DEAD PREZ, MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND, MUNGO'S HI FI with MARINA P, Blasé Blasé, Tank Gyal &  DJ Arems @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

Sat Jun 22 2024

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 2:00 PM)

Ship Point (Inner Harbour)

812 Wharf Street (near Tourist Info. Centre) Victoria, BC V8W 1T3

$54.43

All Ages

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Our big Saturday on our main stage at Ship Point is an ode to the incredible influence of Jamaican rooted music as we celebrate not only reggae, but hip-hop and big bass electronic music that was pioneered by the soundsystems of Jamaica. To celebrate a quarter century of Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival, we are honoured to welcome one of hip-hop’s most conscious and hard-hitting acts, DEAD PREZ. Not only does this mark the festival debut of Dead Prez, but marks the duo’s first show in Canada in over a decade. Since the release of their landmark debut album “Let’s Get Free” in 2000, Dead Prez has been recognized as one of hip-hop’s most important acts – balancing hard thumping beats with an unwavering dedication to tackling an endless array of politically pressing issues pertaining to the Black community. MCs Sticman and M1 have proven time and time again – on Dead Prez releases and their numerous guest appearances – that they are among the quickest, smartest, most dedicated political MCs this side of Chuck D (Public Enemy). This is sure to be one of the most powerful, unforgettable hip-hop shows Victoria has seen in quite some time.

Bringing the straight reggae goodness on the bill is our dear friend, UK reggae icon MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND. After nearly four decades, Macka B is recognized as true soldier of reggae, spreading the words of love, unity and resistance against the forces that would try to stop us from realizing that love and unity. Through his remarkable output of records and his popular ongoing web series “Wha Me Eat,” Macka B has carved out a wholly unique place in the world of reggae. His last Victoria appearances left a huge mark on our audiences and we cannot wait to see what him and The Roots Ragga Band bring us under the open sky at the Inner Harbour. Also joining us from the UK on this jam-packed Saturday bill is reggae bass outfit MUNGO’S HI-FI, who will be coming with powerful vocalist MARINA P. There might be no act in the UK doing more to both preserve and push forward big bass reggae music. Their dedication to blending the sounds of Jamaica’s past with new ideas and energy has made them one of the biggest crossover acts in Europe, bringing fans of classic Jamaican music and modern electronic bass together in dancefloor revelry. Kicking things off for our Saturday party is Victoria’s own ultra smooth R&B/hip-hop blending machine, BLASÉ BLASÉ, who will be laying down their silky grooves and effortlessly cool vocals to bring some serious west coast style to the proceedings. Longtime allies TANK GYAL and DJ AREMS will also be on hand to warm up the system and keep people’s feet moving between bands with the best in reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and more. Join us for the penultimate Ship Point throwdown of our landmark 25th Anniversary!

DEAD PREZ, MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND, MUNGO'S HI FI with MARINA P, Blasé Blasé, Tank Gyal & DJ Arems @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

  • Dead Prez

    Dead Prez

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • Macka B

    Macka B

    Dancehall Reggae

  • Mungo's Hi Fi

    Mungo's Hi Fi

    Dub

  • Marina P

    Marina P

    Dub Electronica

    Marina P got a taste for jazz from her parents and cites Nina Simone and Chet Baker as early influences, as well as contemporary hip hop, trip hop and reggae artists. She started performing on the underground scene in her native Italy before moving to Paris where she has made her name writing killer tracks and voicing with power and style for an impressive variety of producers.

    In France she formed a band called “Surviv’all” and started to get involved in the Soundsystem scene. Her break came when she voiced the massive “Divorce a l’italienne” with Mungo’s Hi Fi, which was first released on Scotch Bonnet Records in 2007, and she has gone on to release tunes and work with some of the best producers of the dub scene like Jahtari, Stand High Patrol and DJ Madd.

    In 2013 she releases her first full album “My Homeys” on her own label “Homeys Records”. With contributions from a large range of confirmed producers this album shows her ability to go from soul music to digital reggae to bass music. Her cover of Wendy Rene’s hit “I wish I were that girl” has been an important step in her career as it has been playlisted on international radios. Since then, Marina has continued to work with many producers and to perform on major European festivals.

