We’re delighted to announce our Festival Saturday feature – a night of mystical Persian Sufi music, poetry and dance brought to life by one of the city’s most beloved singers.
‘Soley Ensemble: Inner Journey 1‘ takes place in the beautiful acoustic setting of St. Andrew’s Church, and is presented in association with Rumi Canada. The stirring voice of Tehran-born Soley Vaseghi brings five decades of dedication to his craft, and a deeply soulful approach to performance. This event features some of Canada’s finest performers of Persian music, as well as the beguiling beauty of sacred Sufi whirling, the poetry of Rumi and other greats.
On the subject of soulful, we look forward to welcoming Parvaaz on their tour “A Rooted Departure.” Enjoy their haunting soundscapes of blues, rock and psychedelia at the Small World Music Centre this Thursday. Tickets are still available, and we are also contesting a pair; Respondents to firstname.lastname@example.org who correctly name the band’s country of origin are in.
Watch this piece from Soley Ensemble’s sold-out concert at the Aga Khan Museum for an idea of what’s in store on September 16.
A Rooted Departure – Parvaaz in Canada
> Bangalore-based progressive rock group
Thursday, August 24th, 8:00pm – Small World Music Centre
Polyphonic Ground Presents: GROOZ / Sandcatchers / Turkwaz
> Music for the Culturally Curious
Thursday, September 14th, 9:00pm – Revival
Hong Sung Hyun
> Korean Shamanic Traditions
Friday, September 15th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre
Pierre Kwenders Toronto Album Release Party
> With DATU, OBUXUM & DJ Sean Sax
Friday, September 15th, 9:00pm, The Rivoli
Soley Ensemble: Inner Journey 1
> Mystical Sufi Music & Dance
Saturday, September 16th, 8:00pm, St. Andrew’s Church
Bang On! Toronto Taiko Festival Concert
> Celebrating the loud and raucous Japanese drumming style
Saturday, August 26th, 8:00p.m., MacMillan Theatre
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.