Bogotá, Bogota D.C., COL

ROCK MESTIZO FROM COLOMBIA as an innovative and diverse fusion of Colombian reggae, folkloric rhythms, and urban sounds like hip hop, punk and latin styles like cumbia and champeta, including gypsy influences and drum & bass. 1999/2013



"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)

Some Venues
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), "Stereoblas


Circulo Vicioso

Written By: Ivan Benavides- Skampida

Van a trabajar para ganar,
el dinero con que comprar
la comida para poder tener
la energía para ir a trabajar (Bis 2)

Van a trabajar, para ganar, para comer
para tener la fuerza para volver (Bis)
A camellar, a camellar, a camellar

Van a trabajar para ganar,
el dinero con que comprar
la comida para poder tener
la energía para ir a trabajar (Bis 2)

Van a trabajar, para ganar, para comer
para tener la fuerza para volver (Bis)
A camellar, a camellar, a camellar

De allá, para allá, allá, para allá,
nadie sabe muy bien para donde va,
muchedumbres solitarias hay en esta ciudad,
nadie sabe muy bien para donde va,
puede ser Nueva York, puede ser Bogotá,
nadie sabe muy bien para donde va,
sigue las instrucciones ya no puedes parar,
nadie sabe muy bien para donde va (Bis)

Van a trabajar, para ganar, para comer
para tener la fuerza para volver (Bis)
A camellar, a camellar, a camellar


2001- FDT- E.P

Set List

45 mins to 2 hours on the stage.
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