• Harrison Memorial Hall (map)
  • 290 Esplanade
  • Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1K0
  • Canada

Mexico has a tradition of great reggae and ska bands that fuse Caribbean sounds with music and lyrics that are distinctly Mexican in character. Quinta Kalavera falls into this tradition, and bring their own style to the party, with heavy, danceable grooves and horns. The group emerged from the union of 5 musicians from Guadalajara, who upon meeting decided to risk creating a series of new sounds, fusing diverse genres such as rock, urban music, Latin rhythms, reggae and dubstep. Their music speaks of social protest, the enjoyment of life, partying, love, and lack of love. The name Quinta Kalavera evokes the image of skulls, a potent image in Mexico, where it is symbolic of the celebration of the Day of the Dead, a tradition full of color, in which the ancestors are remembered. Tickets at harrisonfestival.com