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Canada Day Spectacular: Dope Soda, Brave New Waves, The Leg-Up Program, Whitey, The New Groovement

Tue. July 1st 2014 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages) 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by: Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival, Fan Tan Group
The Fantan Group and the Victoria BC Ska Society present a FREE Canada Day Show to kick off the Victoria Ska Festival!!

Dope Soda

Thirsty for music that is both dangerous and danceable, refreshing as a mojito and as eye-opening as a whiskey sour? A cocktail party mix of reggae, punk rock, jazz, hiphop, and ska? This is DopeSoda. Dope Soda formed in late 2011, a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with ... more info
Articles: Interview with Dope Soda, Interview with Dope Soda

Brave New Waves (Authentic Vancouver Island style sound!)

Born on the wicked and wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on a sandy beach amongst breaking surf and torrential spring downpours, looking forward to the months of endless sunshine to come , five friends feeling very blessed to live in the tropics of Canada all with a passion for Reggae, Ska, and Surf music with its own unique Va... more info

The Leg-Up Program (Soulful Indie LeftCoast)

The Leg-Up Program is a collaboration of Victoria artists. Formed in late 2013 to fill-in for a local block party, The Leg-Up Program tore the roof off with their hip hop funk rock soul orchestra and musical collective with approximately 17+ members who contribute to their huge sound. Made up of members from many other local bands, the collectiv... more info

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

The New Groovement

The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. If James Brown and Run DMC had a love child this would be it. The band’s sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. Combined with an ener... more info
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