MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
$30 - Live in the Hall
(service charges apply)
Please note that regular discounts including Parcels are not available. Also, the show will not be streamed.
Joachim Cooder has been a sought-after percussionist for two decades now, on now-legendary recordings with his father, Ry Cooder, such as the landmark Buena Vista Social Club sessions and on his own with artists like Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Ali Farka Touré, who inspired Cooder to take up African plucked instrument the mbira. He has produced albums for other artists and composed for film.
On his own, Joachim has released two albums, Love on a Real Train (2012) and Fuchsia Machu Picchu (2018); an EP of haunting instrumentals, We Can Talk from Different Waters (2020), and most recently, the NoneSuch Records release, Over That Road I’m Bound, featuring Joachim’s reimaginings of songs by country music pioneer Uncle Dave Macon.
For this concert, Joachim, who describes his music as electro-Congo-Bali blues, will be featured on electric mbira, tankdrum, keys and hand percussion, while bandmates Sam Gendel and Rayna Gellert will exchange guitar, bass, banjo, mandocello and more.
Our COVID-19 Policy: As of November 2022, health officials are urging Canadians to wear face masks indoors and continue following other public health precautions. We agree with this recommendation. We offer streamed concerts as a safe alternative to attending shows in-person.
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