Caravan World Rhythms

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    Accordion Noir – Love Potion Cabaret

    Friday September 9
    York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr.

    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.

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    MOHSEN NAMJOO

    Saturday, July 2
    Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in New York City. Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo blends the Classical Persian setar with electric guitar and drums.

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    EDERLEZI Balkan-Roma Brass Festival 2016

    May 13 & 14
    The Legion, 2205 Commercial Dr.

    Ederlezi 6th annual Balkan Brass Festival this year features Fanfare Zambaleta from San Francisco, M9 from Seattle, host band Orkestar Slivovica, and guest Serbian Trumpet Master and Guca Festival award winner Demiran Cerimovic, plus guest dance troupes. Two days of festive celebration

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    CONSTANTINOPLE & FRIENDS – “Passage”

    Sunday, February 28
    York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.

    Taking part in VICO’s Notes from the Araxes Basin Festival, Montreal’s acclaimed Constantinople ensemble, led by Kiya Tabassian on setar & vocals, celebrates the release of their latest album with Vancouver-area Persian musicians & international guests Charbel Rouhana (oud), Neva Özgen (kemençe) & Didem Başar (qanun).

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    BOMBINO – Tuareg Guitar Star

    Saturday, April 30
    The Imperial, 319 Main St.

    Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré.

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    KASANDRA FLAMENCO “Encuentros”

    Sunday May 1
    Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

    “Encuentros” is a percussive dance spectacular celebrating passionate encounters by internationally renowned dancers in Flamenco, Irish, Tap, and Egyptian Bellydance!

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    CHE MALAMBO! Direct from Argentina

    Friday, May 20
    Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.

    Experience A THRILLING, PERCUSSIVE DANCE AND MUSIC SPECTACLE FROM THE GAUCHO TRADITION of ARGENTINA. The Argentine dance company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, regional folk music and singing, and the mesmerizing percussive whirling of boleadoras.

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    NIYAZ & ADHAM SHAIKH- Middle-Eastern Trance Dance

    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Venue Nightclub 881 Granville St.

    Caravan World Rhythms & Beats Without Borders present a powerful evening of music and dance music, featuring the renowned Middle-Eastern inspired global trance dance group NIYAZ. Completing the evening will be the hypnotic DJ’ing from Beats Without Borders and Very Special Guest

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    VENTANAS – Slivovica Social Club

    Friday, April 1
    Seven Dining Lounge 53 West Broadway St.

    Join us for a special edition of the Slivovica Social Club at Seven Dining Lounge with guests VENTANAS from Toronto. The trans-Mediterranean ensemble Ventanas fuse passion and intimate dialogue, embracing the varied instrumental and melodic traditions of North Africa, the Balkans, Turkey and Spain.

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    Bïa – Brazilian Concert

    Sunday, January 24
    Waterfront Theatre 1214 Cartwright St., Granville Island

    Bïa is a Brazilian singer and songwriter who incarnates what “world artist” is all about. After winning awards in France for her first album in 1997 and in Quebec for her self-produced 2015 album NAVEGAR, Bïa is riding the wave to Vancouver, accompanied by cellist Sheila Hannigan.

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    AZAE LO! Adanu Habobo & Rhythm’n'Roots

    Friday, March 11


    St. James Hall, 3215 West 10th Ave.

    Adanu Habobo and Rhythm ‘n’ Roots team up to bring you a night of traditional music and dance focusing on the rich vocal traditions found among the Ewe of Ghana. Rarely heard songs will be sung by a 20+member chorus in conjunction with the drums and social dances of Adanu Habobo, Vancouver’s finest Ghanaian drum and dance ensemble.

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    VASHAAN & DAVOD AZAD: Persian Sufi Concert

    Saturday January 23
    Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    Canada’s premiere Iranian music group, the Vashaan Ensemble presents their CD Release of “Dolate Eshgh – Reign of Love” – an evening of Sufi-inspired Iranian music. They will be joined by internationally renowned Iranian Sufi singer Davod Azad, and the mesmerizing whirling dancers Raqib Burke and Lindsy Ridgeway.

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    Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan: Persian & Turkish Improvisations

    Thursday, November 19
    Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    After a recent sold-out performance, legendary Iranian kamanche (spike-fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor returns to Vancouver with Turkish baglama (lute) master,

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    Vieux Farka Touré & Guests

    Tuesday, October 6
    Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St.

    Malian guitar superstar Vieux Farka Touré returns to Vancouver after a recent sold-out performance, with his new collaboration featuring the sublime jazz singer Julia Easterlin.

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    Erez-Man-Houle World Trio

    Friday, September 11
    Vancouver Community College Music Auditorium 1155 East Broadway

    A new collaboration featuring internationally renown musicians Itamar Erez (piano & guitar), Liron Man (handpan & percussion), Francois House (Clarinet).

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