As summer weather hits Toronto (and the Raptors head for a showdown!) we’re winding up our 14th Annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank. It’s been a remarkable two months with some great events in partnership with premier stages across the GTA.
It comes to a close with events at the Small World Centre and Lula Lounge. On Saturday, a culture-crossing collaboration brings together a group of top-notch string players in Strings Across Asia. Erhu player Amely Zhou leads a quintet that co-mingles Chinese, Persian and Indian traditions with an eye to innovating new sounds. Finally on Sunday, we have Mekaal Hasan’s band with special guest Haniya Aslam. Among the most influential popular artists in recent Pakistani music, the two will combine for a rousing finale. Preceding the concert, PakathonTO will host Pathways: A Pakathon Baithak featuring local poets and artists to highlight some of the social and developmental issues affecting Pakistan, with the aim of sparking conversation and change.
Speaking of Lula Lounge, our friends kick off their annual Lula World festival a next week. A great lineup will showcase some of the best local and international sounds through the first half of the month.
As dedicated Small World Music fans Early Bird Festival Passes are available to you for in/future, our 11 day spectacular of world music and multidisciplinary art at Ontario Place, September 15 – 25. These limited specially priced full-fest passes are being offered at only $70 to you until 9:59 ET on Tuesday May 31, so get them while you can!
Strings Across Asia
> An evening of cross-cultural fireworks
Saturday, May 28th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Globetrotter feat Poirier
> Toronto’s monthly collision of world music w/ DJ culture
Saturday, June 4th 10PM – Round, 152 Augusta Ave
in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music
Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016
> Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre
Wednesday, June 1st – Sunday, June 11 @ 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.
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.