Vancouver World Music Festival - VIP Pass
2019 World Music Festival VIP Pass
3 nights. 2 venues. A whole world of music.
Launch Party @ Guilt & Co - Itamar Erez & Hamin Honari
Wednesday April 24th
Friday Night @ Imperial - Graceland, a tribute to Paul Simon's iconic record.
Featuring: Aaron Ross, Tom Landa, Ezra Kwizera, Tonye Aganaba, Hannah Walker, Ashley Grant, Ron Wilson, and many more
Saturday Night @ Imperial - Mokoomba, Locarno ft. Tonye Aganaba
Co-hosted with Capilano College Blueshore Financial Centre for Performing Arts
MOKOOMBA brings audiences an electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. Their mix of Zimbabwean rhythms, Afrobeat and Afrorock generated exuberant scenes in over 75 concerts in 2017: from New Orleans Jazz Festival to Sziget Festival featured in Songlines Magazin, Arte TV, Afropop and many more.
LOCARNO is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk. There are threads of Son Jarocho and Salsa but the songs are more edgy and contemporary. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela but although there are similarities it is truly original and a new flavour in the Latin music genre.
TONYE AGANABA is a singer-songwriter born in London England to a Nigerian father and a Zimbabwean mother. Her style can be described as Soul/ Neo-Folk/ Hiphop. She has been likened to folks like Lauryn Hill, Ani Difranco and Sia. She is a Much More Music Video Award recipient, social justice advocate and the kind of singer/performer that turns heads wherever she plays.
ITAMAR EREZ & HAMIN HONARI
An uncommon conversation between guitar & percussion, composition & improvisation. Originally from Iran and Israel, These two internationally touring musicians met in Vancouver and are excited to bring together the traditional sounds of the Middle East with their own original music.
Itamar's music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.
Hamin is a hand drummer who plays a variety of Persian hand drums including tombak and daf. He has focused on adapting his drumming style and technique to accommodate many different genres of music. He has toured as a member of the Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran's most well-known Persian classical music groups and has performed with many amazing musicians and singers such as Salar Aghili, Parissa, Hossein Omoumi, Hossein Behroozinia, and Saeed Farajpouri.
319 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|