Daughter of Funk’s Canadian Debut!

Feb 08, 2018

An exciting announcement for March 8 as we partner with our friends at Ashkenaz for the next Polyphonic Ground event – the Canadian Debut of Israel’s Bint El Funk along with DJ Shifra Rifka!

Bint El Funk (Daughter of Funk) combines dance floor cred with traditional Jewish Yemenite music, influenced by Afrobeat, jazz, psychedelic-Turkish sounds and more. Alongside Yemenite texts are love songs, social protest, Bedouin nonsense, and poetry. The band has built a loyal following at clubs and festivals throughout Israel and is now poised to break out on the world stage. Opening the night, Shifra Rifka is music producer, sound artist, and DJ, whose sets span all genres from house to industrial to disco, incorporating her own edits, original compositions and improvised material. This event is the kickoff party for the annual Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival and celebrates International Women’s Day. This is Bint El Funk’s “Mujik” to set the tone for what is going to be an incredible live show!

Well before our Polyphonic Ground show, this Friday catch Music Africa‘s high energy programming as part of Black History Month at the Royal Ontario Museum. Dieufaite, Amandou Kienou, and Slim Flex perform at the #FNLROM: Lunar Love!

OKAN + Guaracha y Son: A night of Cuban Jazz and Son
> Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre

Wednesday, February 21, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

An Evening with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
> Homecoming Concert

Thursday, March 1, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Bint El Funk Canadian Debut with Shifra Rifka
> Presented by Polyphonic Ground Presents

Thursday, March 8, 9:00pm, Revival Bar


#FNLROM: Lunar Love
> Program Partner Music Africa

Friday, February 16, 7:00pm, Royal Ontario Museum

Idan Raichel – Piano Songs
> An Intimate Journey Through Time and Sound

Saturday, February 24, 8:00pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts


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.