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DroneDoctor

Apr 10, 2015

DroneDoctor fuses East and West in the creative use of freely flowing Indian drone-style music with light accents of Blues and Rock. Words used to describe their sound:...

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Sing Bandana Singh

Mar 25, 2015

Sing Bandana Singh is dark, brooding, feminine and aggressive. The sound is heavily influenced by early 90's grunge, North Indian classical vocals, shimmery cymbals, thumping bass riffs and punk...

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Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali

Mar 25, 2015

Celebrating their 15th anniversary of worldwide touring, Fanna presents the ancient sufi tradition of qawwali with deep devotion & ecstatic rhythms.

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Amely Zhou

Mar 25, 2015

Amely inspires others with her open-hearted and emotive playing. While challenging herself to the fullest, she premiered more than thirty new works by composers around the world. As an...

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kLoX

Mar 18, 2015

Gurpreet Chana “The Tabla Guy” and Mason Bach melodically unite modulated Tabla and electronically processed Violin by integrating their classical training with computer aided performance technology. Sonically expansive...

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Kush Nubia

Feb 20, 2015

Spinning Future Bounce, Hip Hop, Trap, Reggae, Soul and Afro, Kush Nubia entering the world of professional DJing in 2008. He has played at various locations in Toronto...

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Niladri Kumar and Aditya Kalyanpur

Feb 13, 2015

Two of India’s foremost classical musicians, sitar virtuoso Niladri Kumar and tabla maestro Aditya Kalyanpur, join together to bring you masterfully woven ragas in traditional Indian style accented by...

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Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music Group

Feb 10, 2015

The powerful and evocative rhythms of Japan and India converge in this highly anticipated collaboration between two pillars of the Toronto world music scene. The Juno-nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble...

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Ajinai

Feb 10, 2015

Ajinai, formed in Beijing in 2009 and comprised of members culled from across China, is dedicated to bringing traditional Mongolian music into the 21st Century.

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YO – Spirit of Asia

Jan 22, 2015

YO 世 is a word which means world community & song of the people. The music of YO presents the ancient traditions of Japan and India in a fresh,...

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Tal National

Jan 16, 2015

On stage Tal National perform with six musicians, but because of their rigorous performance schedule here might be up to thirteen members at any one time. Their concert material...

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Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Dec 08, 2014

The collaboration between a rapper/beatboxer/singer-songwriter from Syracuse, NY and an electrifying African kora sensation from Guinea pushes genre boundaries and earns raves across the globe. Joe Driscoll and Sekou...

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Nazar-i Turkwaz

Oct 30, 2014

United by long standing friendships and a love of singing, Brenna MacCrimmon, Maryem Tollar, Sophia Grigoriadis and Jayne Brown join forces to celebrate the stories of life through song....

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Raz-e-Del

Oct 28, 2014

Raze Del, is a Persian (Iranian) band that was formed with Nima Safaei and Maryam Abdinejad as a classical Persian group in Toronto/Canada in 2013.The group seeks to interpret...

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Huun Huur Tu

Oct 23, 2014

Huun-Huur-Tu, throat singers from Tuva are Sayan Bapa, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Anatoly Kuular, and Alexey Saryglar. Presenting their wonderfully tuneful songs, using instruments (igil, byzaanchi) reminiscent of banjo and...

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Ana Moura

Oct 08, 2014

Ana Moura, with her luxuriant voice and captivating stage presence, is at the forefront of the fado music renaissance.

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Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers

Sep 10, 2014

Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal & Bros belongs to the best known gharana of Qawwali, namely: 'Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana' of Delhi. This school, approzimately 705 years old, was...

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The Roberto Rosenman Quartet

Aug 29, 2014

The Roberto Rosenman Quartet plays Gypsy Jazz: a style of music originating in 1930’s Paris with gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. Composer and lead...

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Drew Gonsalves

Aug 28, 2014

Drew Gonsalves is Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter of his project Kobo Town which is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. New Kobo Town album Jumbie in...

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Os Tropies

Aug 20, 2014

Os Tropies are a group of musicians and friends brought together by Brazilian popular music from the 60's and 70's, writing new original tunes inspired by Tropicalia greats such...

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Pierre Kwenders

Aug 18, 2014

Pierre Kwenders is a Montreal artist of Congolese origins. He draws influences from various musical styles including Soul, electro but above from Congolese Rumba. His music is often described...

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Calypso Rose and Kobo Town

Aug 18, 2014

The Queen of Calypso returns! ‘A living legend of calypso! This lady is 74 years old, but on stage, still moves like a young girl!’ – Festival Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal McArtha...

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Boogat

Aug 18, 2014

BOOGAT is a talented MC bridging latin groove with urban and electronic music. His last album won two Félix at the ADISQ awards for best world music album and...

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AVIVA

Aug 14, 2014

Joyous and devotional, Aviva Chernick’s intoxicating vocals blur the line between the sacred and the secular. Melding sounds from desert to sea, singing in Hebrew, Ladino and English, and...

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Donné Roberts

Aug 07, 2014

Donné Roberts Juno Award Winning guitarist singer and songwriter Born in Madagascar grew up in Russia and now lives in Toronto Member of the African Guitar Summit Donné's happy...

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ROAM / Lisa Patterson

Aug 07, 2014

Heartfelt delivery and solid musicianship from acoustic trio of cello, accordion, guitar, duduk & sax creates warm sonic palette for earthy and sensual vocals. Spotlight on uplifting audience experience...

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NY Gypsy All-Stars

Jul 28, 2014

A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New York's Alphabet City and heard the Eastern Mediterranean and Southern Balkans pouring across the packed room. The clarinet was...

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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Jul 21, 2014

Rizwan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan are the torchbearers of a tradition that goes back over 700 years, the tradition of qawwali. Qawwali is an Arabic word that means...

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Kiran Ahluwalia

Jul 21, 2014

Expressing her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs, Kiran Ahluwalia explores the language of the heart with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity. Born in India, raised in Canada,...

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Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra

Jul 21, 2014

Their brand of Brass Band music is contemporary and big-city-ready, while staying well-rooted in the rural traditions that made it. The aesthetic of the band draws ready comparisons to...

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Lo’Jo

Jul 21, 2014

Lo’Jo has developed its unique world music profile ever since singer and keyboardist Denis Péan and violinist and kora-player Richard Bourreau first got together 30 years ago in their...

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MOKOOMBA

May 28, 2014

Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm of Afro-fusion, the six young musicians which make up Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. Winner of the Songlines...

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MOKOOMBA

May 28, 2014

Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm of Afro-fusion, the six young musicians which make up Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. Winner of the Songlines...

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Rakkatak

Apr 09, 2014

Rakkatak is a Toronto-based collective that features three of the most talented female musicians in the city -- Anita Katakkar, Oriana Barbato and Lisa Patterson. The music of Rakkatak...

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Vandana Vishwas

Apr 09, 2014

An architect by profession and a musician by passion, critically acclaimed Indo-Canadian World musician Vandana Vishwas is formally trained in North Indian classical vocal music but specializes in composing...

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Shahin Najafi

Apr 08, 2014

Shahin Najafi is an underground artist in Iran, performing in both rock and hip hop music styles. He also has many performances on various political and social occasions. ...

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Spire

Apr 08, 2014

Spire is a group of dedicated young musicians united by a vision of creating a fusion between Eastern and Western musical genres. Their seven members combine Chinese and Western instrumentation...

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Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion

Mar 12, 2014

Under the direction of percussion legend and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, the Masters of Percussion offer a mesmerizing exploration of the depth and breadth of Indian music. From classical ragas...

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Sultans of String

Mar 12, 2014

JUNO nominees/2x CFMA winners, Sultans of String, perform high octane worldbeat-jazz. Known for dizzying roots music jams, poly-rhythms and revved up riffs, the Sultans of String sound can't...

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Jonita Gandhi

Mar 12, 2014

Jonita Gandhi, known to the Indo- Canadian community as Toronto's Nightingale, discovered that music was the language of her soul at a very young age. Born in New Delhi,...

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Marcio Faraco

Jan 16, 2014

Brazilian-born, based in Paris, France for over 20 years, Márcio Faraco stays true to the traditional music of Brazil, melding the language of the samba, bossa nova and choro...

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Green Sky Project

Oct 10, 2013

Green Sky Project: Anton Apostolov : guitar (Bulgaria) Naghmeh Farahmand : percussion (Iran) Jacek Karlowski : tamboura (Poland) Hasheel Lodhia : bansuri (India)

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Mar Aberto SoundSystem

Sep 17, 2013

Mar Aberto SoundSystem blends dub reggae, funk and classic MPB with Brazilian rhythms like maracatu, samba, coco, ciranda and Afro grooves. One of the stage group manifestations of Maracatu...

