Electrifying jazz fusion at the Wave

Tambura Rasa is a buoyant cultural cross-pollination that fuses contemporary and traditional sounds and rhythms into one energetic musical brand all their own.

TAMBURA RASA will fill the Waverley Hotel pub this Friday night with electrifying flamenco and gypsy-jazz fusion mixed with Balkan and Sharqui beats.

Tambura Rasa is a buoyant cultural cross-pollination that fuses contemporary and traditional sounds and rhythms into one energetic musical brand all their own.

Packed with fiery Spanish guitar, gypsy violin and burning Afro-Latin percussion, this five-piece act raises the roof and lights up the skies of any concert grounds it lands on. Its members also blend their music with sensual flamenco, samba and belly dancers.

The group’s latest release, Tambura Rasa Beats, was nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards’ 2010 World Recording of the Year.

Tambura Rasa blends genres and cultures from every continent on three powerful albums, starting with the release of Sunrise on a New World in 2004. In 2006, the band followed that CD up with Viaje (Journey) and then with the latest project in 2008, Kamanala (Sanskrit for Fire of Love). The famous lounge compilation Café del Mar (Volumes XIII and XVI) released electronic mixes of two of their songs (Cinnabar and Gypsy Love from the 2009 Tambura Rasa Beats collection), and hit world music charts and airwaves all around the planet.

The spirited dance melodies leap out at you when singer Ivan Tucakov unleashes lyrics in half a dozen languages. He’s assembled an ethnically and musically diverse signature group that has attracted a growing following, from those who like to dance to music lovers who like to take in the intricacies of the song compositions.

Global in its reach, Tambura Rasa has become B.C.’s favourite caravan of vivacious globalistas, filling everything from intimate soft-seat theatre shows, large dance-filled festivals to hip urban clubs in their attempt to bring dance, joy and vigour to the world around them.

These globalistas created major excitement at the Big Time Out in Cumberland.

Tickets cost $12 in advance at Bop City Records, the Waverley Hotel and by phone at 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://tamburarasa.com, www.myspace.com/tamburarasa, and www.cumberlandvillageworks.com.

— Cumberland Village Works

 

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