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Koksilah Music Festival Launch Party: The Melawmen Collective, Cheko & The Lion Rockers

Koksilah Festival 2019 Launch Party Wednesday, Sept 4th Victoria Event Centre,...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Wed. September 4th 2019 Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
8:00pm - 12:00am  Doors at: 7:30pm $12


The Melawmen Collective
Cheko & The Lion Rockers
from Comox Valley BC
Available for Shows/Gigs

Presented by:

Koksilah Music Festival
Caravan World Rhythms
Caravan World Rhythms is a BC non-profit presenter of world ...
Victoria BC
Open / Operational

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Physical tickets at: Vinyl Envy

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Koksilah Festival 2019 Launch Party
Wednesday, Sept 4th
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

The Melawmen Collective
Cheko & the Lion Rockers

$12 in advance, online or at Vinyl Envy
$15 at the door

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm

The Koksilah Music Festival 2019 takes place September 6-8 in Quw’utsun Territory at Tl’ulpalus (Cowichan Bay, BC). Help us bring in the festival's third year with a launch party at Victoria Event Centre!

The Melawmen Collective:
Contemporary Indigenous Fusion woven together with elements of hip/trip hop, rock and folk and thick harmonies, carried through with experience, manifestation, and visions of intergenerational stories of pain and healing. The Melawmen Collective was formed with a vision to create connections between Indigenous People and all others through music & story, developing our shared historical consciousness towards what the Secwepemc call ‘The Human Beings’.

Cheko & the Lion Rockers:
Lion Rockers is a full reggae band with a strong message of love, consciousness and a sweet roots vibe! Based in the Cowichan Valley, the band has been playing together since 2012. The Lion Rockers have a strong Latin reggae influence complimented by Cheko's vocals and arrangements. Hailing from Mexico, Cheko is an accomplished international musician, having played with numerous bands from the Americas and Europe. Backing him is the Lion Rockers: Mika Huhtanen on drums, Jedi on Nyabinghi drum, Morgan Mason on bass, Iwah, longstanding reggae artist on lead guitar, and Brian Horwitz on percussion.

We acknowledge with respect that this event is taking place within the unceded territory of the Lkwungen people, represented today by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations


* The Victoria Event Centre does not currently have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff do their best to accommodate.
* More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
* Washrooms are gender-inclusive.


Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Open / Operational

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Koksilah Music Festival Launch Party: The Melawmen Collective, Cheko & The Lion Rockers @ Victoria Event Centre Sep 4 2019 - May 24th @ Victoria Event Centre

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