Legends of Americana, jazz, and flamenco are among the culture-spanning lineup just announced for next season at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
The news was unveiled at tonight's Anoushka Shankar concert at the venue.
Kicking off the 2019-20 season will be Rosanne Cash on September 28, with songs from her first album in five years, She Remembers Everything.
On October 5, the venue welcomes Norway's Mari Boine, who weaves together her native Sámi language, traditional Norwegian folksong, and the sounds of the natural world.
Later that month, Eastern European quartet DakhaBrakha mashes up Ukrainian folk music with Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian instrumentation.
The Flamenco Legends sextet hits town November 2 for a tribute to late guitar master and former band leader Paco de Lucía.
November 16, Cuba's Orquesta Akokán brings Old Havana to Vancouver with a 13-member ensemble.
In the new year, on February 29, pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, and arts educator Damien Sneed brings We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to town. It's a unique meld of music and culture, blending recordings from King’s speeches and performances by critically acclaimed guests from the worlds of gospel, classical, jazz, spirituals, and Broadway.
March 8, jazz icon Dianne Reeves presents her new project Beleza Brazil, with a musical trip deep into the sounds of the South American country.
April winds up the season with shows by L.A.-based band La Santa Cecilia with a latin-spiced mix of everything from bossa nova to bolero, and Kalabante: Afrique en Cirque, an awe-inspiring mix of acrobatics and African music by Montreal-based Guinean Yamoussa Bangoura.
The Chan has also announced the shows in its annual Beyond Words series: Cliff Cardinal's darkly comic one-man Huff (October 30); Ivan Coyote and Sarah MacDougall's multidisciplinary Trader Time (November 6); dance artist and choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis's multimedia Black Like Me: An Exploration of the word N-----; and writer, musician, and slam poet Brendan MacLeod's Vimy-inspired Ridge (March 26).
Subscription packages for both series will be on sale via the Chan website as of noon on Tuesday (April 30). Single tickets o on sale at noon on June 18.