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  • Lemon Bucket Orkestra

    Posted On: July 25, 2019

    From Toronto, this multi-award winning 12-piece Balkan-Ukrainian-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-superband are a no-brakes, freewheeling carnival of the sounds of old Europe.

    The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over the world from WOMAD in New Zealand and Pohoda in Slovakia, to Festival D’Été in Québec City, and Luminato in Toronto. The Guardian proclaimed that their performances are “gorgeously sung and passionately played” and The New York Times declared them “charismatic…handsome and ambitious.”

    Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, LBO’s live shows are a truly immersive experience – ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic and all points in between – and they have expertly captured that unique blend of energy and emotion on their new album If I Had The Strength. Released in Canada through Outside Music in late 2018, it’s set for worldwide release via a new deal with Six Degrees Records this September, and includes guest appearances from famed soprano Measha Brueggergosman, rising Latino rapper Boogát, sing-a-long phenoms Choir!Choir!Choir! and more.

    Artist Website: https://www.lemonbucket.com/

  • TRI-CONTINENTAL Guitar Trio

    Posted On: July 6, 2019

    There are no musical boundaries present in this one-of-a-kind blues / folk / world music mélange. Formed in 1999, Tri-Continental builds on artistic respect and a deep passion for and knowledge of the blues.

    Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim present a truly unique and critically acclaimed sound that is soulful and present, intense and atmospheric. Well-recognized and respected artists with successful solo careers, they are indeed major players in the Canadian roots, folk and blues music scene.

    Individually and collectively Tri-Continental has received 4 Juno awards and 10 nominations, 2018 Album of the Year nomination for “Dust Dance” at the International Folk Music Awards and 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards nomination for Roots Group / Duo of the Year.

    Together as Tri-Continental, something very special and magical happens with Bourne – the grand improvisor, Quitzau – kidnapper of the blues taking it to new dimensions, and Madagascar Slim – a fascination with tradition and evolution found him on the leading edge as promoter of a new sound – the Malagasy blues.

    This is clearly evident in the music they create, where sharing and curiosity leads them on fascinating musical explorations resulting in their infectious sound where world, Celtic, Latin, folk, flamenco, blues and African rhythms fuse into one.

    Artist website: https://www.tricontinentalmusic.com/

  • HUUN HUUR TU – Victoria

    Posted On: June 21, 2019

    The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the decades they spent honing their overtone singing, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions. Beginning over seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu has almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship.

    The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics

    Artist Website:
    http://www.huunhuurtu.ru/

  • HUUN HUUR TU – Vancouver

    Posted On: June 20, 2019

    The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the decades they spent honing their overtone singing, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions. Beginning over seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu has almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship.

    The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics

    Artist Website:
    http://www.huunhuurtu.ru/

    Opening for Huun Huur Tu, is Vancouver’s naad. naad offers a feast for the ears, through a showcase of rare and beautiful instruments from all over the world, such as the PANArt hang drum, Slovakian overtone flutes, didgeridoo, and much more. naad has performed at festivals, self-produced events and intimate house concerts, in countless incarnations featuring some of the finest artists from Vancouver’s vibrant world music community.

  • LA CARAMELITA FLAMENCO COMPANY – “Nritya”

    Posted On: June 6, 2019

    Caravan World Rhythms presents the North American premiere of La Caramelita Flamenco Company in “Nritya” – a Voyage of Rhythm, Music and Dance from India to Spain.
    The company includes performers from Spain, France and Canada, including dancer/artistic director Deborah “La Caramelita”, Alejandro Mendía on vocals, Guillermo Guillén on guitar, Alex Carrasco on percussion and Lara Wong on flute and bansuri.
    As a first generation Canadian, born to Malaysian parents of South Indian descent, Deborah “La Caramelita” Dawson-Mouroca has enchanted international audiences for over 10 years with her unique style of dance. Her new show “Nritya” tells Deborah’s story through dance, a story of an immigrant family and an artist connecting with an art form that seems totally foreign, but one that she is historically linked with. Deborah believes that cross-cultural music and dance can bring people together in unexpected ways and connect them to their ancestral roots.

