An Evening of Shamisen and Sitar

Friday, February 17, 2023

Doors 7:00 pm
Show 7:30 pm
Venue: Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

Tickets in advance (sliding scale): $15, $20, $25
Tickets at the door: pay what you can***
***Tickets at the door are subject to availability. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.


Aki Takahashi (Toronto)
Aki Takahashi (Toronto) will perform a solo set featuring shamisen and vocals for her project 10-10-20. In commemoration of her 20th anniversary of performing in Canada, she is planning 20 solo performances this year.
ten ten is an evolving art experiment with its roots in the Japanese folk tradition. In the Japanese alphabet, “ten ten” refers to two dots used to change the sound of a syllable. In the same spirit, ten ten strives to create its own unique voice for Japanese folk music breathing new life into this traditional art form.

Mohamed Assani Trio
The Mohamed Assani Trio takes music to new realms while remaining committed to the rich roots of South Asian traditions. Mohamed Assani, twice Western Canadian Music Awards nominated artist for Instrumental music, is a dynamic performer and composer known for his genre-defying music. Mohamed has performed South Asian classical music as well as his own original music across the globe — with orchestras, string quartets, hip hop artists, DJs, world music ensembles, jazz artists — and as a soloist. Trained in both Indian/Pakistani and Western Classical music, his music-making seamlessly draws from different genres and cultures with depth and authenticity. He forges new paths while remaining committed to the rich roots from which his tradition has emerged. Mohamed will be joined by talented multi-instrumentalist and percussionist Curtis Andrews and the versatile guitarist/bassist Jared Burrows for an evening of original Inter-cultural and original compositions from Mohamed’ latest album “Wayfinder”

Mohamed Assani – Sitar
Jared Burrows – Electric Bass
Curtis Andrews – Mbira, drums, percussion

“Mohamed Assani is a musician for the ages. Pushing his passion into the future, with a glance to his past and the history of this amazing instrument, but never shying away from what is new and exciting.He is at the frontier of cultural hybridization, leading us deeper into the lush landscape of worldwide music”.