BIO- ENGLISH VERSION
"SKAMPIDA" have become one of the most successful and popular group's to emerge from Colombia. In over 14 years of existence, "SKAMPIDA" has demonstrated to be one of the most versatile and restless musical groups from Colombia and Latin America.
"SKAMPIDA" is one of the top musical groups of their time. They launched their first album titled "No Te Quedes Afuera" or "Don't Stay Outside" in 2002. Among the long plays recorded by them during this time, the most remarkable are "INDIFERENCIA', "CASTANEDA", "CIRCULO VICIOSO", "FUERZA DE TRABAJO" and "UNA ESTRELLA MAS."
"SKAMPIDA" has been climbing the musical ladder since they first carne onto the music scene in 1998. They have performed with renowned artists and musical groups such as THE SKATALITES, MOLOTOV, DEAD KENNEDYS, LOS PERICOS, WHITE LION, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, KING CHANGO, LILA DOWNS, ALICIA KEYS, ANTIDOPING, GONDWANA, SERGENT GARCIA, MANU CHAO and GOGOL BORDELLO. They have received much praise and have earned several awards including "Best Live Performance" for their performances through out Colombia. "SKAMPIDA'S" time in the U.S., although short, has proved to be very lucrative. They have a strong audience and dedicated fans that have helped them gain the notoriety they have today. Local media outlets such as "The New Times" and "Shock Magazine" have awarded "SKAMPIDA" the title of "Best Ska and Reggae Band" and "Best Live Performance."
"SKAMPIDA" enjoys a blooming career which is gaining acclaim throughout the entire world, including Latin America, North America, and parts of Europe. Their most recent work is a CD and DVD compilation, in which they mix innovative and diverse forms of musical styles which include Afro-Caribbean, reggae, folklore, hip hop, and cumbia. They were also invited to participate in the world famous "Festival de Nuevas Bandas 2009" in Caracas, Venezuela during the month July.
"SKAMPIDA" performed to a sold out crowd of thousands and had everyone dancing. This annual festival brings together both national and international bands of a rock/ska genre and caters to a collegiate demographic, although all ages are welcome. "SKAMPIDA" has received great honors in the short amount of time that they have been in the mainstream music market. They have obtained an impressive following of fans who request as much music as they can deliver. They truly are extraordinary in the music field.
"SKAMPIDA'S" inventive and cutting edge sound, filled with deep emotion and conviction penetrates their listeners deep inside their soul and makes them evaluate life as a whole. Successful in Latin America and North America, "SKAMPIDA" holds the promise of musical generations to come.
"SKAMPIDA'S" 15 year reign on the music scene has only just come to light through their rocket rise to the top of the charts in their music genre. Given more time and more music, "SKAMPIDA" is sure to leave more than just a mark in musical history.
Their interpretations have been heard in the most remote cities in Colombia and neighboring countries like VENEZUELA, CHILE, ECUADOR, and ARGENTINA. They are exceptional in their style and in their interpretation of the Rock- Ska Genre, which is now so ever popular in the South American Continent. Their concerts are spectacular and their fans wait through rain, sun, and cold weathers to hear them play.
In its history of concerts nationally and internationally, naming more representatives, there are:
* Bogotá 'Rock al Parque Bogota Col (01- 02- 09- 11)
* Festival 'Vive Latino' (México D.F.). 2012
* Festival Nuevas Bandas Caracas (VE). 2009
* SXSW music conference in Austin Texas. 2011
* Austin Reggae Fest 2011
* Calle 8 Fest (Miami- Us) 2005- 2011
* Victoria Ska Fest (Victoria- BC- CA) 2010
* Gypsi Tabor Fest (New York) 2010
* Skanking Reagge Fest (Los Angeles CA) 2011
* Summer Arts & Music Festival (Humboldt- CA-US) 2011
* Latin Funk Festival (New York- MIAMI) 2005- 2006
* Tijuana Summer Fest (2011)
* Altavoz Fest 2011 (Medellin- Col)
* Calidorock 2012 (Cali- Col)
* Convivencia Rock 2012 (Pereira- Col)
CBGBs, (NY). SOBs', (NY). Irving Plaza'(NY) D'Antigua (NY). Trocadero' (Philadelphia). 9:30 club (Washington DC). Roxy' (Boston). Churchill's', (Miami). The Venue (Vancouver) The Gilman (San Francisco) Foro Alicia (Mex- D.F) The Funhouse (Seattle) Dicken´s Pub (Calgary-CA) Multi Kulti (Chicago) and Many More
It´s video "Circulo Vicioso" that rotated on chann
els like Play TV and City TV Play received acknowledgments as best Ska-Reggae video, Much Music Awards 2005 and nominated for best music video Cartagena Film Festival 2005.
