Tropical Bass Saturday / NCGMO Ticket Giveaway

Jun 01, 2017

Saturday marks this season’s last Globetrotter event and it’s looking like a great way to slide into summer! This night of Tropical Bass, will shake the dance floor with the return of Toronto-born, Brooklyn based Uproot Andy. Specialists in Latin vibes; DJ Linterna and Ontario Bananas of Dos Mundos fame join Resident Globetrotter, medicineman for what promises to be a high-energy dance party in Kensington at the Round. ¡Festejamos!

Ticket giveaway time! As mentioned last week, Small World is a proud partner on the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra project – 12 world class musicians coming together in an act of meaningful co-creation to represent the state of Canadian music today. You can learn more about the project in the video below. We have a pair of tickets for their first public performance Friday at Koerner Hall – the first respondent to jess@smallworldmusic.com who can name one member of the ensemble will get a pair for this special event!

Globetrotter – Tropical Bass!
> Featuring DJs Uproot Andy, Linterna + Ontario Bananas

Saturday, June 3rd, 10pm – Round

Community SPOTLIGHT

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
> Top notch musicians from all over the world performing together

Friday, June 2nd, 8pm – Koerner Hall

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.

Globetrotter Season Finale – Tropical Bass!

May 25, 2017

Now that we’ve had our share of April showers (and then some), let’s start the summer with our last Globetrotter of the season – Tropical Bass! Past, present and future Latin vibes come together with the return of Uproot Andy. His appearance here last year was among the highlights of the dance floor season. With rhythms from Colombia to Algeria, Brazil to Ethiopia and more, he’ll be joined on June 3rd at Round by DJs Linterna and Ontario Bananas and Resident Globetrotter, medicineman. A party not to be missed!

Here’s Uproot Andy at the Armada FANIA Club & Pop-Store in NYC last year.

Our pals at Lula Lounge launch their 15th annual Lulaworld program with a pre-festival panel and party May 29. The free event starts with a conversation on diversity and live music in the media with heavy hitters Errol Nazareth, Dalton Higgins, Erin Lowers and Zaib Shaikh, moderated by Small World’s Kayla McGee. The party features soul rebel Ammoye and performance artist Charmie Deller. Join the conversation, and stay for the fun.

Lastly, June sees the culmination of an ambitious project instigated by the folks at Koerner Hall – we’re pleased to support the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. This top-notch assemblage of Canadian musicians from all over the world perform together on June 2nd with instruments from every corner of the globe. Celebrating the diversity of our city, and the music of our neighbourhoods, the group finds a common language that is quintessentially Toronto.

Globetrotter – Tropical Bass!
> Featuring DJs Uproot Andy, Linterna + Ontario Bananas

Saturday, June 3rd, 10pm – Round

Community SPOTLIGHT

Lulaworld 2017
> Pre-festival Panel & Party featuring Ammoye & Charmie

Monday, May 29th, 6pm – Lula Lounge

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
> Top notch musicians from all over the world performing together

Friday, June 2nd, 8pm – Koerner Hall

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.

World Fiddle Day Closes Asian Music Series

May 18, 2017

The last few days have had us deeply immersed in Persian music with some of the greatest performers from the tradition. Two sold-out events with Kayhan Kalhor and Alireza Ghorbani were simply stunning, and a great way to lead us out of this year’s Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank.

For our final event, we’ve partnered with the folks at World Fiddle Day to infuse that innovative program with some Asian flavours. Now in its fifth year, WFD celebrates this much-loved instrument in all its forms, including the two-stringed erhu of Central and East Asia, the Persian kamancheh, contributed by Amely Zhou and Kousha Nakhaei respectively. Taking place at the Aga Khan Museum, the event offers the best of world music on bowed strings through morning workshops, a free afternoon jam session, and an evening concert led by seven guest artists.

Circling back to last year’s Asian Music Series, watch Amely Zhou perform “Galloping Horses” with Strings Across Asia, live at the Small World Music Centre.

Thanks to all who participated and enjoyed the wonderful sounds!

World Fiddle Day Concert
> Featuring Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou

Saturday, May 20th, 7pm – Aga Khan Museum

Community SPOTLIGHT

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
> Top notch musicians from all over the world performing together

Friday, June 2, 8pm – Koerner Hall

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.

Last Chance! A Few Stellar Concerts Remain

May 10, 2017

The 15th Annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank and in partnership with Exclaim, is in the home stretch, with just a few stellar concerts remaining. On Saturday, our partners at Raag-Mala Toronto present a compelling combination at the MacLeod Auditorium on the U of T campus. Sitarist Hidayat Husain Khan harbours a creative brilliance that takes him across all genres and nuances of music, while Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil could well be the busiest Hindustani vocalist today with upwards of 50 concerts a year.

Following that, on Mother’s Day, another amazing pairing as kamancheh legend Kayhan Kalhor returns, in the company of vocalist Alireza Ghorbani at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. While the Sunday concert is sold out, as mentioned last week, they will be making a special appearance on Tuesday the 16th at the Small World Centre. We’re thrilled to host these heavyweights at our space and the lucky few who will get to share this exclusive event will no doubt have a memorable time. A few tickets remain!

Watch Kayhan perform kamancheh and vocals live at Morgenland Festival Osnabrück in 2012.

Hidayat Husain Khan & Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil
> Two-part sitar and vocal concert presents Indian classical greats

Saturday, May 13th, 7pm – MacLeod Auditorium

Kayhan Kalhor & Alireza Ghorbani
> The Preeminent Ambassadors of Persian Music

Sunday, May 14th, 8pm – Toronto Centre for the Arts

Encore: Kayhan Kalhor & Alireza Ghorbani
> An Evening of Performance and Conversation

Tuesday, May 16th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

World Fiddle Day Concert
> Featuring Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou

Saturday, May 20th, 7pm – Aga Khan Museum

Community SPOTLIGHT

desiFEST #Unplugged
> Launch of Monthly Series

Saturday, May 13, 7pm – 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.