    At 14, she was drawn to the fiery, “gypsy” energy of flamenco, only later discovering that flamenco’s roots could be traced to the Romani people from India who settled in Spain. NRITYA refers to “storytelling” and “emotions created by movement” in Sanskrit while the literal Hindi translation is “dance.” Taking inspiration from the sensuality in flamenco, Latin passion and her Indian heritage, Dawson-Mourocq explores a journey in search of her origins. At the same time, she reconstructs bridges that disappeared between flamenco and Indian dance years ago.The result is a flamenco show unlike anything experienced before. Familiar Indian songs are intermingled with traditional flamenco rhythms. In one section, the traditional Indian chant (Konnakol) matches the percussive staccato of flamenco footwork.

    “This is not a traditional flamenco show. We’ve created a new language – a new algorithm – mixing various Indian influences with flamenco,” explains singer Alejandro Mendía. Dawson-Mourocq began with a structure of three flamenco styles: tarantos, martinete and alegrías. Award-winning flamenco guitarist Guillermo Guillén, percussionist Alex Carrasco and flautist Lara Wong composed original music and rhythms, using their own interpretations of the historical Indian and flamenco art forms. Mendía’s verses speak of distance, travel, the connectedness of music across cultures, and how being apart can bring you closer together.

    About La Caramelita Flamenco Company
    The versatility of Deborah Dawson Mourocq (“La Caramelita”) and La Caramelita Flamenco Company has taken them worldwide, performing in Ecuador, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Malaysia, Russia, Morocco, France and Switzerland. The Company introduced new audiences to flamenco at the 2016 Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver folk festivals where their shows reached over 15 000 spectators. La Caramelita performed at the Rolex Trophy in Geneva, Pacha Uchuk in Ecuador, the Western Canadian tour of Mis Hermanas, at international flamenco festivals in Europe and North America, and is the winner of the 2009 Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography. Dawson and her husband, flamenco singer Alejandro Mendía, are from Bordeaux, France. Together, with a group of award-winning musicians from France and Spain, they are creating a new language and artistic expression joining various Indian influences with flamenco. Performers include La CaramelitaAlejandro Mendía (singer); award-winning guitarist Guillermo Guillén (Lámpara Minera Award); multi-instrumentalist Alex Carrasco (cajón drum/percussion) and Lara Wong(flute).

    ABOUT DEBORAH “LA CARAMELITA” – www.lacaramelita-flamenco.com
    As a first generation Canadian, born to Malaysian parents of South Indian descent, for over 10 years Deborah “La Caramelita” has enchanted international audiences with her unique style of dance. Deborah’s arresting movements take inspiration from the sensuality in flamenco, latin passion and her Indian heritage. The versatility of this young dancer has taken her worldwide (Ecuador, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Malaysia, Russia, Morocco, France, Switzerland) alongside renown artists.Deborah “La Caramelita” began her flamenco journey in Vancouver, where she grew up. Her passion lead her to Andalucía, Spain where she studied with exceptional dancers such as Juana Amaya, Andres Peña, Mercedes Ruiz and others. After having lived and studied intensely in Andalucía for several years, she moved to France where she has an active dance performance and teaching career, but she often returns to the cradle of flamenco in Spain to perfect her art with renowned masters of flamenco dance.
    With respect to her Indian heritage, Deborah “La Caramelita” has created many parallels to these rich origins in her dance. It is said that the Gypsies who established, and continue to guard the essential character of flamenco, came from India. As a young Indian growing up in Canada, this history drew Deborah to flamenco and remains an important part of her artistic influence. In her most recent artistic endeavors, she reconnects with her past by integrating the influences of classical Indian dance into flamenco.NRITYA was presented at the 31st Arte Flamenco show in south France in July to great acclaim for its originality while Dawson-Mourocq “has mesmerized people worldwide with her graceful and passionate performances” (Petrina D’Souza, Darpan Magazine).

