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Russian Halls

600 Campbell Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6A 3K1

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A long-table dinner with live performances by folk groups presenting music from Georgia, Serbia, Hungary, and England/Canada.

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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 the 2019 Table Songs Festival.

Inspired by “Supra”, the Georgian tradition of gathering around a feast table and participating in folk songs, music, and dance, we bring this experience to Vancouver showcasing four cultures’ different ways of celebrating community life.

At this event, you will enjoy a long-table dinner while performances occur all around you. This all-analog event will bring you 4 hours of continuous live music, with sporadic dancing opportunities. You are invited to relax in your seat and enjoy the music, or get up and join the spontaneous dances, or move your seat (after finishing the feast meal) to watch one of the bands closer-up while huddling with new friends!

Performers include:

Onefourfive (Seattle) – To headline the event and celebrate the inspiration for this event, we welcome the Georgian polyphonic singing group “onefourfive”. Back after rave reviews at last year's Table Songs, the group also demonstrates Georgian folk dancing, truly one of the most spectacular dance traditions in the world.

Salash Tamburica (Vancouver) – Presenting tamburica string band music from the taverns of northern Serbia. Get ready to dance!

Princeton Porch Party (Princeton) – Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat led an ensemble of spectacular singers and musicians from across the pacific northwest to showcase English sea shanties, pub songs, and other traditional genres.

Forrás Banda (Vancouver/Seattle) – Peasant folk music from Hungary and Transylvania played on violins, violas, double-bass and cimbalom. Guest dancers and singers joined Forrás Banda in traditional “Asztali Nóták” (table songs).

Other features of the events:

  • 4-course feast catering provided by TBD - hosted by Chef Ianna.
  • Cash bar by Transformation Projects, with a feature on all-natural and wild fermented wine from British Columbia, including hand-selected wines from Orofino, Clos du Soliel, Liber, Sunday in August, Forbidden Fruit, and Zanatta. Other spirits, Off The Rail draft beer, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Sausages by JN&Z Deli and late-night snacks available for purchase.
  • Georgian singing and dancing workshops on Saturday afternoon, led by Onefourfive. Info on the workshops will be announced closer to the event.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is all ages and we encourage families to come.
  • For large group discounts of 10 people or more, please contact slivovicaproductions@gmail.com for details.

(Note that the Friday and Saturday events will be the same program)

** NOTE: Feast ticket sales will be cut off 1 week before event! ***

We acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,[4] including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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