Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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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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    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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