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    Caravan World Rhythms is a BC non-profit presenter of world music and dance events, featuring artists from diverse cultural backgrounds from across Canada and around the globe. We would like to thank our funders, the Canada Council, Creative BC and Canadian Heritage, and La Caramelita would like to thank Spedidam for their travel support (from France).

     

  • Melawmen Collective – Cheko & the Lion Rockers

    Posted On: June 5, 2019

    Launch Party for the Koksilah Festival (Cowichan Valley/Duncan), featuring Indigenous hip-hop soul-folk group The Melawmen Collective, and roots-reggae band Cheko & the Lion Rockers.
    About the Koksilah Festival Sept 6 – 8: http://koksilahfestival.com/

    About The Melawmen Collective:
    Contemporary Indigenous Fusion woven together with elements of hip/trip hop, rock and folk and thick harmonies, carried through with experience, manifestation, and visions of intergenerational stories of pain and healing. The Melawmen Collective was formed with a vision to create connections between Indigenous People and all others through music & story, developing our shared historical consciousness towards what the Secwepemc call ‘The Human Beings’.
    http://www.melawmen.ca/

    About Cheko & the Lion Rockers:
    Lion Rockers is a full reggae band with a strong message of love, consciousness and a sweet roots vibe! Based in the Cowichan Valley, the band has been playing together since 2012. The Lion Rockers have a strong Latin reggae influence complimented by Cheko’s vocals and arrangements. Hailing from Mexico, Cheko is an accomplished international musician, having played with numerous bands from the Americas and Europe. Backing him is the Lion Rockers: Mika Huhtanen on drums, Jedi on Nyabinghi drum, Morgan Mason on bass, Iwah, longstanding reggae artist on lead guitar, and Brian Horwitz on percussion.
    https://youtu.be/pc-IG_VcxHA

  • ROBIN LAYNE & THE RHYTHM-MAKERS

    Posted On: June 5, 2019

    A Vibrant blend of Latin jazz, Mexican folkloric, Afro-influences and

    cinematic compositions.

    Award winning percussionist and composer Robin Layne has put together a
    project that showcases the marimba and his energetic and virtuosic style on the
    instrument. Known for his collaborations with a wide spectrum of folk and
    world artists across Canada, including Locarno, Mazacote and Juno Award
    winners such as Quique Escamilla, Celso Machado, and the Paperboys, Robin’s
    passion for rhythm has led him around the world. He has toured in China,
    Europe, Mexico, the US and Canada and pursued his studies in LA, Cuba,
    Mexico and West Africa.
    Robin released his debut album Memories in 2018 with TrebleFive Records
    and spent the summer touring across Washington and BC, appearing at the
    FolkLife Festival in Seattle, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Carnaval
    del Sol, Stony Ground Concert Series on Pender Island, and ArtsWells Festival
    among others.

    Performers include: Robin Layne marimba/percussion; JP Carter trumpet; Liam MacDonald
    percussion; Derek DiFillipo bass; Daniel Ruiz drums

    Artist Website: http://www.robinlayne.ca/

  • Schryer, Hillhouse & Dobres

    Posted On: May 22, 2019

    This phenomenal trio of Celtic musicians features Franco-Ontarian fiddler Pierre Schryer, Canadian folk music specialist Andy Hillhouse, and European influenced BC guitarist Adam Dobres. A tour de force of versatility, fine musicianship and technical dexterity, the group brings together three diverse music careers laden with awards and nominations including JUNO, Canadian Folk Music, Western Canadian Music Awards and Grammy Awards. They first appeared as a trio on Pierre’s 2008 recording release project Mélange, and continue to appear as individual artists on national and international festival stages from the Pacific to the Atlantic and beyond.