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Red Slam Collective

Aug 21, 2013

Red Slam is an indigenous hip hop fusion band & community urban arts collective formed in 2009 and based in Toronto; whose artistic expression uplifts, self-identifies and promotes unity...

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Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers

Aug 21, 2013

Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW) is a community arts collective of Asian and Asian-Canadian Women in Toronto. We are a music group who carry on the Japanese...

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Marito Marques

Aug 15, 2013

Internationally-renowned drummer Marito Marques has snagged the attention of audiences worldwide through his creative and distinctive approach by infusing instrumental and jazz melodies with African rhythms in his new...

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Mark Sepic’s Junkestra

Aug 14, 2013

From 1pm-6pm, the Kids are in for 6 hours of quirky and fun music making with Mark Sepic - a maverick artist/musician will help turn those nasty water bottles,...

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Quique Escamilla

Aug 09, 2013

Quique Escamilla, born and raised in Chiapas, Mexico. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter living in Toronto. His lyrics carry powerful messages that address various socio-political issues; accompanied by...

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Global Bollywood by Bageshree Vaze & Ensemble

Aug 09, 2013

Global Bollywood celebrates the world music influences of Indian film music featuring some of Toronto's finest world musicians including MTV India 'rising star' Bageshree Vaze (vocals), Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/flute),...

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El Machetero

Aug 08, 2013

El Machetero effortlessly blurs the lines between cumbia, salsa, descarga, bugalu, Afro rock, switchblade soul, reggae, psychedelia and underground oldies -- radiating with revolutionary ways, reeking of platanos fritos...

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Jorge Drexler

Aug 07, 2013

Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan Madrid-based musician who won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish. He won the Oscar®...

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David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana

Aug 06, 2013

Music force-of-nature David Buchbinder teams up with JUNO-winning pianist and composer Hilario Durán and a crew of Canada’s top jazz and world musicians to present this exciting Jewish-Cuban fusion....

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What Cheer? Brigade

Aug 02, 2013

The What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. Their sound is an aggressive mix of Bollywood, The Balkans, New Orleans, Samba and Hip-Hop, played...

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Lenka Lichtenberg

Jul 24, 2013

Lenka Lichtenberg shines as one of the most visionary artistic builders in a nation that defines its identity as a multicultural mosaic. The Prague-born soprano unites the...

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Habib Koite

Jul 17, 2013

With more than 250,000 albums sold around the globe, and nearly a thousand concerts on some of the world’s most prestigious stages under his belt, Habib Koité is one...

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Third World

Jul 16, 2013

Celebrating 40 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences....

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Roberto López – Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra

Jul 09, 2013

Montreal-based Colombian-born composer and guitarist Roberto López, along with his virtuoso friends, leads us to a unique encounter between the wind ensembles of Colombia’s Caribbean coast and North-American Jazz...

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noori

Jul 09, 2013

Led by charismatic brothers, Ali Hamza and Ali Noor, noori helped spark Pakistan's "21st Century Pop Revolution." Noori bursts through local convention and international rock barriers with brainy songs...

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Kobo Town

Jul 09, 2013

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo...

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DakhaBrakha

Jul 09, 2013

DakhaBrakha is an “ethno chaos” quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic simultaneously. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Reflecting fundamental elements of...

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Briga

Jul 09, 2013

Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity: a hybrid of songs written in French and English, all accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern...

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Mashrou’ Leila

Jul 05, 2013

Born of a nocturnal encounter at the American University of Beirut in 2008, Mashrou’ Leila is a six-member band that fuses the craftiness of a music workshop with the...

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Tal National – old

Jul 05, 2013

Due to circumstances beyond our control (ie. US Embassy in Niamey Niger) Tal National have had to cancel their North American engagements. This is obviously unfortunate for our festival,...

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Mohsen Namjoo

Jul 05, 2013

Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a visionary artist who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth in...

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What happened to the Persian cat?

Apr 24, 2013

Hypernova is a New York based Iranian rock band. Ali Azimi is an Iranian musician from Tehran currently living in London. Ali is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist...

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Maybe Refuge

Apr 23, 2013

Maybe Refuge is an alternative rock band from Toronto with a focus on writing and performing original songs. The winners of Kollaboration Toronto 2012 and finalists for Kollaboration...

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Blitz

Apr 23, 2013

Blitz is a urban artist which fuses hiphop with his East Indian roots. His live band blends hiphop/world music for the sophisticated music fan. Discovered by legendary Punjabi MC...

