The fall music scene is well underway and we’re happy to share some great upcoming events.
Small World and Link Music are proud to present an exclusive event in support of Mohsen Namjoo‘s forthcoming CD later this month. This rare chance for fans to get up close and personal with one of Iran’s most provocative artists takes place at the Small World Centre on the 23rd & 24th. This is an opportunity for his following to play a part in seeing the production and release of the project come to public release in the new year.
Two concerts coming up feature top-tier names in global music. They don’t get much bigger than Mariza and Youssou N’Dour. The former returns to Massey Hall on the 29th after a two and a half year absence. Always a sublime musical experience, Mariza‘s star just keeps on rising. Speaking of returns, I don’t know when the last time Youssou N’Dour was in town, but it’s been many years. Among the most significant African artists in history, he’ll be at Koerner Hall on November 13th. Tickets for both shows are going fast.
Lots more coming up at the Small World Centre, starting this weekend, with one of Canada’s finest interpreters of contemporary music. Eve Egoyan is recognized internationally for her distinctive recital performances. The event will launch ‘Thought and Desire’, an album of world première recordings by composer Linda Catlin Smith. Then on November 7th, the venue hosts Anton Apostolov and his Green Sky Project for an evening of Bulgarian-flavoured jazz and folk anchored by his terrific guitar playing.
Lastly, Uma Nota‘s annual festival returns for a fifth year this coming weekend with live music, DJs, art, food and drink, dancing and other diversions. This year’s festival, which continues Uma Nota’s Pan Am Jam series, features a mix of visiting and local artists and acts, with a music lineup that keeps Brazil in the mix, as always, but encompasses a range of tropical styles.
An Intimate Night with Mohsen Namjoo
Friday October 23rd & Saturday October 24th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Uma Nota – 5th Annual Festival of Tropical Expressions
Saturday October 17th, 9:30pm – Geary Lane
Sunday, October 18th, 3pm – 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.