Three days until the Haniya Aslam Trio takes the stage at the Small World Centre, launching the 15th annual Asian Music Series! Only a handful of tickets remain for Saturday night – book yours while you can. And if you’re feeling adventurous (and frugal) our Rhythm Explorer Bundle is available for $40 (a 30% discount), giving you Haniya, Upanishads and a Retro Bollywood Globetrotter dance party.
Also on the horizon, So Long Seven on April 8th – it’s part of the Toronto Jazz Festival’s TD Discovery Series Special Projects as well. Journey through richly textured acoustic music with their lineup of guitar, violin, banjo and tabla.
If you need an excuse to dance and can’t wait for Globetrotter’s May edition, DJ medicineman returns to the Market this Saturday with Dub Transmission. A nostalgic revival of community station CKLN 88.1. For one brief night, move to the grooves of DJ Chocolate, Aram Scaram + Sassa’le.
Speaking of nostalgia, we have this beautiful song from the closing show of last year’s Asian Music Series at Lula Lounge. Watch Haniya sing “Dobara Phir Se.”
Haniya Aslam Trio
> Blend of jazz and blues with mystical Sufi and folk
Saturday, April 1st, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Globetrotter – Dub Transmission!
> A proper dub throwback
Saturday, April 1st, 10pm – Round
Nagata Shachu Taiko
> Creating a new voice for the Japanese drum
Friday, April 7th, 8pm – Aki Studio Theatre – Daniels Spectrum
So Long Seven
> A meditative mix of composition and improvisation
Saturday, April 8th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
> Iconic Desert Blues
Wednesday, April 12th, 8pm – Massey Hall
> An exploration of the sacred texts and foundations of sound
Sunday, April 16th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
> Legendary Indian classical artist
Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30pm – Aga Khan Museum
Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada
> Transporting ancient sounds into a modern context
Sunday, April 29th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
> The soul of Indian Raga Music expressed on Western Instruments
Friday, May 5th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Globetrotter – Retro Bollywood
> Multi-sensory throwback dance party
Saturday, May 6th, 10pm – Round
Hidayat Husain Khan & Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil
> Two-part sitar and vocal concert presents Indian classical greats
Saturday, May 13th, 7pm – MacLeod Auditorium
World Fiddle Day Concert
> Featuring Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou
Saturday, May 20th, 7pm – Aga Khan Museum
Music for Mosul with Rob Simms
Thursday, April 6th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
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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.