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Arlene Paculan

Apr 23, 2013

Arlene is a classy, jazzy-pop singer-songwriter from Mississauga. She performs her beautiful and heartfelt originals on her keyboard. Last year, she was fortunate to play at the...

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Kiosk

Apr 08, 2013

Pioneers of Iran's underground music movement, Kiosk is praised for its sharp and satirical lyrics as well as its unique blend of musical styles, from rock to gypsy jazz...

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The Tich Maredza Band

Mar 05, 2013

The Tich Maredza Band is a 5 peice band which plays an acoustic guitar based fusion of Zimbabwean contemporary and traditional rhythms with afrojazz powered by messages of inspiration...

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Namgar

Feb 12, 2013

Namgar’s striking, sweeping voice transforms rarely heard ancient melodies from Siberia. Accompanied by traditional and modern instruments, she performs traditional Buryat and Mongolian songs that evoke the Big Steppe...

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Rajeev Taranath

Dec 11, 2012

Internationally acclaimed Rajeev Taranath, a disciple of the late Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, is one of India's leading exponents of the sarod (lute). His performances masterfully combine the depth...

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Dec 03, 2012

Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due...

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Ramneek Singh

Dec 03, 2012

Ramneek Singh, introduced to Indian Classical music at the tender age of six, is an accomplished vocal artist with almost thirty years of strict vocal training with an attractive...

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Zakir Hussain

Nov 25, 2012

Zakir Hussain is considered one of the greatest musicians of our time. Along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of his instrument,...

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Nov 25, 2012

Born in Jammu, Shivkumar Sharma to the singer Uma Dutt Sharma, Shivkumar started learning tabla and vocals when he was just five. In a later interview, Shivkumar...

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The Klezmatics

Nov 07, 2012

The Klezmatics are world-renowned, Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. Steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition, their klezmer joins provocative themes like social rights and anti-fundamentalism with...

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Mariza

Sep 28, 2012

Fado star Mariza cuts an undeniably striking figure. With her powerhouse voice and flair for the dramatic—complete with shock-blond hair and sweeping gowns—she’s carried the traditional music of Portugal...

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Azalea Ray

Aug 21, 2012

Azalea Ray leads a life as bold and romantic as her songs. Despite hardship that left her unable to sing for a time, Azalea's enchanting voice is variously described...

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Yura Rafaliuk

Aug 21, 2012

Yura Rafaliuk is a self-taught cimbalom player and founding member of Ludy Dobri Ukrainian Folk Band. He learned how to play while studying iconography in Lviv and spent much...

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Wesli Band

Aug 21, 2012

With their socially committed mix of roots, afrobeat and reggae, Haitian singer-songwriter Wesley Louissaint and fellow musicians of the Wesli Band, invite you into their vibrantly coloured and joyful...

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Violets & Viruses

Aug 21, 2012

Since 2009, Toronto Hard Rock band Violets & Viruses had been putting together earth shaking performances that combine the elements of Japanese, Taiwanese, European and North American rock...

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Vesal Ensemble

Aug 21, 2012

Vesal Ensemble was established in 2000, by Arjang Seyfizadeh with some of the talented graduated musicians from the Tehran university in Iran. The members have been working in close collaboration...

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The Gunsmith & MoHit

Aug 21, 2012

The Gunsmith & MoHit are a distinctive hip-hop duo with a cinematic sound shaped by world music and hard rock. The two experienced artists teamed up in 2011 when...

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The Battle of Santiago

Aug 21, 2012

The Battle of Santiago blends Afro-Cuban rhythms, screaming rock guitars, dub bass lines with soaring horns and flutes. Exploring the boundaries of rhythm and sound, The Battle of Santiago...

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terakaft

Aug 21, 2012

Terakaft, from Northern Mali is a perfect mix of rhythm guitars and the deep tones of bass. True to its origin, the music resembles the delicate but strong...

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Sing Bandana Singh

Aug 21, 2012

Sing Bandana Singh is a Toronto-based female-fronted three piece alt/rock band heavily influenced by early 90's grunge, punk ethos, North Indian classical vocals, shimmery cymbals and thumping bass riffs....

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Saeid Shanbehzadeh

Aug 21, 2012

L'Ensemble Shanbehzadeh propose un rare aspect des fascinantes danses et musiques traditionnelles du Golfe persique et plus précisément de la province de Boushehr, région méconnue du Sud de l'Iran....

