A busy weekend with lots of intriguing sounds to choose from.
On Saturday at the Small World Centre, the Circle Band performs a CD release concert for their second album ‘My Enigma’. A fusion of jazz and pop mixed with elements of Persian tradition and Eastern instruments, Circle Band focuses on classical and contemporary Persian poetry, such as Rumi, Hafez and Sohrab Sepehri. Two shows to choose from at 6:30 and 8:30.
On Sunday at 7:00, Roam, led by our friend Lisa Patterson, launches ‘The Citizen Suitcase‘: a musical grassroots effort to support refugees at home and abroad. Facilitating arts & healing based services, the plan is easy to support. Bring an item for Lesbos-bound suitcase and/or sign up to Arts-based services bank. Guest speaker Jenny Davis from ‘The Grove & Friends’, sponsors of a Syrian family to Toronto.
Elsewhere around town, on Friday and Saturday, the Music Gallery presents pianist David Virelles’ Gnosis. This futuristic Afro-Cuban chamber music project brings Cuban Abakuá drums into the concert hall for the first time. Compelling stuff.
For a taste of Indian music dance and spectacle, Markham is the place to be Saturday for Spirit of India. The Bollywood Masala Orchestra present a bold vision in Indian live music and dance taking the audience on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai. A matinee and evening performance to choose from at the Markham Theatre.
Friday at the Opera House marks the return home of Lemon Bucket Orkestra after 3 months on the road on 3 continents. There may still be a few tickets left for this homecoming bash, but you’d better hurry!
Small World Music supports our community partners and family of world music artists performing around the greater Toronto area. Visit the Small World Music site to learn more about all the great events happening in the city.
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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.