From Ethiopia to Korea, Estonia to Palestine, the festival is chock-a-block with great artists and full of Toronto debuts. There are returning favourites too, such as the great Vieux Farka Toure, who rocked the Celebrate Brooklyn festival last weekend. Estonian fiddle sensation Maarja Nuut has been making waves across the festival circuit with her 21st Century electro-folk. We’re delighted to host her Canadian debut. Lots more to announce in the upcoming weeks (including a weekend of free programming!). Check the links to our recently revamped website and refresh your memory of last year’s fest with the video below.
For those of you who aren’t completely wasted by the musical marathon of PanAmania, there’s a super free show tomorrow (Thursday) on the Roy Thomson Hall patio. A band that I’m a big fan of – Tamikrest are playing. It’s a rare opportunity to experience some of the finest desert blues / rock from one of Mali’s top Tuareg bands. As with recent music by their forebears Tinariwen, this crew has expanded the scope of this powerful and evocative music. Should be a winner.
Also this weekend, guitarist extraordinaire Levon Ichkanian performs his work Mediterraneo at the Noor Centre, featuring an impressive array of guests. Enjoy the sounds and sun!
Friday October 2nd at 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Sunday October 4th at 9pm – Lula Lounge
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