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Event Archive - BOGOTA, COLOMBIA'S THE KLAXON PERFORM AT VICTORIA'S 12TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL (FREE CONCERT): The Klaxon, The Afterbeat, Bananafish Dance Orchestra

Wed. July 6th 2011 5pm - 10pm doors at 4:30pm Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (No Minors) 5pm - 10pm doors at 4:30pm
Free
This is the second of 3 FREE outdoor shows proudly presented by the Victoria BC Ska Society as part of the 12th Annual Victoria Ska Fest!

It will be All Ages, with a Beverage Garden for those with ID. There will also be food vendors on site.

Don't miss this FREE show, which will be held in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour.

The Klaxon will be bringing their Latin take on ska and reggae sounds all the way from Bogota, Colombia.

With ten years of experience The Klaxon, has been nominated for best ska band in the Shock awards, has been participated in three editions of Festival Rock al Parque (2001, 2002 and 2009) the Rastazo (2002 and 2008) and in different ska- reggae festivals throughout the country, sharing the stage with bands like King Chango, Los Condones, Timmy O 'Toole, Dr. Krapula, La Severa Matacera and Nawal. The Klaxon has participated in 2 CD compilations: "El que la hace la grita" with Sony Music in Mexico, "Latin America United Skabox 1 and 2" under the label Viuda Negra Music.

Joining them will be The Afterbeat from Winnipeg who have a very upbeat pop/punk feel to their brand of ska. The Afterbeat are no strangers to the Victoria Ska Fest playing in 200Nanaimo's own Bananafish Dance Orchestra will be fusing different genres and elements of sound. http://www.myspace.com/theklaxonspace http://www.myspace.com/theafterbeat http://www.reverbnation.com/bananafishdanceorchestra

The Klaxon (World/Reggae/Ska/Latin)

The Klaxon was officially founded in 2000, with a mix of ska and reggae, and nuances of different genres such as bolero, cumbia, Murga, Latin rock and salsa, among others. With ten years of experience The Klaxon, has been nominated for best ska band in the Shock awards, has been participated in three editions of Festival Rock al Parque (2001, 200... more info

The Afterbeat (Ska/Jazz)

The Afterbeat is a seven-piece Ska ensemble that has been together since late 2000. Mixing upbeat contemporary influences into the well known soulful blend of old school Ska music. The Afterbeat have been continuously pleasing their listeners and working hard to improve their sound! They remain solid and have recently released an EP entitled The Ba... more info

Bananafish Dance Orchestra (Latin/jazz/Funk/Reggae/Ska)

Bananafish Dance Orchestra is a 7-piece powerhouse groove sensation. All members of the band are enrolled or have already graduated from Nanaimo’s VIU with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. They will be playing some of their favourite material from influences such as Lettuce, The Cat Empire, Sergeant Garcia and more. Niall Harvey lead vocals/p... more info
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