Saturday June 1, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 door, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829). “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents “Eh?!” Fiddle Trio: Anne Lederman, Emilyn Stam and James Stephens, playing play traditional and contemporary Canadian fiddle-based music. Between them, they play four- and five-string fiddles, piano, accordion, guitars, mandolins, kalimba and feet. Expect great ensemble playing and singing, a repertoire of the best traditional and contemporary fiddling Canada has to offer, and a willingness to take it to the far reaches of musical imagination. Their first, self-titled CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Best Instrumental Ensemble. WEBSITE: www.ehtunes.com
Saturday May 25, 2013 at 8 pm $10 advance /$15 door. The Tribal Gallery presents the Mike Almas Blues Band in concert. A seasoned and talented guitarist, singer songwriter, Mike Almas has been recording and performing throughout North America for over 25 years. Blending a unique mix of blues, funk and soul, outstanding musicianship and powerful vocals, the Mike Almas Band delivers the blues. Call Tribal Gallery at 905-385-1829 for advance tickets. Last time Mike played Artword Artbar, the show sold out, so get those tickets! Click here to download Mike Almas poster pdf legal paper.
Saturday March 9, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 advance, $20 door. The Tribal Gallery presents the fabulous Cajun band from Toronto: Swamperella. It’s Mardi Gras season! Soozi Schlanger – fiddles, vocals, washboard; Peter Jellard – accordion, fiddles, vocals; Conny Nowe – acoustic guitar; Rachel Melas – string and electric bass; Dave MacDougall- triangle and drums. In February 2013, Swampella are releasing their 4th CD Leopard Skin Coat featuring rocking Swamperella originals and classic Cajun and Creole favourites. Call The Tribal Gallery for advance tickets 905-385-1829. Click here to download Swamperella poster pdf legal paper. http://www.swamperella.com The original mandate of Swamperella, “to honour the Cajun music tradition”, has never been compromised. The integrity of the traditional form and sentiment has always been maintained even as originals and Zydeco began seeping into the Swamperella repertoire. The old time flavour stirred up in a brand new pot makes for a fabulous and rich musical experience and the Swamp-stew just keeps getting yummier. Read more…
Saturday February 23 at 8 pm, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829), $15 door. Experience World Music! The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert by Feihong Nan playing the guzheng, the traditional Chinese plucked zither, an instrument with over 2000 years of history.
“To Chinese music, it is like piano to western music. The founder of the Chinese Zither Music School, Ms Feihong Nan, has over 20 years professional experience in Chinese zither music. She is also the National 1st prize winner and holding the highest grade certificate in Chinese zither music performance and teaching. ”
Here is an article Sat Feb 9 in The Spec about the guzheng and Feihong Nan’s upcoming concert: http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/883927–sound-of-guzheng-charms-in-the-year-of-the-snake
Saturday January 19, 2013, at 8 pm, $12 advance, $15 door. “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents a special CD release concert by vocalist Vandana Vishwas singing expressive songs based on East Indian classical music. Click here to download the poster Tribal_Gallery_Vandana_Jan2013_85x14new.pdf
One of the leading exponents of South Asian music in North America, Vandana is formally trained in North Indian classical vocal music. Vandana was an All India Radio and Indian National Television artist before she left India, and specializes in composing, arranging and singing North Indian classical music based expressive song forms such as Ghazals, Bhajans, Geet and Thumri. She is accompanied by Raya Bidaye (harmonium), Jasvinder Hunjan (tabla), Vishwas Thoke (acoustic guitar). Call Gwen at Tribal Gallery for tickets 905-385-1829. www.vandanavishwas.com Read more…
Saturday November 10, 2012, at 8 pm, $12 advance, $15 door. “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert of East Indian music, with Neeraj Prem on sitar and vocals, and a tabla player. Musically the evening will be mystical and supernatural through the sounds of Indian Sitar, mostly Indian classical music with the elements of folk and gazhals. Tickets in advance call The Tribal Gallery, 905-385-1829.
Experience World Music! The Tribal Gallery Presents Concert Series Saturday October 13 at 8 pm, $15 advance, $20 door. Gypsy swing jazz with Club Django, specializing in the music of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. This fabulous sextet is Rodion Boshoer (violin), Gerry Duligal (piano accordion), John Farrell (lead guitar), Tony Oldland (rhythm guitar), André Séguinot (rhythm guitar) and Abbey Sholzberg (double bass). André Séguinot, the founder of Club Django Toronto, was born in Montpellier, France and the only member to have seen Django Reinhardt perform. We are in for a real treat!
For advance tickets, call Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829. http://www.clubdjangotoronto.com
CANCELLED due to filming on Colbourne Street Sat Sept 29 and Sun Sept 30. “RoboCop” night scene in the Faema lane and right in front of Artword Artbar, with rain machines, gunshots and the works. We won’t be able to get near the place.
