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  • Ederlezi

    Posted On: May 16, 2012

     May 4 & 5, 8pm

    “EDERLEZI”

    BALKAN-ROMA BRASS BAND SPRING FESTIVAL

    Featuring Special guest, direct from Serbia
    Guca Award-winning Trumpeter
    DEMIRAN CERIMOVIC

    Hosted by Orkestar Slivovica and Guest bands:
    Orkestar Zirkonium (Seattle)
    The Bolting Brassicas (Lasqueti)
    Bucan Bucan (Victoria) 

    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.  Join us for great music, dance, food and drink!

  • Domingo Ortega

    Posted On: May 15, 2012

    DOMINGO ORTEGA

    Flamenco Dance Company
    www.domingoortega.com

    Kay Meek Theatre
    West Vancouver

    Tickets $55 (includes all service charges)

    Buy Online at: www.kaymeekcentre.com
    or call Kay Meek Box Office: 604-913-6364or Keyvan Tiv: 604-720-6033

     A CO-PRESENTATION WITH NUR FLAMENCO.

  • Inti-Illimani

    Posted On: May 13, 2012

    Tuesday April 24, 8:00pm
    Legendary Latin American group
    Direct from Chile

    INTI – ILLIMANI

    Chan Centre at UBC
    www.intivancouver.com
    45th Anniversary Concert

    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.  Back in 1967 a group of students at Santiago’s Technical University formed a band to perform folk music. Taking their name from the Aymaran Indian language of the Andes, they began playing traditional music and quickly earned a reputation around the capital. By the ’70s they’d grown into a political beast, taking on the nueva cancion (literally “new song”) of many young groups, and being quite outspoken lyrically — enough to be forced into exile in 1973, where they’d stay for 15 years. However, they refused to be cowed by the Chilean dictatorship. Basing themselves in Rome, Italy, they continued to record, and toured more heavily then ever before, earning a powerful reputation around the globe, and becoming very unofficial ambassadors of Chilean music, as well as opponents to the ruling regime. In addition to performing with a number of famous, political figures like Pete Seeger and Mikis Theodorakis, they were included on the famous 1988 Amnesty International Tour, along with Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Bruce Springsteen. Join us for a joyous celebration of the illustrious career of Inti-Illimani!

    A CO-PRESENTATION WITH BRISA PRODUCTIONS AND ANCIENT CULTURES

  • Bombino

    Posted On: May 12, 2012

    Saturday April 21, 8:00pm
    Rising Desert Blues Guitar Star

    BOMBINO

    www.cumbancha.com/bombino

    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. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, with the release of Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery Bombino’s stature as one of Africa’s hottest young guitarists has been revealed to the world.

    A CO-PRESENTATION WITH NIGHT HEAT PRODUCTIONS.

  • Soweto Gospel Choir

    Posted On: April 14, 2012

    Saturday April 7, 8pm, Direct from South Africa

    SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

    “African Grace”
    Multiple Grammy-winning 30-member South African ensemble.
    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, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since its foundation in 2002, the 30-person Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at the greatest concert halls across the globe and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Choir sold out their last two appearances in Vancouver, so don’t miss out on this uplifting and vivacious spectacle that literally takes your breath away!

    WWW.SOWETOGOSPELCHOIR.COM