2017 Asian Music Series Line-Up : April 1 – May 20

Mar 16, 2017

While we endure a brutal end to winter, we know spring is around the corner, and with it, Small World’s annual Asian Music Series. We’re delighted to present the full line-up of artists set to perform 11 shows between April 1st and May 20th. This is our 15th edition, and we are proud to embrace the scope of sounds from across the Asian cultural landscape.

We’ve already mentioned the opener, the Haniya Aslam Trio, and can now give you the scoop on more; a performance by the always impressive Nagata Shachu Taiko group on April 7th; a mellower vibe with the richly textured acoustic music of So Long Seven the following night, and The Upanishads, the live sound project of our good friend Deb Sinha on April 16th.

The series also includes some of the greats of Indian Classical music, highlighted by the return of Grammy Award-winning Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, April 22nd and one of the most sought after Hindustani vocalists today, Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil, performing with the brilliant sitarist Hidayat Husain Khan on May 13th. All these shows will be accessible via our Small World Explorer Program for big savings on curated ticket packages.

In the meantime, our pals at Batuki Music present a rare taste of Moroccan music this weekend at the Alliance Française that’s worth a look.

Zuze & Iva

Small World Music Centre March 24th

Haniya Aslam Trio

Small World Music Centre April 1st

Nagata Shachu Taiko

Aki Studio Theatre – Daniels Spectrum April 7th

So Long Seven

Small World Music Centre April 8th


Massey Hall April 12th

Deb Sinha – The Upanishads

Small World Music Centre April 16th

Mohan Veena with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Aga Khan Museum April 22nd

Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada

Small World Music Centre April 29th


Small World Music Centre May 5th

Globetrotter – Retro Bollywood

Round May 6th

Hidayat Husain Khan & Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil

MacLeod Auditorium – Univeristy of Toronto  May 13th

World Fiddle Day – Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou

Aga Khan Museum May 20th


Concert of Gnawa music by the Group Marocouleurs

Alliance Française March 18th

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Small World Music Society is a charitable organization and presenter of culturally diverse music, supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as community and corporate partners.