    Artists’ Websites:
    http://www.schryerdobres.com/
    http://www.andyhillhousemusic.com/

     

  • OKAN – Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble

    Posted On: May 20, 2019

    Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, bravery and love.

    Embracing genres that have not historically fostered women artists outside of the role of singer, OKAN co-leaders, composers and multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion through their powerful harmonies, incredible musicianship and potent lyrical content. They are joined by Miguel de Armas on piano, Roberto Riveron on bass, and Frank Martinez on percussion.

    Born in Havana, Cuba, Elizabeth Rodriguez is a classically trained violinist who served as concertmaster for Havanas Youth Orchestra. Magdelys Savigne hails from Santiago de Cuba and graduated with honours in orchestral percussion from Havanas University of the Arts. Both are JUNO-nominees for their work with Battle of Santiago and Grammy-nominees for their contributions to Jane Bunnett and Maqueque of which they are former members.

    Band Website: www.okanmusica.com/

  • BUCAN BUCAN & BLISK – Eastern European Dance Party!

    Posted On: May 20, 2019

    Join us for a musical voyage across Eastern Europe, featuring  the polyphonic all-female quartet Blisk from Toronto, and followed by the Balkan party band from Victoria Bucan Bucan.

    ABOUT BLISK – www.bliskmusic.com
    “the beauty in the voices, the look, and the sounds” – Roots Music Canada

    BLISK is a musical journey travelling through Poland, Ukraine, Russia, the Balkans and beyond. This Toronto-based, all-female quartet was brought together by a deep love and respect for the ancient songs and dances of these regions, bringing the tunes to life for our modern world through unique original compositions, storytelling, dance, and distinctive arrangements of traditional folk music.

    The bands original compositions are inspired by the places from which the members hail Poland, Ukraine, Russia/Kazakhstan, and Canada seamlessly intertwined and paired with traditional Eastern European repertoire that crosses cultural borders!

    Blisk is:
    Ewelina Ferenc – vocals, percussion
    Ekaterina– vocals, recorder, zhalejka and percussion
    Stephania Woloshyn – vocals, dance, zylls, jaw harp and percussion
    Stacey Yerofeyeva – vocals, accordion, percussion

    ABOUT BUCAN BUCAN – https://bucanbucan.com/bio-press
    Made up of a very colourful and talented collection of musicians playing trumpets, violins, clarinets, tubas, accordions, trombones and drums, Bučan Bučan has been entertaining crowds for the last five years with its variety of traditional, eastern European brass band tunes and original material inspired by Balkan rhythms and melodies.

  • BLISK & Zlatna Mountain – An Eastern European Voyage

    Posted On: May 20, 2019

    Join us for a musical celebration of contemporary and ancient folk songs from the Balkans, Poland, Ukraine and surrounding regions, featuring the all-female quartet BLISK from Toronto, and Zlatna Mountain ensemble from Vancouver.

    Tickets $15 Advance / $20 door. Students $5 discount. General seating. Available ONLINE, or in person at Highlife Records . ALL AGES EVENT. Bar sales at the event. CASH ONLY.

    SINGING WORKSHOP, JULY 7, 4PM, @ POLISH HALL.  Register https://www.facebook.com/events/2443976335696006 to save your place!

    ABOUT BLISK – https://www.bliskmusic.com/
    “the beauty in the voices, the look, and the sounds”
    – Roots Music Canada

    BLISK is a musical journey travelling through Poland, Ukraine, Russia, the Balkans and beyond. This Toronto-based, all-female quartet was brought together by a deep love and respect for the ancient songs and dances of these regions, bringing the tunes to life for our modern world through unique original compositions, storytelling, dance, and distinctive arrangements of traditional folk music.

    The bands original compositions are inspired by the places from which the members hail Poland, Ukraine, Russia/Kazakhstan, and Canada seamlessly intertwined and paired with traditional Eastern European repertoire that crosses cultural borders!

