Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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    Wed. August 14, 8pm
    The Kozmik Zoo, 53 West Broadway St.

    Toronto-based Ventanas weaves in and out of upbeat Bulgarian dance tunes, Greek, Turkish and Sephardic love songs and heart-wrenching Flamenco palos, leading captive audiences through windows into other lands and cultures. Lead singer Tamar Ilana’s powerful vocals, honed through a lifetime of performing internationally, evoke deep emotions. Add to this the intensity of Flamenco guitar […]

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    Slivovica Social Club – Balkan Fever!

    Friday July 26, 9pm
    The Backstage Lounge (Arts Club Theatre), 1585 Johnston St., Granville Island

    Join us for the ever popular Slivovica Social Club hosted by Orkestar Slivovica. We will have a special guest Briga from Montreal performing fiery Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian music. Briga has recently performed at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, CBC Nooner Stage, and Harrison Arts Festival, and we are lucky to grab the band for […]

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    MASTERS OF WIND – Indian & Jazz Music

    May 25, 8pm
    Vancouver Community College Auditorium (1155 East Broadway St.)

    The leading American voice in Indian jazz fusion, saxophonist and composer, George Brooks, Indian bamboo flute master Pt. Ronu Majumdar, a major innovator of Indo-jazz fusion, and tabla maestro Ramdas Palsule come together to create the finest Indian-inspired jazz and jazz flavored raga. These world music visionaries blend the ancient improvisational art of Indian classical music with jazz, to create a […]

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    GAMELAN GITA ASMARA – Balinese Music & Dance

    May 17 & 18
    Fei & Milton Wong Theatre, Goldcorp Centre, SFU Woodward's (149 W. Hastings St.)

    Vancouver’s GAMELAN GITA ASMARA present their annual spectacular show, featuring over 20 musicians and dancers.This performance will feature the classical dance Legong Kuntul, with guests Keiko Ninomiya, and, direct from Bali, 15-year-old dance prodigy Putu Suci Pramesti; and the powerhouse Wiranjaya, a torpedo of crashing gongs and intense movement. Gita Asmara will introduce Sphinx, choreographed and performed by Justine A. Chambers

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    MAY 3 & 4
    ST. MARY'S UKRAINIAN CHURCH HALL (550 West 14th Ave.) - south end of property

    EDERLEZI Festival is a traditional Spring Balkan-Roma Brass Band Festival. This year’s presentation features one of the top groups from the Balkans, KOCANI ORKESTAR, direct from Madedonia! And Serbian Brass Band award-winner Demiran Cerimovic returns, along with Orkestar Zirkonium, Luciterra Tribal Bellydancers, and much more!!

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    May 3, 8pm / May 4, 2pm & 8pm
    Norman Rothstein Theatre ((950 West 41st Ave.)

    Mozaico Flamenco forms a six-dancer troupe with two of Madrid’s cutting edge flamenco dancers from the most contemporary companies today, Ricardo Lopez and Emilio Ochando. Inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Café de Chinitas spins the tale of a jealous rivalry between two matador brothers.Flamenco music is joined by haunting Asian melodies of the Orchid Ensemble.

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    Mariachi Trubachi Fiesta!

    Saturday March 9, 8pm
    Russian Hall, Strathcona (600 Campbell St.)

    Join us for the 2nd Annual battle of the Brass Bands: Balkan Brass with Orkestar Slivovica, and Mexican Mariachi with Los Dorados. Also featuring Rio Samaya to open the night, and dance performances by Gradina Balkan Dancers and Mexico Vivo Dancers! This is an all-ages family event, with dancing highly encouraged while you watch and […]

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    Nano Stern – Chilean Indie-Folk Singer

    Wednesday, February 27, 8pm
    CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver

    Nano Stern is a young chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of Chilean Song, with a devoted following that stretches out from Chile, into Latin America, north to Canada & the USA, over to Europe and down in Australia

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    Moshkin Ghalam & Hamed Nikpay

    December 15, 7:30pm
    Massey Theatre ( 735 8th Ave., New Westminster)

    An unforgettable night with an electrifying vocalist singing Rumi’s poetry, an international dancer / choreographer / theatre artist & a world-class ensemble: Hamed Nikpay learned to sing at the age of seven, and at nine, he studied Tar & Setar, under the tutorship of some of the masters of classical Persian music. Since his arrival […]

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    Vashaan Ensemble – Iranian Classical & Folk Music

    Saturday February 2
    NSCU Centre for the Performing Arts, Capilano University

    Vancouver’s Vashaan Ensemble will be presenting a unique repertoire of joyful music from Iran & the eastern provinces of Baluchistan & Khorasan.

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    Brass Menazeri – Powerhouse Balkan Brass

    Saturday January 26, 8:00pm
    The Grandview Legion (2205 Commercial Dr., Vancouver)

    Brass Menažeri is San Francisco’s original & hottest Balkan Romani (“Gypsy”) Brass Band. Their music cascades through Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Greece & even Rajasthan with wild rhythms, new sensibilities, innovative arrangements & original compositions, expanding the traditions while we remain rooted within them. Join them, with Orkestar Slivovica & Scarlet Lux Bellydancers, for a festive Balkan celebration!

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    ALPHA YAYA DIALLO – “West African Summit”

    December 1, 8:00pm
    RIO Theatre (1660 East Broadway St.)

          ALPHA YAYA DIALLO “WEST AFRICAN SUMMIT TOUR 2012″ Alpha Yaya Diallo’s music, the intoxicating and beautifully-rendered sounds of his West African homeland, has won him passionate fans and multiple accolades across Canada and around the world. This fall, in a ground-breaking performance project, this three-time Juno Award-winner takes the experience of […]

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    November 16, 17 & 18
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Strathcona Vancouver

    Orkestar Slivovica, Caravan World Rhythms, and Transformation Projects invite you to Opa Tsupa, a weekend of exploration and enjoyment of Romani music and visual entertainment.   Friday November 16th OPA TSUPA EVENING SHOW: 7PM-1AM  Saturday November 17th DAYTIME KAFANA LOUNGE: NOON-6PM OPA TSUPA EVENING SHOW: 7:30PM-1AM (doors 7:00)  Sunday November 18 (daytime only) DAYTIME KAFANA LOUNGE: NOON-6PM Caravan World Rhythms, […]

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    Raices y Alas Flamenco

    November 2 & 3
    Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.)

    Andrea Williams Flamenco company presents their 3rd instalment of “Raices y Alas” (Roots and Wings): this instalment is entitled “El Color de la Pasion”, featuring 5 dance soloists, 5 more company dancers, and 7 live musicians. Taking inspiration from the relationships between music, colours and emotions, this work explores both the roots of flamenco and […]

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    Staff Benda Bilili

    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. […]

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