The events below are presented or produced by other organizations in the Vancouver area that we feel you may enjoy.
TARAB & ZIMBAMOTO – From the Middle-East to Zimbabwe
November 29, 9pm
Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive)
Led by vocalist and electric oud player Hazem Matar, TARAB plays modern interpretations of Egyptian, Arabian, Lebanese and other Middle Eastern popular songs. www.tarab.ca
Complete the night with the High Energy Zimbabwean Afrobeat ZIMBAMOTO, led by vocalist and marimba player extraordinaire, Kurai Mubaiwa. Curtis Andrews on percussion will perform in both ensembles!www.zimbamoto.com/
ROKIA TRAORE – Direct from Mali
November 17, 7pm
Chan Centre at UBC
The daughter of a Malian diplomat from the Bambara ethnic group, Rokia Traoré travelled widely as a young woman and was exposed to a variety of musical and cultural influences. The impact of this unique upbringing is ever-present in her spirited, surprising music, which playfully integrates elements of blues, rock, and pop with traditional African instruments and sounds.
Tickets and info at www.chancentre.com
GRUPA DUNBAROV – 20TH Anniversary Celebration
November 9, 8pm - Midnight
Moberly Arts Centre (7646 Prince Albert St.)
Celebrating 20 years of Balkan musical adventures, members of Grupa Dunbarov past and present will present an evening of music for your dancing pleasure. Suggested donation $15. Refreshments available.