Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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  • GAMELAN BIKE-BIKE

    Sunday, Sept. 20
    Hadden Park, Kits Point.

    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

  • ZLATNA MOUNTAIN Eastern European Music

    Rescheduled Date TBA
    Hadden Park, Kits Point

    Zlatna Mountain, will take you on a journey to a joyful house party in a Balkan village, presenting songs from Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina and Albania.

  • Zimbamoto-Guilt and Co.

    August 28, 7pm & 9:30pm
    Guilt and Co. 1 Alexander St.

    Led by master Zimbabwean musician, percussionist and singer Kurai Mubaiwa, ZIMBAMOTO brings an exhilarating flavour of traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe

  • Breaking Boundaries – Colombian Band

    August 27, 7pm & 9:30pm. Two separate shows
    Guilt And Co. 1 Alexander St., Gastown, Vancouver

    Led by accordionist John Gonzales, Breaking Boundaries brings together Native Colombian Cumbia, Vallenato and original Music, with strong improvisation over the essence of Afro-Colombian percussion.

  • MOHSEN NAMJOO – Cancelled

    Saturday, August 22, 2020
    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

    Iconic maverick Iranian musician and composer Mohsen Namjoo returns to Vancouver touring for his latest new recording “Motantan (Grandiloquent). Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian setar with electric guitar, and rock and blues vocal techniques with Persian avaz (singing), he fuses the ancient with the current.

  • BLACK DOG STRING QUARTET with JOHN KASTELIC – Cancelled

    Sat, March 28
    Hermann's Jazz Club

    The Quartet present a two-part performance “Folk Songs & Brahms”. For the first part, they will perform Brahms’ stunning String Quintet No. 2. The 2nd part of the evening will feature the folk songs of John Kastelic (singer/composer) for voice and string quartet. Erasing the lines between classical music and contemporary folk music, these songs sparkle with ingenuity, thoughtfulness, and a breathtaking lyricism.

  • “Mystery of Love” Persian Concert

    Saturday, March 7
    Oak Bay United Church 1355 Mitchell St., Victoria

    “Mystery of Love” is an awe-inspiring traditional Persian music concert centered on the works of one of Iran’s most prolific musicians, Saeed Farajpouri. He is a master of the Persian spike fiddle, Kamanche and has enjoyed a prolific international career which spans over 30 years. He is joined by the impeccable renowned vocalist Mahdieh Mohammadkhani, and members of Vancouver’s Vashaan Ensemble (Saina Khaledi– Santour, Ali Sajjadi – Oud, and Hamin Honari – Percussion, to present his new compositions.

  • QUIQUE ESCAMILLA – Solo Show

    Tuesday, February 25
    Vinyl Envy 1717 Quadra St., Victoria

    Winner of both a Juno award and Canadian Folk Music Award, Quique Escamilla breaks down language barriers through his powerful voice and passionate delivery while fusing traditional Mexican styles of music with modern sounds of rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia, bolero, and a variety of other diverse sounds from Latin American and the Caribbean. His lyrics carry powerful messages that are inspired by and support various social and political issues such as human rights, immigration reform, global conservation, anti-racism, anti-oppression and indigenous rights.

  • Amir Amiri with Richard Moody

    Sunday, January 26
    Open Space, 510 Fort St., Victoria

    Inspired by the diversity and fluidity between their respective Persian and western classical and jazz training, Amiri and Moody have created an engaging and distinctive sound fusing elements of traditional Persian music with jazz, classical, Indian, and modern spiritual styles.

  • TABLE SONGS FESTIVAL 2019

    November 22 & 23
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.

    Inspired by “Supra”, the Georgian tradition of gathering around a feast table and participating in folk songs, music, and dance, we bring this experience to Vancouver showcasing four cultures’ different ways of celebrating community life, featuring Georgian, Hungarian, Serbian, and English/Canadian traditions.

  • Constantinople’s “In the Footsteps of Rumi” – Victoria

    Friday November 8
    First Metropolitain United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., Victoria

    Featuring an exceptional 8-piece ensemble of musicians, Montreal’s Constantinople takes us on a journey into the luminous universe of Rumi’s timeless poetry about love and existence. Kiya Tabassian, artistic director of Constantinople, has set Rumi’s work to music, with the collaboration of Tunisian singer and multidisciplinary artist Ghalia Benali.

  • Novalima – Direct from Peru

    Thursday, November 7
    Rickshaw Theatre 254 E. Hastings St.

    Started by four friends from Lima with a shared passion for traditional Afro-Peruvian music and global DJ culture, Novalima stands in the common ground bridging past and future, uniting tradition and innovation.

  • Constantinople “In the Footsteps of Rumi” & The Marrow

    Wed. November 6
    York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.

    Featuring an exceptional 8-piece ensemble of musicians, Montreal’s Constantinople takes us on a journey into the luminous universe of Rumi’s timeless poetry about love and existence. Kiya Tabassian, artistic director of Constantinople, has set Rumi’s work to music, with the collaboration of Tunisian singer and multidisciplinary artist Ghalia Benali.

  • Lemon Bucket Orkestra

    Sunday, November 3
    Upstairs Cabaret 15 Bastion Square, Victoria

    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.

  • TRI-CONTINENTAL Guitar Trio

    Friday, October 11
    First Church of Christ Scientist 1205 Pandora St., Victoria

    Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim present a truly unique and critically acclaimed sound that is soulful and present, intense and atmospheric. There are no musical boundaries present in this one-of-a-kind blues / folk / world music mélange.