Tambura Rasa Blog

TR @ Vancouver 2015 Folk Festival & more


We are thrilled to announce that Tambura Rasa will be part this year’s Vancouver Folk Festival. This year’s festival line-up is outstanding too! It will be a pleasure to share the stage with some of the worlds top World Music acts.

We will be hitting up Stage 3 on the evening of Friday July 17th and doing a variety of collaborations with some Hungarian and Kurdish bands throughout the day on Saturday July 18th.

We will also be playing a free set on Granville Island, Ron Basford Park on July 1st @7:45pm as part of the Vancouver Coastal Jazz Festival, in association with  South Asian Mela Festival.

Come and join the party with us!

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


Tambura Rasa – 10 Year Celebration Concert

Tambura Rasa - 10 Year Celebration Concert

Prepare yourselves for the show of the decade!

Yes, it has been full ten years with Tambura Rasa and we are gearing up to present our most stunning world fusion event within one night. Gathering over twenty sensational musicians and dancers from Tambura Rasa’s past, join us for this spectacular evening in one of Vancouver’s most unique venues, Academie Duello. There are limited tickets and the response is already enormous so make sure to grab yours in advance and be part of this celebration! (more…)