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Saturday, September 13, 8pm
Vogue Theatre 918 Granville St.
Caravan World Rhythms & the Georgia Straight are proud to announce the return of Salif Keita , the legendary singer from Mali, Africa, to the Vogue Theatre, launching Caravan’s 15th season of presenting the best in World Music to Vancouver audiences. The acoustic tour tells the story of Salif Keita’s award-winning career, picking up classics […]
Sunday, August 31, 8pm
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway
DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Opening is Vancouver’s Zeellia.
Tuesday, July 22, 8pm
Net Loft, Granville Island
Cafe area in centre of building
Join us to explore the music of the Sephardic Jews and Flamenco gypsies from Spain, led by singer/dancer Tamar Ilana from Toronto.
Saturday, July 19, 8pm
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Ave.
Direct from the birthplace of Flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, experience pure flamenco at its roots featuring Artistic DirectorDancer Maria Bermudez with Jerez’s finest musicians, on guitar, cante, and palmas.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
May 9 - 11
Roundhouse Centre, Davie at Pacific
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.
May 9 & 10
600 Campbell St.
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!
Saturday, April 26, 8pm
601 Smithe St., at Granville
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.
Saturday, February 8, 8pm
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.