2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria
The line up signifies the love and support of people around the globe that have helped us survive and thrive until this point.
Now with all our heart Victoria’s 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival June 19 – 23, 2019 welcomes the world to share our love and excitement for this Festival of the People!
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Ky Mani Marley
Less Than Jake Less Than Jake
Macka B & the Ragga Roots Band
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Leroy Sibbles (of The Heptones)
Dub Pistols (DJ Set)
One Drop (reunion)
The Leg-Up Program
Mat The Alien
LowDown Brass Band
Salsahall Collective-Harvey Paris Music
The Scotch Bonnets
The Capital Collective
Erica Dee LIVE
Danny Rebel & The KGB
Greenlaw – Skyla J and Oz
The Funkee Wadd
DJ Abel aka Selecta ABEL
About the 2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria
The Victoria BC Ska Society is an artistic musical non-profit organization that is comprised of a handful of organizers, volunteers and Board of Directors whose main goal is to keep Victoria’s Annual Ska & Reggae Festival improving and evolving year after year, as well as to preserve the profile of ska and its related genres throughout the year in our region. All those involved in the Society have a burning passion for supporting the ska and reggae scene throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of BC as well as Canada and the rest of the world.
VICTORIA BC SKA SOCIETY MANDATE/CONSTITUTION
1. To present and nurture ska music along with its related genres- jazz, reggae, rock n’ roll, punk, soul Latin, R&B and more – in Victoria and region, on Vancouver Island, across British Columbia and Canada as well as the world
2. To educate youth, communities and the general public about ska music and its related genres through a variety of methods including but not limited to the presentation of festivals, musical events, film, visual art, literature, and the press
3. To work with individuals, groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and governments throughout Victoria and region and across Canada in order to entrench ska music and its related genres into local and national culture
The Wailers play Distrikt Nightclub
The Wailers with special guests Phonosoncis play Distrikt Nightclub this Saturday (Sept. 22) : Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is proud to present THE WAILERS in Victoria with guests Phonosonics and MadSelector!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Early show: 6:30 Curfew 10PM
Tickets at Lyle’s Place, The Strathcona Hotel and Vinyl Envy
“The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.” (thewailers.net)
Phonosonics notably are one of Canada’s most talented rocksteady groups. This band hailing from Victoria BC has a new album set to release called “Reggae Don’t Pay the Rent.” The band has also played on Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival twice and have been featured on David Rodigan radio program on the BBC which is one of the most known reggae shows in the world.
MadSelector aka Madeliene Fisher will be warming up the crowd and playing sweet roots, dancehall and world before and after The Wailers and Phonosonics’ performances.
The Wailers – Keeping the Music Alive
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions of fans worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s unique and inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh impeccably delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his engaging performance and interaction with the audience.
Adding to the exciting stage show are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse vocalist and dancer. Veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar & bass is a past student of Familyman, while super-charged performer Javaughn Bond rocks on three keyboards. Live audio engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s will make special appearances as schedules permit.
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