Easter weekend musical treats!

Mar 23, 2016

The 14th Annual Asian Music Series is coming up fast and our Explorer Ticket Packages are the perfect way to experience it. Choose from one of six curated concert bundles at amazing prices, including bonus benefits and more. They’re only available in limited numbers so check out the options.

Our next Globetrotter event featuring Uproot Andy promises a night of great global grooves at Round in Kensington Market. Advance price tickets are available now for one of the most influential DJs around.

This weekend, Easter notwithstanding, we have a full slate of music at the Small World Centre. On (Good) Friday, it’s Batá: A New Language for Drumset, Derek Gray debuts his adaptation of ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms to drum set. Derek will joined on percussion by Reimundo Sosa & Magdelys Sav, Patrick O’Reilly (guitar/), Edwin Sheard (sax) and Justin Gray (acoustic bass).

Saturday brings the Dilan Ensemble. A duo of cellist and composer, Raphael Weinroth-Browne with Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche player and vocalist, they’re dedicated to explorations of Kurdish musical heritage.

Finally on Sunday Sina Bathaie and his ensemble return to the Centre to perform some of his latest works in a Easter / Nowruz concert. The band includes Alexei Orechin guitar, Orianna Barbatto bass, Cheryl Ockrant on cello and percussionist Siavash Mahdavi.

Globetrotter ~ Feat Uproot Andy
> DJs without Borders 

Saturday April 2nd, 10pm – Round Venue

Anoushka Shankar
> The Reigning Queen of Sitar

Wednesday April 6th, 8pm – Koerner Hall

Tsumugu
> A Powerful Evocation of the Japanese Soul

Thursday, April 7th, 7pm – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet
> Ancient and New Chinese Strings

Saturday, April 9th, 8pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Los Lobos Disconnected
> Legendary ‘Wolves’ of Latin Music

Saturday, April 23rd, 8pm – Koerner Hall

DackaBrakha
> Ethnic Chaos

Saturday, April 23rd, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Kiran Ahluwalia
> Two-Time Juno-Winning Voice

Thursday, April 28rd, 8pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Shujaat Khan & Ramneek Singh
> Poetry of Sitar & Voice

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Globetrotter ~ Feat adham shaikh
> The Basswala Returns! 

Saturday, May 7th, 10pm – Round Venue

Abida Parveen
> The Greatest Female Sufi Singer in History

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Avataar
> Mesmerizing Indo-Jazz

Friday, May 20th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Telematic Asia
> Music Across Oceans

Saturday, May 28th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Mekaal & Haniya
> Rocking the Sufi Vibe

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm – Lula Lounge

Dilan Ensemble
> In the Shadow of the Fatherland
Saturday March 26th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

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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.