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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 13TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL Day 3: Free for All!: Blitz the Ambassador, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Bachaco

Thu. July 12th 2012 5pm - 10pm doors at 4:30pm Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages) 5pm - 10pm doors at 4:30pm
Free FREE!!
Fun, sun, good vibes, great bands, and all the dancing you can handle ... and all for the low, low price of FREE!

Featuring: Blitz the Ambassador, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Bachaco

Free show, all ages, and beer garden for those 19+

BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR: Though currently based out of Brooklyn, this Ghanaian hip-hop artist has been pushing musical boundaries all over the globe. in 2000 he received the award for best new artist at the Ghana Music Awards. In 2001 he moved to the the USA to attend university. He became noticed as an incredible artist, even opening for Rakim, and has been developing and honing his craft ever since. http://www.myspace.com/blitztheambassador

Standing as a festival favourite, RMRM are back for another round! After blowing the crowd away last year,and playing alongside Ky-Mani Marley and Gramps Morgan, Victoria’s top reggae, roots, and world music musicians are taking it to the next level. They are one of the liveliest touring acts today and have begun garnering attention across Canada. Come check them and out and they’ll have you singing in no time! http://www.myspace.com/rockymountainrebelmusic

Florida’s BACHACO are a smooth mix of reggae, Cumbia, and funk. Their unique sound and performance appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The band’s multicultural heritage shows. with lyrics in English, Spanish and Jamaican Patwa, Bachaco is a true multi-cultural experience. Bachaco’s music is sure to have you moving and grooving in no time. http://www.myspace.com/bachacomusic

Blitz the Ambassador (Rap/Jazz/Afro-beat)

other sites: myspace
A blindingly bright clarity drives Blitz the Ambassador. With a spot-on sense of flow, he name-checks Basquiat and Lumumba, evokes lovelorn sighs on Accra Buses, emigre alienation, history’s shadows. All set to swirls of brass, distorted guitars, and the crackle and pop of old amplifiers. With a lightning-fast mind, the political boldness of Ch... more info

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music (Reggae/Funk)

other sites: myspace
"Rocky Mountain Rebel Music is a musical party on a rampage. A juggernaut that is one part ska/reggae band and one part funk-rock, all with the Take-No-Prisoners/DIY ethic of punk rock and a slight Latin flavour. At 9 members strong, RMRM brings an onslaught of vocalists, guitars, keys, horns and percussion to the table." The Zone 91.3FM. ... more info
Articles: Interview with Rocky Mountain Rebel Music

Bachaco

Florida’s own Bachaco are a smooth mix of reggae, Cumbia, and funk. Their unique sound and performance appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The band’s multicultural heritage shows. with lyrics in English, Spanish and Jamaican Patwa, Bachaco is a true multi-cultural experience. Bachaco’s music is sure to have you moving and groovi... more info
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