If you’re trying to decide which Asian Music Series shows to see we have great news: Small World Explorer Bundles are now available! These give you access to big savings on Asian Music Experiences through curated three concert packages: Rhythm, Soul, Heritage and Motion.
For example, the first option, our Rhythm Bundle, includes the launch event with Haniya Aslam Trio‘s jazz and blues blended with mystical Sufi folk music. It also has Debashis Sinha’s Upanishads, which is a discovery of sacred texts via soundscapes. It ends with a throwback dance party, Globetrotter’s Retro Bollywood Edition.
With shows by the Korean Traditional Music Association, Monsoon’s soulful jazz-raga focus, and culture-crossing string players Kousha Nakhaei and Amely Zhou at World Fiddle Day, the Soul Bundle has lots to offer. That’s only two of the four – there’s too much great content to fully ‘explore’ here, so check out the full details. And with only a limited number available, you’re encouraged to do so quick!
Two great events upcoming at Lula Lounge, starting tonight when we present Ethiopian-Israeli singer AvevA Dese with Ashkenaz and Batuki. A rising star in the Israeli music scene, Aveva’s music features stimulating African groove with a touch of the fresh urban beat of Tel Aviv. Then on Monday, it’s a World Music JUNO celebration with performances by nominated groups Turkwaz, Sultans of String and Nomadica along with previous winners and nominees.
Watch AvevA Dese and her band play “Abebayehosh” by Teddy Afro at the Sigd Festival in Tel-Aviv in 2015.
> Ethiopian-Israeli World Music
Thursday, March 23rd, 8pm – Lula Lounge
Zuze & Iva
Friday, March 24th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Haniya Aslam Trio
> Blend of jazz and blues with mystical Sufi and folk
Saturday, April 1st, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
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
JUNO Celebration Party
Monday, March 27th, 8pm – Lula Lounge
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.