Caravan World Rhythms

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    LES YEUX NOIRS – Klezmer Gypsy Concert

    Saturday, February 28
    Red Room Ultra Bar 398 Richards St.

    Hailing from France, brothers Eric and Olivier Slabiak lead Les Yeux Noirs in exhilarating, winding musical journeys, most often conducted at a pedal-to-the-metal, breakneck speed!

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    AFRICA Fete! FESTIVAL

    February 13 - 15 Fri & Sat Evening shows 8pm Sat & Sun Daytime Workshops
    Performance Works, Granville Island

    AFRICA Fête is a three Day Festival of African, Afro-Brasilian, Afro-Haitian & Afro-Peruvian Music & Dance. Co-presented with NEW WORKS, with the support of TD Then & Now, and Granville Island Cultural Society. There will be evening performances on both Friday and Saturday February 13 & 14, with 3 groups performing each night, taking place […]

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    AFRO-CUBAN PERFORMANCE & DANCE PARTY

    Saturday, January 24
    Studio 1398 1398 Cartwright St., Granville Island

    Evening in two parts: Afrocuban dance & live Music Performance with Dancer Silfredo la O Vega and Rumba Calzada bnd, followed by Caribbean Dance party with DJ Marc Fournier till late!

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    AFRO-CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS – Silfredo la O

    January 24 & 25
    Studio 1398 1398 Cartwright St., Granville Island

    Silfredo is a professional dancer in the Afro-Cuban and Haitian tradition, as well as popular Latin dance and modern.

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    Experience Africa! ADANU HABOBO & Guests

    Saturday, November 29
    Roundhouse Community and Performance Centre Davie & Pacific, Yaletown, Vancouver

    Come and get an African experience in Vancouver with Adanu Habobo and special guests Awal Alhassan (Ghana) and Kurai Mubaiwa (Zimbabwe) plus a 4-piece horn section to liven the mood. Authentic cuisine from Ghana will also be sold.

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    KODO DRUMMER ONE EARTH TOUR: MYSTERY

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Queen Elizabeth Theatre 650 Hamilton St., Vancouver

    The Kodo Drummers of Japan return to Vancouver with their groundbreaking new program, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery. Mystery fuses the dynamism of taiko expression, with the wondrous beauty and true charm that lie within rituals expressing the worship of myriad gods and reverence for nature that have been traditions in Japan since ancient times.

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    CARAVAN 15TH ANNIVERSARY

    Saturday, January 17
    Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St., Granville Island

    Caravan World Rhythms is turning 15 years old. There will be lots of world music friends, Balkan Brass band and flamenco music and performers throughout the night! Come join in the celebration.

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    GORD GRDINA’S HARAM & VASHAAN PERSIAN ENSEMBLE

    Friday, January 16
    Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. Granville Island, Vancouver

    A special evening bringing together two of Vancouver’s most innovative and captivating world music groups.
    Opening the night will be the Persian-Sufi Vashaan Ensemble, with special guest Sufi singer Soleyman Vaseghi,
    The second part of the evening features Gord Grdina’s 12-piece powerhouse group HARAM, performing Arabic music, from Iraqi folk to Egyptian radio music, reinterpreted by Vancouver’s most creative jazz musicians.

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    KATARI TAIKO 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

    Saturday, December 6
    Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St. @ Dunsmuir

    In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Katari Taiko is presenting a special concert featuring its own contemporary and traditional music and that of guests, Chibi Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko.

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    BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIC ORKESTAR

    Saturday, October 18, 8pm
    Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.

    The quintessential Balkan brass band has once again captured the mantle of “Leading Band in Serbia,” a title for which they have been crowned many times since the late 1980’s. Their music, performed by a thirteen-piece orchestra, is wholly defined by their own gypsy lineage, whilst giving a knowing nod towards other musical and cultural backgrounds.

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    LEGENDS OF INDIA: SHAHID PARVEZ & ANINDO CHATTERJEE

    Sunday, September 28
    York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

    Two world renowned Classical Indian musicians make a rare appearance on stage together: sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. The on-stage chemistry between these musical virtuosos is simply electrifying!

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    SALIF KEITA – The Acoustic Tour

    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 […]

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    DAKHABRAKHA – EthnoChaos from Ukraine

    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.

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    TAMAR ILANA : SEPHARDIC MUSIC & WORKSHOP

    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.

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    SONIDOS GITANOS FLAMENCO

    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.

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