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July 16th

 

@ the Red Room Ultra-lounge: Caravan World Rhythms & Julio Montero present Montreal’s Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra: an explosion of music and dance, circus and imagination. The band is a creative chaos that fuses Afro-Colombian percussion with the brass and violin melodies of the Roma peoples of Eastern Europe. Created In 2012, the band has already performed over 140 shows, including many festivals across Canada, Colombia, France, Austria, Czech Republic. GKO was voted Montréal’s best world music group in 2015 , and earned a 2016 JUNO and ADISQ Nominations for their first album, Rivulet Dana Party. With an ever growing following, the group has arrived as one of Canada’s leading new big bands.
DJ Urbanite will keep the party going with his mix of world beat and Latin dance music. Join us for this evening of non-stop festivity!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLY $15! Till June 16. $20 Afterwards, $25 at the door.

Monday, July 24th at Guilt & Co - Scott Verbeek is an up and coming guitarist out of Vancouver. Scott’s confident and creative approach to Funk and Jazz has to be experienced live. Over the past few years Scott has performed with Bazooka Picnic, Warren Dean Flandez, Five Alarm Funk and Many others. This night will feature Groove music from the Past, Present and future. Funk all night!
This night will feature
Ian Weiss - Alto Sax
Jonny Tobin - Keys
Derek DiFillipo - Bass
Timmy Boom Bap – Drums

 

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For the last 18 years the annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival has been a highlight of the outdoor concert season. On Saturday, August 12, 2017 the event returns to picturesque Deer Lake Park with another lineup of world-class musicians, including headliner Trombone Shorty, who recently delighted local fans when they opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers earlier this year. Fans of the family-friendly event will once again enjoy a full day of continuous music from 2 different stages, plus local food vendors and activities for supporters of all ages. Highlighting some fresh new faces and old fan favourites, this year’s lineup includes Trombone Shorty, Matt Andersen, Sue Foley, Leeroy Stagger, Jesse Roper, Murray Porter, Jesse Waldman, Kaya Kurz and more. Visit www.burnabybluesfestival.com for all festival information and to purchase tickets.

Coco Jafro confirmed to appear Sunday August13th Swangard Stadium @Latin Summer Fest presents One Love Westcoast -Burnaby.

August 19th at The Imperial: Quantic returns with guests Flamingosis and HUBBZ.

 

August 27th at The Commodore Ballroom - AHFOMAD ’17 presents the most entertaining Cuban act in the world!

Everyone must see Charanga Habanera, at least once or twice in their lives. Come experience the phenomenal spectacle that Charanga Habanera's 14-people gang presents on stage. What does the Cuban powerhouse deliver? An uncontainable torrent of pelvic movements and tropical exuberance against a background of Afro-Latin-Caribbean rhythms, which is why to many they are the most entertaining Latin music act in the world. Led by music genius David Calzado, Charanga Habanera have remained among the top 3 most popular bands in Cuba for the past 30 years, receiving numerous acknowledgements ranging from Latin Grammy nominations to pretty much every award the Cuban music industry has to offer. Incomparable in their ability to engage the crowd, the rare combination of stage hotness accompanied by an elite troop of accomplished musicians is what makes this band a smash hit anywhere and everywhere they go. 

TICKETS: Online at Ticketmaster (
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A Tribe Called Red areheadlining Westward Music Festival on Sunday September 17! Get your tickets here: http://westwardfest.com/buy-tickets

Sunday, September 17th at The Rickshaw: Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets combines the shared sensibilities of a pop-rock maestro & a band of guitar-wielding masked marauders. Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar at age ten and has been making music ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing the role of John Lennon in “Beatlemania” on Broadway. Over the course of a career that's spanned nearly four decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in "La Bamba") and thousands of performances, Crenshaw's musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base.

* SECOND SHOW ADDED. NOW 8PM AND 11PM PERFORMANCES, SEPTEMBER 16TH.

 

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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