Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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  • ZHAMBAI DUO – Zimbabwean Lunchtime Concert

    Thursday, Sept. 9
    Lot 19 Square Hastings & Hornby, Vancouver

    Zhambai duo (Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews) performs the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe using the ancient mbira (thumb piano).

  • The Art of Improvisation – From Iran to Canada

    Thursday, Sept. 9


    Hadden Park Fieldhouse 1015 Maple St.

    Join us in Hadden Park for an evening concert featuring the Ali Razmi Persian Ensemble and the Grdina-Houle-Loewen Trio

  • DAWN PEMBERTON – Lunchtime Concert

    Wed. August 25
    Lot 19, Hornby @ Hastings

    Bring your Lunch and experience uplifting R&B, Gospel and Blues featuring the powerful voice and presence of Dawn Pemberton.

  • FORRO DO CANA – Brazilian Sunset Concert

    Sunday, August 8
    Hadden Point, Kitsilano Vancouver

    Vancouver’s premier Brazilian Forro band, Forro do Cana, was founded in 2018 as a passion project, dedicated to the dissemination of the music of Northeastern Brasil.

  • Round the World at the Roundhouse

    July 30 & August 1


    Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
    Davie @ Pacific, Yaletown, Vancouver

    Celebrate the return of Live Music and experience diverse sounds and rhythms from around the Globe featuring 4 of Vancouver’s best world music performers!

  • ROBIN LAYNE & THE RHYTHM MAKERS

    Friday, Oct. 16


    Lanalou's Music Cabaret 362 Powell St., Vancouver

    This groove heavy ensemble delivers music that transcends the bounds of tradition, blurring the lines between
    jazz and folk as they carve out new territory for the marimba at the forefront of the sonic landscape. They are joined by singer Siobhan Sloane-Seale.

  • KUTAPIRA Zimbabwean Afro-Fusion

    Wed. Sept 30


    Hadden Park, Kits Point

    KUTAPIRA seamlessly blends Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms, Reggae, Samba, Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Cumbia, Disco and Hip Hop all contribute to a fusion of styles intelligently selected.​

  • GAMELAN BIKE-BIKE

    Sunday, Sept. 20
    Hadden Park, Kits Point.

    Gamelan Bike Bike draws its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. The 10 member ensemble is dedicated to performing new works for gamelan, including recent compositions

  • ZLATNA MOUNTAIN Eastern European Music

    Rescheduled Date TBA
    Hadden Park, Kits Point

    Zlatna Mountain, will take you on a journey to a joyful house party in a Balkan village, presenting songs from Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina and Albania.

  • Zimbamoto-Guilt and Co.

    August 28, 7pm & 9:30pm
    Guilt and Co. 1 Alexander St.

    Led by master Zimbabwean musician, percussionist and singer Kurai Mubaiwa, ZIMBAMOTO brings an exhilarating flavour of traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe

  • Breaking Boundaries – Colombian Band

    August 27, 7pm & 9:30pm. Two separate shows
    Guilt And Co. 1 Alexander St., Gastown, Vancouver

    Led by accordionist John Gonzales, Breaking Boundaries brings together Native Colombian Cumbia, Vallenato and original Music, with strong improvisation over the essence of Afro-Colombian percussion.

  • MOHSEN NAMJOO – Cancelled

    Saturday, August 22, 2020
    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

    Iconic maverick Iranian musician and composer Mohsen Namjoo returns to Vancouver touring for his latest new recording “Motantan (Grandiloquent). Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian setar with electric guitar, and rock and blues vocal techniques with Persian avaz (singing), he fuses the ancient with the current.

  • BLACK DOG STRING QUARTET with JOHN KASTELIC – Cancelled

    Sat, March 28
    Hermann's Jazz Club

    The Quartet present a two-part performance “Folk Songs & Brahms”. For the first part, they will perform Brahms’ stunning String Quintet No. 2. The 2nd part of the evening will feature the folk songs of John Kastelic (singer/composer) for voice and string quartet. Erasing the lines between classical music and contemporary folk music, these songs sparkle with ingenuity, thoughtfulness, and a breathtaking lyricism.

  • “Mystery of Love” Persian Concert

    Saturday, March 7
    Oak Bay United Church 1355 Mitchell St., Victoria

    “Mystery of Love” is an awe-inspiring traditional Persian music concert centered on the works of one of Iran’s most prolific musicians, Saeed Farajpouri. He is a master of the Persian spike fiddle, Kamanche and has enjoyed a prolific international career which spans over 30 years. He is joined by the impeccable renowned vocalist Mahdieh Mohammadkhani, and members of Vancouver’s Vashaan Ensemble (Saina Khaledi– Santour, Ali Sajjadi – Oud, and Hamin Honari – Percussion, to present his new compositions.

  • QUIQUE ESCAMILLA – Solo Show

    Tuesday, February 25
    Vinyl Envy 1717 Quadra St., Victoria

    Winner of both a Juno award and Canadian Folk Music Award, Quique Escamilla breaks down language barriers through his powerful voice and passionate delivery while fusing traditional Mexican styles of music with modern sounds of rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia, bolero, and a variety of other diverse sounds from Latin American and the Caribbean. His lyrics carry powerful messages that are inspired by and support various social and political issues such as human rights, immigration reform, global conservation, anti-racism, anti-oppression and indigenous rights.