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first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment GORDON GRDINACapilano University alum Gordon Grdina’s new album, Ejdeha, with his band, The Marrow, comes out today on Songlines Recordings, featuring his oud playing with Mark Helias on bass, Hank Roberts on cello and Hamin Honari on tombak, daf and frame drum. Grdina plays at The Ironworks on June 27 and China Cloud on June 28 with Hamin Honari and Itamar Erez.ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERSRock icon Robert Plant, who has always had a soft spot for folk melodies and North African rhythms, brings his band to the QE Theatre on June 29 to perform tracks from his latest Nonesuch album, Carry Fire.SONS OF KEMETUK saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his stellar band Sons of Kemet visit the West Coast for a show at The Imperial on June 26.NDIDI ONdidi Onukwulu, known for her work with Steve Dawson’s Black Hen band, performs tracks from her album, These Days, on Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. on the Georgia Street Stage.MACIEJ OBARA QUARTETAlto saxophonist Maciej Obara’s Quartet plays a free gig at Performance Works on Granville Island  on June 26 at 1:30 p.m., courtesy of the Polish Cultural Institute.GOGO PENGUINManchester U.K. trio GoGo Penguin (pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner) play a sold out show at Performance Works tonight. They’re touring in support of their latest Blue Note album, A Humdrum Star.PEGGY LEE’S ECHO PAINTINGCellist/composer Peggy Lee presents her Echo Painting compositions at The Ironworks on June 25 at 8 p.m.STEVE DAWSONNow based in Nashville, but born and raised in West Vancouver, Steve Dawson returns home to play tracks from his new album, Lucky Hand, at the Vogue Theatre on June 30 at 8 p.m. He will be accompanied by the Lucky Hand String Quartet, featuring Jesse Zubot on violin and string arrangements, Peggy Lee on cello, Josh Zubot on violin and John Kastelic on viola.by John Goodman / North Shore NewsSign up for the North Shore News FREE digital newsletter to receive top headlines from each issue in your Inbox. Advertisement Alsarah & The Nubatones play a free gig on Sunday, June 24 at 3:45 p.m. on the Georgia Street Stage. (Photo Supplied) Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement ALSARAH & THE NUBATONESBrooklyn-based Sudanese band Alsarah & The Nubatones play North African Nubian pop in a free gig on Sunday, June 24 at 3:45 p.m. on the Georgia Street Stage.LISEN RYLANDER LÖVESwedish musician/composer Lisen Rylander Löve, performs a late-night show at China Cloud on June 25. Twitterlast_img

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