Adham Shaikh

Adham Shaikh brings Latin grooves to Spiritbar

On Saturday, Shaikh plays the Spiritbar for the first time in a year. And he says he’s excited to return for a special Latin Grooves Night.

After a successful summer that included sets at Shambhala and Bass Coast and a trip to New York City where he was up for an Emmy, Adham Shaikh returns home — and is ready to celebrate.

On Saturday, Shaikh plays the Spiritbar for the first time in a year. And he says he’s excited to return for a special Latin Grooves Night.

“It is also Dia De Los Muertos,” says Shaikh of the Mexican holiday that celebrates the dead. “We can honour the passing of loved ones and celebrate the thin veil. [I am] going to feature some great new Latin music I have been working on as well as some new Latin inspired music from some new producers I have discovered.”

Shaikh teams up with Mooves (Man In Havana) with Onbeyond providing a visual fiesta and will offer up “some free shots of tequila to the crowd in thanks for all the support over the years,” he says.

The community fundraised to send Shaikh to the Emmy awards in NYC and though he didn’t win in the category of Outstanding Music and Sound for his work with Robert Neufeld on the National Geographic project Untamed Americas, “the support from the Nelson community in raising some funds to send me there was pretty amazing,” says the musician.

Being home and getting the firewood stacked for winter, Shaikh says “there’s no place like the Kootenay and certainly no place like home.” He’s got a new album in the works for US label White Swann and is producing an album for Buckman Coe.

“I’m looking forward to the work and winter,” he says.

Tickets are $10 at the door that opens at 10 p.m.

Arriba!

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP reacts to leader’s surprise resignation

The resignation of Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer caught members of his caucus by surprise

Kaslo commits to 100 per cent renewable energy plan

Nine local governments have made the pledge this year

Promoter fundraises for new Kootenay Country Music Fest

Travis Pangburn seeks $150,000 through Gofundme campaign to re-launch event

School District 8 votes to move Grade 9 from LVR to Trafalgar

The board also delayed a decision on reconfiguring grades at Slocan schools

VIDEO: Andrew Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

RCMP take care when burying sex mannequins found this year in Manning Park

Police tasked with ensuring the mannequins were completely disposed

B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says

Home support down, day programs up in annual rating

RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway

Bird expected to make full recovery

Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees

Potential for ticks to transfer to clothing

More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

Barney Williams is accused of verbal abuse and harassment

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of legendary Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

Most Read