Tropical Sounds Coming Up!

Jan 17, 2018

Tropical sounds at the Small World Centre and Koerner Hall coming up.

On Friday, singer songwriter Bruno Capinan debuts his solo show with an acoustic guitar and an iPad. Expect new songs, as well as his extravagant stage persona. His voice has  been described by The Guardian as “acrobatic, sensual, both angelic and profane.” Watch Capinan’s latest official video, “O Porto Prazer,” for a taste. Tickets are $15 and only available at the door.

The following week, the Royal Conservatory of Music present calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, to create a lively Caribbean party. Calypso Rose has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s, while Toronto’s Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago.

Tomorrow at the Aga Khan museum, the remarkable Yemen Blues return. An explosive combination of Yemeni song and poetry, Jewish music, West African groove, and funk has made them one of the most exciting bands to come out of Israel in recent years and garnered wide acclaim around the globe.

Bruno Capinan Live in Toronto
> Solo Show

Friday, January 19, 9:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Calypso Rose with Kobo Town
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday, January 26, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Yemen Blues
> Part of the Aga Khan Museum’s World Music Series

Thursday, January 18, 8:00pm, Aga Khan Museum

Uma Nota Winter Nite
> Batucada Carioca with DJs General Eclectic, J.Lai. & Win-win

Friday, January 26, 10:00pm, Super Wonder Gallery

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.

Kick Off Your Year with Javad Bathaie & Bruno Capinan

Jan 10, 2018

Welcome to 2018 and more great music!

Our friend Sina Bathaie has established himself as a talent to watch, in part through his appearances at the Small World Centre, and we’ve been delighted to support him. This Saturday, he offers an interesting twist that brings his father to the stage. Javad Bathaie is a santur virtuoso deeply rooted in Persian classical music. The concert is entitled ‘Search‘ (the name of his eighth album) and presents his pieces accompanied by Bamdad Fotouhi on tombak.

Next weekend, another Centre regular, Bruno Capinan returns to Toronto after a successful 2017 that included performances in Japan, Argentina and across Brazil. The singer songwriter and activist has worked tirelessly to build an international career and always puts on a compelling performance.

A nice show at Lula Lounge next Wednesday sees Odessa/Havana, David Buchbinder’s project, release their third album ‘Conversation of the Birds.’ The night kicks off with world jazz by Turkish multi-instrumentalist Selcuk Suna with powerhouse vocalist DIA and Louwop of Los Poetas.

Bruno Capinan Live in Toronto
> Solo Show

Friday, January 19, 9:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Calypso Rose with Kobo Town
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday, January 26, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Search – Javad Bathaie
> Presented by Windcatcher Production

Saturday, January 13, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

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.

Hot Sounds for Cold Nights! Last Polyphonic Ground Presents of 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Three back to back events worth trudging through the snow for!

Tomorrow at Revival, it’s the 4th Polyphonic Ground Presents. A formidable lineup features the rhymes and rhythms of Los Poetas, collaboration of Slim Flex & Success K with special guest Samantha Cross, hip hop, rap and Afro beats of Evolution, and versatile styling of Deejay MKay to keep the groove going into the night. Lula Music & Arts Centre and Music Africa (Afrofest), curate a night full of the hard-hitting beats and sounds of African and Latin music. Share your favourite song from these artists in an email for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

Friday at the Small World Centre, a more intimate vibe brings the double bill Timna + Dario / Euphonic. Euphonic is homegrown Ontario talent with Geoff Ball on cello, Vince Waters on drums and Bob Wegner on guitar performing an eclectic mix of classical, Latino, folk, ragtime and jazz. And the duo joins us from Argentina! Watch Timna Comedi’s beautiful, Brazilian voice and Dario Acosta Teich’s virtuous Argentinian guitar bring this gorgeous Stevie Wonder cover.

The following evening, on Saturday our friend Sina Bathaie returns to the Centre to celebrate the release on vinyl of his recent album, Ray of Hope. His santur, voice and band should bring great vibes.

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Slim Flex & Success K / Evolution / Los Poetas

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, December 14th, 8:00pm, Revival

Timna & Dario / Euphonic
> Tropical Rhythm with Jazzy Harmonies and a Chamber Ensemble

Friday, December 15, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sina Bathaie – Ray of Hope
> Vinyl Release Concert

Saturday, December 16th, 8:30pm, Small World Music Centre

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.

Great December Sounds & Ticket Giveaway!

Dec 06, 2017

Friday at Small World Centre, we have another top artist in Ivan Mazuze. Global jazz at its finest, the Norway-based saxist sees jazz as a “dynamic, universal language.” He plays in Ottawa before playing with some of our city’s finest, Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, bassist Rich Brown and Marito Marques on drums. Ottawa Citizen just interviewed him, read that great piece here and get your tickets!

Next week Thursday, December 14, the monthly Polyphonic Ground presentation brings Lula Music & Arts Centre and Music Africa together at Revival. The multi-faceted party features Los Poetas, Success K & Slim Flex with special guest Samantha Cross, EVOLUTION (EVLTN) and Deejay MKay. An amazing variety of roots and new sounds from Latin America, Jamaica, Africa, and beyond, ranging from hip hop and rap, to r&b and Afrobeat. Watch Los Poetas‘ newly released music video “No Vales.”

Just announced, a pre-Christmas combo at the Centre on December 15 features the Brazilian sounds of Timna & Dario Duo, and the eclectic trio Euphonic. Tropical rhythm with jazzy harmonies and a chamber ensemble influenced by classical, spanish, folk, ragtime and more. We are giving away a pair of tickets to that night, email us for a chance to win.

A worthy fundraiser this coming Monday takes place at Lula Lounge December 11. Juno winners Quique Escamilla, David Buchbinder, Maryem & Ernie Tollar and more to perform in support of Ahmed’s dream of reuniting his family in Canada. Having faced months of danger in Iraq, they were forced to flee to Turkey last year. Come out and show your support!

Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents Ubuntu
> Contemporary World Jazz from Norway

Friday, December 8th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Slim Flex & Success K / Evolution / Los Poetas

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, December 14th, 8:00pm, Revival

Timna & Dario / Euphonic
> Tropical Rhythm with Jazzy Harmonies and a Chamber Ensemble

Friday, December 15, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Reunite the Moneka Family
> In Support of Ahmed Moneka’s Dream of Reuniting his Family

Monday, December 11th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge

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.