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OZOMATLI RETURNS TO VICTORIA with special guests Batuque Axe & Rebel Selector!: Ozomatli, Batuque Axe! , Rebel Selector

Fri. February 1st Capital Ballroom (No Minors)
9pm - 1:30am doors at 8:30pm
$22.50 - $27.50 On sale now
Since 1995 Ozomatli have been spreading their sounds of freedom and joy infused with various Latin American rhythms, hip hop, reggae, funk and everything in between.

Their last appearance in BC was at Victoria's 19th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival performing alongside long time band mate Chali 2na and Jamaican reggae legend Freddie McGregor.

In Victoria Ozomatli will be joined by Batuque Axe who represent Victoria's Axe Capoeria School. Batuque Axe specialises in samba, reggae, Forro, Baiao and funk. Batuque Axe are one of the most captivating groups on the west coast of Canada combining all of these aforementioned genres with traditional Brazilian dances (samba) and the Afro-Brazilian martial-art, Capoeira.

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Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city's eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli's success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-... more info

Batuque Axe! (Samba/Reggae/Capoeira)

Axé Capoeira has lit up the stages of Folkfest and the Latin-Caribbean Festival over the years with driving rhythms, beautiful melodies and captivating performances of traditional Brazilian dances and the Afro-Brazilian martial-art, Capoeira. Performances offer a glimpse into the rich cultural world of Brazil with the participation of the group’... more info

Rebel Selector

Rebel Selector (Simon Schachner) is a reggae and world music DJ and promoter with Nanaimo Reggae Massive. He is the host of Rebel Music International on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo as well as a board member of our own Victoria BC Ska Society. As a "selector" he is known for droppin' multi-lingual mixes of reggae, hip hop and cumbia. But if conditions ... more info