It is not very often that one can experience a licensed, friendly European-feel, intimate candle-lit outdoor patio evening event in Vancouver. As spoiled as we are with many things in this city, this is one aspect that many people seem to crave – a bit of a “European culture fix”. Filip and Dejan of the cafe Cittadella invited me last minute to come with Tambura Rasa members and add live music to their third year anniversary party last Friday.
What a pleasure it was to be part of this occasion, friendly, attentive audience, and world class musicianship with Cameron Wilson on the violin, Kerry Galloway on bass, Oriana White on classical piano and Neelamjit Dhillon on the Indian tabla drum. We crossed the ocean in a heartbeat. Balkan burek pastry and red wine kept coming in too!