Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver

June 23,24,25.
Le Centre culturel Francophone de Vancouver
Huu Bac Quintet & JouTou Artists Residency
Free to Public
Thur,June 23 – Radio-Canada Stage – 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver – 4 p.m.
Fri, June 24 – Canada Place – Vancouver – 3.15 p.m.
Sat, June 25 – Civic Plaza – 141, West 14th St, North Vancouver – 1 p.m.June 18 1:30pm
Tel: 604.736.9806
www.lecentreculturel.com/en-event-35

Huu Bac Quintet Photo By Noelle-Garnier

Huu Bac Quintet Photo By Noelle-Garnier


Silk Road Duo Photo by Ian Moar

Silk Road Duo Photo by Ian Moar


Since 2010, each year the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver has hosted an artist-in-residence project that brings together two groups of musicians, one from Quebec, the other from British Columbia. Together, they create new arrangements and even completely new works, based on the creative encounter of their individual repertoires. This two-day artistic residence is followed by a series of free public concerts. For this 27th edition, the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver is presenting a unique encounter in world music with two groups that explore connections between several musical origins, in particular from Asian countries. This year, we are very pleased to twin the very talented Huu Bac Quintet, based in Montreal, and the JouTou ensemble, who have chosen British Columbia as their home base. The artistic residence will take place on June 21 and 22, and three free world-premiere performances will follow on June 23, 24 and 25.

Silk Road Four

Silk Road Four
Sound of Dragon Music Festival
April 22-24. 2016 at the Roundhouse
www.soundofdragon.com

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Qiu Xia He weaving the 2000 year old Chinese Pipa into the magic carpet of music, while Andre Thibault is plucking the Spanish guitar and oud, Liam MacDonald striking the Brazilian tambourine and Ron Hadley pounding the Jazz piano, this concert sparks and boils like music is supposed to: Live!

What we found in Jerez?

Flamenco Study

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Flamenco studies

Casa Rosaleda Jerez
Here are the core facts:
1. Each suite is well equipped like a home,and clean.
2.Situated In the Historical Santiago barrio.
3. 1 mint walk from The Centro Cultural of Andalucia where you get updated events,films and research archives.
4. 15 mints walk to the public market. Fantastic selection of fish and produce.
5. 1 mints walk to one of the best guitar player/teacher in Jerez. Jesus Alvarez Lopez.
6. 6 mints walk from the Maria del Mar Moreno flamenco school where you can dance like the Jerezanos.
7. 5 mints walk to Pena Tio de Paula to hear the best of Jerez. and it’s free.
8. 15 mints walk to Flamenco bars like the Tabanco and El Guitarron.
9. 20 mints walk to Maria Bermudez’s Flamenco. Dance where you can be thought in both English and Spanish by an international pro.
10. There are plenty of bars, cafes around where you can get your fix for a few euros or so.

The World at Your Door

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House Concert in Burnaby
Close your eyes, open your ears and get transported to far off lands. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds of Persian, South Asian and Chinese music all in the warmth of a living room.

Silk Road Duo
Amir Haghighi and Amy Stephen
LAPIS

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7 pm
Where: 7533 Cumberland St., Burnaby

Tickets: $18 adults / $15 kids
You can also purchase tickets or reserve a seat by calling 604-874-9325.

Silk Road @ the Enchanted Evenings

Aug 16,2013 7:00pm
Enchanted Evenings at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
578 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 5K2
Tickets: $25 / $20
Tel: 604-662-3207 Ext.211
http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/calendar/silk-road-music-2013/

SILK ROAD JAZZIN IT UP!
The Ancient Road Turns Into A Freeway!

Qiu Xia He on pipa and vocal
Andre Thibault on guitar, oud, flute and vocal
Liam Macdonald on world percussion.
Guest: Ron Hadley on piano.

Silk Road Music 
A Vancouver award winning ensemble who introduces different cultures through their experience and travels. With inspiration, and passion, expressing unique views on traditional music, uniting East and West, they deliver virtuosity and imagination.  

Silk Road Music incorporates improvisation in their performances. The Chinese Garden is always a place to push the boundaries and introduce new ideas. For the 20th Enchanted Evenings, pianist Ron Hadley is our special guest who is a brilliant, creative and versatile improviser. His sensibility for oriental music and modern approach to harmony is exhilarating! The ancient road will merge on to a freeway and explore the power, the impact, and the horizon of a modern turnpike!

“Chinese traditional instrumental sounds with contemporary global soundscapes on a national and international level. If there were a single word to describe Silk Road’s approach to musical performance it would have to be play.” Allison sokil. Alberta University