Past Events

GAMELAN BIKE BIKE SUNSET CONCERT

Sunday Oct 3, 2021

Hadden Park

Join us in Hadden Park for an evening of gamelan music, featuring new works by Gamelan Bike Bike, plus an opening set of ‘gender wayang’ music, traditional repertoire associated with the Balinese art of shadow puppetry ‘wayang kulit’.

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FLAMENCO DUO: Vancouver – MELON JIMENEZ & LARA WONG

Saturday Oct 2, 2021

Fox Cabaret

Guitarist Melón Jiménez has made plenty of music, not only in flamenco music but in many related styles. He is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and also, to the innovation of the flamenco guitar, meticulously translating techniques from the sitar, slide guitar, and African gimbri to his guitar. He is joined by award winning flautist Lara Wong, a fresh and distinctive voice in the flamenco scene.

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FLAMENCO DUO: Victoria – MELÓN JIMÉNEZ & LARA WONG

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

Hermann’s Jazz Club

Guitarist Melón Jiménez has made plenty of music, not only in flamenco music but in many related styles. He is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and also, to the innovation of the flamenco guitar, . He is joined by award winning flautist Lara Wong, a fresh and distinctive voice in the flamenco scene who is breaking new grounds in flamenco with the bansuri flute.

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ELISE BOEUR & ADAM IREDALE-GRAY

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Lot 19

A founding member of indie-folk band Fish & Bird, Adam Iredale-Gray is a versatile guitarist and fiddler with deep roots in Irish traditional music and a commitment to innovation. Fiddler and Hardanger fiddle player Elise Boeur draws from the wells of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle music, melds in fistfuls of arcane influences, and emerges with a multi-faceted sound grounded in Nordic traditions.

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OLIVER SWAIN & ASHLEY WEY – LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Lot 19

Join us for the 4th of our Lunchtime concert series in Downtown Vancouver at Lot 19 (corner West Hastings and Hornby) in a quaint oasis with picnic benches, trees, and cafes.

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Award-winning world-roots artist Oliver Swain as been a celebrated musician (upright bass, banjo) for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles and for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment.

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EASTERN EUROPEAN VOYAGE – Sunset Concert

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Hadden Park

This evening’s Sunset concert will feature two groups showcasing music from Eastern Europe. Vostok trio will enchant you with their sublime vocal arrangements of Ukrainian and Balkan songs. Lache Cercel, well-known BC-based Roma / Romanian violinist will host special guest master accordion player Sergiu Popa (based in Montreal), accompanied by Lache’s Roma Swing Ensemble.

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ELISE BOEUR & ADAM IREDALE-GRAY

Friday Sep 17, 2021

Lot 19

A founding member of indie-folk band Fish & Bird, Adam Iredale-Gray is a versatile guitarist and fiddler with deep roots in Irish traditional music and a commitment to innovation. Fiddler and Hardanger fiddle player Elise Boeur draws from the wells of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle music, melds in fistfuls of arcane influences, and emerges with a multi-faceted sound grounded in Nordic traditions

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The Art of Improvisation – From Iran to Canada

Thursday Sep 9, 2021

Hadden Park

Join us in Hadden Park for an evening concert featuring the Ali Razmi Persian Ensemble and the Grdina-Houle-Loewen Trio

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ZHAMBAI DUO – Zimbabwean Lunchtime Concert

Thursday Sep 9, 2021

Lot 19

Zhambai duo (Kurai Mubaiwa & Curtis Andrews) performs the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe using the ancient mbira (thumb piano).

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WEST COAST FIDDLE FEST

September 3 & 4, 2021

Victoria Event Centre

A two-evening community gathering of diverse folk traditions featuring three award-winning fiddle-guitar-vocal duos from the region, including Elise Boeur and Adam Iredale-Gray, Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres, and finally Q and Charlie Gannon.  Plus expect some Surprise Guests!

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DAWN PEMBERTON – Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday Aug 25, 2021

Lot 19

Bring your Lunch and experience uplifting R&B, Gospel and Blues featuring the powerful voice and presence of Dawn Pemberton.

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FORRO DO CANA – Brazilian Sunset Concert

Sunday Aug 8, 2021

Hadden Park

Vancouver’s premier Brazilian Forro band, Forro do Cana, was founded in 2018 as a passion project, dedicated to the dissemination of the music of Northeastern Brasil.

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Round the World at the Roundhouse

July 30 & August 1, 2021

Roundhouse Turntable Plaza

Celebrate the return of Live Music and experience diverse sounds and rhythms from around the Globe featuring 4 of Vancouver's best world music performers!

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ROBIN LAYNE & THE RHYTHM MAKERS

Friday Oct 16, 2020

Lanalou’s Music Cabaret

This groove heavy ensemble delivers music that transcends the bounds of tradition, blurring the lines between jazz and folk as they carve out new territory for the marimba at the forefront of the sonic landscape. They are joined by singer Siobhan Sloane-Seale.

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KUTAPIRA Zimbabwean Afro-Fusion

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

Hadden Park

KUTAPIRA seamlessly blends Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms, Reggae, Samba, Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Cumbia, Disco and Hip Hop all contribute to a fusion of styles intelligently selected.​

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GAMELAN BIKE-BIKE

Sunday Sep 20, 2020

Hadden Park

Gamelan Bike Bike draws its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. The 10 member ensemble is dedicated to performing new works for gamelan, including recent compositions

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