Autorickshaw, Ensemble Tessala & Polyphonic Ground Presents

Sep 27, 2017

This week at the Small World Centre, Autorickshaw celebrates 15 years with two CD release concerts! On Thursday and Friday, Toronto’s twice Juno-nominated Indo-fusion ensemble showcases ‘Meter‘, their 5th album. With new originals, fiery fusion and unique spins on cover songs, Dylan Bell, Ed Hanley and Suba Sankaran create an impressive and expressive journey from traditional to modern.

Next week at the Centre it’s Ensemble Tessala, classical guitar by Samuel Bonnet, percussion by Nathaniel Huard, and Khalil Moqadem on oud. The Montreal trio draws inspiration from Arab-Andalusian music, Jewish melodies from the medieval and baroque, and Quebec folkloric traditions.

Shortly thereafter, the second Polyphonic Ground presentation at Revival looks like a party! Batuki Music and Uma Nota mix pan-African traditions with the sounds of South, Central and North America. It’s a triple bill featuring the newly formed supergroup Matatu Express, The Future Primitive, and Beny Esguerra & New Tradition. Learn the story behind the later and enjoy clips from their recent album here.

> Meter CD Release Concerts

September 28th & 29th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Ensemble Tessala
> Classical Guitar, Oriental Percussion & Oud

Saturday, October 7th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polyphonic Ground Presents: Beny Esguerra & New Tradition / Matatu Express / The Future Primitive
> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, October 12th, 9:00pm, Revival


Measha Brueggergosman Launch “Something Is Always On Fire” with Jazz Money
> Memoir of Juno Award winning vocalist and opera sensation

Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:30pm, Church of the Holy Trinity


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.

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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.