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October 26th

at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre: Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album, Beyond Borders.  This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalogue. This catalogue has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall. Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of world music.

 “There are many borders in our lives. Some are built by others, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I have ventured beyond the borders in my life, I have been the better for it,” says Cook. Beauty, humanity, artistry, joy, wisdom, and of course love…these things don’t stop at some line on a page. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”Listen for our debut on World Beat Canada!, 983 FM, Roundhouse Radio.

LOOKING AHEAD

November 3rd at the St. James Hall – A Cape Breton Kitchen Party with Wendy MacIsaac, Maire Rankin and Mac Morin. It's always a treat when these musicians get together on the same stage. They are among Cape Breton‘s most respected musicians and they are teaming up again for a rare performance together at The Rogue. Last year's sold out performance was a highly memorable evening, so please don't delay and miss out this time around! – A Rogue Folk Presentation.

 

November 18th at the Rickshaw: Global Psy-Bass Pioneers Desert Dwellers return to Vancouver to take us on one of their legendary dance floor journeys.Dela Moontribe from L.A. and local hero ElementalRhythm are also on the bill for this show.Advance Tickets $23 + s/c available at Highlife Records, BeatStreet Records, Red Cat (Both Locations).

 

 

 

 

ONGOING

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 www.eastiseast.ca 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 www.thedancecentre.ca.

 

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.

 

Rumba Flamenco guitarist John Gilliat invites you to join him any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night at Don Francesco in Vancouver from 7pm to 10:30pm. It’s a very cool room for live music. Be sure to call ahead as he does sub out from time to time for other performances.

 

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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