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Event Archive - TANYA STEPHENS COMES TO THE ISLAND FOR THE 1ST TIME - BOB MARLEY'S 67TH JUBILEE CELEBRATION: TANYA STEPHENS, Kia Kadiri, Ndidi Cascade, Elaine Lil' Bit Shepherd, Skyla J, Tank Gyal

Thu. February 9th 2012 10pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm Distrikt (No Minors) 10pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm
$22.50 early bird - $25 reg/adv.
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ticketweb, Ditch Records & Cds, Complex, The Reef, Area 51
This February 9, 2012 Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio and ENIGMATICA ENTERTAINMENT in affiliation with the Victoria BC Ska Society are proud to present Jamaica's dancehall diva TANYA STEPHENS for the first time on the Island. Tanya Stephens is one of the most entertaining and conscious dancehall artists in the world.

'Tanya Stephens is that rare outta order gal pickney who’s proved to the dancehall frat that she’s meant for more than decorating men’s rhymes with smooth background harmonies.' Gangsta Blues, Tanya’s fifth CD (VP Records), is raw, rebellious, and authentic, confirming her position at the top of the dancehall game with a vivid display of her wide-ranging musical imagination and keen wordplay. Whether spouting hardcore racy rhymes, insightful political statements, or crooning heart-tugging romantic fables, only gutsy power bolts come from the throat of this giant talent.

Stephens' most recent album "Infallible" offers much the same variety as her previous hit albums such as Gangsta Blues and Rebelution.

Tanya Stephens' first appearance to Victoria will be in honour of Bob Marley's 67th Jubilee Celebration. Remember to listen to Pepperpot - Victoria's Hypest Caribbean Radio that airs each and every Saturday from 6-7pm on CFUV 101.9FM or CFUV.UVIC.CA.

This show will be a completely empressive line-up including artists such as Kia Kadiri that has been referred to as the KRS Queen of Hip Hop on the Island + Ndidi Cascade, Skyla J, Elaine Shepherd & Tank Gyal.

Tickets on sale shortly on-line and at your local outlets!

TANYA STEPHENS (Dancehall/Reggae/R&B/Folk)

Tanya Stephens is that rare outta order gal pickney who’s proved to the dancehall frat that she’s meant for more than decorating men’s rhymes with smooth background harmonies. Gangsta Blues, Tanya’s fifth CD (VP Records), is raw, rebellious, and authentic, confirming her position at the top of the dancehall game with a vivid display of her ... more info

Kia Kadiri (Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz & Pop)

Hip-Hop and Rap improvistational specialist M.C. Kia is a popular Guest with bands like Naked Ear, Solid 7, Rainshadow, and the Stir Fry Crew. more info

Ndidi Cascade (hip hop, funk, reggae)

Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver hip-hop MC who has blessed the same stage as Femi Kuti, Coco Brovas, Culture, K-os, Prevail, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair and Malcolm Jamal Warner. This woman of Nigerian/Italian/ Irish descent has been captivating audiences with her remarkable stage presence, deep socio-political insight and tight flow since 1996. ... more info

Elaine Lil' Bit Shepherd (Reggae/Hip Hop/R&B)

Elaine “Lil’Bit” Shepherd born in Bahrain, began performing at a young age. In 1997 she immigrated to Vancouver BC, Canada with her family, where she continued to develop her musical talents, transferring and blending the sounds of her origins with the West Coast Canadian vibes she met. Blessed with a confident voice and creative ability, Lil... more info

Tank Gyal (Dancehall/reggae/hip hop)

Tank Gyal brings it raw with a combination of past and present dancehall, bashment, reggae, hip hop, hyphy and anything else with a killer beat and lots of low end. From spriritual roots anthems to Passa Passa-worthy slackness, Tank Girl hits all the bases to ensure maximum chaos on the dance floor. Creator and resident of bashment hotspot Thursday... more info
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