Festival announcements / Sounds around town

Jul 22, 2015

Back after a month’s hiatus, we’ve got lots of exciting announcements for the coming Small World Festival as well as some great stuff happening ’round town. Starting September 24th (not that we’re looking for the end of summer!) for the 14th year, we’ll present our 10-day musical journey around the globe and around Toronto stages.

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!

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Tuesday September 29th at 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Vieux Farka Touré feat. Julia Easterlin

Thursday October 1st, 9pm – Revival Bar

Maarja Nuut

Friday October 2nd at 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Krar Collective

Sunday October 4th at 9pm – Lula Lounge

Mediterraneo by Levon Ichkhanian

July 25th, 8pm  at  Noor Cultural Centre

Community Events

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.

Support Small World

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.