    Blisk is:
    Ewelina Ferenc – vocals, percussion
    Ekaterina– vocals, recorder, zhalejka and percussion
    Stephania Woloshyn – vocals, dance, zylls, jaw harp and percussion
    Stacey Yerofeyeva – vocals, accordion, percussion

    ABOUT ZLATNA MOUNTAIN
    https://zlatnamountain.wordpress.com/

    Zlatna Mountain musicians are from Vancouver, and share a love for Balkan music and dance. The name Zlatna Mountain means Gold Mountain, a term widely used by the Chinese immigrants who built the railroads in the late 19th century for the Gold Rush along the west coast of North America.
    Zlatna Mountain’s repertoire is from Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Bosnia Herzegovina. Zlatna Mountain showcases a variety of time signatures and harmonic structures. Note that the narrators of the stories are often animals and natural features. In these songs one can hear stories from a jaybird, a falcon, and a mountain. Listening to Zlatna Mountain can transport you to a fog-covered plain, a grape vineyard, a beautiful private garden, and [of course] mountains!

  • ITAMAR EREZ – “Mi Alegria” CD-Release Concert

    Posted On: May 16, 2019

    Itamar Erez CD-release “Mi Alegria” Concert, with Hamin Honari, Francois Houle, James Meger & Kevin Romain

    and Opening Act The Giving Shapes

    Tickets: Online Here, 1-800-838-3006, & Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Drive
    General Admission $20 + charges (advance) & $25 (door) /
    Buy CD with advance ticket and save $5 on CD. ($35 advance with CD)

    Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
    It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. This award-winning and internationally renowned musician offers a glimpse into his rich and inventive musical universe of original world/jazz in concert this June, accompanied by a who’s-who of Vancouver musicianship.

    On June 20th, Itamar will launch his groundbreaking new release and 4th CD Mi Alegria.
    This release includes stunning new works with collaborating local and international musicians such as:
    Francois Houle (clarinet), Hamin Honari (percussion), James Meger (bass), Kevin Romain (drums), Ilan Salem (flute), Dani Benedikt (percussion), and Celso Machado (percussion).

    ABOUT ITAMAR EREZ – www.itamarerez.com

    Israeli-born Erez’s first CD Desert Song was recorded in Vancouver in 2006 with The Adama Ensemble. His 2nd CD, Hommage” (2010) was recorded while in Israel, with special guest artists Omar Faruk Tekbilek and others. His most recent CD New Dawn (2013) was a collaboration with percussionist Yshai Afterman and with Antonio Serrano (harmonica). Itamar performed and toured in Europe, and gained recognition and much praise on that continent’s World/Jazz scene.

    Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the Israeli Prime Minister Prize for Composers, Erez travels the world, and has shared stages with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco and others. During the last few years, he performed in Canada, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, India, Tunisia & Colombia.
    In addition to performing internationally, he gives workshops and masterclasses, teaching his unique approach to music and guitar playing. Itamar is on the guitar faculty at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School Of Music.

    ABOUT THE GIVING SHAPES – https://www.thegivingshapes.com/
    The Giving Shapes is a collaborative project between harpist/vocalist Elisa Thorn and pianist/vocalist Robyn Jacob that formed in fall 2017 at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Combining elements of through-composed music, improvisation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, their music triangulates aspects of new music, creative music and song-writing.
    Forming a bridge between their classical training and their explorations within the Canadian creative and indie music scenes, their sound reflects their broad influences from artists including Nico Muhly, Bjork, Jonny Greenwood, David Lang and Caroline Shaw.

  • Vashaan Ensemble – Songs of Joy

    Posted On: May 14, 2019

    Co-Presented with Vashaan Music Society, Vashaan Ensemble will present an evening of festive and joyful music from Iran and neighbouring regions. Featured in this performance is the lovely voice of Fathieh Honari who will sing music from her native Baluchistan, as well as Persian music based on the works of great poets such as Rumi and Omar Khayyam.

