Asian Music Series Opens Friday!

Apr 04, 2018

Here we are in chilly April, two days from the launch of our 16th annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank! We’re proud to showcase a diverse lineup of new artists and returning favourites in settings that range from deep classical tradition to uncharted sonic waters.

It gets underway Friday at the Small World Centre, with a night of rhythmic electronica, deep grooves and stunning visuals. KloX features the modulated tabla of Gurpreet Chana and Mason Bach’s electronically processed violin. Expansive soundscapes and uniquely engineered rhythms make for an immersive dance floor experience, heightened by VJ Aaron Dawson. Globetrotter DJ medicineman spins his signature cross-cultural beats set to the lush visual tapestries of artist and VJ SEKS.

Next week, the remarkable LOVEfest tour hits Toronto April 14. Kiran Ahluwalia’s project to foster intercultural understanding resonates closely with Small World’s mission. With sacred and secular performances from Sikh and Muslim traditions, the four-act program features music and dance from India, Algeria and Egypt, including Souad Massi, one of the Arab world’s most prominent voices. Watch her live performance at The Marquee, at Cairo Festival City and hear the power of her voice.

Tickets for this event can be accessed at a special price through Small World’s New Arrivals bundle until April 6th. In addition to LOVEfest, it includes the otherwise sold-out Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland concert April 29th at Koerner Hall, the opening night party, and Tatsuya Nakantani Gong Orchestra.

In other events, this weekend KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra performs a special concert, launching their debut recording at Koerner Hall. That evening also has David Buchbinder and Hilario Durán with their band, Odessa/Havana.

kLoX with DJ Medicineman & VJ SEKS
> Launch of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

So Long Seven
> CD & Vinyl Release

Friday, April 13, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, April 14, 8:00pm, Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Itamar Erez at Small World Music Centre
> Middle Eastern music, jazz and flamenco

Wednesday, April 18, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Autorickshaw Trio
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, April 21, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm, Koerner Hall

Pandit Partho Sarothy / Vindushi Shruit Sadolikar
> Presented by Raag-Mala Toronto and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 5, 7:00pm, Glenn Gould Studio

Foonyap / Holy Hum
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

May 11 & 12, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Near East
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 19, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Amely Zhou & Friends / Timar – Parsons Duo
> > Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra
> Presented by The Music Gallery and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 26, 8:00pm, The Music Gallery

COMMUNITY EVENTS

KUNÉ
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music

Saturday, April 7, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

The Latin American Flute Festival
> Presented by the Canadian Flute Association

April 9 – 14, Various Locations

TEAM SPIRIT

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.

Support Small World

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.