Announcing Intriguing Intersections & Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra

Mar 29, 2018

Time for the final show announcements in our Asian Music Series lineup. Looking well into late spring, these three events add more exciting and innovative takes on Asian music to complete a program that showcases an amazing range. Check out our teaser video below for a taste of the Series.

On May 19th, our good friend Ravi Naimpally returns to the Small World Centre with a new project – Near East. One of Canada’s preeminent tabla virtuosos, Ravi, along with wind player Ernie Tollar and oud master Demetri Petsalakis, release their debut recording. They welcome Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Turkish kanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi as special guests for an evening merging Middle Eastern and Indian roots.

On May 24th, another concert of intriguing intersections, this time under the leadership of Amely Zhou. Our favourite erhu player has assembled a group that brings sounds from China, Korea, and India together to present innovative musical ideas and new soundscapes. The musical geography of that night also features the beautiful sound of Indonesian ‘kacapi/suling’ performed by the Timar – Parsons duo.

Rounding out the series, we team up with the good folks at the Music Gallery May 26th as they present something truly unique – Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra (NGO) – a community engagement sound art project, and the only bowing gong orchestra in existence. The event brings together local players who learn how to play Nakatani’s handmade gongs, bows and other instrumentation, before giving a public performance that evening. This concert is available through our New Arrivals Ticket Bundle.

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
> From Nubia, Sudan, to Harlem

Saturday, March 31, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

kLoX with DJ Medicineman & VJ SEKS
> Launch of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

So Long Seven
> CD & Vinyl Release

Friday, April 13, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, April 14, 8:00pm, Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Itamar Erez at Small World Music Centre
> Middle Eastern music, jazz and flamenco

Wednesday, April 18, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm, Koerner Hall

Pandit Partho Sarothy / Vindushi Shruit Sadolikar
> Presented by Raag-Mala Toronto and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 5, 7:00pm, Glenn Gould Studio

Foonyap / Holy Hum
> > Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

May 11 & 12, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Near East
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 19, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Amely Zhou & Friends / Timar – Parsons Duo
> > Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra
> Presented by The Music Gallery and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 26, 8:00pm, The Music Gallery

COMMUNITY EVENTS

KUNÉ
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music

Saturday, April 7, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

TEAM SPIRIT

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.

Support Small World

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.