Their presentations include the television media: Univision in NYC, Signal Colombia, City Tv in Bogotá. In 2011 they released their latest video clip Manifestation, conducted between NY and Vancouver.
Their discography includes: "FDT" (EP), "No te quedes afuera" (EP), "Stereoblaster" (LP), "Irun Bulgaria" (EP), "La Manifestacion” (Ep), "Zombie policers Greatest Hits" and his latest LP "Inflammable" is launched
1.Box Ska, Latin America. 2008 2.Mehanata Bulgarian bar, compilation vol 2. 2009.
3.Compiled shock magazine 2010 4.Radionica vol.3 2011
5.Rock Park 15, 2011 6. Victoria ska festival 11th. Annual Compilation. 2010
Nominations and awards.
2001. Rock Band revelation in the massive Colombian festival “Rock al Parque”.
2003. Nominated for best band ska, reggae and best live show Shock magazine.
2004. Best video ska, reggae music by Mucha.
2005. Best Music America Miami by the New Times.
2007. Top 25 of the best albums of the year with Stereoblaster.
2009. Best Ska Band “Subterranica” 2010.
2010. The top 10 of journal shock, Colombia.
2011. Song number 1 for more weeks in Radionica with “La Manifestacion”.
*2002 STEREOBLASTER TOUR, near 20 Shows all around the Caribbean coasts and provinces of the north of Colombia.
*2005-2006, one year in Florida (U.S.) and one year in New York. Near 400 shows in total.
*2008 THE VALLEY TOUR, 15 Shows around the west side of Colombia.
*2010 ZOMBIE POLICER TOUR, 10 shows in British Columbia (Canada), and 10 shows between Miami and New York.
*2011 FOLKS WAGEN PASKIN TOUR, near 100 shows through Florida, Texas, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington state in the U.S.A, Tijuana and Ensenada north of Mexico, and in British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.
*2012 Mexico tour , 10 shows in Mexico D.C. and surroundings. VERANO INFLAMMABLE, Colombia.
David (DUB I.D.) mujica - Bass, Lead singer
Juan PabloTobon - Guitar; Banjo
Pedro Vega - Tenor Saxophone
Joaquin galeano - Trombone
Camilo Morales - Trumpets
Juan Escovar - Drumms
2001- FDT- E.P
2002- NO TE QUEDES AFUERA E.P
2007- IRUN BULGARIA E.P
2009- LA MANIFESTACION E.P
2010- AUTO- PIRATE HITS
2012- LIVE 2012 COMPILATION
Worldbeat Album Reviews
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It’s hard to imagine a music form more ‘alternative’ than global contemporary. By its very nature an...It’s hard to imagine a music form more ‘alternative’ than global contemporary. By its very nature and definition alone, it is diverse; simultaneously reaching far a field while triggering internal impulses of familiarity. But, even in this vast pool of talent and imagination there are over-riding forces at play; always separating, grouping, converging and aligning patterns of sameness. It’s likely a human thing. Categorization is the way the brain works and we seem to do it instinctively. Is that why we get a thrill, a jolt out of the truly alternative? The underground music scene in Bogotá, Colombia has always been good for these kinds of surprises. Festivals like the city’s Rock Al Parque are considered among the best and most leading edge in the world.Emerging on top of this creative dog pile is Skampida, 12 year veterans of Colombia’s underground whose (get this for a handle) Psycho Roots, Klezmer, Power Ska, Ragga Punk, Champeta Reggae is igniting the collective spark of the next generation of Central and South Americans. Appropriately, their new album for 2011 is called Inflammable. Skampida is insanely percussive and can change gears from polyrhythmic bounce to head-bangin’ guitar crunch so fast it would drop a lesser band’s transmission. Skampida even throw in some Middle Eastern flair to shake up the mix further, with the unmistakable doink of the dumbek on one of the disc’s high points, De Que Manera. Other immediate conflagrations on Inflammable include the opener, Barreto and Dejala.
Skampida Miami on Transit Lounge
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By Carlitos Way Hola PulsoBeaters de los MIAMI’s. Manaña Julio 23,2010 se presenta Skampida e...By Carlitos Way
Hola PulsoBeaters de los MIAMI’s.
