Red Gold and Green Machine’s Tonye Aganaba

Red Gold and Green Machine’s Tonye Aganaba

Reggae group brings good vibes to Nanaimo

NANAIMO - Nanaimo Massive Reggae presents a Spring Raggae Ting at the Queen's Friday (April 29).

Reggae, hip hop and dance-hall vibes will fill the Queen’s Friday (April 29) during A Spring Reggae Ting.

The event, presented by Nanaimo Reggae Massive, features Red Gold and Green Machine, Ali and The Budz and Rebel Selector.

Red Gold and Green Machine features Vancouver’s Tonye Aganaba, and MC Dr. Oop and MC Nucleus, who hail from California.

The group formed at the Shambala Music Festival, held annually near Nelson, B.C. The group combines influences from many genres including soul, hip hop and reggae.

Ali and The Budz is a Victoria reggae band that includes Steve Ali Austin.

It’s the band’s first performance in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo’s Rebel Selector also joins the performance and brings his selections of reggae, hip hop and dance-hall vibes to the performance.

Tickets are $13 at the door or $10 for students. Doors open at 10 p.m.

On Saturday (April 30) the performers take the stage at Gabriola’s Skol Pub. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.