Doctor Krapula

Fresh off releasing their new single “ASÍ ES EL AMOR” Colombia’s own Reggae/Ska infused Rock Band with 18 years of history, over 500 concerts in 15+ countries, 7 album studios, Live DVD and over 5 Latin Grammy nominations as well as collaborations with projects such as Manu Chao, Ska-p, SEEED, Juanes, Café Tacvba, among others.

The Colombian  ska punk influenced band is made up of Mario Muñoz, David Jaramillo, Nicolás Cabrera, Sergio Acosta and Germán Martínez. Although the band is recognized more as a rock and punk band, it also incorporates folk rhythmic genres in its songs; such as skareggaepunk and rocksteady.[1]

Through most of Colombia, its origin country, it is mainly recognized for having strong political messages in its lyrics (as can be heard in their song about the Mexican students that were disappeared), and for its left-leaning political activism (Exigimos, Bam, etc).[2]

The band was formed in 1998 by seven musicians in BogotáColombia,[3] and in their 15-year careers, they have released seven albums, including: “El Carnaval de la Patilla”, “Turn the Disco around”, “Bombea”, “Sagrado Corazón”, “Corazón Bombea Vivo”, “Viva el Planeta” and “Ama-Zonas”.[4] The latter was produced in collaboration with the Jaguar Collective (Colectivo Jaguar).

They have won seventeen Shock Music Awards and four Our Earth Awards. They have also been nominated to five Latin Grammy, three Latin MTV Awards and one 40 Principales Awards in Spain. Dr. Krápula was the group creator of the Viva El Planeta Festival in Bogotá on may 2012, and has been in charge of their eight editions so far.[5]

They have a Gold Record in sales in Colombia for their Album « Viva El Planeta », delivered on May 25, 2013 by Star Entertainment Group, within the framework of Event 40, carried out by Los 40 Principales Colombia in the Simón Bolívar Park of the city of Bogota[6]

The music of Doctor Krápula mixes the sounds of ska with reggaerockpunk and rocksteady, adding tropical rhythms such as merengue and even salsa. On May 31, 2016, they were awarded the Simón Bolívar Order of Democracy for their environmental activism on the recovery of the ancestral territory of the Sierra NevadaAmazonas and Cauca.

Bachaco

BACHACO, as they continue to build their acclaimed international audience Venezuela-born Miami-based Latin Reggae Rock band led by Festival host “Eddy Morillo”, a staple of Miami’s live Latin Reggae music scene, performing their best Reggae songs plus the latest Hit Single “LA POLICIA

BACHACO’s music successfully blends feel-good and conscious lyrics through the mix of Reggae, Dancehall and Ska with Rock, Hip-Hop and even South America’s own popular Caribbean rhythm, Cumbia. Since its formation in 2007, BACHACO has performed over 300 concerts all the way from Argentina to Canada sharing stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more.

Reggae Lou

Best known as an International act, Reggae Lou & the Kind Budz have developed their sound and grown in popularity since 2009. Influenced by the community, culture, and sounds of their own paths from all over the world, they perform music that speaks to fans across the spectrum. A signature style that has become a musical journey filled with a diverse collection of melodies and compositions. This group is on the rise, and nothing can stop them from achieving the success they work so hard for.