Caravan World Rhythms

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    ADANU HABOBO – GHANAIAN DRUM & DANCE

    May 31
    Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St., Vancouver

    Evening of Ghanaian Drum and Dance with special guests.

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    Vashaan Persian Ensemble

    Saturday, May 25
    Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St., Victoria

    Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians working outside Iran living in Canada, the Vashaan Persian Ensemble draws upon Iran’s rich musical past to perform joyful and memorable Persian Traditional songs.

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    CONSTANTINOPLE & DUO BELEM – Victoria

    Sunday, May 5
    Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

    An unprecedented meeting between the deeply moving worlds of Belgian accordionist Didier Laloy and Iranian musical adventurer Kiya Tabassian (setar/voice), along with Kathy Adam (cello) and Didem Basar (kanun). This collaboration between Montreal-based Constantinople and Duo Belem will immerse you in a marvellously rich acoustic world, one of breathtaking originality and virtuosity.

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    CONSTANTINOPLE & DUO BELEM – Vancouver

    Saturday, May 4
    Red Gate Revue Stage, Granville Island

    An unprecedented meeting between the deeply moving worlds of accordionist Didier Laloy and musical adventurer Kiya Tabassian, along with Kathy Adam (cello) and Didem Basar (kanun). This new creation for the two duos will immerse you in a marvellously rich acoustic world, one of breathtaking originality and virtuosity

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    KOBO TOWN – Live in Vancouver

    Tuesday, April 16
    Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St.

    From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.

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    KOBO TOWN – Live in Victoria

    Sunday, April 14
    Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

    From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable!

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    Dálava

    Saturday, March 30
    Hermann's Jazz Club

    Dálava is an homage to traditional Moravian (Czech) folksong, sourcing melodies rooted in the past and transcribed over 100 years ago by the group’s singer Julia Ulehla’s great-grandfather. The ensemble brilliantly re-animates the songs in an extremely stirring, avant-garde, post-rock musical language.

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    ZIMBAMOTO & MARAFANI

    Saturday, March 16

    Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad St.

    Mixing the traditional music of Zimbabwe with electric grooves and heavy beats, Zimbamoto creates a hypnotic sound that is uniquely built for the dance floor, evoking the village as well as the urban street party.

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    Moody Amiri – Victoria Show

    Saturday, February 2
    Church of Truth 111 Superior St.

    Inspired by the diversity and fluidity between their respective Persian and western classical and jazz training, Amiri and Moody have created an engaging and distinctive sound fusing elements of traditional Persian music with jazz, classical, Indian, and modern spiritual styles.

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    MOODY AMIRI – Vancouver Show

    Friday, February 1
    Western Front 303 8th Ave. East

    Inspired by the diversity and fluidity between their respective Persian and western classical and jazz training, Amiri and Moody have created an engaging and distinctive sound fusing elements of traditional Persian music with jazz, classical, Indian, and modern spiritual styles.

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    Montreal Guitar Trio

    Tuesday, January 29
    Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre

    Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world.

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    ITAMAR EREZ TRIO – with Francois Houle & Hamin Honari

    Friday, November 30
    Hermann's Jazz Club 753 View St., Victoria

    The Itamar Erez trio includes Itamar Erez (Piano & Guitar), Francois Houle (clarinet) & Hamin Honari (percussion), who are all invaluable and unique contributors to the Canadian and International world & jazz music scene. Weaving together a complex array of sonorities, influences and styles, they turn their empathic playing into a kaleidoscopic, virtuosic, and infectiously uplifting music.

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    TABLE SONGS FESTIVAL

    November 16 and 17
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St.

    Inspired by “Supra”, the Georgian tradition of gathering around a feast table and participating in folk songs, music, and dance, we will bring this experience to Vancouver showcasing four cultures’ different ways of celebrating life.

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    SHAHRAM & HAFEZ NAZERI: Rumi Symphony – A New Chapter

    Sunday, October 28
    Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St., Vancouver

    Two of Iran’s most celebrated musical artists return to Vancouver after a four-year absence. Legendary singer Shahram Nazeri and his son, composer Hafez Nazeri will showcase new works and beloved classics.

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    SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

    Saturday, October 20
    Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St.

    The spectacular two-time Grammy winners, the SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR returns to North America in 2018 with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela

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