8th Annual Celebration of Nowruz at CBC Vancouver - Fully booked.

Location: CBC Studio One, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Time: Thursday, March 13th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

On Thursday, March 13th, join CBC Vancouver in celebrating Nowruz. You're invited inside Studio One for a great concert featuring Vancouver's Qalandar. The evening will be hosted by CBC Radio One's Sheryl Mackay. The concert will take place in the intimate setting of CBC Studio One which seats 140 people. 

Guests with tickets will be guaranteed entry until 6:30p.m
Ticket holders arriving after 6:30p.m. are not guaranteed entry. 
No latecomers. 

This event is now fully booked.

A RUSH LINE will be in place for the concert beginning at 6:00 PM outside 700 Hamilton Street.  We will try our best to accommodate audience members in the rush line. 

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the Northern astronomical equinox, usually on or about March 20th

Qalandar is a new Persian and Arab music ensemble made up of a number of the best players around. Lead by Gord Grdina on Oud with Reza Honari (Kamanche), Saina Khaledi (Santur), Hamin Honari (Tombak and Daf, and Kenton Loewen (Drums).

"Qalandar is really trying to delve deeper into traditional and contemporary Persian music mixed with a Western sense of improvisation." says Grdina.

Excerpts of the concert will air on CBC Radio One's North by Northwest the following weekend.

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