Tambura Rasa DANCE at the Errington Hall
Saturday, April 13th
Tickets $20 in stores and $22.50 online
Doors at 7:30pm & Show at 8:00pm
Tickets also available four weeks before the event at the usual outlets: Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum and at the door if still available. www.ErringtonHall.ca
Tambura Rasa is an eclectic assembly of performers and cultures from all corners of the globe. The group incorporates sounds and dances from the Balkans, Spain, Turkey, the Middle East, and beyond. Along the way, they’ve become BC’s favorite caravan of vivacious globalistas, filling everything from intimate soft-seat theatres to large dance-filled festivals and bringing joy, vigor, and dance to the world around them.
The band is led by composer-guitarist Ivan Tucakov. Of Serbo-Croatian descent, Ivan was born in Belgrade, spent the first eight years of his childhood on the plains of central Turkey, then moved back to Serbia. Over the years since, he traveled extensively in pursuit of artistic inspiration. Since moving to Vancouver, he formed the Tambura Rasa collective with the aim of expanding the boundaries of world-fusion music.
As a writer and a composer, Ivan’s artistic inclinations have taken him into various directions: releasing seven collections of original compositions under the world fusion act Tambura Rasa with influences by Balkan, Flamenco, Classical, Indian classical, Turkish and many other forms of music. He has produced electronic mixes, some of which were released on the European "Cafe del Mar" lounge compilations. In 2013, Toronto based radio station Jazz FM interviewed Ivan for a special edition documentary series called "Identities". Besides the core Tambura Rasa ensemble, Tucakov collaborates with string quartets, flamenco, belly and samba dance troupes, classical pianists and a variety of other guest artists during his live shows.
Tambura Rasa’s core line-up includes:
Ivan Tucakov - guitar
Colin Maskell - Sax/flute
Robin Layne - percussion
Kerry Galloway - bass
Randall Stoll - percussion/drums
Cameron Wilson - violin
Flamenco, Balkan, Persian and Belly Dancers
Tickets are $20 at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth, Errington Store, and $22.50 online at https://ErringtonHall.Tickit.ca. - In-Store Tickets available four weeks before the event. - Kids ages 6 to 12 are $5 at the door; free under age 6. Home baked goodies, ginger tea and Creekmore’s coffee are available from the kitchen. Info: http://www.ErringtonHall.ca