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    FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO presents “SALVAJE”

    Friday, August 24
    Roundhouse Performance Centre Pacific @ Davie (Yaletown)

    Fin de Fiesta presents their latest fiery flamenco production, “Salvaje”. Guest dancer Andrea Williams will present an opening contemporary flamenco solo dance piece.

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    FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO- “SALVAJE” – Victoria

    Thursday, August 16
    Hermann's Jazz Club 753 View St., Victoria

    “Intense, passionate, emotional.” – The London Free Press Direct from Spain – Fin de Fiesta Flamenco dance and music ensemble presents SALVAJE, an untamed new production that explores the wild, unrestrained side of one of the world’s most passionate and intense art forms: flamenco. SALVAJE, means “wild,” and pays homage to flamenco’s rough-and-tumble origins. The searing vocals […]

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    KLEZMERFEST: Oktopus & Debaucherauntes

    August 11
    The Wise Hall 1882 Adanac St.

    Join us for this festive evening of Klezmer-infused music and you will be whisked away on a vibrant journey, following the trail of the klezmorim across Europe, then eastward to the moving sands and sounds of the Maghreb, and as far east as the Urals, where its soulful renditions of the oral traditions of the Balkans echo the tears of the dispossessed.

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    NOREUM MACHI KOREAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

    Thursday, July 19
    Norman Rothstein Theatre 950 West 41st Ave.

    Noreum Machi specializes in the virtuosic percussion music known as Samul-nori. This exciting music, first introduced to the West in the late 1970s by the legendary ensemble, Samul-nori is a modernized-staged adaptation of the ancient Pungmul-nori, famers’ ritual that had its origin in shamanism and animism.

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    ENSEMBLE ZAMAN

    Thursday, July 12
    Revue Stage, Granville Island (Across from Arts Club Theatre)

    Transcending language barriers, Ottoman music was born out of vast empires as musicians from Baghdad, Cairo, Andalusia and beyond, traveled from court to court.  Inspired by these multi-layered influences, Ensemble Zaman, revives a rare repertoire of  the Levant region, covering dialects from classical Turkish Sanat Musigi, to classical Arabic chants, the Muwashahat. Zaman’s group leader is […]

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    Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni

    Wednesday, July 11
    Hermann's Jazz Club 753 View St., Victoria

    Singing in their native Italian, along with English, French and Spanish, their performances are fascinating travelogues that take listeners across Mexico and Texas, into the American heartland of blues and folk, and beyond into Argentinean Tango, Central European cabaret, and Neapolitan song

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    MOHSEN NAMJOO & FARAUALLA

    Monday, June 11
    Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St.

    Iranian music maverick Mohsen Namjoo and his band, with special guests the Italian female a-capella quartet Faraualla will perform Mohsen Namjoo’s new album “On the string of a tear’s bow”.

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    FIESTA MEXICOLOMBIANA

    Saturday, May 26
    Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St.

    A Super Fiesta evening featuring three very distinct groups playing the music of Mexico and Colombia… Mariachi, Son Jarocho, Huasteco, Vallenato and Cumbia. With special guest direct from Guanajuato Mexico, Son Del Monton. Get ready to dance to these vibrant groups and later dance the night away to the tropical selections of DJ Marc Fournier.

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    CHE MALAMBO – Direct from Argentina

    April 11, 2018
    Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.

    Combining the lightning-fast footwork of Riverdance with the smouldering intensity of flamenco and tango, Che Malambo will storm the stage this spring with a breathtaking new program of fleet-footed precision and intensity

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    Ventanas & Lache Cercel Roma Ensemble

    Sat February 24
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Strathcona

    A unique double bill featuring the music and dance of migratory cultures that intersected from Eastern Europe to the Iberian Peninsula, including Sephardic Jewish, Spanish-Roma flamenco, Balkan-Roma, Romanian, Turkish, and more. From Toronto, singer-dancer Tamar Ilana leads the Balkan-Flamenco group Ventanas. From Vancouver, virtuoso Romanian-Roma violinist Lache Cercel leads his Roma-swing ensemble, with special guest Moroccan singer Meriem Ben Amor

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    TAMAR ILANA & VENTANAS

    Thursday, February 22
    Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria

    Tamar Ilana and her trans-Mediterranean ensemble Ventanas fuse passion and intimate dialogue, embracing the varied instrumental and melodic traditions of North Africa, the Balkans, Turkey and Spain to create fresh interpretations and original songs

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    “ILLUMINATION” – Persian & Turkish Sufi Concert

    Sat February 17
    Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St.

    A sublime evening of Persian and Turkish music, reuniting international-renowned Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek with Vancouver’s premiere Vashaan Persian Music Ensemble, and whirling dervish Raqib Burke, Israeli-Canadian guitarist Itamar Erez. They will embark on a new presentation called “Illumination”, led by female santour player and musical director, Saina Khaledi.

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    ZIMBAMOTO Album Release

    Thursday, November 23
    Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St.

    After nearly a decade of electrifying festival and club shows across Canada, ZIMBAMOTO is finally releasing its first album, Tambai. Latin fusion band MNGWA will be warming up the night!

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    NOMADIC MASSIVE

    Thursday, November 2
    Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St.

    NOMADIC MASSIVE is a unique crowd-rocking, multilingual hip hop crew based out of Montreal. Known for their explosive shows and sharp socially conscious lyrics, the 10 piece band has captivated audiences worldwide with their own mix of global beats, based on live instrumentation and the art of sampling.

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    TRIO DA KALI

    Friday, October 6
    St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave.

    Caravan launches its 18th season with sublime and powerful music from Mali, co-presented with the Rogue Folk Club. Trio Da Kali is a group of outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali, who come from a long line of distinguished griots, featuring vocals, balafon & ngoni.

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