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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

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Also December 15th at the Seven Dining Lounge, 53 West Broadway: Following a rocking & roaring performance at Parade of Lost Souls 2017, ZLATNA/MANGOES is back for an intimate show at Seven Dining Lounge! ZLATNA MOUNTAIN - Balkan Folk
Zlatna Mountain performs new arrangements of traditional Balkan folk music, offering rich vocal harmonies, beautiful string instrumentation, and a variety of intriguing rhythms. Zlatna Mountain PLUS MIDNIGHT MANGOES - Neo-prog/Worldbeat
Midnight Mangoes plays neo-progressive rock inspired by music, mythology and folklore from around the globe, with an eye to the east and an ear to the past. Midnight Mangoes

December 16th


December 16th @ Guilt & Co. - Coco Jafro is a hard hitting force to be reckoned with, unifying the masses with their electrified, funky global rhythms. Their international perspective comes naturally by way of band mates who were born in exotic locales including Morocco, France, Mozambique, Quebec and British Columbia's own "City of Rainbows", Prince Rupert. Truly World Music!

From the desk of Big Easy Funk Ensemble, “Our annual year-end / Christmas dance party is coming up! Saturday Dec 16th at the Fairview Pub! We'll be playing your favourite New Orleans-influenced funk-n-soul classics, plus a handful of holiday tunes to help make the season bright ;) Doors at 9pm, Music at 10pm, 3 powerful sets from one of Vancouver's most energetic party-bands! Tickets $10 at the door. See you on the dance floor!”

December 22nd

Checo Tohomaso and the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir present Sweet Soul Gospel Christmas 2017  Friday, December 22nd at  St Andrew’s Wesley Church. Delivering a high-energy, positive vibe, Checo Tohomaso & the dynamic VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir mix together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae to celebrate the Christmas season. Tickets are only available at the door, so arrive at 6:45 pm. For complete info check out 

December 31st

Get ready for 2018 with Melo Productions New Years Eve Glitz and Glamour Gala featuring 8 DJ’s spinning the best in Top 40, Funk, Latin, Old School and Caribbean on 4 dance floors. Sunday, December 31st at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Doors at 6pm Dinner at 7. Get your early bird tickets up until December 26th. For tickets and info check out




February 23rd at the WISE Hall presented by The Rickshaw, it’s the return of The Polyrhythmics with guests, Coco Jafro!

Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it's without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.
Coco Jafro brings together the schools of Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Afrobeat creating a unique mashup that transports you to a place that liberates your soul, evokes your primal spirit and ignites an electricity that lingers within your body.



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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