May 5 – Vancouver Chan Arts Centre: The Journeyed Compass with Dinuk Wijeratne and friends

Nick Halley will be joining on percussion the multi-award-winning musicians Layale Chaker, Kinan Azmeh, and Dinuk Wijeratne. These musicians will come together to create highly distinctive music that draws from a confluence of cultural influences. Chaker, a Lebanese violinist and composer, Azmeh, a Syrian clarinetist and composer, and Wijeratne, a Sri Lankan composer, conductor, and pianist, are each known for their inventive and genre-defying work. For this transporting concert, Middle Eastern and South Asian music mix for a soulful program inspired by the idea of what ‘home’ means to us all. Tickets & info.