Victoria Ska & Reggae Broadcast System is excited once again to bring you more great performances as we come closer to the end of this summer. This time we'll be bringing you a live stream from the Swamp on the lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ here on the Island featuring five acts over two days. Batuque Axe, Buckman Coe, Downtown Mischief, Babyface Brass and Mo Moshiri w/Grossbuster will be our guests of honour. The musical range of this next broadcast will feature Brazilian samba and capoeira, reggae, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz. Also as we presented last time we'll feature live painting as part of our broadcast.
On Saturday, August 29th from 3:30pm - 7:30pm (approximately) we will be broadcasting Batuque Axe (Victoria), Buckman Coe (Vancouver) and Mo Shishi w/Grossbuster (Vancouver Island). Live painting by Kevan Hayward will also featured.
On Sunday, August 30th from 3:30pm - 6pm we will be streaming Downtown Mischief (Victoria) and Babyface Brass (Vancouver).
The streams can be viewed on our web site http://www.skafest.ca, facebook.com/victoria.ska.fest and youtube.com/c/VictoriaSkaReggaeSociety
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