Friday September 9
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm
639 Commercial Dr.
Tickets $18 Early-Bird till August 24. $22 After August 24.
Accordion Noir and Caravan World Rhythms partner to present an unusual and exotic mix of world class artists.
Headliners Nefertiti in the Kitchen (Rennes) channel the bite of Kurt Weill and the dreaminess of Radiohead with their eccentric multi-lingual cabaret.
Patrick Farrell and Ben Holmes (Brooklyn) premier “The Conqueror Worm”, a suite of music, visuals and text based on the poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
Jet Black Pearl (Belgium/Portland) delivers a masterful mix of accordion, vocals, beatboxing, looping and flute.
Duo Finelli (Seattle/San Francisco), combines acrobatics, clowning with tex-mex flavoured squeezebox, and local composer Nathan Shubert premiers a short new work for accordion, cello, synth and sheng with Tim Chan on sheng.
Vancouver’s own Whiskey Rabbi, Geoff Berner, will be there to host and share a few tunes.
The 9th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Sept 8-11, 2016
This year’s festival pays special tribute to the accordion’s deep cultural roots with a lineup that taps accordion talent from across the globe The theme “Noir Potion #9” celebrates the powerful mix of cultural influences coming together throughout the four day festival including Nefertiti in the Kitchen (France), Patrick Farrell and Ben Holmes (New York), Piñata Protest (Texas), Gunther Kablutsiak (Nunuvut), Jet Black Pearl (Belgium/Portland), Duo Finelli (San Francisco/Seattle), John Gonzalez and Breaking Boundaries (Colombia/Vancouver) and much more. The four mainstage festival venues are: Thursday Sept 8th Lanalou’s Rock n Roll Eatery, Friday Sept 9th York Theatre, Saturday Sept 10th Wise Hall, Sunday Sept 11th Spartacus Books. See www.accordionnoirfest.com for full festival schedule and information.