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Event Archive - Koksilah Music Festival: Mob Bounce, Phoenix Pagliacci & Lex Leosis (of The Sorority), FRASE, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, TA'KAIYA BLANEY, Old.Soul.Rebel , Desiree Dawson, The See Monsters, Uschi Tala, Buckman Coe, Valeen Jules, Ghostly Hounds, Carmanah, Compassion Gorilla, The Tzinquaw Dancer, COZY, Fanfare, Marley Daemon, Elder Sister plum, Betty & The Kid, Emily Millard, jessi junkin, Meg G

Fri. September 7th 2018 - Fri. September 7th 2018 Providence Farm Duncan BC (All Ages)
6 pm doors at 5 pm
$95 weekend pass, see website for full ticket options
Presented by: Koksilah Music Festival
The second annual Koksilah Music Festival will be back on Sept 7 – 9 at Tuwe’nu (Providence Farm) in Tl’upalus (Cowichan Bay). The goal of this family-friendly event is to amplify the voices of Indigenous artists and to raise support for grassroots, Indigenous-led cultural resurgence initiatives in BC. The festival also seeks to foster solidarity between Indigenous and settler communities through musical celebration.

Proceeds from the festival will be directed to the Sul’wheen Elders Program which supports the health of Quw’utsun Elders, Unist’ot’en Camp who are opposing frack gas pipelines in their territory, and the Awinakola Warriors and Cleansing Our Waters campaigns to oppose open-net fish farms.

Indigenous hip-hop acts Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce will headline the festival along with Toronto duo Phoenix Pagliacci and Lex Leosis of The Sorority. The line up will feature over 30 bands and artists including Indigenous singer/songwriter Ta’kaiya Blaney, spoken word artist Valeen Jules, and audio-visual/DJ production duo the See Monsters.


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With authenticity and lyrical finesse, FRASE's voice blends the classic sounds of Soul, Hip-Hop, Dub and pairs it with the modern production styles of House and Bass music. Since the debut EP “Daggers & Shields” in 2015, he has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world with a sound that is analog and soulful, yet pushes to the futu... more info

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla (Indigenous) descent from Kitimat, BC, composed of rappers Yung Trybez and Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK released their first self-titled album in January 2017, and followed up that same year with their second full-length, The Average Savage in September 2017. The latter went on to secure the... more info

Buckman Coe

Buckman Coe is one of the most interesting and captivating artists in Western Canada right now. London born and Edmonton raised, Coe has made his name with crafted, folksy reggae songs about love, life and the path of enlightenment. His journeys have led him to a degree in economics and geography, as well as studying psychology at Naropa University... more info

Carmanah (Folk-rock-reggae etc.)

Like the rainforests from which their name derives, the steady beat of the west coast can be found within the sound of Carmanah. From muddy blues-funk to light soaring melodies, Carmanah creates music that curves and tumbles through valleys and over peaks guiding the listener on a celebratory sonic journey. Recognizing Carmanah’s passion for th... more info

Compassion Gorilla (Worldbeat)

This eight-piece worldbeat powerhouse will liberate feet and catapult audiences into whole-hearted dance entrancement. Locally, people know that a Gorilla’s show means an event – costumes, celebration and outlandish dancing. Infused with elements of Latin & African music, Compassion Gorilla combines tight instrumental arrangements with songs an... more info

Marley Daemon

Saturday, June 26 ~ 9:30pm Sugar Nightclub ~ $19 Opening for Katzenjammer Available at the McPherson Box Office and its outlets (250-386-6121 or online at's Place or the VJS office (Suite J-727 Johnson St. or 250-388-4423) Marley Daemon grew up in a musical household, so it’s no surprise she had two very different ... more info

jessi junkin (pop, blues, soul, country, punk)

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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division