Caravan World Rhythms

Past Events

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    Saturday, October 18, 8pm
    Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.

    The quintessential Balkan brass band has once again captured the mantle of “Leading Band in Serbia,” a title for which they have been crowned many times since the late 1980’s. Their music, performed by a thirteen-piece orchestra, is wholly defined by their own gypsy lineage, whilst giving a knowing nod towards other musical and cultural backgrounds.


    Sunday, September 28
    York Theatre 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

    Two world renowned Classical Indian musicians make a rare appearance on stage together: sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. The on-stage chemistry between these musical virtuosos is simply electrifying!

  • SALIF KEITA – The Acoustic Tour

    Saturday, September 13, 8pm
    Vogue Theatre 918 Granville St.

    Caravan World Rhythms & the Georgia Straight are proud to announce the return of Salif Keita , the legendary singer from Mali, Africa, to the Vogue Theatre, launching Caravan’s 15th season of presenting the best in World Music to Vancouver audiences. The acoustic tour tells the story of Salif Keita’s award-winning career, picking up classics […]

  • DAKHABRAKHA – EthnoChaos from Ukraine

    Sunday, August 31, 8pm

    Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

    DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Opening is Vancouver’s Zeellia.


    Tuesday, July 22, 8pm

    Net Loft, Granville Island
    Cafe area in centre of building

    Join us to explore the music of the Sephardic Jews and Flamenco gypsies from Spain, led by singer/dancer Tamar Ilana from Toronto.


    Saturday, July 19, 8pm

    Norman Rothstein Theatre
    950 West 41st Ave.

    Direct from the birthplace of Flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, experience pure flamenco at its roots featuring Artistic DirectorDancer Maria Bermudez with Jerez’s finest musicians, on guitar, cante, and palmas.


    Friday July 11, 8:30pm

    The Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive - The Afrika Shrine

    Be prepared to be taken from Vancouver to the Caribbean to West Africa and then back again, featuring the original Trinidadian sounds of Kobo Town from Toronto, and the Fela Kuti-inspired grooves of Vancouver’s Kara-Kata Afrobeat.

  • SHUBHENDRA & SASKIA RAO – Sitar & Cello Duo

    Friday, May 30, 8pm

    Vancouver Community College Music Auditorium
    1155 East Broadway (Entrance on Glen Drive)

    The music of Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas has been hailed as “taking Indian Music to a brave new era”. New York Times described their music as “movingly meditative”. Together they carry Indian music towards new horizons with their strong belief in the unifying power of music. On stage, their effortless musical communication […]


    Tuesday May 20, 7:30pm

    Net Loft, Granville Island

    Join us for a unique concert, followed by an intimate workshop with international hand pan (Hang) master Liron Man. Admission is $10 for the concert and $10 for the workshop or $15 for both, a very limited number of hand pans are available for rental for the workshop from Gandharva Loka World Music Please call 604 683 […]


    May 9 - 11

    Roundhouse Centre, Davie at Pacific
    Yaletown, Vancouver

    Sound of Dragon Music Festival is Vancouver’s first festival devoted to “Chinese music”, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, and avant-garde improvisation in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances.

  • SHAHRAM & HAFEZ NAZERI – Rumi Symphony Project

    Saturday, April 26, 8pm

    Orpheum Theatre
    601 Smithe St., at Granville
    Vancouver, BC

    The internationally acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project is the innovative creation of composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Hafez Nazeri, featuring his legendary father, Shahram Nazeri, accompanied by an all star ensemble.

  • ROOTS AND BRANCHES – African Celebration

    Saturday, February 8, 8pm

    Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
    Granville Island

    An evening of exhilarating music from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Senegal, featuring ADANU HABOBO – Ghanaian Drum, Dance & Horns, ALPHA YA-YA DIALLA & BIJOU – West African Guitar, Vocals and Kora, and ZHAMBAI TRIO – Zimbabwean mbira, percussion and vocals.


    Sunday April 13, 7:30pm

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    650 Hamilton St., Vancouver

    The multiple Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Vancouver in a tribute concert to Nelson Mandela and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid.

  • CONSTANTINOPLE Ensemble, with Sepideh Raissadat

    Sunday, March 16, 7:30pm

    Capilano University Theatre
    2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

    Paths to the Summit is a unique Persian music program which recreates rediscovered treasures of Persian music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. The soloist guest singer is the well-known Sepideh Raissadat, and will also include one of the best today’s santour player from Tehran, Siamak Aghaie.

  • SUFI JOURNEY – Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Vashaan Ensemble

    Saturday February 15, 7:30pm

    Chan Centre at UBC

    Enter the sublime world of Sufi and Islamic music and dance. Sufi Journeys will feature one of the top international exponents of sufi-inspired music from Turkey, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Vancouver’s Vashaan Iranian Folk Ensemble, and Whirling Dervish Raqib Brian Burke.