Curtis Andrews is a Canadian musician, percussionist, composer and teacher. He specializes in global persuasions, South Indian percussion, West African drum/dance, drumset, and mbira. His many years of experience, travel, and knowledge of global persuasions influence his music. And this music has taken Curtis to Ghana, India, South Africa and Zimbabwe to study and play.
His ensemble, The Offering of Curtis Andrews, has released two original albums. He plays mbira, drums and marimba with Zimbabwean groups Zhambai Trio and Zimbamoto, he explores South Indian classical Carnatic music with vocalist Vidyasagar Vankayala, collaborates with local Bharatanatyam performers as well as other world music and jazz musicians in the city.
Curtis is also the founder of the Time Will Tell Arts Society (TWTAS), a registered not-for-profit performing arts society dedicated to promoting multicultural artistic expression from traditional and neo-traditional sources.
Since 2013, the Society has supported and produced concerts, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and collaborations with other artists and organizations, locally and internationally. TWTAS events feature a broad cross-section of artists, cultures, ensembles and interests.
Curtis holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and is currently an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022).
World Music/Intercultural Music
I was born in 1977 😉
# of Albums:
2 solo albums
30 for -32 in 25
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Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
“I Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue”
Live show ritual:
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Road or studio?
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Toss-up between Harambe and Peaceful Restaurant
Favourite street in your city:
Commercial Drive, still has some soul
Favourite park in your city:
Trout Lake (John Hendry), great trees
Favourite music venue in your city:
Guilt and Company, prioritize music and treat musicians well
Favourite music store in your city: