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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 9TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL REGGAE EXTRAVAGANZA!: Pato Banton & The Now Generation Band, King Django, DUBMATIX, dUbTeT

Thu. July 10th 2008 6pm - 9:30pm doors at 5:30pm Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages) 6pm - 9:30pm doors at 5:30pm
$19.50 + for early evening show/$27.50 + with afterparty!
PATO BANTON & MYSTIC ROOTS are very excited to be coming to the Island to perform at Victoria's 9th Annual Ska Festival. Pato Banton has the energy of someone who is in their teens or early twenties. Not only that, Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping a party vibe;)

The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever.

He'll be joined by one of North America's premier ska/reggae pioneers -ex-Stubborn All-Stars trombone and vocalist and head of Stubborn Records -KING DJANGO from New Jersey.

And finally Canada's premier reggae/dub/drum n' bass groups DUBMATIX SOUNDSYSTEM will round out this exciting bill. Dubmatix have been tried and tested successfully with other reggae heavy weights such as Freddie McGreggor, Anthony B and Michael Rose. They will also be joined by guests that many of you will know (to be announced).

This show will take place at Ship Point (Inner Harbour) next to the Tourist Information Centre on Wharf Street in Downtown Victoria. The show is outdoors, all ages with beer gardens and food concessions. Merchandise and more will be available at site + an afterparty will follow at Element Nightclub featuring Jon & Roy, Dubmatix Soundsystem and Greenlaw!

Pato Banton & The Now Generation Band (Reggae/Dancehall/Ska)

A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become pa... more info

King Django

KING DJANGO - BIOGRAPHY Drawing on diverse influences such as dancehall, ska, roots reggae, punk rock, classic rock, soul, swing, and American and Yiddish folk music, King Django is definitely a hard man to pin down. A seminal force in the East Coast scene, he has made his name as a singer, ragamuffin MC, songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist (tr... more info

DUBMATIX (Reggae/drum n bass/dub)

Thanks to the electronic dance music explosion of the last few years, it seems everybody is talking about dubstep. But do you know about dub? Real dub? Toronto’s Dubmatix is here to show you. For the past 10 years Dubmatix (AKA Jesse King) has built himself up to be one of the marquee acts in the Ontario reggae scene, joining acts such as Bedouin... more info

dUbTeT (classic & worldbeat dub)

dUbTeT is a multi-instrumentalist dub duo from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Our sound is global dub with live instruments, live looping, and live dubbing. Unique and original, dUbTeT is a combination of acoustic and electronic, reggae and samba, dance and meditation. A dUbTeT show is a sound system experience, inspired by Jama... more info

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