The 14th Annual Small World Festival enters its final leg with a run of four compelling evenings. Tonight, we welcome back one of our favourites as Malian guitar hero Vieux Farka Touré returns to play Revival. Although his collaborator on the tour, Julia Easterlin, was forced to return home due to family circumstances, VFT will no doubt demonstrate why he continues to be one of Africa’s most remarkable musicians. See you on the dance floor!
Friday, we’re back at the Small World Centre for a modern take on old traditions. Estonia’s Maarja Nuut‘s Toronto debut has been greatly anticipated and the event is almost sold-out. This great fiddler and singer uses technology to reinterpret folk tunes in a unique and captivating way. On Saturday, for those not Nuit Blanching early on, you can take in another Toronto Debut with EviscerArt‘s fiery flamenco. Jazz meets Spanish roots on the stage of the Aga Khan Museum.
Finally, the 2015 edition of the fest wraps up on Sunday at Lula Lounge with – you guessed it – another Toronto first-play. We’ve been angling to get Krar Collective here from London for some years and it’s finally come together. Rocking out with Ethiopian grooves, this trio has won a following across Europe and it’s time we got in on it! You can join us for FREE, as we have a pair of tickets to give away to the first people to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all who helped make this year’s festival such a great one! Our government funders, our media partners – CBC & NOW Magazine; our community and presenting partners, from Batuki and Koffler, to Reel Asian and Toronto Palestine Film Festivals; our friends at Fort York, Koerner Hall, Lula & Revival; our wonderful volunteers, and all who came out to play and enjoy. On behalf of the Small World team – Kayla, Laura, Jeff, Reza, Rodrigo & Giselle – muchas gracias!
Vieux Farka Touré
Thursday October 1st at 9pm – Revival Bar
Friday October 2nd at 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Focus on Flamenco – EviscerArt
Saturday October 3rd at 8PM – Aga Khan Museum
Sunday October 4th at 9:00PM – Lula Lounge
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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.