“One of the most rewarding aspects of my role as curator for the Chan Centre Presents series is the sheer delight of discovery,” says Joyce Hinton, co-managing director and curator of the series. “This season brings Vancouver debuts, fresh new sounds and time- honoured art forms from around the world to the Chan Centre stage. Each of the brilliant artists we welcome will be taking us on an exploratory journey — so bring your sense of adventure!” Among the highlights of that journey is certain to be the Oct. 5 appearance of Norwegian Sámi singer and activist Mari Boine. The vocalist is acclaimed for her trail-blazing fusion of traditional Sámi-language folk singing, or Yoik, with environmental soundscapes and traditional and cutting-edge instrumentation and jazz arrangements. She broke out globally with her 1989 album, Gula Gula, which was released on Peter Gabriel’s RealWorld label. More intriguing folk-fusing is on offer Oct. 19 when the Eastern European group DakhaBrakha performs its take on so-called world music. This group sounds like no one else. The music of a flamenco legend gets honoured Nov. 2 when Flamenco Legends: The Paco De Luciá Project strums into the venue. And the legacy of an American civil-rights hero is examined by pianist/composer/arranger/educator Damien Sneed on Feb. 29, 2020, with We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This show blends music, spoken-word recordings of Dr. King’s speeches and acclaimed players and singers from gospel, classical, Broadway and jazz scenes to deliver “a moving evening of positivity and hope.” The scope and variety of music coming from Latin America and the Caribbean will all be showcased with concerts from Cuba’s Orquesta Akokán (Nov. 16, 2020); Los Angeles’s La Santa Cecillia (April 4, 2020) and five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Diane Reeves brings her Beleza Brazil project to town on March 8, 2020. As well as the concert series, the 2019-20 Beyond Words Series returns with four emotionally compelling and unique interdisciplinary works emphasizing a wide variety of narrative techniques to tell tales of empowerment, survival and reconciliation. Subscription packages for both series go on sale April 30 at noon. Single tickets for both the Chan Centre Presents and Beyond Words series go on sale Tuesday, June 18, at noon at chancentre.com. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/stuartderdeyn CLICK HERE to report a typo. Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email email@example.com.