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Friday July 11, 8:30pm
The Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive - The Afrika Shrine
Be prepared to be taken from Vancouver to the Caribbean to West Africa and then back again, featuring the original Trinidadian sounds of Kobo Town from Toronto, and the Fela Kuti-inspired grooves of Vancouver’s Kara-Kata Afrobeat.
Friday, May 30, 8pm
Vancouver Community College Music Auditorium
1155 East Broadway (Entrance on Glen Drive)
The music of Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas has been hailed as “taking Indian Music to a brave new era”. New York Times described their music as “movingly meditative”. Together they carry Indian music towards new horizons with their strong belief in the unifying power of music. On stage, their effortless musical communication […]
Tuesday May 20, 7:30pm
Net Loft, Granville Island
Join us for a unique concert, followed by an intimate workshop with international hand pan (Hang) master Liron Man. Admission is $10 for the concert and $10 for the workshop or $15 for both, a very limited number of hand pans are available for rental for the workshop from Gandharva Loka World Music Please call 604 683 […]
May 9 - 11
Roundhouse Centre, Davie at Pacific
Sound of Dragon Music Festival is Vancouver’s first festival devoted to “Chinese music”, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, and avant-garde improvisation in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances.
Saturday, April 26, 8pm
601 Smithe St., at Granville
The internationally acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project is the innovative creation of composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Hafez Nazeri, featuring his legendary father, Shahram Nazeri, accompanied by an all star ensemble.
Saturday, February 8, 8pm
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
An evening of exhilarating music from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Senegal, featuring ADANU HABOBO – Ghanaian Drum, Dance & Horns, ALPHA YA-YA DIALLA & BIJOU – West African Guitar, Vocals and Kora, and ZHAMBAI TRIO – Zimbabwean mbira, percussion and vocals.
Sunday April 13, 7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
650 Hamilton St., Vancouver
The multiple Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Vancouver in a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid.
Sunday, March 16, 7:30pm
Capilano University Theatre
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Paths to the Summit is a unique Persian music program which recreates rediscovered treasures of Persian music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. The soloist guest singer is the well-known Sepideh Raissadat, and will also include one of the best today’s santour player from Tehran, Siamak Aghaie.
Saturday February 15, 7:30pm
Chan Centre at UBC
Enter the sublime world of Sufi and Islamic music and dance. Sufi Journeys will feature one of the top international exponents of sufi-inspired music from Turkey, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Vancouver’s Vashaan Iranian Folk Ensemble, and Whirling Dervish Raqib Brian Burke.
Friday, December 6, 8pm
Chan Centre at UBC
“Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself. “— Los Angeles Times. Born in Spain to parents in political exile from Equatorial Guinea, she grew up on the Spanish island of Mallorca. She has a breathtaking, soul-drenched vocal style combining traditional Spanish-Gypsy laments of flamenco with soul and jazz improvisation.
November 18 - 23
The Longing Sky Project presented with the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra will be hosting international guest stars Dhruba Ghosh and Harrie Starreveld for a series concerts and educational presentations that will culminate in the world premiere of Moshe Denburg’s double concerto for sarangi, shakuhachi and intercultural orchestra.
November 15, 16 & 17
Russian Hall (600 Campbell St.)
Our annual festival celebrating Romani music from the Balkans returns, with Turkish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Greek music and more!
Friday October 18, 8pm
Christ Church Cathedral - 690 Burrard St.
An extraordinary meeting of musical cultures: two ensembles – the Persian/Medieval ensemble Constantinople (Montreal) and Barbara Furtuna, the stunning male vocal quartet from Corsica that specializes in Corsican polyphonic song.
Sunday September 15, 8pm
Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St., Vancouver)
Join us to celebrate Ezra Kwizera’s CD Release of his EP “FREEDOM”, and also celebrate Ezra’s Birthday. The music will be a grooving mix of reggae, soca, and East African Bongo, led by Ezra’s gritty vocals and a dynamic Afrobeat band! Special guests will also make their appearance to spice up the night! Come early, and […]
Friday September 13, 8pm
The Roundhouse Performance Centre (Davie & Pacific, Vancouver downtown)
Direct from Spain! Explosive and passionately creative; dancer Fiona Malena and her live music Flamenco ensemble engage in a rich new work exploring the influence of Indian, Arabic, Jewish and Latin cultures. Previously touring countries such as Israel, Mexico and Spain, Canadian-born dancer Fiona will come back to Canada after an extensive tour through the UK. “Puertas” is her […]