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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 — 1:51pm PDT
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Preeminent percussionist Sal Ferreras presents the 31st annual Drum Heat, a concert uniting BC’s top jazz and world music talent to benefit Arts Umbrella students. Performing in styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia, this year’s stellar lineup will ignite the stage with sizzling hot rhythms and harmonies.

Drum Heat

Where: Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Tickets: Available online now

Leading this heart-pumping evening, Sal Ferreras will perform percussion, vibes, and vocals. An elite musician, Ferreras has been called to play on a series of JUNO and GRAMMY-Award winning recordings. With a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia, Ferreras is a highly sought-after expert in drumming, and world music. His love for connecting musical minds has brought him as far as Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, and all over North America. With his many staggering achievements, Ferreras was inducted in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2002, and was honoured in 2010 with the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Music.

As part of his work to benefit the community through the arts, Ferreras contributes net proceeds of Drum Heat to directly support Arts Umbrella programs. Three out of five Arts Umbrella students need financial assistance to access arts education. Through the generous support of audiences who attend Drum Heat, the funding from the concert reaches more than 12,000 young people each year.

Win a Drum Heat Date Night

I have a pair of tickets for Drum Heat to give away along with a $100 gift card for dinner at Nuba in Kitsilano.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Art can change the lives of children in incredible ways, which is why Arts Umbrella helps young artists cultivate creativity and grow self-confidence through dance, theatre and visual arts. Since 1979, the not-for-profit has opened the doors for all kids ages 2 to 19 to find and explore their artistic voices. More than 20,000 students discover the magic each year – with more than half participating at little to no cost to their families.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Update The winner is Barb!

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  1. Nadya Repin says:


  2. Michelle I says:

    This sounds like a wonderful date night. Thanks for the chance to win. 😊

  3. Linda says:

    Oh my gosh, this show looks fantastic!

  4. Jazzy says:

    This would be amazing to experience!

  5. margaret Arsenault says:

    Amazing! And Nuba, too?

  6. Hala says:

    What an amazing night this would be. 😊

  7. Marisa. P says:

    Sounds like a great night out!
    @rachetgrrl on Twitter:)

  8. Diane To says:

    A great date night!

  9. Am says:

    Crossing my fingers that I win this great prize.

  10. Anh says:

    I would love to take my fiance to this!

  11. Sheila says:

    Would love to be part of this energy.

  12. Cathy says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  13. Lester C says:

    should be fun!

  14. Sounds like a fun evening.

  15. Lindsey McDowell says:

    This sounds amazing!

  16. Neena says:


  17. David says:

    Good vibes~~~

  18. Sally Whitehead says:

    Mmmmm Nuba’s fantastic lamb kibbeh (and a side of their Macedonian feta) to start the evening and then a night of great beats. Sounds amazing. Off to tweet that for the extra entry now! 🙂

  19. Victor says:

    nuba fan!

  20. Nimoul H says:

    Sounds fun!!

  21. Linda says:

    What a fun date night!

  22. Carol says:

    Arts Umbrella is such an amazing organization for encouraging young artists.

  23. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    This looks fabulous!

  24. Mike Gismondi says:

    This looks really cool!

  25. Angela Griffin says:

    Wow, I’d love to go to this… not to mention the fabulous dinner I’d have!

  26. Maya McDonald says:

    This looks super fun!

  27. Karen M says:

    Oh, Wow! This sounds great. A great dinner and hot rhythms. What a night!

  28. Bev says:

    This would be such a treat!

  29. Anita Stocker says:

    Looks great!

  30. Rita says:

    What an awesome prize!!

  31. Jen W says:

    What a great date night for a great cause.

  32. Lor. says:

    We love Arts Umbrella!

  33. wen says:

    A great night for the love of art and food!

  34. Lisa Tam says:

    Arts Umbrella brings backs lots of childhood fieldtrip memories!

  35. Susan says:

    What a wonderful date night this would be!

  36. Karen says:


  37. Lorena Grande says:

    I would be honoured to see the highly sought after Sal Fereras perform percussion, vibes, and vocals on this magical evening at the Vogue!

  38. Grant says:

    It would be great to win the free pass and gift cert.
    I would take my gfriend out on an awesome date!

  39. Angela says:

    This would be so fun!

  40. Bonnie R says:

    This looks like such a unique event!

  41. Jason B says:

    Drum tastic…

  42. Shelley Butcher says:

    Drum Heat sounds amazing!🎶

  43. Jen says:

    That’s a great date night!

  44. Jean says:

    Sounds amazing!!!

  45. Jocelyn says:

    What a great contest!

  46. Andy C. says:

    You can’t “beat” drums and dinner

  47. Barb W says:

    I love Nuba!!!

  48. Debz says:

    Great prize!

  49. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a perfect date night!

  50. Ann says:

    I’m an original fan of Ferreras and have long-ago favourite memories of the drum heat(s) he organized for Expo 86. Love Nuba and so that completes the perfect evening!

  51. adam says:


  52. Ariel C says:

    yes please

  53. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  54. Tammy says:


  55. Olivia says:

    Great event for a night out!

  56. Angela King says:

    I’m a huge supporter of the arts and especially fond of Arts Umbrella for the kids! I’d be so happy to support this evening of music for a fantastic cause.

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