Trio’s fusion tunes on display

Vancouver Island roots music supergroup Three Worlds has released its collectively created debut album.

Vancouver Island roots music supergroup Three Worlds has released its collectively created debut album.

To celebrate their new release, award-winning guitarist Brad Prevedoros, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Joy and percussion master Niel Golden will perform May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

The concert will feature the trio’s own interpretive blend of eastern, Latin jazz, blues, African, pan-Asian, and Celtic folk influences.

Collectively the trio has over 100 years of performing experience, produced over 25 albums with a million copies sold worldwide and has earned a number of Juno and Western Canadian Music Award nominations.

Golden specializes on the tabla (Indian hand drums) and is known for his masterful interpretation of Indian classical music, blues and other world music styles. Niel also performs and composes on the new and elusive Hang (pronounced Hung), a flying saucer-esque instrument from Switzerland invented in the year 2000.

Joy brings a fusion of Celtic, baroque, and folk-rock to the mix through his mastery of the hammered dulcimer, flute and guitar.

Prevedoros, renowned for his instrumental virtuosity and exuberant live performances, brings the Latin, jazz and flamenco element to this shared musical adventure that is grounded in many traditions and yet, brand new.

The release of a new record by any one of these three musicians would be cause for celebration. The release of this collective Three Worlds offering is arguably the West Coast’s World Music event of the year.

Join Three Worlds for an evening of entertainment as they celebrate the release of their new CD on May 12 at 7. Doors open at 6:30. Advance tickets can be purchased at the CVAG gift shop, by calling 250-338-6211 or by going to www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com.

For more information, contact Brad Prevedoros at 250-539-5319 or e-mail info@manzanitaporductions.com.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery