Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies have been creating quite a buzz these last few years. From touring Western Canada, to playing many shows in their home province, they have gained supportive followers both far and wide. They have shared the stage with acts like Michael Franti and Spearhead, Delhi to Dublin and Abstract Rude. The group‘s diverse and energetic sound has captivated audiences in both intimate venues as well as festival stages. Their debut album released Dec. 16th 2016. It weaves conscious poems with mandolin melodies, folk inspired violin, jazzy trumpet and soaring vocals. The four part rhythm section and turntables keep the upbeat going. Each song invites you into a groovy listening experience. Their positive message and good vibrations will have you pushing repeat.
Their single and newly released video ‘Just Breathe’ highlights the spirited folk flavour in this collaborative crew. They will truly brighten your day with their happy faces and vigour for life. A conscious and catchy collective, conclusion… VIBES RAISED
THE NEW GROOVEMENT
If The Roots had the soul of Aretha Franklin and the energy of Jamiroquai then you’d have The New Groovement. The band seamlessly blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears that is as unique as it is versatile. Punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion combine to create energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!
The New Groovement is a rising star in BC’s music scene, currently nominated for Urban Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning Album of The Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, performing at all of the region’s biggest festivals, touring mainland BC, and receiving regular airplay on campus and commercial radio stations across Canada (including being selected as The Zone band-of-the-month in Victoria). They were also asked to open for critically acclaimed acts such as Five Alarm Funk, and have been praised in prominent print, television and radio media in Victoria for their energetic performances and stellar recorded material. This up-and-coming group has quickly made a name for itself with its massive shows and energetic parties; it’s one band you will not want to miss!