Asian Music Series ready to launch with Haniya Aslam

Mar 08, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! Appropriately, as we gear up to launch the 15th edition of our Asian Music Series, we’re delighted to announce our first show:  The Haniya Aslam Trio on April 1st at the Small World Music Centre.

The Pakistani-Canadian singer, composer, musician and producer built a significant fan base and won international acclaim when she formed Pakistan’s first all-female band: Zeb and Haniya. Her performance last year with Mekaal Hasan rocked Lula Lounge and it’ll be a real treat for fans to experience her and her special guests in the intimate setting of the Centre.

Watch Haniya and Zeb perform “Bibi Sanam Janam,” a Dari song from Afghanistan, during PopTech 2011 in Camden, Maine.

If you loved Zuze at in/future last September then their March 24 performance at Small World Music Centre is a must-see! They dare to go where no ensemble has gone before, merging Iranian melodies and afrobeat rhythms with Nunavut-based throat singing. Advance tickets to Zuze & Iva are only $15.

We’re still buzzing from the incredible energy of last weekend’s sold-out party with Goran Bregović at Massey Hall! It’s only a month or so until our friends host the return of the amazing Tinariwen alongside Dengue Fever. Not to be missed!

Zuze & Iva

Small World Music Centre March 24th

Haniya Aslam Trio

Small World Music Centre April 1st


Massey Hall April 12th


Andrew McPherson Sings Bardo

Small World Music Centre April 21st

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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.