Amazing Artist Announcements @ in/future

Aug 24, 2016

As we slide closer to the end of August in this hot summer, we have some scorching musical announcement to ramp up the in/future festival lineup. Over the course of eleven days, the Small World Stage, presented by Exodus Travels we’ll be showcasing an amazing array of talent from home and abroad. Here’s a few names that we’re excited to announce:

Saeid Shanbehzadeh– Trance music and dance of the Persian Gulf meets modern beats to create a hypnotic, visceral presentation.

Abakos – Afro-futuristic sounds from Polaris Prize nominee Pierre Kwenders and fellow Congolese-Canadian vocalist Ngabonziza Kiroko (Dear Denizen).

Kobo Town – Calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic sounds meet innovative production, social commentary and indie rock attitude.

Minotaurs – The slinky backbone of afrobeat infuses indie-rock-folk with propulsive rhythms – catchy, inspiring, and seriously funky.

Zuze – A creative combination of popular & folk melodies of Iran and Azerbaijan set to afrobeat rhythms has created real buzz.

There’s more to come – and this doesn’t even hint at the visual art and film components of the festival – you can get in on the action – tickets are on sale now!

Don’t forget this weekend’s free events as we partner with Roy Thomson Hall for their Live on the Patio series. Some great Brazilian music on tap with Flavia Nasciemento and Aline Morales on stage Thursday and Friday.

in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016

Vox Sambou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented By Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15

BaBa ZuLa at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 16

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 17

Nano Stern at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 18

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 19

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 20

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 21

Wally Badarou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 22

Luisa Maita at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 23

Dhol Foundation at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 24

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 25

Flavia Nascimento
> Live on the Patio – Roy Thompson Hall
Thursday Aug 25th

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.  

in/future Partners / Artists/ Volunteers

Aug 17, 2016

More exciting musical announcements for the in/future festival, coming up in (gasp!) less than a month. We’re delighted to have on board some of our BFFs as programming partners for the event.

Lula Lounge has developed a killer Caribbean night on Wednesday September 20th with Kobo Town, Yoser Rodriguez and more. The previous night, Wavelength stretches our boundaries with an experimental indie rock lineup that’s going to open some ears. Uma Nota and Batuki will also be on board, bringing Brazilian and African grooves to what’s looking like a pretty awesome program to our stage, presented by Exodus Travels.

Single day tickets are now on sale for in/future. In addition, we’re looking for volunteers to help make the festival great – if you’re interested in being part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, please look here for more info.

Speaking of Wavelength, this weekend marks their second Camp Wavelength – an immersion in the coolest sounds around in the beautiful setting of Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island. Well worth a visit or a full-on sleepover!

Next week, we look forward to another partnership with Roy Thomson Hall for their Live on the Patio series. Two nights of Brazilian sounds bring Flavia Nasciemento and Aline Morales to the stage on Thursday and Friday.

in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016

Vox Sambou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented By Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15

BaBa ZuLa at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 16

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 17

Nano Stern at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 18

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 19

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 20

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 21

Wally Badarou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 22

Luisa Maita at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 23

Dhol Foundation at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 24

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 25

Camp Wavelength
> Artscape Gibraltar Point- Toronto Island
Aug  19th to 21st

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.
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August 10 – in/future ticket info!

Aug 10, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that Single Day Tickets for the in/future festival are now on sale. In addition to the festival passes (a HUGE deal!) you can now pick your preferred day at the advance price! It also gives us a chance for another ‘talent teaser’, releasing the names of four more fine musical acts gracing our stage.

The first Saturday, September 17th will feature Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble as part of a full day of rousing music. Briga bring their Balkan ‘Turbo Folk’ from Montreal on the following day. Bruno Capinan will be part of a Brazil-themed Friday and reggae troubadours The Human Rights are part of an amazing lineup on the closing weekend.

We’re also happy to announce the support of Exodus Travels for our stage. Look for some great contests during the festival and you can win a chance to travel!

This weekend, our friends at Batuki Music and Harbourfront Centre present their Habari Africa festival with a compelling program of sounds. It includes Ethipian Azmari music Saturday evening that’s well worth a visit.

Speaking of Bruno Capinan and degrees of separation, today he’s playing a little festival you may have heard of… he’s performing at the Olympics – fantástico!

in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016

Vox Sambou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented By Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15

BaBa ZuLa at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 16

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 17

Nano Stern at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 18

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 19

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 20

in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 21

Wally Badarou at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 22

Luisa Maita at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 23

Dhol Foundation at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island- Sept 24

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra at in/future – Small World Music Stage Presented by Exodus Travels

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 25

Habari Africa Festival co-produced by Batuki Music Society 
> Harbourfront Centre
Friday Aug  12th to 14th

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.

Calor, Ritmo y Free Tickets!

Jul 13, 2016

From Mexico to Hamilton, there’s plenty to move your dancing feet this week – starting tonight with the event we mentioned last week – the remarkable group of Venezuelan Afro queen Betsayda Machado and her wild percussion ensemble from the village of El Clavo. Prior to their North American tour, they had basically not left their home village, so this is a truly unique event.

We’ve got a pair of FREE tickets for tonight’s event for the third response to adam@smallworldmusic.com. If you’re not lucky enough on the draw, newsletter subscribers can still access a 15% discount by entering the code ‘smallworld’ at their ticket link.

On the weekend by the lake, Harboufront’s Ritmo y Color festival explores the streets of Mexico City, bursting with culture and delicious street food, showcasing the best theatre, music and dance from the land that combines Indigenous, European and African culture. Meanwhile just west of town, the Hamilton World Music Festival has a great lineup ranging from contemporary British folk, to eclectic global fusion and contemporary southern African jazz.

in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016

Matura presents Hamilton World Music Festival
> Free Festival in Hamilton, Ontario
Friday July 15th @ 12:00PM – Gage Park

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.

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