International flavour comes to Summer kicks with Tambura Rasa on Thursday July 19.

World music makes its 2012 debut at Summer Kicks

The world is coming to Golden for shows in the square.

Summer Kicks is bringing in some international flavour with Tambura Rasa on Thursday July 19.

This is the band’s second trip to Golden to perform in the Kicking Horse Culture series, the last time being in August of 2010.

Led by frontman Ivan Tucakov, Tambura Rasa combines contemporary grooves and traditional rhythms with fiery Spanish guitar fully orchestrated Baladi gypsy string section, and Afro-Latin Percussion.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Tucakov spent the first eight years of his childhood in the plains of central Turkey, after which he moved back to Serbia. After years of travelling, he finally ended up in Vancouver where he received education in computer science and physics from the University of British Columbia.

He formed Tambura Rasa in 2004 with the goal of expanding the boundaries of world-fusion music. The band put out Sunrise on a New World that year, and followed it up with Vaije in 2006. Their most recent release, Adsum, was nominated for Best World Recording at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Global in its reach, Tambura Rasa has become B.C.’s favourite caravan of vivacious globalistas, filling everything from intimate soft-seat theatre shows, large dance filled festivals to hip urban clubs in attempt to bring dance, joy and vigor to the world around them.

This is not your average rhythm section, folks. These guys can cook up some spicy food that will have you sweating in no time. In fact, they can often be found brewing turkish coffee at the side of the road to keep up their energy between gigs.

They will be taking to the stage at the Spirit Square at 7 p.m., with opening band Carl Trinkwon and the Masters of Nun.