Ayrad and Francois

      Ayrad & François Houle Trio

      North Shore Jazz

      Civic Plaza (14th and Lonsdale)

      Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 1:00pm

      Free event

      Co-presented with Festival d’été

      Morocco born and bred Hamza Abouabdelmajid brings Andalusian, Berber and Moroccan rhythms to his visionary musical union with Montreal vocalist and oboeist Annick Beauvais. Backed by instrumentalists Anit Ghosh (violin, back vocals), Kattam Laraki-Côté (percussion, back vocals), Bertil Schulrabe (drums) and Gabriel Brochu-Lajoie (bass, keyboards, backing vocals), the duo has become known for their raw, intense performances and experimental sounds – world music infused with reggae, rock and pop. A passionate fan raves on Songkick (translated from French) of a recent performance, “It felt like participating in a spectacle – not just attending a show. I danced all night.”    

      In partnership with TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival