Free Day of Global Music in Trillium Park

Sep 09, 2017

For those locals who have been to the  recently opened Trillium Park on the east side of Ontario Place, you’re already familiar with this beautiful lakeside space that NOW Magazine’s Richard Longley calls a “marvel.” For those who haven’t, you can learn more about it here. We’re thrilled to be the first ones to animate it with live music! As the final piece of the Small World Festival puzzle, on Sunday September 17th, we have a day of free global sounds that will make for the perfect musical picnic.

Small World in the Park, presented in association with Ontario Place brings an eclectic collection of local and international performers to the stage, and roaming musical acts to animate the grounds. From flamenco to funk, Brazilian drumming to Filipino hiphop, an array of sounds will resonate on the lakeside from 2:00p.m. until 10:00p.m. when we wind down by the fire. The lineup features Ventanas, Han Han, Turbo Street Funk, Kafena (Malta), Maracatu Mar Aberto, Tich Maredza, Yusuke Hoshi, Nya Soleil (Cameroon), Rambunctious and more, so mark your calendar and stay for the day!

We’re also delighted to welcome the Toronto Real Estate Board as a Festival sponsor, helping enable us to provide this free program! Of course, there’s lots more going on during the festival and more info to come.

Here’s a gorgeous new video of Tamar Ilana & Ventanas performing “Trésor.”

A Rooted Departure – Parvaaz in Canada
> Bangalore-based progressive rock group

Sunday, September 10th,  2:30p.m & 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

Small World in the Park
> A Free Day of Global Music in Trillium Park

Sunday, September 17th, 2:00-10:00pm, Ontario Place


Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic
> A Tribute to David Bowie

Tuesday, September 19th, 8:00pm, Massey Hall


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.