Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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    KAYHAN KALHOR & ALIREZA GHORBANI – Iranian Maestros

    Thursday, May 18
    Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    A rare meeting of one masterful instrument and one sublime voice, in the Persian music tradition of “Saz va Avaz”, featuring maestros Kayhan Kalhor on kemanche and Alireza Ghorbani on vocals, and guest percussionist.

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    EMEL MATHLOUTHI – Tunisia’s Voice of a Generation

    Sunday, May 14
    Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

    Tunisia’s voice of a generation. It’s the astonishing range and sensuousness of Mathlouthi’s voice that is most compelling. There are swoops and growls reminiscent of Bjork and even traces of her goth past as she picks out minimal, reverberant lines on electric guitar which make you wonder if shes also been listening to the xx.
    - The Guardian

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    VanAFRICA – A Journey of Music & Dance through Africa

    May 11 & 12
    Roundhouse Performance Centre Davie & Pacific (Yaletown)

    VanAfrica is musical journey across Africa, featuring the traditional music and dance of more than 6 different ethnic groups and 4 different countries, led by a cast of some of Vancouver’s most exciting practitioners of African performing arts.

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    BUENA FE – Cuba’s Trova Stars

    Sunday, May 7
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St.

    Adored, respected and followed by tens of thousands across the entire island of Cuba and abroad, sensational duo Buena Fe are the legitimate contemporary heirs of the legacy created by Nueva Trova legends Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés.

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    Kasandra Flamenco’s “La Tarara”

    May 4 & 5
    Norman Rothstein Theatre 950 West 41st Ave., Vancouver

    Kasandra Flamenco presents “La Tarara”, an adrenalin infused dance spectacular featuring Flamenco dance stars direct from Spain, Ivan Vargas and Emilio Ochando, with Vancouver virtuoso Kasandra “La China”, accompanied by an international musical cast directed by flamenco guitarist/composer Gaspar Rodriguez.

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    DAKHABRAKHA – Ukraine Ethnochaos

    Friday, April 21
    York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr.

    DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.

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    BALKAN ROOTS feat. Stefce Stojkovski

    Saturday, November 19
    WISE HALL, 1882 Adanac St.

    Join us for an evening with Vancouver’s best Balkan bands featuring renowned Macedonian folk music legend, Stefce Stojkovski, for his first visit to Canada

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    TINARIWEN Desert Blues

    Wed. April 5
    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts UBC

    The world-blues ensemble from Tessalit, Mali, will be touring in support of its upcoming eighth album Elwan. The opening act is Dengue Fever, Cambodian retro-rock band. Co-Presented with Live Nation.

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    QUIQUE ESCAMILLA

    Friday, February 3
    Guilt & Co. 1 Alexander St (Gastown)

    2015 Juno World Music award winner Quique Escamilla (Mexico/Toronto) offers us his unique talents in a solo show, full of energy, showcasing a variety Latin American musical styles.

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    Zimbamoto & Locarno

    Friday January 27
    Biltmore Cabaret 2755 Prince Edward St.

    Kick the new year into high gear with 2017’s first Afro-Latin dance party in Vancouver! Travel to Zimbabwe & Latin America in one evening, and dance to the vibrant rhythms of two of Vancouver’s top world fusion bands!!

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    ITAMAR EREZ & THE ADAMA ENSEMBLE

    Thursday, November 10
    Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour St.

    An exciting evening of original world/jazz music, featuring prize winning musician and composer Itamar Erez, with his Adama Ensemble.

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    OPA TSUPA! Romani Music Celebration

    Saturday, October 22
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave. Strathcona, Vancouver

    Celebrate and dance to the music of the Roma and the Balkans with 4 bands from Seattle and Vancouver, including Lache Cercel, Dromeno, Eurodanceparty USA and Orkestar Slivovica!

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    KIOSK – Iranian Band

    Saturday, October 15
    Venue Nightclub 881 Granville St., Vancouver

    Kiosk is a rock band formed in Tehran in 2003, known for its blend of musical styles and its wry lyrics confronting Iranian cultural angst. Kiosk makes their return to Vancouver as part of their tour promoting their latest CD “Stereo Tull Presents”,

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    FARNAZ OHADI & MASHREGH – “Bird Dance” CD Release

    Saturday, October 1
    Blueshore Centre at Capilano University 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

    Vancouver based Persian Flamenco singer Farnaz Ohadi celebrates her debut album release with a much anticipated live concert that brings world renowned talent to Vancouver from across the globe.

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    HUUN HUUR TU – Tuvan Throat-Singers

    Friday, Sept. 23
    Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St.

    Beginning over seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu has almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions. The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde.

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