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New Album Arribada Released!

Ivan Tucakov and Tambura Rasa - Arribada Album CoverThe latest album called “Arribada” is a remarkably diverse collection of music, which brings Tucakov’s most recent compositions to an eclectic assembly of performers and cultures from all corners of the globe. The album lifts off with an outlandish and captivating cover of a classic rock & roll tune, which is followed by an upbeat dance clave taking you straight to Cuba! The journey then continues on with a luscious fusion of classical strings, traditional Balkan brass, tamburicas, Turkish darbuka, Indian tabla, bansuri, Flamenco guitar and more. Delve into this spellbound world of odd rhythms, dance grooves and sensual melodies. Experience the allure of “Arribada”.

“As the globe stresses and strains along artificially drawn borders, Ivan Tucakov and Tambura Rasa pick up the musical threads that bind us all and weave them into a tapestry of discovery and delight.”
– Cal Koat – World Beats Radio Canada
(read full review)

Below are a two singles we released from this album. For the first one, make sure you have 15 minutes to spare and for the second one, make sure you have your dancing shoes on! 🙂

Pink Floyd’s “Shine on you Crazy Diamond” cover
TR - Shine on you - Video Thumb
“En la Vida” – featuring Miguelito Valdez
TR - En la Vida - Video Thumb


Just Announced – Official Tambura Rasa New Album Release Concert

TR Arribada Album Release Concert  - Oct 10 2014

On Oct 10 2014, get ready for the show of the year!

The concert in March earlier this year SOLD OUT weeks in advance and more than a quarter of the tickets for this show have already gone through the TR Indiegogo campaign two months ago.

Tambura Rasa will present their most stunning world fusion event within one night. Gathering over twenty sensational musicians and dancers and a brand new repertoire of songs from the new album entitled Arribada.

The show will feature Samba, Flamenco and Belly dances and for the first time, Indian Classical Kathak Dance, plus a variety of surprise guest musicians.

Join us for this spectacular evening in one of Vancouver’s most unique venues, Academie Duello.

Academie Duello – 412 W Hastings St, Vancouver
8:30pm Wine Reception (Cash Bar)
9:30pm Show

– Dress to impress!
– Certain amount of tables and seats will be available on first-come-first-serve basis starting at 8:30pm, when doors open.
– Flamenco/Bellydance/Kathak/Samba dance performances will happen in the first set, starting 9pm. Dance floor opens at 10pm.
– The music to dance to will involve a fusion of African, Spanish, Turkish, Middle-Eastern, Balkan and beyond.
– The bar will only accept cash, there is no bank machine at the venue.