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Rambunctious

Aug 21, 2012

ram-bunc-tious (adj) Noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a result of excitement or youthful energy. Nine horns + one drummer = dance party. You make...

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Naghmeh Farahmand

Aug 21, 2012

Naghmeh Farahmand is a Persian percussionist who comes from a musical family. She is the daughter of one of the leading percussion masters of Iran, Mahmoud Farahmand.As she grew...

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medicineman

Aug 21, 2012

Following an extended teaching journey in Europe, Richard Martin aka medicineman, staked his tent in the studio of CIUT radio in the heart of downtown Toronto. That radio program,...

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Maria Bonita & The Band

Aug 21, 2012

Originating in Brazil’s arid northeast, Forró is a regional dance and music rooted in African and European traditions. With its soulful mix of accordion, fiddle, guitar, flute and...

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Marco Calliari

Aug 21, 2012

Born in Quebec, Marco Calliari grew up surrounded by the melodies of Italian opera beloved by his famiglia. Then, he discovered something very different: wild, screaming heavy metal....

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Maracatu Mar Aberto

Aug 21, 2012

Maracatu Mar Aberto is the sound of the "Open Sea" - the rhythm of oars and song carried over the ocean, a little game they play with drums, voice...

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M.A.K.U. SoundSystem

Aug 21, 2012

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem makes big music that begins in traditional Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere. M.A.K.U. was born in 2009 by a cluster of Colombian immigrants...

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Liu Fang

Aug 21, 2012

Chinese Classical music often has thematic, poetic or philosophical classifications and is typically played solo, such as on the guqin, a 7-string zither, with over 3000 years of history,...

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Aug 21, 2012

Lemon Bucket Orkestra was started in Toronto by a Breton and Uke over Balkan music and Vietnamese food. Tired of music 'scenes,' they hit the streets, busking by...

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Khaira Arby

Aug 21, 2012

Malians love her. Khaïra Arby (pronounced: Hī-ra Arbē), the Nightingale of the North, born in the village of Abaradjou in the Sahara Desert north of Timbuktu. Khaira’s parents came...

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Kendra Ray

Aug 21, 2012

By incorporating a variety of performance techniques with a foundation in classic and modern bellydance styles, Kendra aims to tell a story through passionate expression, technique and musicality. ...

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Kayhan Kalhor

Aug 21, 2012

Kayhan Kalhor is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Iran. With his virtuosic command of the kemencheh (spike fiddle), emotional immediacy as a composer, and a...

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Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble

Aug 21, 2012

Jorge Miguel's family arrived in Canada before he was born, but he remembers his visits to Cadiz - full of family, friends, and food for the senses. Despite...

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Jayme Stone

Aug 21, 2012

Jayme Stone has returned banjo to its broadest roots. He makes music inspired by folk traditions from all over the world with musical explorations in Scandinavia, Africa, Bulgaria, Brazil,...

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Focus Way

Aug 21, 2012

For the first time in 2011, this ensemble of talented young musicians performed together as Focus Way. African in choice of rhythm and beats, this vibrant group adds...

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Fanfare Ciocarlia

Aug 21, 2012

Fanfare Ciocarlia is one of the world's greatest live bands. A feisty ensemble from a small village in Romania, they started out as a loose assemblage of musicians...

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Drumhand

Aug 21, 2012

Propelled by a steamroller of drums and energized by jazz horns, Drumhand draws inspiration from the circuitous rhythms of hot climates and the melodic spirit of New Orleans...

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DJ General Eclectic

Aug 21, 2012

DJ General Eclectic is a catalyst. He not only initiated the idea behind Uma Nota and created its slogan “unity in rhythm on decks and drums," he also...

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DJ eLman (Dos Mundos Radio)

Aug 21, 2012

Dos Mundos Radio's host/producer Sergio Elmir aka eLman has been pushing the boundaries and perceptions of tropical music. As a DJ, eLman has opened for such artists as Grupo...

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Divine Heritage Artistry

Aug 21, 2012

Divine Heritage Artistry embody the spirit and exuberance of Bollywood Dance. Shaped through the vision of dancer/choreographer Lopa Sarkar, they have added their spark of life and drama to...

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Deolinda

Aug 21, 2012

Deolinda is a musical family - literally. Martins brothers Pedro da Silva and Luis Jose invited their cousin Ana Bacalhau and her husband Jose Pedro Letiao to join...

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Delhi 2 Dublin

Aug 21, 2012

Delhi 2 Dublin has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the UK and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific...

