Asian Music Series Explorer Bundles Unwrapped!

Mar 23, 2017

Almost a week away from April 1st and our Asian Music Series, and just one day before ZUZE & IVA play a sold-out show at the Small World Music Centre!

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.

AvevA Dese
> Ethiopian-Israeli World Music

Thursday, March 23rd, 8pm – Lula Lounge

Zuze & Iva
>Inuit-Iranian Sounds

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

Community Events

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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.