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Rocksteady Collective @ Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVII Night 1: Compassion Gorilla, Cheko & The Lion Rockers

Fri. June 24th 2016 10pm - 1:30am doors at 9:30pm Odd Fellows Hall (No Minors) 10pm - 1:30am doors at 9:30pm
$10-$15 at the door only.
Rocksteady Collective is back to celebrate its 6th birthday! Once again, the Rocksteady Collective is bringing that good visual art to the festival, showcasing some of the freshest local artists around. Combined with special intimate shows from some of the Fest's musical acts, burlesque (Provided by Amethyst Dance Troupe) and a new culinary component (Creations from chef Eric Holden) this years Rocksteady Collective exhibition promises to thrill and delight all of your humanly senses.

Night 1 features performances from local world-beat troubadours Compassion Gorilla and Cowichan Valley roots reggae warriors, Cheko & the Lion Rockers. It's going to be a night filled with colourful sights and groovy delights. Come down and enjoy these special, up-close-and-personal performances while being surrounded by the bright, beautiful creations from new and established artists.

This event FULLY LICENSED for 19+.

Both nights of Rocksteady Collective shows are $10 at the door with proof of purchase of any other Ska & Reggae Fest show/ticket. $15 without.

Compassion Gorilla (Worldbeat)

This eight-piece worldbeat powerhouse will liberate feet and catapult audiences into whole-hearted dance entrancement. Locally, people know that a Gorilla’s show means an event – costumes, celebration and outlandish dancing. Infused with elements of Latin & African music, Compassion Gorilla combines tight instrumental arrangements with songs an... more info

Cheko & The Lion Rockers

Cheko And The Lion Rockers, coming out of the Cowichan Valley are one of the West Coast’s strongest links to roots reggae and Rastafari culture. The band rocks a classic reggae sound, anchored by Chekos heartfelt, conscious lyrics. A native of Mexico City, Cheko infuses his ultra rootsy sound with the skank rhythms he discovered in the barrios of... more info
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