Caravan World Rhythms

About Caravan World Rhythms

CARAVAN WORLD RHYTHMS, founded in 2000, is a non-profit charitable organizations whose mission is:

  • To provide high-quality, engaging live cultural entertainment with artists from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds from Canada and around the world.
  • To provide the public with the experience of “spirit” that underlies the expression of tradition-based music and dance, and more contemporary expressions created in today’s world.
  • To provide talented local and other Canadian world musicians and dancers more opportunities for exposure and integration into the local art scene.
  • To develop new ways for audiences to participate in cultural events, sharing in the experience of music making and movement.

Since our founding, we have also produced a number of thematic festivals focused on the arts of Tibet, West Africa, Indonesia, the Balkans.

Highlights of our programming over the years include Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Les Ballets National de Guinée, Salif Keita, Nuevo Ballet Español, Masters of Persian Music, and Goran Bregovic, to name a few.  Caravan also prides itself on presenting lesser-known artists and forms of musical traditions, including polyphonic choirs from southern France, or northern Italy; throat-singing and music from the republic of Tuva; Mbira music from Zimbabwe; Balinese gamelan music and dance; and much more.

In recent years, Caravan has expanded our programming vision, as artists from various cultural traditions and musical genres increasingly collaborate and create new fusions and forms of expression.


Artist Submissions

To be considered for future programming who feel they would match our programming vision and would like to be considered for future programming can get in touch with us with their concert or project proposals.

Caravan programs events year-round and will consider proposals at any time.  There is no specific submission date.

Caravan also considers co-presenting collaborations with other organizations and promoters who share our vision.

Please send any artist or project proposals to:

Caravan receives a high number of submissions, so we cannot promise to get back to you, but we will do our best!


Get Involved


Caravan depends on the help of volunteers at most of our events, as well as in between our events, performing a variety of tasks.  If you would like be part of our family, and help out as a volunteer, please send us a note to:

Feedback and Submission

The world of “world music & dance” is huge and deep.  We are always interested to hear about new (or old) artists that you would love to see perform in the Vancouver area.  Or if you have any feedback to give us about our events, we look forward to hearing from you. If we end up implementing your programming ideas or your suggestions to improve our ways, we will offer you two tickets to any future event. Please write us at:


Caravan Sponsors and Supporters

In order to be able to do what do, Caravan depends in part on the support of the following generous sponsors and funders:

Become a Caravan Sponsor

Caravan events are publicized throughout the Metro Vancouver region and beyond, attracting a wide diversity of people to our events. As a sponsor, you can reach these discriminating audiences through our posters, flyers, event programmes, web-site, facebook page, and a display table or banner at our events. In-kind and cash sponsorships are possible, as well as cross-promotional initiatives.  To explore these possibilities, please contact us at: