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Event Archive - Nomad - with Gina Sala and Shine Edgar: Gina Sala , Shine Edgar

Sat. May 22nd 2010 St. Mark's Anglican Church (All Ages)
8:00 - 10:30 doors at 7:30
$20.00 @ the door
Cirque du Soleil Vocalist and World Didj player joins Nomad

The acoustic world music duo Nomad will be joined by Cirque du Soleil vocalist Gina Sala and vancouver’s leading Didj player for an intimate concert at St Mark’s in Kitsilano. Nomad is Kinobe, a young master of the 26 string African harp known as the Kora, and Victoria based virtuoso guitarist Michael Waters. This year they are joined by Seattle-based Gina Sala, who sings in 23 languages and recently spent a year as the lead vocalist for the Cirque du Soliel in Las Vegas, and by Shine Edgar, a Didj master and healer based in Vancouver and Calgary.

Kinobe has been playing music since the age of five, and began touring Europe with an African ensemble when he was ten. Based in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, he spends much of his time travelling into the more remote parts of the country to play with musicians still steeped in the tribal traditional styles. His fascination with the Kora came from hearing the Mali virtuoso Toumani Diabate play. “As soon as I heard him play, I knew this was the instrument I would go deepest with’” says Kinobe. “Even though it is not a traditional instrument from my country, it still speaks to me of my land and people.” Kinobe also plays the kalimba (thumb piano) and percussion instruments in his shows. His music can be heard at

Michael Waters has grown a strong west coast following through performances in churches and theatres over the last five years. After 33 years playing guitar as a spiritual practice, Michael’s 2004 encounter with the medicine traditions of the Amazon triggered a 16-month wave of composition and a complete shift in his approach to music. He decided at that point to begin performing publicly. He combines soaring guitar virtuosity and a new genre known as acoustic psychedelic chill.

Together these four musician have carved out a soundscape that combines world, devotional, tribal and shamanistic musical themes into an unforgettable experience.

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