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About: "SKAMPIDA" have become one of the most successful and popular group's to emerge from Colombia. In over 12 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 ALICIA KEYS, MANU CHAO, BLANQUITO MAN, WHITE LION, 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" 12 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 RockjSka 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. Spanish Info Con 12 años de carrera artística, Skampida se ha convertido en una de las bandas mas influyentes del rock Bogotano. Su sonido se caracteriza por una fuerte combinación de géneros como ska, punk, klezmer, polka, rockabilly y powercore; sonido con el que logra shows con una gran descarga de energía en todos los escenarios a los que acude. En su historial de conciertos a nivel nacional e internacional se destacan 3 participaciones en el enorme festival en Bogotá 'Rock al Parque', festival 'Nuevas Bandas' en Caracas (VE), 'Carnaval de Negros y Blancos' en la ciudad de Pasto, concierto benefico 'Haiti cuenta contigo', festival 'CaliUnderGrond', 'Ska Antipersonal' en Medellin, teloneando para Skatalites y una gira en U.S.A. en importantes bares como CBGBs, SOBs, Irving Plaza, D'Antigua, Warsaw, Frying Pan (estos en NYC) Tobacco road, Transit Lounge, Churchill's (Miami), Trocadero (Philadelphia), 9:30 club (Washington DC), Roxy (Boston) por nombrar los mas representativos. Su discografia se compone de: "FDT' (sencillo), "No te quedes afuera" (EP), "Stereoblaster" (album larga duración), "Irun Bulgaria" (supersencillo), y sus mas recentes sencilos "La manifestacion" y "Zombie Policers" pertenecientes a su ultima produccion discografica; ademas de su video de "circulo vicioso" que rotó en canales como playtv y citytv y obtuvo reconocimientos como: mejor video Ska-Reggae premios Much Music 2005 y nominado a mejor video Festival de Cine de Cartagena 2005. Cabe mencionar sus presentaciones para medios televisivos: Univision en NYC, Sañal Colombia, Citytv en Bogota. Skampida ha recibido varias nominaciones y premios, como 3 nominaciones a mejor banda ska/reggae premios shock, mejor puesta en escena premios shock 2004, mejor banda latina New Times Awards 2006 y nominaciones a mejor banda ska premios subterranica 2009 y 2010. En verano de 2010 realizan su gira Zombie Policers, el segundo tour por Norteamerica (Canada y US) en los meses de Julio y Agosto donde promocionan su compilacion "Autopirate" que incluye temas de 'Stereoblaster', los sencillos recientes y 3 temas nuevos. Este tour incluye el Victoria Ska Fest, (uno de los mas grandes del genero), 4 shows en las islas de British Columbia y los clubes Venue y Cobalt (en Vancouver); Miami y NY en clubes ya conocidos por la banda y el Gypsy Fest '10 Tabor.