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Sat. July 2nd 2005 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
The TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival brings you as part of the Urban Groove Series Rachid Taha plus Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba.
Rachid Taha
Brash and gritty but undeniably talented, Algerian-born singer Rachid Taha has created his own form of world music by fusing the sounds of electronica, rock, hip hop, reggae, and dance, and adding a solid dose of attitude.
plus Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba
Dynamic and joyful music that weaves Guinean rhythms into West African dance melodies


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Many artists — from the late Israeli diva Ofra Haza to Algerian pop-rai star Cheb Khaled — have taken the traditional sounds of the Middle East and “updated” them into hits on the dance charts. Yet few of these artists have married this exotic rhythm to an even more aggressive sound. Algerian-born singer Rachid Taha has done just that — c... more info

Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba (West African Dance Music)

Aboubacar Camara leads Doundounba in performing West African amasumbou music - a mingling of musical traditions - including ancient Guinean rhythms and popular West African dance-driven melodies of mandeng guitar. Their instrumentation is equally diverse, incorporating the balafon (xylophone), djembe (hand drum), doun doun (bass drum), kirin (sl... more info
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