Viaje - Tambura Rasa

Tambura Rasa Music

Ivan Tucakov’s music was born at the crossroads between eastern and western cultures in central Turkey and Serbia. It traveled with him through Spain, Portugal and Mexico before finally making a new home here in Vancouver. And, in typical Vancouver fashion, those sounds would end up being mixed with everything from East Indian to Electronic by Ivan’s new group of global explorers, Tambura Rasa. They’ve just completed their second album called appropriately enough, Viaje or Journey. Ivan’s journey has taken him from The Balkans to British Columbia where his musical travels are only just beginning. Two years after their first CD release, Tambura Rasa continues to expand their boundaries including influences of Flamenco, Ghazal, Tango and Persian into their fusion of global beats. Science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin suggests that, “It’s good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”