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Ky-Mani Marley, Mamá Pulpa @ Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest 20! REGGAE SUMMER SOLSTICE SPLASH!: KY-MANI MARLEY, Mama Pulpa

Fri. June 21st Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages)
4 - 10
$35 - $39.50 advance (Limited 4-packs available $129.50) On sale now
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Vinyl Envy, Fascinating Rhythm, Area 51, Red Cat Records, Highlife Records
As luck would have it, Victoria's 20th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival falls right around this years Summer Solstice. And what goes better with a long, sunny day than reggae music? As we prepared celebrate our 20th year of bringing the best global riddims to the Massive, we thought back to some of the most legendary Ska & Reggae Fest shows, the ones that really left an impression – and we couldn't think of anyone who made a splash like KY-MANI MARLEY did in 2011. Playing to a capacity crowd of over 1200 people (With dozens more being denied entry), Marley gave an unforgettable and exhilarating performance, radiating the true joy associated his family name. one foot planted in the reggae traditions that his father helped build and another foot planted in the sounds of reggae musics future. Carrying the torch of the royal family of reggae music, Ky-Mani has been releasing world-class reggae for more than two decades, low-key becoming one of the most prolific and consistent members of the ever-expanding Marley family tree. On top of his own work, Ky-Mani has created global hits with other modern reggae heavyweights like Proteje and Gentleman. A link to reggae's past and a leader of reggae's present, Ky-Mani Marley's return to Victoria, under the sun, bringing in the Summer Solstice is going to be something really special for music lovers of all kinds.

Getting things kicked off for our Friday night reggae part is are returning Mexican reggae-rockers Mamá Pulpa. Legend has it that their incredible band was forged in the fires of a collective alien abduction that implanted them with extraterrestrial musical knowledge that has led them to be one of the globes most secretly powerful and creative bands. And they return to bestow their intergalactic reggae wisdom to the Massive once again!

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KY-MANI MARLEY (Reggae/Hip Hop/Dancehall/Blues/Ska)

The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican royalty, resonates world-wide recognition and represents the pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. Reggae icon and legend Bob Marley blessed the world with his timeless, brilliant and message filled sound which continues to inspire and influence audiences today. With such a living past, Bob ... more info

Mama Pulpa (latin ska rock)

MAMA PULPA formed in the summer of 1996. It´s members met at a pizza parlor where a pizza-eating contest was being held, the first prize being an electric guitar. Apparently none of them won, but they´ve been inseparable since. As any band starting out, they began playing in small time venues, slowly developing a faithful following of fans,... more info