Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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  • Moshkin Ghalam & Hamed Nikpay

    December 15, 7:30pm
    Massey Theatre ( 735 8th Ave., New Westminster)

    An unforgettable night with an electrifying vocalist singing Rumi’s poetry, an international dancer / choreographer / theatre artist & a world-class ensemble: Hamed Nikpay learned to sing at the age of seven, and at nine, he studied Tar & Setar, under the tutorship of some of the masters of classical Persian music. Since his arrival […]

  • Vashaan Ensemble – Iranian Classical & Folk Music

    Saturday February 2
    NSCU Centre for the Performing Arts, Capilano University

    Vancouver’s Vashaan Ensemble will be presenting a unique repertoire of joyful music from Iran & the eastern provinces of Baluchistan & Khorasan.

  • Brass Menazeri – Powerhouse Balkan Brass

    Saturday January 26, 8:00pm
    The Grandview Legion (2205 Commercial Dr., Vancouver)

    Brass Menažeri is San Francisco’s original & hottest Balkan Romani (“Gypsy”) Brass Band. Their music cascades through Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Greece & even Rajasthan with wild rhythms, new sensibilities, innovative arrangements & original compositions, expanding the traditions while we remain rooted within them. Join them, with Orkestar Slivovica & Scarlet Lux Bellydancers, for a festive Balkan celebration!

  • ALPHA YAYA DIALLO – “West African Summit”

    December 1, 8:00pm
    RIO Theatre (1660 East Broadway St.)

          ALPHA YAYA DIALLO “WEST AFRICAN SUMMIT TOUR 2012” Alpha Yaya Diallo’s music, the intoxicating and beautifully-rendered sounds of his West African homeland, has won him passionate fans and multiple accolades across Canada and around the world. This fall, in a ground-breaking performance project, this three-time Juno Award-winner takes the experience of […]


    November 16, 17 & 18
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Strathcona Vancouver

    Orkestar Slivovica, Caravan World Rhythms, and Transformation Projects invite you to Opa Tsupa, a weekend of exploration and enjoyment of Romani music and visual entertainment.   Friday November 16th OPA TSUPA EVENING SHOW: 7PM-1AM  Saturday November 17th DAYTIME KAFANA LOUNGE: NOON-6PM OPA TSUPA EVENING SHOW: 7:30PM-1AM (doors 7:00)  Sunday November 18 (daytime only) DAYTIME KAFANA LOUNGE: NOON-6PM Caravan World Rhythms, […]

  • Raices y Alas Flamenco

    November 2 & 3
    Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.)

    Andrea Williams Flamenco company presents their 3rd instalment of “Raices y Alas” (Roots and Wings): this instalment is entitled “El Color de la Pasion”, featuring 5 dance soloists, 5 more company dancers, and 7 live musicians. Taking inspiration from the relationships between music, colours and emotions, this work explores both the roots of flamenco and […]

  • Staff Benda Bilili

    October 28, 8:30pm
    Five Sixty Nightclub (560 Seymour St., Vancouver)

    WITH SPECIAL GUEST OPENING ACT, EZRA KWIZERA One of the great global success stories of the past three years, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force. A group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. […]

  • Mohsen Namjoo

    Saturday October 6
    The Centre in Vancouver (777 Homer St.)

    Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in California.

  • Gabriel Palatchi Latin Tango Band

    July 25, 8pm & July 26, 8:30pm
    July 25: Jazz Cellar (3611 West Broadway), July 26: Kosmik Zoo (53 West Broadway St.)

    Gabriel Palatchi Band “…Their live performance awed the crowds and left people wanting more”- Aidan Farrelly – Artistic director of the Kaslo Jazz Fest “…Pianist Gabriel Palatchi provides a worldly perspective on the traditionalLatin jazz sound and with this impressive debut, stakes his claim as one of thenew young lions of Latin jazz…”- Edward Blanco […]


    Thursday June 21, 8:30pm
    Waldorf Cabaret, 1489 East Hastings St.

    ZHAMBAI TRIO CD-Release Concert Vancouver’s own ZHAMBAI TRIO is happy to release their debut full-length CD of traditional and original Zimbabwean music featuring the intriguing mbira, marimba, ngoma and hosho. They will be joined by high-energy electric Afro-fusion group ZIMBAMOTO and very special guests BONGO LOVE (direct from Zimbabwe!) who play their own brand of […]

  • Luciterra presents Velvet Smoke

    Saturday, June 16
    RIO Theatre (1660 East Broadway St.)

    Luciterra Dance Company presents Jill Parker (San Francisco), the momma of the modern Tribal Fusion Bellydance movement.

  • Dj Shantel

    Wednesday, June 13
    Red Room Ultrabar (398 Richards St.)

    Caravan World Rhythms & Beats Without Borders are proud to present for the first time in Vancouver, internationally acclaimed and celebrated Balkan Beat master, DJ SHANTEL.

  • Gamelan Gita Asmara

    May 18 & 19
    SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Performing Arts - Fei & Milton Wong Theatre

    Gamelan Gita Asmara’s 2012 annual concert brings an ambitious mix of classical, modern, rockin’, and sweet music and dance to the Wong Theater at SFU Woodward’s, all highlighting the growing virtuosity of Vancouver’s own 25-piece gamelan devoted to the best traditional arts of Bali.

  • Ederlezi

    May 4 & 5
    Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Vancouver

    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.

  • Domingo Ortega

    Saturday April 28, 8:00pm
    Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

    Domingo Ortega Flamenco Dance Company, Co-Presented with Nur Flamenco