injustice. His music celebrates collective unity to fight for a better world while celebrating being alive on this earth. We feel so excited and fortunate to have this legend in the making born from a living legend we still love.

Joining Kira Chao is Victoria's own La Chuparosa! La Chuparosa is the brainchild of Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist Dallas Budd (aka Battery Poacher). Featuring Nostic (Peru), Costa Rican vocalist Miss Tica, Cuban percussionist Hector Ramos Mejias, and Budd himself on guitar/bass/beats. La Chuparosa can be described as rolling tropical bass, psychedelic desert guitar, thought provoking lyrics and lustrous electronic beats heavily seasoned with live percussion. Picture Latin Electronica shaking hands with Afrobeat and Cumbia in a kaleidoscopic vortex of love.

We are excited to partnership with Islandstylee Productions to bring this rare and wonderful presentation to Galiano Island for the first time!

Artists

Kirá Chao
La Chuparosa