Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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    KOBO TOWN & KARA-KATA AFROBEAT

    Friday July 11, 8:30pm


    The Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive - The Afrika Shrine

    Be prepared to be taken from Vancouver to the Caribbean to West Africa and then back again, featuring the original Trinidadian sounds of Kobo Town from Toronto, and the Fela Kuti-inspired grooves of Vancouver’s Kara-Kata Afrobeat.

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    SHUBHENDRA & SASKIA RAO – Sitar & Cello Duo

    Friday, May 30, 8pm


    Vancouver Community College Music Auditorium
    1155 East Broadway (Entrance on Glen Drive)

    The music of Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas has been hailed as “taking Indian Music to a brave new era”. New York Times described their music as “movingly meditative”. Together they carry Indian music towards new horizons with their strong belief in the unifying power of music. On stage, their effortless musical communication […]

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    LIRON MAN – SOLO HAND-PAN CONCERT & WORKSHOP

    Tuesday May 20, 7:30pm


    Net Loft, Granville Island

    Join us for a unique concert, followed by an intimate workshop with international hand pan (Hang) master Liron Man. Admission is $10 for the concert and $10 for the workshop or $15 for both, a very limited number of hand pans are available for rental for the workshop from Gandharva Loka World Music Please call 604 683 […]

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    SOUND OF DRAGON MUSIC FESTIVAL

    May 9 - 11


    Roundhouse Centre, Davie at Pacific
    Yaletown, Vancouver

    Sound of Dragon Music Festival is Vancouver’s first festival devoted to “Chinese music”, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, and avant-garde improvisation in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances.

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    EDERLEZI – Balkan-Roma Spring Festival

    May 9 & 10


    Russian Hall
    600 Campbell St.
    Strathcona, Vancouver

    The 5th annual Spring celebration of Balkan-Roma Brass, featuring 4 bands, two dance troupes, and once again, the special guest trumpet master from Serbia, DEMIRAN CERIMOVIC!

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    SHAHRAM & HAFEZ NAZERI – Rumi Symphony Project

    Saturday, April 26, 8pm


    Orpheum Theatre
    601 Smithe St., at Granville
    Vancouver, BC

    The internationally acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project is the innovative creation of composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Hafez Nazeri, featuring his legendary father, Shahram Nazeri, accompanied by an all star ensemble.

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    ROOTS AND BRANCHES – African Celebration

    Saturday, February 8, 8pm


    Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
    Granville Island

    An evening of exhilarating music from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Senegal, featuring ADANU HABOBO – Ghanaian Drum, Dance & Horns, ALPHA YA-YA DIALLA & BIJOU – West African Guitar, Vocals and Kora, and ZHAMBAI TRIO – Zimbabwean mbira, percussion and vocals.

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    SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

    Sunday April 13, 7:30pm


    Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    650 Hamilton St., Vancouver

    The multiple Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Vancouver in a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid.

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    CONSTANTINOPLE Ensemble, with Sepideh Raissadat

    Sunday, March 16, 7:30pm


    Capilano University Theatre
    2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

    Paths to the Summit is a unique Persian music program which recreates rediscovered treasures of Persian music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. The soloist guest singer is the well-known Sepideh Raissadat, and will also include one of the best today’s santour player from Tehran, Siamak Aghaie.

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    SUFI JOURNEY – Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Vashaan Ensemble

    Saturday February 15, 7:30pm


    Chan Centre at UBC

    Enter the sublime world of Sufi and Islamic music and dance. Sufi Journeys will feature one of the top international exponents of sufi-inspired music from Turkey, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Vancouver’s Vashaan Iranian Folk Ensemble, and Whirling Dervish Raqib Brian Burke.

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    BUIKA – Flamenco Jazz Diva

    Friday, December 6, 8pm


    Chan Centre at UBC

    “Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself. “— Los Angeles Times. Born in Spain to parents in political exile from Equatorial Guinea, she grew up on the Spanish island of Mallorca. She has a breathtaking, soul-drenched vocal style combining traditional Spanish-Gypsy laments of flamenco with soul and jazz improvisation.

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    The Longing Sky Project

    November 18 - 23


    Various Locations

    The Longing Sky Project presented with the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra will be hosting international guest stars Dhruba Ghosh and Harrie Starreveld for a series concerts and educational presentations that will culminate in the world premiere of Moshe Denburg’s double concerto for sarangi, shakuhachi and intercultural orchestra.

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    OPA TSUPA! Balkan-Romani Festival

    November 15, 16 & 17


    Russian Hall (600 Campbell St.)

    Our annual festival celebrating Romani music from the Balkans returns, with Turkish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Greek music and more!

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    “Canti di a Terra” – Music from Iran & Corsica

    Friday October 18, 8pm


    Christ Church Cathedral - 690 Burrard St.

    An extraordinary meeting of musical cultures: two ensembles – the Persian/Medieval ensemble Constantinople (Montreal) and Barbara Furtuna, the stunning male vocal quartet from Corsica that specializes in Corsican polyphonic song.

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    EZRA KWIZERA – CD RELEASE

    Sunday September 15, 8pm
    Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St., Vancouver)

    Join us to celebrate Ezra Kwizera’s CD Release of his EP “FREEDOM”, and also celebrate Ezra’s Birthday. The music will be a grooving mix of reggae, soca, and East African Bongo, led by Ezra’s gritty vocals and a dynamic Afrobeat band! Special guests will also make their appearance to spice up the night! Come early, and […]

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