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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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    LEGENDS OF INDIA: SHAHID PARVEZ & ANINDO CHATTERJEE

    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!

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    SALIF KEITA – The Acoustic Tour

    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 […]

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    DAKHABRAKHA – EthnoChaos from Ukraine

    Sunday, August 31, 8pm


    Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

    DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Opening is Vancouver’s Zeellia.

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    TAMAR ILANA : SEPHARDIC MUSIC & WORKSHOP

    Tuesday, July 22, 8pm


    Net Loft, Granville Island
    Cafe area in centre of building

    Join us to explore the music of the Sephardic Jews and Flamenco gypsies from Spain, led by singer/dancer Tamar Ilana from Toronto.

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    SONIDOS GITANOS FLAMENCO

    Saturday, July 19, 8pm


    Norman Rothstein Theatre
    950 West 41st Ave.

    Direct from the birthplace of Flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, experience pure flamenco at its roots featuring Artistic DirectorDancer Maria Bermudez with Jerez’s finest musicians, on guitar, cante, and palmas.

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    KOBO TOWN & KARA-KATA AFROBEAT

    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.

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    SHUBHENDRA & SASKIA RAO – Sitar & Cello Duo

    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 […]

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    LIRON MAN – SOLO HAND-PAN CONCERT & WORKSHOP

    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 […]

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    SOUND OF DRAGON MUSIC FESTIVAL

    May 9 - 11


    Roundhouse Centre, Davie at Pacific
    Yaletown, Vancouver

    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.

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    SHAHRAM & HAFEZ NAZERI – Rumi Symphony Project

    Saturday, April 26, 8pm


    Orpheum Theatre
    601 Smithe St., at Granville
    Vancouver, BC

    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.

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