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David Amram

Aug 21, 2012

David Amram is a prolific composer whose works run the gamut from orchestral and chamber music to Broadway and celebrated film scores. His collaborations also run...

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Darya Dadvar

Aug 21, 2012

Darya Dadvar is an accomplished Iranian soprano now living in Paris. In addition to vocal and solo performance, her arrangements of traditional songs for voice and accompaniment blend contemporary...

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Darbazi

Aug 21, 2012

Founded in 1995, Darbazi is a Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia, a mountainous country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. With...

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Dang Show

Aug 21, 2012

How to simply describe the Dang Show? Even the name in Iranian evokes more than it crystalizes; mountainous vocals as well as velvety vocals, smooth jazz saxophone,...

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Cihat Ozturk

Aug 21, 2012

Born in Istanbul and recent newcomer to Canada, Cihat Ozturk started his musical career at a young age performing in a host of school choirs. Competing regularly, Cihat’s vocal abilities...

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Chakavak Ensemble

Aug 21, 2012

Chakavak is a musical ensemble founded on the love for Persian music. Applying this devotion practically, they promote and perform to as varied an audience and at as...

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Ceke Ceke – Ozlem Ozdil

Aug 21, 2012

Born in the German city of Hanover, Ozlem Ozdil's first teacher of traditional Turkish music was her father. As an artist she feels the weight of responsibility to...

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Carmen Souza

Aug 21, 2012

Carmen Souza was born in Lisbon to parents from Cape Verde. Creole, the Cape Verde dialect, and Portuguese surrounded her growing up as did the religion and culture of...

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Carmen Consoli

Aug 21, 2012

Carmen Consoli was born in Catania, Italy in 1974. At the age of nine she started playing guitar, spurred on by her father who was a lover of black...

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Bombino

Aug 21, 2012

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, whose given name is Goumar Almoctar, was born on January 1st, 1980 in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs located about 80 kilometers to the...

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Bombay Brazil!

Aug 21, 2012

Bombay Brazil!, the wrap event for Small World's Asian Music Series, promises to be the party of the season. The brainchild of Samba maestro Alan Hetherington, whose Escola da...

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Beat Nation Live

Aug 21, 2012

Beat Nation Live is a cross platform arts collective that brings together visual artists, writers and musicians – sharing the vibrant spirit of contemporary indigenous culture through hip hop...

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Bageshree Vaze

Aug 21, 2012

Bageshree Vaze performs Kathak dance, the dynamic dance style from North India famous for its intricate footwork, dynamic movements, and signature pirouettes (chakkars).

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Avishai Cohen

Aug 21, 2012

Avishai grew up part of a musical family in a Northern Israel kibbutz. He began piano at age 9. But soon after, inspired by Jaco Pastorius, he turned...

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Autorickshaw

Aug 21, 2012

Critically acclaimed, cutting edge world music ensemble Autorickshaw is preparing to release their fourth CD, following their Juno-nominated CDs Four Higher and So The Journey Goes. Led by the...

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Apadoorai

Aug 21, 2012

Focusing all their compositions around the didgeridoo, the Montreal based instrumental quintet Apadoorai blends folk, world, afro-groove and techno influences to create a unique sound: their own vision of...

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Anton Apostolov

Aug 21, 2012

Composer, performer, and teacher, Anton Apostolov has been playing professionally for over fifteen years in a variety of musical contexts. He is a member of SOCAN and has composed...

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Anindo Chatterjee

Aug 21, 2012

Anindo Chatterjee does not seem like a music maestro. He speaks warmly and with enthusiasm to all who wait to greet him, even after a lengthy solo tabla...

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Ally & Kevin

Aug 21, 2012

Ally&Kevin first debuted as a musical duo in March 2011 as finalists for Kollaboration Toronto. Their musical talents and undeniable on-stage chemistry has allowed them to garner widespread attention....

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Alireza Ghorbani

Aug 21, 2012

Alireza Ghorbani acquired the subtle intonations and rhythms of Quranic chanting at a precociously young age. His fascination with traditional Iranian music and poetry led him to study...

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Aline Morales

Aug 21, 2012

Aline Morales’ days of being Toronto’s best kept secret are over. Since her arrival to Canada in 2003, Brazilian-born Morales has become well known locally as a dynamic singer,...

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A Moving Sound

Aug 21, 2012

Sheng Dong, or as it translates in English, A Moving Sound, is a performance company based in Taipei, Taiwan. A Moving Sound has created a new musical expression that...

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