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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!
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”,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.