Korean Sounds On Stage!

Nov 16, 2016

Having been fortunate enough to attend the Asia Pacific Music Meeting in Ulsan recently, I’ve been witness to some of the exciting music coming out of Korea. The country is interested in raising the profile of the innovative artists working there.

Coreyah certainly fits the bill, combining traditional instruments with modern approach and attitude. The band is on a mission: ‘The root of our music is Korean tradition, but we hope that it can appeal to everyone.’ This modest vision statement belies their exceptional artistry and extraordinary ability to connect with an audience. You have two opportunities to see their Toronto debut on Saturday at 5:00 & 8:00.

Beyond Toronto, the place to be for Canada’s world music enthusiast this week is Mundial Montreal where the 6th edition of this international networking and showcase event takes place. A selection of some the best and brightest on the global scene will be there along with presenters, movers, shakers and music fans.

고래야(Coreyah) – WHALE OF A TIME

Coreyah

Small World Music Centre November 19th

Community Spotlight

Mundial Montreal

Venues Across Montreal November 15 – 18

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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.

Passion, Innovation and Ticket Contest!

Nov 09, 2016

It’s always a thrill to have the great Oliver Mtukudzi perform. The love that his fans share for him and his music comes through loud and clear! And the party goes on and on… so needless to say, we’re looking forward to Friday night at the Opera House when the great voice of Zimbabwe returns. Join us on the dance floor!

The following evening at the Small World Centre, Spaniards La Banda Morisca perform. This is a rare opportunity to experience music direct from Andalucía – including former members of the legendary Radio Tarifa, the group continues an unstoppable passion for musical experimentation. Flamenco meets Andalusí-Arabic melodies created when Muslims, Jews and Christians coexisted in southern Spain. Mediterranean passion for a Saturday night!

Next week the Centre takes us to Korea, with the Toronto debut of Coreyah. This exciting young band charts an adventurous course where traditional Korean song comes face to face with Tom Waits! It promises to be a remarkable musical experience. You can be part of it. Reply to adam@smallworldmusic.com and correctly name one Korean instrument the band uses and you will be entered into a draw to win tickets!

LA BANDA MORISCA – ALGARABYA

Oliver Mtukudzi presented by Small World Music in association with Za&Zoey

Opera House November 11th

La Banda Morisca

Small World Music Centre November 12th

Coreyah

Small World Music Centre November 19th

Community Spotlight

Sampradaya Dance Creations – PRALAYA

Harbourfront Centre November 11 – 12, 2016

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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.

soundscapes to dance floor

Nov 02, 2016

Tomorrow night at the Small World Centre, a remarkable pair of Montreal-based musicians perform a night of transportive sounds. Thomas Carbou and Patrick Graham blend custom 8-string guitar and an array of percussion, hypnotic vocals, spontaneous improvisation and looping, to create both ecstatic groove pieces and dream-like soundscapes.

The weekend sees the return of our Globetrotter series after a summer hiatus. We’re pleased to feature the debut party for Orient Art, recognized internationally for a lush and sensual sound merging traditional and modern electronic sounds. Of course, resident DJ medicineman will bring his unique mix to the dance floor as well.

Next weekend it’s the return of the great Oliver Mtukudzi at the Opera House. As well, direct from Andalucía, La Banda Morisca perform passionate Spanish music fusing their creative take on traditional repertoire.

Around town, there’s lots of great Mexican fare – from food to music at Harbourfront Centre’s Day of the Dead celebrations this weekend. Worth a visit.

Oasis by Orient Art

Oliver Mtukudzi presented by Small World Music in association with Za&Zoey

Opera House November 11th

Thomas Carbou & Patrick Graham

Small World Music Centre November 3rd

Globetrotter ~ featuring Orient Art

Round Venue November 5th

Community Spotlight

Day of the Dead

Harbourfront 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.
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great sounds / free tickets!

Oct 26, 2016

We’re excited to host some really compelling shows coming at the Small World Centre in the next few weeks, beginning Friday with Moskitto Bar. The trio sees accordionist Tangi Ropars (famous for his role in Lemon Bucket Orketstra and his eccentric sunglasses) join forces with percussionist and singer Ahmed Moneka and Yura Rafaliuk on Tsymbaly, the Ukrainian dulcimer. A musical journey from Baghdad to Brittany, via Legadzine, their’s is a truly ‘son fraiche’, with lots of surprises.

Next Thursday, November 3rd, Thomas Carbou and Patrick Graham will blend spontaneous improvisation, electronic looping, Brazilian and Indian musical influences, to create both ecstatic groove pieces and dream-like soundscapes. This supremely talented duo uses an array of instruments, including custom 8-string guitar and a wide array of percussion that are augmented by hypnotic vocals, samplers and laptop. Email adam@smallworldmusic.com with “Carbou/ Graham” in the title, and we will randomly draw a winner for a pair of two tickets for the show.

After a summer hiatus, the fall launch of our GLOBETROTTER series takes place Saturday the 5th and we’re delighted to feature the debut party for a burgeoning international label. Founded earlier this year, ORIENT ART is one of the finer purveyors of a lush and sensual sound bridging traditional and modern electronic music. The evening brings together a collective of some of the finest artists in the scene.

And the following weekend marks the return of Zimbabwe’s greatest voice, when Oliver Mtukudzi plays at the Opera House. A major party is expected!

Moskitto Bar

Oliver Mtukudzi presented by Small World Music in association with Za&Zoey

Opera House November 11th

Moskitto Bar

Small World Music Centre October 28

Thomas Carbou & Patrick Graham

Small World Music Centre November 3rd

Globetrotter ~ featuring Orient Art

Round Venue November 5th

Community Spotlight

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Toronto City Hall Rotunda October 27 – Presented by the Toronto Arts Council

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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