Holiday Merriment and More! 

Dec 09, 2015

Starting December 19th, yoga and music come together at the Small World Centre, with an Ujayi Pulse class, followed by an ‘Introduction to Tabla’ workshop, with proceeds supporting Students for Education, Empowerment and Development. Diane Bruni, will lead the class in exploring breath and movement, while the music provided by Rakkatak will capture the perfect mood for the practice.

Although the weather remains mild, winter will no doubt come, and with it, skating! Harbourfront’s DJ Skating Parties start up in the new year, and we’re delighted to partner for one of these fun, family events. On January 23rd, our favourite global beat selector, DJ medicineman will deliver a cross-cultural concoction to groove you around Toronto’s waterfront rink.

For those of you in and around Toronto, Small World‘s annual Holiday Party takes place tomorrow, Thursday, at the Small World Centre. Join us from 7:00 – 10:00pm for refreshments, music and merriment as we welcome Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Solstice and any other valid excuse to celebrate!

Meanwhile, this Saturday, the Aga Khan Museum‘s Arab Jazz Series continues with Jamey Haddad’s Jazz Ensemble. The master percussionist, who has collaborated with Paul Simon, saxophonist Joe Lovano, and many others is joined an eclectic group of musicians from Palestine, Afghanistan, and Toronto.

 

Yoga Grooves and Tabla Workshop with Diane Bruni and Rakkatak

Saturday December 19th, 11am / 12:15am – Small World Music Centre

Yoga Grooves and Tabla Workshop with Diane Bruni and Rakkatak

Saturday January 2nd, 11am / 12:15am – Small World Music Centre

DJ Skate Night with DJ medicineman

Saturday January 23rd, 8pm – Natrel Rink, Harbourfront Centre

Parwaaz – Flight of the Melody
Sunday December 13th, 4:30pm – Small World Music Centre

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.

News & Gospel Ticket Giveaway!

Dec 02, 2015

It’s that time of year, when choirs are everywhere! One very special group returns to town Friday as the Soweto Gospel Choir performs in a Sony Centre presentation. The Grammy-winning group have brought their joyful sounds to audiences the world over and their all-new holiday-themed ‘Celebrate!’ tour offers a chance to join alongside the choir as they sing both the beautiful African Gospel Music and holiday favourites. We have a FREE pair of seats for this great event. First response to laura@smallworldmusic.com will get them!

The following evening, Saturday, it’s a family-friendly journey into the magic musical realm of ancient Andalucia at Koerner Hall. Join Juno Award-winning trumpeter David Buchbinder, dynamic divas Roula Said and Tamar Ilana, and their crew of cross-cultural musicians in a participatory parade of music and dance ideal for people 6-13 years old, parents, and grandparents, a convenient afternoon time.

On Monday at the Small World Centre, a concert by Rob Simms (tanbur, setar, oud) and Araz Nayeb Pashayee (daff, tombak) explores Kurdish, Persian and Arab modal music through improvisations that show the close ties linking these key family members of ‘Maqamistan’ (sounds like a lovely place!)

 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Friday December 4th, 7:30pm – Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Routes of Andalucia

Saturday December 5th, 2pm – Koerner Hall

Rob Simms & Araz Nayeb Pashayee

Monday December 7th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Parwaaz – Flight of the Melody
Sunday December 13th, 4:30pm – Small World Music Centre

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.

A Busy Musical Weekend!

Nov 25, 2015

A busy weekend with lots of intriguing sounds to choose from.

On Saturday at the Small World Centre, the Circle Band performs a CD release concert for their second album ‘My Enigma’. A fusion of jazz and pop mixed with elements of Persian tradition and Eastern instruments, Circle Band focuses on classical and contemporary Persian poetry, such as Rumi, Hafez and Sohrab Sepehri. Two shows to choose from at 6:30 and 8:30.

On Sunday at 7:00, Roam, led by our friend Lisa Patterson, launches ‘The Citizen Suitcase‘: a musical grassroots effort to support refugees at home and abroad. Facilitating arts & healing based services, the plan is easy to support. Bring an item for Lesbos-bound suitcase and/or sign up to Arts-based services bank. Guest speaker Jenny Davis from ‘The Grove & Friends’, sponsors of a Syrian family to Toronto.

Elsewhere around town, on Friday and Saturday, the Music Gallery presents pianist David Virelles’ Gnosis. This futuristic Afro-Cuban chamber music project brings Cuban Abakuá drums into the concert hall for the first time. Compelling stuff.

For a taste of Indian music dance and spectacle, Markham is the place to be Saturday for Spirit of India. The Bollywood Masala Orchestra present a bold vision in Indian live music and dance taking the audience on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai. A matinee and evening performance to choose from at the Markham Theatre.

Friday at the Opera House marks the return home of Lemon Bucket Orkestra after 3 months on the road on 3 continents. There may still be a few tickets left for this homecoming bash, but you’d better hurry!

 

The Circle Band

Saturday November 28th, 6:30pm & 8:30pm – Small World Music Centre 

Roam

Sunday November 29th, 7pm – Small World Music Centre 

Soweto Gospel Choir

Friday December 4th, 7:30pm – Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Routes of Andalucia

Saturday December 5th, 2pm – Koerner Hall

Rob Simms & Araz Nayeb Pashayee

Monday December 7th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

David Virelles
Friday November 27th, 8pm – The Music Gallery

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.

November News / Ticket Giveaway!

Nov 18, 2015

That was some night at Koerner Hall last Friday with Youssou N’Dour. Tremendous seeing him back in town after so many years. Another intriguing event coming up there on December 4th with Routes of Andalucia, a family-friendly journey into the magic musical realm of ancient Spain.

On Sunday, guitarist and singer Marcio Faraco brings his quartet to Lula Lounge for an evening of Brazilian sounds, melding the language of the samba, bossa nova and choro in his evocative songs. We have a pair of FREE tickets for the first person to respond to laura@smallworldmusic.com!

This weekend, a compelling dance work is presented by runs at Harbourfront Centre. Sunya features four dancers, three musicians and a visual artist experiment here, guided by choreographer Roger Sinha and composer Kiya Tabassian of Montreal ensemble Constantinople.

Coming up at the Markham Theatre, the Bollywood Masala Orchestra brings a spectacular night of Indian music, dance and culture. More on that soon!

 

Ladom Ensemble

Saturday November 21st, 7pm & 9pm – Small World Music Centre 

Marcio Faraco

Sunday November 22nd, 8pm – Lula Lounge 

Routes of Andalucia

Saturday December 5th, 2pm – Koerner Hall 

Sinha Danse and Constantinople present Sunya
Thursday November 19th until Saturday November 21st, 8pm – Fleck Dance 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.

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