Asian Music Series Continues / Zeca Polina & the Hydroponic Lizards + Andrew McPherson at the Centre / Cosmic Soul Ticket Giveaway

Apr 12, 2017

Busy spring days in the Small World. Tonight, we’ll be dancing in the aisles at Massey Hall, where Tinariwen and Dengue Fever take the stage.

Two cool events at the Small World Centre this Easter weekend. On Saturday Hydroponic Lizards perform their quirky, genre-bending mix, influenced by the Brazilian Tropicália and Clube da Esquina. They’re joined by Zeca Polina, a songwriter whose sources include Brazilian baião and samba, 60’s psychedelic rock, country music and blues.

Sunday sees the third concert in our Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank. Upanishads is a night of sophisticated electronica and video backdrop played by Debashis Sinha. It’s an exploration of the sacred texts and sound, rooted in electronic and beat-based music and his experience as a second generation South Asian Canadian. Watch Sinha perform an excerpt of this evolving project.

Next Friday, our good friend Andrew McPherson performs. Many Small Worlders know his long-standing, much-loved global groove project Eccodek. However, it’s in his parallel life as a singer-songwriter that he takes the stage next week, playing material from his recent release, Bardo, a compellingly eclectic blend that deserves to be heard.

Next weekend also brings the great Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to town, performing at the Aga Khan Museum in the Asian Music Series, and a presentation of Cosmic Soul by our friends at The Music Gallery and 88 Days of Fortune. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the later; Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details!

Zeca Polina & the Hydroponic Lizards
> Quirky rock meets Brazilian Tropicália

Saturday, April 15th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

> 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

Kayhan Kalhor & Alireza Ghorbani
> The Preeminent Ambassadors of Persian Music

Sunday, May 14th, 8pm – Toronto Centre for the Arts

World Fiddle Day Concert
> Featuring Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou

Saturday, May 20th, 7pm – Aga Khan Museum


Andrew McPherson sings Bardo
> Album Release with Nick Zubeck and his band

Friday, April 21st, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett
Followed by the performance of «Glyphs (Music from Martin’s Tape Archive)» by Luke Fowler and Ernest Karel

Small World Co-Presents this Images Festival Screening & Performance
Wednesday, April 26th, 8pm – Innis Town Hall


Small World Co-Presents this Hot Docs Screening
May 3rd – 6th – TIFF Bell Lightbox & Hart House

Community Events

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.