Asian Music Series Ready to Roll!

Mar 17, 2016

While we’re still recovering from last weekend’s BRASH festivities (that was one crazy weekend!) we’re looking toward spring and the imminent launch of the 14th Annual Small World Asian Music Series. Celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, alongside communities around the GTA, the program is supported by TD Bank

We’ll be partnering with the finest presenters across the region, from Koerner Hall to the Aga Khan Museum, Roy Thomson Hall to the Markham Theatre, to showcase the finest sounds on the best stages. The program is highlighted by a a strong female presence, with two of the most significant artists in South Asian music – Anoushka Shankar and Abida Parveen – performing.

New this year, the Small World Explorer program gives audiences access to the entire Asian Music Series through the Small World Ticket Hub. You’ll receive deep discounts, bonus packages and ‘one-stop shopping’, benefiting from our position at the heart of the global music scene.

Also coming up, it’s the second in our ongoing Globetrotter series. The launch event was a great night and we’re looking forward to more dance floor action with one of our favourite DJs, Uproot Andy. The Brooklyn-based spinner is one of the most influential figures in the tropical bass / global groove realm and New York night owls move to his turntables. Limited early bird tickets are only ten bucks!

This weekend at the Small World Centre Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray celebrate the release of ‘Live in America’, their new recording, capturing their infectious live energy and soaring lyrical performances while touring across America last fall. Should be a sweet one.


Global Sounds and Yiddish Roots

Sunday March 20th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

DJs without Borders

Saturday April 2nd, 10pm – Round Venue

The Reigning Queen of Sitar

Wednesday April 6th, 8pm – Koerner Hall

A Powerful Evocation of the Japanese Soul

Thursday, April 7th, 7pm – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Ancient and New Chinese Strings

Saturday, April 9th, 8pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Legendary ‘Wolves’ of Latin Music

Saturday, April 23rd, 8pm – Koerner Hall

Ethnic Chaos

Saturday, April 23rd, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Two-Time Juno-Winning Voice

Thursday, April 28rd, 8pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Poetry of Sitar & Voice

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

The Basswala Returns!

Saturday, May 7th, 10pm – Round Venue

The Greatest Female Sufi Singer in History

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Mesmerizing Indo-Jazz

Friday, May 20th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Music Across Oceans

Saturday, May 28th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Rocking the Sufi Vibe

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm – Lula Lounge

Ashkenaz Presents: A-Wa (Israel) 
Sunday March 20th, 8pm – Mod Club Theatre

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.

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.