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Event Archive - Blackalicious, Digable Planets, Kia Kadiri, Kuba Oms, DJ SQUANTOS

Sun. September 4th 2005 - Sun. September 4th 2005 Centennial Square (All Ages)
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Presented by: Atomique Productions, , Degree One, Coast Events, ICA/TNT
Tickets On Sale Saturday July 30th At The MacPherson Box Office, Lyle's Place, And Complex


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Emerging from the creatively fertile soils of Northern California, The Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel fused together make Blackalicious, a two man combo whose relationship, that of the MC and DJ/Producer, reflects the core of the artform we have come to know as Hip Hop. In a cold and dark global market where music is thought of simply as a commodity to... more info

Digable Planets

In the nineties the Digable Planets music spoke for itself. Tight beats linked to hip-hops roots and jazz styles, coupled with subdued, laid-back rhymes, satisfying new and old hip hop listeners alike. Creative sampling showcased snippets of Funk & Jazz pioneers, bringing new audiences to classic originators like Curtis Mayfield, Art Blakey, Herbie... more info

Kia Kadiri (Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz & Pop)

Hip-Hop and Rap improvistational specialist M.C. Kia is a popular Guest with bands like Naked Ear, Solid 7, Rainshadow, and the Stir Fry Crew. more info

Kuba Oms (Soul Pop)

KUBA OMS BIO The time is now for Kuba Oms, the Canadian singer who mines 70s-era soul, funk and rock n’ roll on his solo debut, How Much Time, to be released Sept. 29th on Digniti/Warner. As the long-time musical director of the live house jam band Velvet, he has taken a contemporary approach to his own project that could be likened to a cro... more info

DJ SQUANTOS (Golden Era Hip Hop, Funk and Soul Breaks.)

For those of you that don't know, 'The Connection Tues' at 'The Limit' was the Hip Hop clubnight that started it all for Victoria, bringing the hottest hip hop artists of the 90's (think Jeru the Damaja, 2 Live Crew, Abstract Rude, Swollen Members debut etc.) and the illest DJ's ( A-Trak, Roc Raida, etc) paving the path to what is now a truly diver... more info