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Event Archive - Victoria's 3rd Annual Ska Festival: The Hoodwinks, The Abolitionists, Kiltlifters, Dubfreque

Fri. July 26th 2002 - Fri. July 26th 2002 Market Square (All Ages)


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The Hoodwinks (Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B)

The Hoodwinks are a 4 piece Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B band made up of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards complete with two part vocal harmonies. Their tunes are powerful and soothing at the same time. The Hoodwinks' current CD called "Concrete Reasoning" received positive reviews across Canada after their Victoria Ska Festival appearance in July of 2002 t... more info

The Abolitionists (ska/rocksteady/reggae)

THE ABOLITIONISTS have an integral message they would like to convey to the masses. That message is to "abolish musical mental slavery to uplift the massive to help them achieve oneness through tough riddims and vocals." The Abolitionists' jazz, ska and reggae influences combined with the fresh addition of Jah Ras Danielion on vocals and guitar cre... more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info


Dubfreque is a brand new musical adventure brought to you by the founding members of one of Canada’s most high-energy, hard-hitting and eclectic world-beat dance bands, Roots Roundup. It is the mission of Dubfreque to bring people together on both stage and dance-floor in order to create a symbiotic relationship of harmony, understanding, musical a... more info