Table Songs Festival
An evening of feasting and music
Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 2018
6pm doors, 7pm feast, singing until midnight!
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver
updates and discussions: facebook.com/events/282842498979396/
From the production team that brought you Ederlezi Balkan Brass Festival, Opa Tsupa, Mariachi-Trubachi, and other epic community events, Slivovica Productions, Caravan World Rhythms, and Transformation Projects are proud to present:
* TABLE SONGS FESTIVAL *
Inspired by “Supra”, the Georgian tradition of gathering around a feast table and participating in folk songs, music, and dance, we will bring this experience to Vancouver showcasing four cultures’ different ways of celebrating life.
There will be four groups from cultures that have a tradition of singing around a table while enjoying food and drink placed throughout the room. They will take turns in leading songs, a capella or with musical accompaniment.
As guests, you will be seated at long tables to enjoy a catered feast, and you are invited to join in as each group leads songs from their representative culture, in whichever manner you please!
Onefourfive (Seattle) – Georgian tradition
To headline the event and celebrate the inspiration for this event, we welcome the Georgian polyphonic singing group “onefourfive”, in their premiere Canadian performance. They will also be demonstrating Georgian folk dancing, truly one of the most spectacular dance traditions in the world:
Zlatna Mountain (Vancouver) – South Slavic tradition
The vocal harmony quartet “Zlatna Mountain” with special guests will present songs from Macedonia and surrounding areas.
Princeton Porch Party (Princeton) – English tradition
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat will lead an ensemble of singers and musicians from across the pacific northwest to showcase English sea shanties, pub songs, and other traditional genres.
Forrás Banda (Vancouver/Seattle) – Hungarian Tradition
Peasant folk music from Hungary and Transylvania played on violins, violas, double-bass and cimbalom. Guest dancers and singers will join Forrás Banda in traditional “Asztali Nóták” (table songs). http://www.ForrasBanda.com
Other features to look forward to:
– Cash bar by Transformation Projects, with high quality wines and draft beer
– Sausages by JN&Z Deli
– Georgian singing and dancing workshops on Saturday afternoon, led by Onefourfive. Tickets and info at tablesongsworkshops.brownpapertickets.com
*** There are two types of tickets: the feast price includes a multiple-course Georgian meal, with seating at 6:30pm. The second option allows latecomers to enter after 9pm to enjoy the party at a much lower ticket price. ***
tickets and ticketing info at: tablesongs.brownpapertickets.com/
** NOTE: Feast ticket sales will be cut off 1 week before event! ***
(Note that the Friday and Saturday events will be the same program)