Manaña Julio 23,2010 se presenta Skampida en Transit Lounge Gratis 11pm. Clic aqui para mas informacion: http://transitlounge.us/
Tambien pueden bajar canciones para que se preparan para el concierto. Estos manes si que son amplios! http://www.box.net/shared/ts1rgzuki9
Pagina de Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/skampidafastidia
SKAMPIDA (rock mestizo), nació en Bogotá, Colombia en 1998, con una innovadora propuesta, en la que fusionan ska, reggae y punk influenciado por ritmos colombianos como la champeta, la cumbia y el porro, el hard-core, hip-hop y el rock como tendencias fuertes; el disco, drum n’ bass, la polka y algunos sonidos gitanos y folklóricos europeos como parte de las nuevas tendencias.
En 2000, sale el primer sencillo “F.D.T” En 2001, el primer demo llamado ‘F.D.T.’y lanzan ‘INDIFERENCIA’, también difundido en la radio. Atienden “ROCK AL PARQUE” en donde comparten escenario con ‘KING CHANGO” (NY-Venezuela) y “LOS OCEANICOS” (Venezuela), consiguiendo ser reconocidos por la prensa del festival, como uno de los shows más contundentes. En 2002, atienden festival “BLANCOS Y NEGROS” en PASTO(COLOMBIA) y “ROCK AL PARQUE” nuevamente donde se hicieron acreedores de la nominación ‘BANDA REVELACION’. En 2003, Skampida emprende una gira por más de 12 ciudades al norte de la costa atlántica autogestionada “STEREOBLASTER”, para luego centrarse en la producción de su primer trabajo discográfico, que lleva este mismo nombre. En 2004 inició la producción de su segundo video “CIRCULO VICIOSO”, que fuera posteriormente galardonado como ‘MEJOR VIDEO SKA-REGGAE‘ en los “PREMIOS MUCHA MUSICA“, y que se presento en los canales MTV LATINO, MUCH MUSIC ARGENTINA y UNIVISION NYC. Después de esto, Skampida se emprendería en la gira promocional de ‘Stereoblaster’ por U.S.A. en el año 2005.
Sounds from Colombia SXSW
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A late add and surprise opener, Bogotá sixpiece (guitar, drums, bass, horns) Skampida started the ni...A late add and surprise opener, Bogotá sixpiece (guitar, drums, bass, horns) Skampida started the night with a party-popping blend of ska, punk, and funk.
Skampida From Colombia
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f you're interested in a great dance party full of good party music with a Latin edge or any fun edg...f you're interested in a great dance party full of good party music with a Latin edge or any fun edge for that matter you'll be happy to welcome back SKAMPIDA - from Bogota, Colombia back to Victoria BC! Debuting at Victoria's 11th Annual Ska Festival back in the summer of July 2010 the band has been relentless with spreading their music throughout both Central and South America + the US. Notably the band was invited to Austin, Texas to play at South by Southwest through Live Nation Latino and have been well received in Miami, and New York. The band's second trip to Canada will prove even more fruitful as audiences throughout BC were mesmerized by their sheer talent and energy. Mixing ska, reggae, punk, Kumbia, merengue, hip hop into one so colourfully and creatively you won't stop dancing until the the lights are turned on.
Guerrillas of Peace
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"We've got guerrilla inspiration but we're against violence," says 24-year-old saxophonist Pedro "Pi..."We've got guerrilla inspiration but we're against violence," says 24-year-old saxophonist Pedro "Pita" Vega during an interview at the band's new SoBe residence. "Everyone has lost a loved one to the war."
Exotic body painting and a tightly woven sound earned Skampida's "Círculo Vicioso" ("Vicious Circle"), which was directed by 26-year-old drummer Nacho Segura, a mention by the Colombian magazine Shock as one of the best videos of the year. The song, a release from Skampida's 2004 debut album Stereo-blaster, has also received airplay on MTV Latin America. In Miami, Skampida's multicultural, urban-dread style is already appealing to fans of the local Latin Funk Festival crowd. But in Colombia, they are winning fans for their lyrics, which voice the frustrations of the poor masses. "Go to work to make money to buy food to go back to work to make money to eat in order to have the strength to go back to work," they sing together in "Círculo Vicioso."
Video Realese "El Camino"
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El video de "El Camino" es un trabajo de los estudiantes del Diplomado en Realización de Videoclips... El video de "El Camino" es un trabajo de los estudiantes del Diplomado en Realización de Videoclips de la ENNAC, quienes el año pasado contaron con el apoyo de Radiónica y de 4 bandas colombianas para hacer, a cada una, el video de sus canciones más importantes.
Skampida estuvo dentro de este grupo de Sonidos Colombianos, junto a Seis Peatones, Carlos Reyes y La Killer Band y ek labs. Leer más.
Este es el primer avance de este producto audiovisual. Estaremos atentos de su lanzamiento oficial.
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