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October 28, 8:30pm
Five Sixty Nightclub (560 Seymour St., Vancouver)
WITH SPECIAL GUEST OPENING ACT, EZRA KWIZERA One of the great global success stories of the past three years, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force. A group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. […]
Saturday October 6
The Centre in Vancouver (777 Homer St.)
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in California.
July 25, 8pm & July 26, 8:30pm
July 25: Jazz Cellar (3611 West Broadway), July 26: Kosmik Zoo (53 West Broadway St.)
Gabriel Palatchi Band “…Their live performance awed the crowds and left people wanting more”- Aidan Farrelly – Artistic director of the Kaslo Jazz Fest “…Pianist Gabriel Palatchi provides a worldly perspective on the traditionalLatin jazz sound and with this impressive debut, stakes his claim as one of thenew young lions of Latin jazz…”- Edward Blanco […]
Thursday June 21, 8:30pm
Waldorf Cabaret, 1489 East Hastings St.
ZHAMBAI TRIO CD-Release Concert Vancouver’s own ZHAMBAI TRIO is happy to release their debut full-length CD of traditional and original Zimbabwean music featuring the intriguing mbira, marimba, ngoma and hosho. They will be joined by high-energy electric Afro-fusion group ZIMBAMOTO and very special guests BONGO LOVE (direct from Zimbabwe!) who play their own brand of […]
Saturday, June 16
RIO Theatre (1660 East Broadway St.)
Luciterra Dance Company presents Jill Parker (San Francisco), the momma of the modern Tribal Fusion Bellydance movement.
Wednesday, June 13
Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)
Caravan World Rhythms & Beats Without Borders are proud to present for the first time in Vancouver, internationally acclaimed and celebrated Balkan Beat master, DJ SHANTEL.
May 18 & 19
SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Performing Arts - Fei & Milton Wong Theatre
Gamelan Gita Asmara’s 2012 annual concert brings an ambitious mix of classical, modern, rockin’, and sweet music and dance to the Wong Theater at SFU Woodward’s, all highlighting the growing virtuosity of Vancouver’s own 25-piece gamelan devoted to the best traditional arts of Bali.
May 4 & 5
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Vancouver
Don’t miss this annual celebration of Balkan-Roma non-stop Brass Band music and more. This year featuring all the way from Serbia, one of the top trumpet players, and winner of the top award for Balkan Brass music, Demiran Cerimovic, who will be playing with all of the bands on stage.
Saturday April 28, 8:00pm
Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver
Domingo Ortega Flamenco Dance Company, Co-Presented with Nur Flamenco
Tuesday April 24, 8:00pm
Chan Centre at UBC
For well over 40 years, Inti-Illimani (the name translates as “Sun God”) has held a beacon for Chilean music, both the traditional folk styles and the more contemporary nueva cancion.
Saturday April 21, 8:00pm
Fortune Sound Club
Omara “Bombino” Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces.
Saturday April 7, 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir return to Vancouver with their new show “African Grace”, through vibrant rhythm movement and its renowned vocal harmonies.