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November 23rd

At The Railway Club: Los Duendes Plays Latin Psychedelic Fusion. Uplifting music from all around South America designed to get people up and Dancing. From the roots of Chicha, Andean Folk Guitar and Peruvian Mexican and Argentinean Cumbia to Latin Jazz and Deep Soulful Latin House. We play the hits and mix in original compositions that tell our own unique story. We've got some new stuff in store for this night and as always some very special guest artists…don't miss it!


Worldbeat and African music fans will be excited to hear that after nearly a decade of electrifying festival and club shows across Canada, ZIMBAMOTO is finally releasing its first album, Tambai.  ZIMBAMOTO is a Vancouver-based ensemble led by Canada’s foremost mbira and marimba virtuoso, and singer, Kurai Mubaiwa. The band also features renowned world percussion artist and composer Curtis Andrews on drums, percussionist Navaro Franco, guitarist Mark Campbell and bassist Greg Valou. Mixing the traditional music of Zimbabwe with electric grooves and heavy beats, they create a hypnotic sound that is uniquely built for the dance floor, evoking the village as well as the urban street party. Join the party at The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, November 23rd


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December 1st, join in an ALL AGES DANCE PARTY!!! w/ the Carnival Band! We will have special guests (TBA), party games, early kids dance party, carnie cocktail, and cake.
Open Air Orchestra Society 10 year birthday celebrates the Carnival Band's new CD, and will be fundraising for the Greenhorn Community Music Project.
-all proceeds go to the Greenhorn's, a youth driven after school music project that the Open Air Orchestra Society established in 2015
-$15 cover at the door, or $12 in advance!
-at the corner of Venables and Commercial.

Tambura Rasa is gearing up to close off 2017 with another dance show at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St, Vancouver) on Wednesday, December 6th, 9pm. This will be another full night of dancing with Tambura Rasa's superb energy-infused grooves!


International recording artist Collie Buddz will be at Venue December 13th with special guest JESSE ROYAL. Come out for an evening of dancehall and reggae. For tickets and more info check out



Percussion Workshop every Wednesday with Davide Sampaolo. This workshop series will focus on techniques including Flamenco Cajon (Drum Box), Afro-Cuban percussion, Palos Flamenco, and fusion with Cuban rhythms, clave concept, how to play Cajon in different kind of music and much more. Periodically there will be performances and jamming sessions with all the students of the class. Drop-in $20.


Kasandra “La China” (baile) and guest Ricardo Lopez (baile) Chai Lounge – East Is East 4433 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Saturdays every second week.


The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! Noon hour series continues showcasing bhangra and Bollywood dance with South Asian Arts, contemporary dance with 605 Collective, ballroom with JC Dance Co Brazilian and capoeira with Aché Brasil and more. For the complete schedule, log onto


For Powell River subscribers: LATIN DANCE CLUB FRIDAY NIGHTS | 8PM - 1AM | MCKINNEYS PUB, TOWNSITE. Enjoy Dancing Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata and other Latin dances every Friday night. And, if you don’t know how - we give lessons...satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Admission is Free!


JUMP & SWING AT THE LUX LOUNGE (1180 Howe Street) EVERY SUNDAY 5-11. How much fun is this?! Rhythm City is providing the dance teacher; there is a dance contest, big prize for the winners, great food, fun drink specials, dress to impress. 8-11pm Jump blues, Jazz remixes and Electro swing Guest DJs & live bands.


Every Friday night, enjoy the best in live and recorded Latin beats with Vancouver’s original Salsa big band, Orquesta BC Salsa with DJ Danny Uno and DJ Melvin at the Konga Room, Howard Johnston Hotel at Kingsway and 12th, Vancouver.


Every Saturday is Salsaton Nite at Pop Opera Nite Club. Salsa, cumbia, bachata, meringue, reegaeton and hip hop with DJ Julio, DJ Sam and DJ Casanova. 686 West Hastings.


Vancouver, dance to salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Check out what DJ Cachete is spinning Tuesdays at Boss on Richards, Wednesday at The Vancouver Alpen Club, Friday at the Red Room and Saturday at Laguna Blu downtown.


City Salsa Vibe welcomes dancers of all levels to the Howard Johnson Hotel Ballroom. From complete beginner to seasoned pros, we have room for everyone. If you are a beginner or would like to pick up a few extra pointers, take advantage of the complimentary Latin dance lessons from 9pm-9:30pm. Some of Vancouver’s top instructors introduce you to Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha and Merengue. Live music by Orquesta BC Salsa.


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