Event Archive:

CARAVAN WORLD RHYTHMS TAMAR ILANA & VENTANAS

Sun. February 4th 2024 Victoria Event Centre $28

Event Navigation

Ticket Outlets (0)
Other Dates (0)
Articles (0)
Video (0)
Photos (0)

Event Info

CARAVAN WORLD RHYTHMS TAMAR ILANA & VENTANAS

Ventanas interweaves Sephardic Jewish, Balkan, and flamenco music and dance.
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Sun. February 4th 2024 + Add to Calendar Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:30pm  Doors at: 7:00pm $28

Artists

Tamar Ilana
Ventanas

Presented by:

Caravan World Rhythms
Caravan World Rhythms is a BC non-profit presenter of world ...
Victoria BC
Open / Operational

Event Description

CARAVAN WORLD RHYTHMS
TAMAR ILANA & VENTANAS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024
Doors: 7 PM | Show: 7:30 PM
Advance: $28 | Students: $23 | Children 12 & Under: $10 | Facing Financial Barriers: $14
All ages

Founded in 2011, Ventanas interweaves Sephardic Jewish, Balkan, and flamenco music and dance, and their own original compositions. The six-piece Toronto-based world music ensemble is fronted by the powerhouse vocalist and dancer Tamar Ilana, and features the some of Canada’s finest world musicians. They perform in over 20 languages such as Ladino, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hebrew, French, Romani and Arabic, drawing inspiration from today’s worldwide themes of migration and the questioning of one’s identity. Drawing inspiration from such legendary artists as the Silk Road Ensemble, Paco de Lucía, and Yasmin Levy, they reimagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves, and mix contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads with original compositions.

Ventanas lineup:
Tamar Ilana – vocals, dance
Demetri Petsalakis – oud, keys
Briga – violin, vocals
Benjamin Barrile – flamenco guitar
Andrew Pacheco – upright and electric bass
Matías Recharte – drumset, percussion

Tamar Ilana bio

Tamar Ilana is a Toronto-born multifaceted artist who grew up on stage singing in multiple languages, touring internationally and dancing flamenco since a very young age. Of Jewish-Indigenous-Romanian-Scottish descent, Tamar sings in 20 languages and is most influenced by the Sephardic and Flamenco traditions.

Tamar’s music and fierce talent reflect her personal and cultural history growing up in multicultural Toronto; accompanying her ethnomusicologist mother, Dr. Judith Cohen, on village fieldwork expeditions and on stage as a child; and living in Ibiza, Barcelona, Paris and Seville as a teen and young adult. Drawing on these experiences, Tamar founded her world music project, Ventanas, in 2011 with whom she has released three albums and been nominated for four Canadian Folk Music Awards including Best Traditional Singer. Tamar has collaborated with such renowned artists as Jesse Cook, Briga, Eliana Cuevas, Lenka Lichtenberg, Jaffa Road, Sultans of String, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Tara Moneka. A highly sought-after flamenco dancer and singer, Tamar performs with the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, and at the Academy of Spanish Dance. Tamar has also been featured in award-winning, innovative international musicals in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, the UK and Germany.

In 2020, Tamar co-founded the presenting arts organization FabCollab, and has since presented over 100 BIPOC women and minority artists at venues such as Koerner Hall and the Aga Khan Museum. Find out more at tamarilana.com or on socials @tamarilana.

ARTIST WEBSITE: https://www.ventanasmusic.com/about

For questions on refunds, accessibility and more please visit our FAQ page: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/about/faq/

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Code of Conduct ≪
At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending an event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at the venue. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund. Respect, as well as, consent are of utmost importance. Those who touch or photograph anyone without their permission will be removed and may be banned from future events at our venue. For more information contact [email protected]

≫ Refunds ≪
We do not offer refunds on tickets. If you need to sell your tickets, the best way is to reach out to your social circles or post in the Facebook event discussion.

If you would like to transfer the ownership of your ticket to another person, you can do so from your Universe account. See more on how to do this here.

≫ Accessibility ≪
The VEC’s full accessibility report and elevator instructions can be viewed here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

Accessibility at the VEC is an ongoing project, and we continue to work to make the space more accessible to all kinds of folks. There are also a lot of different barriers to accessibility that have been identified, that we continue to work on. As part of this process, we ask guests: If you are able to do so, use the Broad Street stair entrance and multi-user washroom. There is only one accessible entrance and washroom, help make sure those who need it can use it. Do not move tables or chairs without venue permission. Keep aisles clear at all times and please return your glassware to the bar.

≫ Substance Use Policy ≪
As per our liquor license we have a zero tolerance policy for outside alcohol in our venue. Bag checks can be performed by security and outside alcohol will be confiscated. There is no smoking or vaping allowed inside the venue. We may refuse liquor service at any time, but commit to practices that are non-judgemental of intoxication, regardless of its form, cause, or base substance and we will treat everyone with dignity and respect. We may, in some situations, have to ask intoxicated people to leave our venue due to circumstances that put the safety of others at risk. We will not do this lightly, or without significant reason. If you require assistance at anytime please come to a staff member for support. See our full policy here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/about/transparency/

Venue

Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Capacity250
Fully Accessible see details
Open / Operational

Event Image

CARAVAN WORLD RHYTHMS TAMAR ILANA & VENTANAS - Jun 21st @ Victoria Event Centre

Other Events

Search the Directory / Archive

List an Event in the Calendar

List a Physical Single Date or Recurring Event

For physical events that happen at a specific time. For example a concert, or dance performance. If there are multiple shows, you can still duplicate your event to cover them all.

List an Online Livestream Event

For online / livestream events. This will allow you to include a livestream url and have it featured in our livestream listings.

List an Ongoing Event

For events that run over a range of consecutive dates. i.e. Art show, museum show etc.

Submit a Profile to the Directory

List an Individual Artist / Artisan / Musician

(Painter, Carver, Dancer, Writer etc)

List an Arts Ensemble

(Band / Choir /Dance Troupe, Theatre Troupe, Artist Collective etc.)

List an Organization / Resource in the Directory

(organization, business, venue etc)

Submit Art

Submit a piece of Art

Add a photo / information on art by a local artist

Submit Public Art (Current)

Submit a piece of local public art to the gallery & map.

Submit Public Art (Historical)

Add a photos + info on pieces of public art that no longer exist to be included in the permanent public archive.

News + Media

Post an Opportunity

(Jobs, Funding, Calls to Artists)

Add / Link a Video

Add a video, which will be linked to profiles, and appear in the video feed

Add / Link an Article

Add, or link to an article about content in the directory.

Log In to Your Account