An Evening with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
Come enjoy a warm evening of world music with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas at the Small World Music Centre for the first time! Fresh home from a BC tour, they hit the stage once more before heading into the studio to record a new album.
Tamar Ilana has a history as dynamic and international as the musical tapestry she weaves with Ventanas. The band skips effortlessly from heart-wrenching flamenco arrangements to mournful Sephardic love songs and playful Balkan party tunes – it’s no surprise the group has been nominated for four Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Tamar Ilana: vocals, dance
Demetri Petsalakis: oud, baglama, lyra, riqq
Benjamin Barrile: flamenco guitar
Jessica Hana Deutsch: violin, vocals
Derek Gray: percussion
Justin Gray: fretless bass
“The music is powerful... Ilana's passionate singing dominates.” - Downbeat
“Excellent... virtuoso... explosive!” - fRoots
“An audible walk through a spice market in Istanbul. Simply intoxicating!” - Jazz Weekly Ringer of the Week
“Gorgeous flamenco singing by Tamar Ilana...” - The Globe and Mail
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