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series.
CANCELLED Sunday September 30, 2012 at 7 pm. “Eh?! Fiddle Trio”: Anne Lederman, Emilyn Stam and James Stephens, a fiddle-based trio of amazing multi-instrumentalists and singers celebrating both tradition and innovation. Tickets $10 advance from Tribal Gallery (905-385-1829) and $15 at the door. Anne Lederman – tenor mandolin, tenor guitar, piano, Jaw Harp, feet, bones, 4 & 5 string fiddles; Emilyn Stam – piano, accordion, 5 string fiddle; James Stephens – mandolin, guitar, bass, 4 & 5 string fiddles
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series. Saturday July 14 at 8 pm$10 advance (call 905-385-1829), $15 door. The Sharbat Trio: three top Canadian musicians: tabla virtuoso Ravi Naimpally, multi-instrumentalist Waleed Abdulhamid and vocalist Samidha Joglekar. Inspired by music of both the South Asian and African diaspora, this incredible trio are creating a new cross-cultural blend of soulful sounds. Read more…
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series. Saturday June 23 at 8 pm $15 (one price, reservations a must, call 905-385-1829) Kavyan is back! Kavyan is a seven-piece Hamilton band playing classical Persian music on traditional instruments. The musicians include: Farimah Hakem Zadeh (vocals), Pourya Heidari (seTaar), Damon Panahi (violin), Sahar Ghafourian (Taar), Amin Afshinmanesh (Santoor), Pouya Zangeneh Kazemi (Taar), Roozbeh Mafi (Daff & Tomback).
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series. Saturday June 9 at 8 pm, $15 (one price, call 905-385-1829 to reserve) Ventanas is back! Ventanas brings together the music and dance worlds of Flamenco, Balkan and Sephardic musics and their diasporas.” Band members are: Tamar Ilana – vocals, hand percussion; Mark Marczyk – violin, vocals; Dennis Duffin – Flamenco guitar; Jaash Singh – darbuka, cajón; Demetrios Petsalakis – oud, buzuki. www.VentanasMusic.com
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series. NEW CONCERT CHANGE:Saturday May 26 at 8 pm. Tickets $15, call 905-385-1829. The Gypsy Rebels, led by Micheal T. Butch, are a Toronto-based Gypsy band with a repertoire of traditional Gypsy music mixed with elements of Reggae, Funk, R’n'B, and Soul. Acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, violin, and trumpet all support Micheal’s vocals in a unique blend of music. They play both traditional Roma Gypsy songs and and original songs composed by Micheal T Butch. Their recent album is called “Between Worlds”. http://www.thegypsyrebels.com
[The Lemon Bucket Orkestra originally scheduled on this date has been invited to perform at a festival in Roumania. We'll get them back in the fall.]
“Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series. Saturday May 12 at 8 pm, $20 door ($15 advance call 905-385-1829) at Artword Artbar. Flamenguitos del Norte, an 11-piece flamenco band (flamenco puro), a Toronto collective of musicians, singers and dancers dedicated to the art of Flamenco. “Though we’re far from Spain, we embrace the fire and cheekiness that encapsulates the music and dance from the streets of Jerez, Sevilla and Cadiz.” http://www.flamenguitosdelnorte.com/
Saturday April 21, 2012 at 8 pm, $15. The Tribal Gallery presents an evening of Turkish, Balkan and Greek music with Brenna MacCrimmon, Jayne Brown, Sophia Grigoriadis and Louise Wrazen. Jayne Brown and Sophia Grigoriadis are members of Maza Meze, Toronto’s spirited world music ensemble. Louise Wrazen teaches ethnomusicology at York University and Brenna MacCrimmon is Turkey’s most famous non-Turkish folk singer. Will sell out – reservations advised call The Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829. http://www.myspace.com/brennamaccrimmon http://http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brennamaccrimmonRead more…
SOLD OUT Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance (905-385-1829). The Tribal Gallery presents North Indian Classical vocal music performed by Radhika Chary – vocals and tablas. Radhika has been singing North Indian Hindustani Classical music for 5 years now. Her repertoire will also include light classical music. She is accompanied by tabla player Kishore Kulkarni.
Tuesday March 13 at 7 pm, at Artword Artbar, $20 door, $15 advance from Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829. A very special opportunity to hear an intimate concert by a renowned world artist Amchok Gompo, from Tibet, playing the Tibetan six-string long-necked lute called the dramyin or damnyen. He now lives in Toronto with his family, and played for the Dalai Lama here. He is heading off on a world tour, and Gwen Duncan of Tribal Gallery has arranged a last minute visit from him to Hamilton. Hear his music at http://www.last.fm/music/Amchok+Gompo