Solstice Sounds!

Jan 09, 2017

Happy winter solstice! It only gets brighter from here!

Looking beyond the holidays, our friend Bruno Capinan returns to the Small World Centre on January 6th, for the Toronto launch of his new album ‘Divina Graça’. Based here and in Rio, Bruno already has two records released, with music that blends traditional Brazilian rhythms with a sophisticated palette of sounds and influences. It’s a combination that has earned Capinan widespread positive  reviews and taken him to stages around the globe.

That same weekend, Globetrotter returns to Round in Kensington Market. The December version was packed with sinuous dancers slinking their way into the wee hours, and we’re looking forward to more great grooves with DJ medicineman and guests in 2017.

If you’re still looking for last-minute gifting ideas, you can’t go wrong with tickets to the great Goran Bregovic, who plays Massey Hall March 4th. A party is on tap whenever he hits the stage with his Wedding and Funeral Band!

From all of us here at Small World – Kayla, Jeff, Adam, Reza and Rodrigo, plus Gizmo the office cat, and myself – best wishes for Christmas, or the holiday of your choosing, as well as a wonderfully musical new year!

Bruno Capinan

Small World Music Centre January 9th

Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Band

Massey Hall March 4th

Community Spotlight

27th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice

Kensington Market December 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.

Grooving into December / Ticket Giveaway!

Nov 30, 2016

We’re looking forward to this weekend’s Globetrotter event. It’s going to be a cracking party, featuring the Toronto debut of two of the buzz acts in global electronica.

CloZee is a Toulouse-based producer of ‘glitch-hop’, a quirky post hip-hop electronic sound characterized by funky grooves, syncopated rhythms, world-music instruments and an array of sampled noises. Informed by the sounds of Bonobo, eDit, and Amon Tobin, she’s known for cinematic soundscapes that have taken her to premier events including festivals like Coachella, with music that sounds at home anywhere, always dreamlike and a little out of place.

The night also features electronic producer Psymbionic, who explores the range of multi-tempo Bass Music, turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dance floor heat. Of course, resident groove-ologist DJ medicineman and the evocative decor of our partners at Calabra round out what should be a memorable night to launch us into December!

For a very different experience, the weekend also offers a glimpse of the richness of modern Chinese culture and a chance to discover some of its leading contemporary artists. The Sony Centre presents Enchanting China, featuring a dazzling 60-piece orchestra and renowned singer Gong Linna alongside special guests including the Ottawa Bach Choir. We have two FREE pairs of tickets for this extravaganza. The third & fourth replies to adam@smallworldmusic.com take ’em!

CloZee and Psymbionic Saturday, December 3rd!

Globetrotter ~ BioHackers Tour ft. CloZee and Psymbionic

Round Venue December 3rd

Community Spotlight

Enchanting China – Masterpieces of Chinese Music

Sony Centre Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd

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.

Circling Sounds

Nov 22, 2016

The Circle Band plays the Small World Centre Saturday to celebrate its 5th anniversary. It’s a group that’s close to our hearts, as it features Small World’s celebrated sound technician Reza Moghaddas on bass. With four recordings under their collective belt, their music style is a unique combination of Persian poetry with jazz, acoustic rock and Middle Eastern sounds. Led by singer, songwriter and guitar player Shahab Baradaran, with Saman Shahi on keyboards and tar, Peter Lutek (wind instruments), Steve Farrugia (drums), they’re a name to watch.

Next week, we’re looking forward to the December edition of Globetrotter. With two names generating a lot of buzz on the global electronica scene – CloZee and Psymbionic, it’s shaping up to be a memorable night.

Tonight at Lula Lounge, it’s a great combination with David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana and Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt. Celebrating the 2016 release of Atlas Revolt’s debut CD and the upcoming release of Odessa/Havana’s third, this special concert brings together two of the only Canadian bands on John Zorn’s iconic Tzadik label. Hard-hitting musical fireworks guaranteed!

Circle Band- Did You See

Globetrotter ~ BioHackers Tour ft. CloZee and Psymbionic

Round Venue December 3rd

Community Spotlight

David Buchbinders’ Odessa/Havana and Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt

Lula Lounge Wednesday Nov 23rd

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.

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

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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