Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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    Bïa – Brazilian Concert

    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.

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    VASHAAN & DAVOD AZAD: Persian Sufi Concert

    Saturday January 23
    Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    Canada’s premiere Iranian music group, the Vashaan Ensemble presents their CD Release of “Dolate Eshgh – Reign of Love” – an evening of Sufi-inspired Iranian music. They will be joined by internationally renowned Iranian Sufi singer Davod Azad, and the mesmerizing whirling dancers Raqib Burke and Lindsy Ridgeway.

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    Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan: Persian & Turkish Improvisations

    Thursday, November 19
    Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

    After a recent sold-out performance, legendary Iranian kamanche (spike-fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor returns to Vancouver with Turkish baglama (lute) master,

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    Vieux Farka Touré & Guests

    Tuesday, October 6
    Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St.

    Malian guitar superstar Vieux Farka Touré returns to Vancouver after a recent sold-out performance, with his new collaboration featuring the sublime jazz singer Julia Easterlin.

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    Erez-Man-Houle World Trio

    Friday, September 11
    Vancouver Community College Music Auditorium 1155 East Broadway

    A new collaboration featuring internationally renown musicians Itamar Erez (piano & guitar), Liron Man (handpan & percussion), Francois House (Clarinet).

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    NILADRI KUMAR & ADITYA KALYANPUR

    Saturday, May 23
    Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

    Sitar prodigy Niladri Kumar has performed regularly with the legendary Ustad Zakir Houssain and is featured in over 20 national and international albums and numerous films. Aditya Kalyanpur has performed with numerous classical giants as well as Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman.

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    EDERLEZI – Balkan-Roma Spring Festival

    May 8 & 9
    Grandview Legion 2205 Commercial Dr.

    The 5th annual Spring celebration of Balkan-Roma Brass, featuring 6 bands, two dance troupes, and once again, the special guest trumpet master from Serbia, DEMIRAN CERIMOVIC!

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    VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ

    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.

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    SONIC GRACE: Blue Lotus Trio & Naad Ensemble

    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.

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    GHAZAL – Kayhan Kalhor & Shujaat Khan

    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.

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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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