Festival Round 2 / the Big Weekend!

Sep 25, 2015

The weather gods continue to grace Toronto with an exceptional late summer / early fall, just as Small World on Common Ground, our partnership with Fort York, prepares to launch this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 1:00pm each day. We’re looking forward to two free days of top notch international sounds on the lawns of the beautiful historic site, with a program that roams the globe while showcasing some of the city’s finest talent. From Turkish roots to full-on funk with names like Jane Bunnett, KC Roberts, eccodek and many more, it should a a great weekend. We’re also delighted to welcome CBC television’s Dwight Drummond to host activities on Saturday afternoon. Thanks, as always, to our media partners!

Meanwhile tonight, there’s some serious groovage in store as we present a trio of highly influential DJs who really know how to throw a party! Nickodemus and the Spy from Cairo have established international followings for their unique blends of beats and Middle Eastern flare and their role in Manhattan’s renowned Turntables on the Hudson event. Toronto’s DJ medicineman has also won fans over his years of dedicated global groove promotion. Rounding out an already great night, there will be belly dancers and decor by Calabra to enhance the sense of occasion at Studio Bar.

The weekend rounds out on Sunday evening at Revival with an amazing performer, who’s set to really blow up in the coming years. Ester Rada‘s combination of cool Ethiopian jazz, funky R&B and sensational singing has already made her a go-to on the international festival scene. This is a chance to experience her in an intimate club setting and get in on the ground floor! And congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner Kirra Dack, who will be joining us at the show!

Nickodemus, the Spy From Cairo and DJ medicineman

Friday September 25th at 10pm – Studio Bar

Small World On Common Ground

Sat Sept 26th & Sun Sept 27th – Fort York 

Ester Rada

Sunday September 27th at 9pm – Revival

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Adios Tour

Sunday September 27th at 7pm – Koerner Hall

sum –숨[su:m]

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

Picadillo + Santerias

Wednesday September 30th at 8:30pm – Lula Lounge

Vieux Farka Touré feat. Julia Easterlin

Thursday October 1st at 9pm – Revival Bar

Maarja Nuut

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

Focus on Flamenco – EviscerArt

Saturday October 3rd at 8PM – Aga Khan Museum

Krar Collective

Sunday October 4th at 9:00PM – Lula Lounge

Eve Egoyan Recital / CD Launch
Friday October 16th-18th at 8pm – Small World Music Centre  

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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.