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Event Archive - ROOTZ UNDERGROUND'S RETURN TO CANADA!: ROOTZ UNDERGROUND, Brave New Waves, Giraffe Aftermath, Rebel Selector

Sun. September 19th 2010 - Sun. September 19th 2010 Element (No Minors)
10pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records,Strathcona Hotel, The Reef & TICKETWEB.CA!

Rootz Underground had such an awesome time at Bob Marley's 65 Jubilee Celebration, they've decided to come for a second helping this Sunday, September 19th at Element!

Since that memorable night back in February 2010 (flying in at the last minute direct from Jamaica after the band's US Visa was denied) ROOTZ UNDERGROUND have been on a tear of Jamaica, North America and Europe playing all over France, Poland, Italy, Switzerland & Greece. Notably the band also played on Reggae on the River's most recent sold out edition in July of 2010.

The momentum of their song "Power for the People" made for uplifting the people of Haiti combined with the success of their most recent album "Movement" which helped thousands of people in Greece get through their most recent economic collapse has had people in the world-wide reggae community and beyond talking about the band in a most positive light.

And if you thought you were impressed by those recent developments, the band has even more exciting news. Just after their appearance at Reggae on the River this summer, Rootz Underground and Rory from Jamaica's hypest and most legendary sound crew - Stone Luv released and are featured on one of the greatest conscious roots reggae and dancehall compilation albums in recent memory. The CD compilation titled "Roots Organics" features some of the world's greatest reggae heavyweights (and their counterparts) such as
Luciano, Damian Jr. Gong (w/Nas), the late great Sugar Minott, Ritchie Spice, Lutan Fyah, Anthony B, Sizzla and more.

Supporting ROOTZ UNDERGROUND on this to be epic show will be Brave New Waves who have come off a busy summer schedule playing Victoria's 11th Annual Ska Festival alongside bands such as Fishbone, The Black Seeds and Cherry Poppin' Daddies + being active all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

Long time no see reggae outfit GIRAFFE AFTERMATH will be playing a special acoustic performance as well. GIRAFFE AFTERMATH'S acoustic shows carry a special feeling and sound reminding us why the next time they come we'll be even more excited to see the band in its entirety.

Nanaimo's REBEL SELECTOR will round out the bill playing the very best in reggae, dancehall and Latin grooves.



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Revolution reggae music - edgy, raw, natural, roots... They are Rootz Underground. That is their sound. Kick down the walls, burn the paper the rules are written on and mash down the “box” that limits a sound to a single genre! Rootz Underground is here to channel the musical vibration that rings true in the heart and soul of all the conscious... more info

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

Giraffe Aftermath (Reggae/Dub/Hip Hop)

Giraffe Aftermath is keeping dub reggae and hip-hop alive and well in Van-city! Building on the traditions of reggae and dub music, Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath use hip-hop rhythms and a psychedelic approach to create a unique blend of lively, danceable music. Formed in 2006 by Steve Hackenbruch and Luke de Villiers, this songwriting/produc... 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