February Blues to March Grooves

Feb 26, 2015

Black history month comes to a fitting conclusion with a tremendous pairing of artists who certainly share some history. Two of South Africa’s favourites – Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela – will pay homage at Koerner Hall in ’20 Years of Freedom’, marking twenty years since the official end of Apartheid.March promises some great events – we have a rising star of Portuguese music, Camané at the Winter Garden Theatre on the 13th. Coincidentally another up and coming band from that country are touring close by next month – Dead Combo are a duo whose cool sound and demeanour bring to mind Ennio Morricone and smoky late night bars. You can hear them team up with Camané’s tremendous vocals here.That same week, on the 12th, the always amazing Kodo Drummers pay a visit to town with their ‘One Earth Tour: Mystery’. Should be a spectacular show at the Sony Centre.  Small World Music fans SAVE 15% on tickets by using code MYSTERY online at sonycentre.ca, or by calling 1-855-872-SONY(7669).

As mentioned last time, the theatrical run of Burq Off! takes place at the Small World Centre in mid-month and at the end of March, we can announce an addition to the Tal National performance at the Drake – DJ Kush Nubia will round out the night with his unique mix of Afro, soul, hip hop and more.

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Vusi Mahlasela & Hugh Masekela

Saturday February 28th, Koerner Hall


Friday March 13th, Winter Garden Theatre

Burq Off!

Sunday March 18, 19, 20, 21, Small World Music Centre

Tal National w/ DJ Kush Nubia

Sunday March 29th, The Drake Underground

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits w. Special Guest Kinob

Saturday April 18th, Koerner Hall

The Kodo Drummers of Japan – One Earth Tour: Mystery

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