    The Vashaan Ensemble aims to show the true diversity of Iranian culture and music. We welcome people from all backgrounds to enjoy the Universal themes of Love, Happiness and Rhythm which are presented in this evening of music.

    Artist Website: www.vashaan.com

  • ADANU HABOBO – GHANAIAN DRUM & DANCE

    Posted On: April 22, 2019

    Co-Presented with Time Will Tell Arts Society…. Evening of Ghanaian Drum and Dance with special guests.

    With guest dancers Awal Alhassan, Sheimawu Abubakari
    And direct from Ghana, master drummer/dancer Vodzi Torgboh

    6:30pm doors and food
    7pm free dance workshop
    8pm performances

    Adanu Habobo, one of Vancouver’s premiere African drum and dance ensembles, will be showcasing
    the breadth and beauty of the traditional music and dance of Ghana, with several special guest
    drummers and dancers. Awal Alhassan and his partner Sheimawu Abubakari will electrify audiences
    with their movements ad talking drums from Northern Ghana.

    Complementing them is Vodzi Torgboh, a master drummer and dancer, whose mastery of hand and stick drumming will be a rare
    treat. This is Torgboh’s first time off the continent and Adanu Habobo is honoured to be his host.

    Opening the evening will be Muevete Marimba, led by local world percussion wizard
    Robin Layne. They will be performing a combination of Zimbabwean, Latin American, and original
    music arranged for marimba ensemble.

    The combined ensemble will be presenting an evening of music rooted in traditional music forms from
    the North and South of Ghana, which is known for deep polyrhythms, drums that talk, and intricate
    dance choreographies that are intertwined with drumming rhythms. There will also be opportunities for
    audience participation, an integral part of the African performing experience.

    Adanu Habobo was formed in 2012 by Curtis Andrews and Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo with the goal of
    presenting the traditional arts of Ghana. Comprised of professional and amateur musicians and dancers,
    they have performed all over the mainland and have collaborated with brass bands, 30-person choirs,
    and other reputed performers from across Africa who reside in the Lower Mainland. Awal Alhassan and
    Sheimau Abubakari are ambassador of the Dagomba traditions of Northern Ghana. Both have
    performed all over Ghana and toured the world as a member of numerous ensembles.

    Vodzi Torgboh is a walking library of his Ewe musical traditions. Born into a traditional family of drummers and ritual
    specialists, he has been immersed in drumming since birth and is widely recognized in his community as
    an unparalleled traditional drummer, dancer, and singer. This is his first time in North America (and first
    time off the continent).

    For Curtis Andrews, the visionary behind the concert, this is the latest step of a 20-year journey. “I first
    visited Ghana in 1999 to study traditional drumming and dance. The people and their music have kept
    me coming back, forging deep relationships. One of the best musicians I have ever met during this time is
    Vodzi Torgboh, who has become one of my best friends since we first met more than 15 years ago.
    Though we have often discussed it, this is the first time I am able to invite and host one of my Ghanaian
    friends in Canada and I’m excited to see where this will lead!”

    Besides the concert focused on Ghanaian music and dance, there will be a free dance workshop
    preceding the show and Ghanaian food will be for sale from Taste of Africa restaurant as well.

    ARTIST LINKS:
    www.adanuhabobo.com
    www.curtisandrews.ca

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    This Event is generously supported by the Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Vancouver, and Music BC.

  • Vashaan Persian Ensemble

    Posted On: April 2, 2019

    Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians working outside Iran living in Canada, the Vashaan Persian Ensemble draws upon Iran’s rich musical past to perform joyful and memorable Persian Traditional songs.

    Members of the group are: Reza Honari (kemanche – spike fiddle), Fathieh Honari (vocals), Hamin Honari (percussion), Ali Razmi (tar Persian lute), Saina Khaledi (santur), and Ali Sajjadi (oud).

    Artist Website: www.vashaan.com

    This event is supported by Creative BC (Amplify program), the government of British Columbia, the Canada Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.