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Saturday, April 18
Fortune Sound Club 147 East Pender St.
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He has received critical acclaim all over the world. His stage performances are renowned, and he has enthralled audiences with his warmth and energy.
Saturday, April 11
Bridge and Enrich Lives Society 718 East 20th Ave., Vancouver
Blue Lotus Trio, are inspired by their passion for Indian music, Sufi poetry, Turkish rhythms, and the direct language of the love song. They are joined on this sublime evening by Naad Ensemble, world and spiritual music collective.
Friday, March 13
Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver
In this first Ghazal Ensemble tour in over a decade, Iran’s kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master and India’s sitar (stringed lute) virtuoso continue their longtime collaboration.
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!
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 […]