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Event Archive - GRAND OPENING OF VICTORIA SKA FESTIVAL'S ROCKSTEADY COLLECTIVE (2 TONE MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBIT): Whitey, Forcast

Sat. July 7th 2012 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm @  724 View Street (All Ages) 9pm - 1am doors at 8pm
By Donation By Donation (Suggested $5 - $10 sliding scale)
n an effort to support art in all its mediums, the Victoria BC Ska Society proudly presents the 3rd infusion of the Rocksteady Collective Multimedia Art Exhibit.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “2Tone.” 2Tone Ska was a racial unity movement, bringing together pe...ople from all walks of life on the dance floor and on the stage, in the midst of massive racial discrimination. After the immigration policy was changed in the ‘60s, a large number of Jamaicans immigrated to Britain, and brought with them heavy ska and reggae musical influences. 2Tone was born in England in the late ‘70s. The second wave of ska music, “was basically about black and white people playing together” (Pauline Black of The Selecter). 2Tone ska bands addressed political and social issues with their lyrics, promoted common sense, moderation and equality. The legacy of 2Tone is still apparent in modern ska, using music as medium to educate people and open minds.

This year’s exhibit will feature 2Tone inspired art by some of our most passionate skartists.

All programming is by donation (or suggested donation) with proceeds going to the Alpha Project.
Check out http://www.victoriaskafest.ca/alpha for more info on this initiative.

Original art pieces, art prints and merch will be on sale!

Grand Opening - July 7th, 2012
Featuring musical performances by Forcast & Whitey, body art by Danger By Design, live painting, an interactive mural, silent auction and much more!
Doors @ 8pm - ALL AGES - Beverage Garden w/ ID

Open Mic/Jam Night - July 13th, 2012
Hosted by Howard St-Roy
Come throw down with local ska legends and visual artists Andrew Murgatroyd (RMRM) and Eli Konsorado (Brave New Waves)
Doors @ 8pm - ALL AGES - Beverage Garden w/ ID

Daytime Gallery Hours - July 9-12th (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs) : 12 - 3PM

Whitey (Funk/R&B/Ska/Jazz)

Not many bands can get the good vibes rolling the same way that Vancouver’s Whitey does it. Their music is like a funkin’ rockin’ latin-jazz dance party from outer space. If it’ll make your body move, Whitey will play it. Sporting some of mainland BC’s most talented and sought-after musicians, Whitey’s members can also be found melting ... more info

Forcast (pop/rock/reggae)

Forcast is an aspiring Reggae band from Victoria BC. Formed in late 2010 by Rhythm Guitarist and Song Writer Kai Simpson. Our goal is to create music that will bring people together and make people feel good! We are influenced by bands like Bob Marley and The Strokes and hope to reflect that in our own music. We hope to be playing Skafest in summer... more info
Audio: Morality
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