Lunchtime Concerts – Global Sounds Series


Oct 06, 2022


12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Spice up your lunch hour by bringing your bagged lunch and treating yourself to some of Vancouver’s best musical offerings!

This by-donation concert features classical, gospel, jazz, folk and more! This October we are offering a Global Sounds series that celebrates the diversity of music in Vancouver. Check out our socials for the weekly guest or see below! Thursdays at 12:30pm.

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Full list of performers:

Oct 6 Itamar Erez   Middle Eastern, Jazz, Flamenco guitar

Oct 13 Amarjeet Singh   Tabla    

Oct 20 Zhambai Duo  Mbira

Oct 27 Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos  Shakuhachi  


Itamar Erez: Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own.

Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.

Amarjeet Singh: Amarjeet Singh, the founder of Naad Arts Centre, has a Masters degree in Music and many years’ experience, performing tabla solos as well as accompanying a myriad of leading Indian and Western musicians and dancers at international music and dance festivals. He started learning the tabla from his elder brother, Mr. Deedar Singh, followed by Guru Shri Thakur Kishan Singh ji of Benaras Gharana.

Amarjeet was appointed a Cultural Ambassador by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, to teach and perform tabla in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Later on he served as a staff artist at the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi.

Zhambai Duo performs the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe using the ancient mbira (thumb piano).  This magical instrument has been used for spiritual means in Zimbabwe for centuries. The sound is reminiscent of water dropping, spirits talking, ancestors singing and blood pumping. Kurai Mubaiwa is one of Canada’s leading experts on the mbira and in addition to mastering the traditional repertoire, he also composes his own contemporary music for the mbira. In Curtis Andrews he has found an able and willing ally. As a duo, these multi-faceted musicians bring a message of joy and healing to themselves and the audience alike. Click to see a clip

Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos: Alcvin was born in Japan, attended school in the States, and now lives in the rainforests of BC, Canada. In high school, Alcvin first heard the sound of the horizontal Japanese bamboo flute (yokobue) in the Akira Kurosawa film, RAN, played by master Hiroyuki Koinuma and was deeply inspired to study shakuhachi.Alcvin has taught and performed all over North America, Europe, and Japan and pursues an active solo as well as collaborative career and has shared the stage with many distinguished artists from around the world.