We welcome the promise of May with our third Globetrotter event, Saturday night. Part of Small World’s 14th Annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank, we’re delighted to bring Adham Shaikh back to Toronto from his BC home. The ‘Basswala’ as he’s known, will weave his unique mix of organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that evoke ancient spirits anchored by modern beats. Joined by resident DJ medicineman, and opening guest Davey Boom, the night will take the audience on a sonic journey via the dance floor
Next week’s big concert, presented by the Aga Khan Museum and Roy Thomson Hall, showcases one of Pakistan’s premier artists in Abida Parveen. Tickets for this remarkable event are going fast, but some are still available here.
In keeping with a South Asian theme, our friends at Raag Mala have an event this weekend. Santoor player Shreyas Ambikar is joined by Ravi Naimpally on tabla, as well as vocal recital by Arshad Ali Khan.
Strings Across Asia
> An evening of cross-cultural fireworks
Saturday, May 28th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Arshad Ali Khan (Vocal) and Shreyas Ambikar (Santoor)
> With Ravi Naimpally (Tabla), Harshad Kanetkar (Tabla), Udaya Kulkarni (Harmonium)
Sunday, May 8th, 6pm – McLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle
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.