Fado, Jazz & More!

Nov 29, 2017

We’re excited to host an innovative take on Fado music this weekend at the Small World Centre. Minha Lua, Victoria Cruz, Gabriel Pancorbo and Cesar Jiménez, join us Sunday! While rooted in Fado, their new approach to the instrumental possibilities, combined with beguiling vocals and unique arrangements, influenced by the Arabic melodies of Al-Andalus, Indian and Persian music, make them a must see. Tickets are moving on this one, so now’s the time!

The following week, it’s global jazz with Ivan Mazuze next Friday. With roots in Mozambique, and based in Norway, the sax player and his band have performed at numerous musical events and festivals around the world. Deeply rooted in African Jazz, his tunes will be backed by some of our favourite locals including Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, the inimitable Rich Brown on bass, and the remarkable Marito Marques on drums. Watch Mazuze’s quintet perform at Jazztage Görlitz Festival.

In the community, it’s Christmas Caravan on Saturday! Indulge in early Christmas celebrations with Sultans of String and special guests Rebecca Campbell and Amanda Martinez. Their album recently hit #6 on BILLBOARD World Music Charts.

Minha Lua
> A Fado Project Born in Alhambra

Sunday, December 3rd, 7:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents Ubuntu
> Contemporary World Jazz from Norway

Friday, December 8th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Slim Flex & Success K / Evolution / Los Poetas

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, December 14th, 8:00pm, Revival


Christmas Caravan
> Presented by Sultans of String

Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00pm, Isabel Bader Theatre

Reunite the Moneka Family
> In Support of Ahmed Moneka’s Dream of Reuniting his Family

Monday, December 11th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge


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.