Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KHATSAHLANO! 2012 The Biggest Free Music Festival in Vancouver

Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - 4th Ave. - Kitsilano, Vancouver
The Zolas - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver


Band playing at Yew stage - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver
Free cotton candy!! Happy faces - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver
The Minotaur is back !! - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver
"El Grupo Cubano" Brisas del Palmar direct from Havana -Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver   
41st and Home band -  -Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver
Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver

Wryly Andherson - Moth Orbit Object Theater - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver 
Kits House - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver 
Room Eighteen Shocker Wings Contest -  Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver 
Wryly Andherson - Moth Orbit Object Theater - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver 
The Pernell Reichert Band - MacDonald Stage - Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver
Khatsahlano Free Music Festival - Kitsilano, Vancouver


Khatsahlano! The Biggest Free Music Festival in Vancouver - July 21, 2012

Khatsahlano! The biggest Free Music and Art Festival in Vancouver will take place on Saturday July 21st. It will count with five man stages presenting over 30 top musical performers. There will be patios, merchants and different activities all along 4th Ave. in the Kitsilano neighbourghood. 

Where: Burrard Street to MacDonald Street 
When : July 21st 12 Noon to 8:00 pm

For more information visit ShopWest4th.com  and also Khatsahlano Facebook Page. 

This is a great event not to be missed check some Khatsahlano! 2011 photos.


Khatsahlano launch party at Zulu records in Kitsilano - May 16th 2012
Pictures of last week Khatsahlano launch party at Zulu records in Kitsilano. Khatsahlano Music and Arts Festival is the biggest free outdoor music festival in Vancouver. This year the festival will take place on Saturday July 21st. and will count with five man stages presenting over 30 top musical performers. There will be patios, merchants and different activities all along 4th Ave. in the Kitsilano neighbourghood . For more information visit ShopWest4th.com  and also Khatsahlano Facebook Page. 


KHATSAHLANO! launch party at Zulu Records - Kathryn Calder
KHATSAHLANO! launch party at Zulu Records - Capitol 6 band - Vancouver
KHATSAHLANO! launch party at Zulu Records - Capitol 6 band - Vancouver

Monday, May 21, 2012

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity -  Mexican Mural in Jericho beach - Vancouver
Today May 21st is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Vancouver is a great example of how many different cultures can live together and we can experience this trough all the different amazing festivals presented trough the year.

Powell Street Festival in Vancouver an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage.
TaiwanFest in Vancouver Dedicated to promoting Taiwanese Arts and Culture   
MexicoFest Experience Mexico in Vancouver
Greek Day in Kitsilano - Vancouver 

Viva Vancouver 

ZYRYAB - Annual Jondo Festival in Vancouver
Sawan Mela Festival - South Asian Family Association's annual cross-cultural weekend of entertainment   
Aboriginal Spirit Day at Canada Place in Vancouver
Traditional art form of hand painting in India (Nomadic Caravan) at Viva Vancouver in Granville St. preview  of FolkFest
Nomadic Caravan from India performing at Viva Vancouver in Downtown Vancouver. Preview of Vancouver Folk Festival  
Khatsahlano Festival in Vancouver

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Vancouver International Tequila Expo

"El Tesoro de mi Tierra" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
Tequila the most known of the distilled spirits of Mexico is a type of mezcal produced from a plant known as "Agave Azul" Blue Agave. The Agave landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.
The UNESCO documents mention in its brief description "Stretching between the foothills of the Tequila Volcano and the deep Rio Grande river valley are the expansive landscapes of blue agave, which since the 16th century have been used to produce tequila spirit. Within the landscape are working distilleries reflecting the growth in international consumption of tequila in the 19th century. The agave plant has been used since pre-historic times to produce fermented drinks and for making cloth; the agave culture is now seen as part of national identity. "
Recently Canada has experienced an increase in the consumption of Tequila with more brands and better quality of this spirit.
The Vancouver International Tequila Expo which took place yesterday at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time displayed an excellent selection of Tequila brands. The main event was open to the general public, there were also a trade tasting, seminars and tasting around town in different restaurants of Vancouver.

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 Don Julio Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo



Tavi Tequila -  - Vancouver International Tequila Expo 
Voodoo Tiki Tequila and Don Julio Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
Fat Ass Tequila -  Vancouver International Tequila Expo 

Cazadores Tequila -  Vancouver International Tequila Expo 

Cabo Wabo Tequila -  Vancouver International Tequila Expo  
Chamucos Tequila -   Vancouver International Tequila Expo   
"El Tesoro de mi Tierra" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
"El Tesoro de mi Tierra" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
"T1 " Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
"Azuñia" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
"Uno Mas" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo
 "Amate" Tequila - Vancouver International Tequila Expo  


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vancouver Biennale - Javier Marin - Cabeza Vainilla Cabeza Córdoba Cabeza Chiapas

Vancouver Biennale - Javier Marin - Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Córdoba, Cabeza Chiapas
The giant stunning sculptures "Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Córdoba, Cabeza Chiapas" exhibited until recently as part of the Vancouver Biennale were created by Mexican sculptor Javier Marín.

Javier Marín a recognized artist worldwide has exhibited in beautiful sites and museums that match his magnificent work of cities like Pietrasanta, a mecca sculpturing for centuries, Turin, Madrid, Monaco.

His work has also been in exhibitions in different cities of Mexico, his home country. One of these exhibitions was "Fragmentos" in the beautiful historical building "Antigua Caja Real" / "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in the colonial city Centre of San Luis Potosi.
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico  
Vancouver Biennale - Javier Marin - Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza Córdoba, Cabeza Chiapas  - Source  http://javiermarin.com.mx
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico 
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico 
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mexican Sculptor Javier Marín - Fragmentos - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum in San Luis Potosi, Mexico 
Colonial city Centre of San Luis Potosi


Vancouver Biennale - Javier Marin - Cabeza VainillaCabeza CórdobaCabeza Chiapas


Javier Marin - "Fragmentos" - "Old Royal Treasury Building" Museum - San Luis Potosi 

Javier Marín - "Fragmentos" - "Dolores Olmedo" Museum - Mexico City