    Her latest releases on Homeys Records with KSD attest her desire to explore new musical paths. This has been confirmed in 2018 with the release of “Summer On Mars”: a new hybrid album recorded with Stand high Patrol, influenced by the rich musical heritage of Bristol and led by Dub & Future Soul aesthetics. In 2020 she cemented her long-standing connection with Mungo’s Hifi by releasing eagerly awaited concept album « Soul Radio » on Scotch Bonnet Records. Expanding into multiple genres while keeping its roots in rocksteady, reggae and ska, this album is an ambitious representation of her artistic fullness.

  • Blasé Blasé

    Blasé Blasé

    Music

    Blasé Blasé is a new musical project featuring Daniela Jackson, Tejas Collison, Guillaume Richards and Jesus Estevez. Blending elements of live jazz, funk and hip-hop with modern production, we get the dance floor moving and the party bumpin. 
  • TANK GYAL

    TANK GYAL

    Dancehall Reggae

  • DJ Arems

    DJ Arems

    Latin Hip-Hop

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DEAD PREZ, MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND, MUNGO'S HI FI with MARINA P, Blasé Blasé, Tank Gyal & DJ Arems @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

Sat Jun 22 2024 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 2:00 PM)

Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Victoria BC
DEAD PREZ, MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND, MUNGO'S HI FI with MARINA P, Blasé Blasé, Tank Gyal &  DJ Arems @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

$54.43 All Ages

Our big Saturday on our main stage at Ship Point is an ode to the incredible influence of Jamaican rooted music as we celebrate not only reggae, but hip-hop and big bass electronic music that was pioneered by the soundsystems of Jamaica. To celebrate a quarter century of Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival, we are honoured to welcome one of hip-hop’s most conscious and hard-hitting acts, DEAD PREZ. Not only does this mark the festival debut of Dead Prez, but marks the duo’s first show in Canada in over a decade. Since the release of their landmark debut album “Let’s Get Free” in 2000, Dead Prez has been recognized as one of hip-hop’s most important acts – balancing hard thumping beats with an unwavering dedication to tackling an endless array of politically pressing issues pertaining to the Black community. MCs Sticman and M1 have proven time and time again – on Dead Prez releases and their numerous guest appearances – that they are among the quickest, smartest, most dedicated political MCs this side of Chuck D (Public Enemy). This is sure to be one of the most powerful, unforgettable hip-hop shows Victoria has seen in quite some time.

Bringing the straight reggae goodness on the bill is our dear friend, UK reggae icon MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND. After nearly four decades, Macka B is recognized as true soldier of reggae, spreading the words of love, unity and resistance against the forces that would try to stop us from realizing that love and unity. Through his remarkable output of records and his popular ongoing web series “Wha Me Eat,” Macka B has carved out a wholly unique place in the world of reggae. His last Victoria appearances left a huge mark on our audiences and we cannot wait to see what him and The Roots Ragga Band bring us under the open sky at the Inner Harbour. Also joining us from the UK on this jam-packed Saturday bill is reggae bass outfit MUNGO’S HI-FI, who will be coming with powerful vocalist MARINA P. There might be no act in the UK doing more to both preserve and push forward big bass reggae music. Their dedication to blending the sounds of Jamaica’s past with new ideas and energy has made them one of the biggest crossover acts in Europe, bringing fans of classic Jamaican music and modern electronic bass together in dancefloor revelry. Kicking things off for our Saturday party is Victoria’s own ultra smooth R&B/hip-hop blending machine, BLASÉ BLASÉ, who will be laying down their silky grooves and effortlessly cool vocals to bring some serious west coast style to the proceedings. Longtime allies TANK GYAL and DJ AREMS will also be on hand to warm up the system and keep people’s feet moving between bands with the best in reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and more. Join us for the penultimate Ship Point throwdown of our landmark 25th Anniversary!

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