Victoria's Compassion Gorilla played the Waverley Friday night.

Monkeying around at the Waverley with Compassion Gorilla

Compassion Gorilla brings together diverse and exciting musical traditions and presents them through a unique Cascadian lens.

Compassion Gorilla brings together diverse and exciting musical traditions and presents them through a unique Cascadian lens.

The  Victoria, B.C. group will bring its distinctly West Coast sound to The Waverley Hotel, Friday Sept. 9.

Infused with elements of Latin, African, Balkan, and North American folk music, Compassion Gorilla combines tight, eclectic instrumental arrangements with songs and story-telling. This powerhouse will liberate feet and catapult audiences into whole-hearted dance entrancement, making for an engaging show that is fun for all ages and leaves the audience wanting more.

Compassion Gorilla’s travels have taken them to festival stages across the Pacific Northwest, including highlights at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Starbelly Jam, Robson Valley Music Festival, Folk Life Northwest, Juan de Fuca Festival, Victoria Ska Festival, Bella Coola Music Festival, Campbell Bay Music Festival, and Kispiox Valley Music Festival.  They also spent a long stretch of 2013 touring in Mexico, playing more than 50 shows in four months and coming home with a new album under their belts. “Colibríes en Vuelo” features songs written and arranged on this journey, and the opening song, “La Polizia” was nominated for two Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2014.

Tickets are $10, available in advance at the hotel, as well as at the door. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Show starts at 10.

Just Posted

Comox Valley teen with autism a spectacular guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in Port Alice exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Seventh annual Campagnolo Lecture coming to Courtenay

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak

School for students on Hornby Island ‘normal as can be’: portables expected in new year

While it’s not an ideal situation, the return to school for students… Continue reading

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

Spencer O’Brien part of Indigenous Sport Gallery

Olympic snowboarder included in Hall of Fame exhibit

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Tilray Inc sees $10-billion in market cap go up in smoke

Tilray’s share price closed at $123 US on Friday, a decline from its intraday peak of nearly $300 US earlier in the week

Most Read