From Fado to Cuba via Iran!‏

Oct 21, 2015

As we approach the return of one of the great singers of her generation at Massey Hall on the 29th, we’re excited to announce Mariza‘s new record. Produced by Grammy award winner Javier Limón, ‘Mundo’ is the fado star’s first new album in five years.

‘Mundo’ is an appropriate title to describe the world that the CD encompasses – a world that Mariza already had within herself – a travelogue of a journey from Cape Verde to Spain, from Argentina to Portugal. All of it is present in her astonishing vocal and emotional range. Mariza is and always will be a fado singer and will never let go of the music she grew up on. But fado can be many things – as many as the singer wants it to be. Mariza’s fado is a different, adventurous one, that expands beyond Portuguese borders in search of a new cosmopolitan identity. A new beginning, carried by a voice who always maintains her roots but has what it takes to soar higher. No doubt her first Toronto appearance in two and a half years will take us far!

It’s a busy weekend, starting with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most intriguing performers around as Mohsen Namjoo plays two exclusive evenings at the Small World Centre. This special fundraising concert includes a VIP reception with the artist and will be a memorable evening for his fans.

On Saturday, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque share an evening with Emeline Michel at Koerner Hall. Jane and her band wowed the audience at Fort York during our festival last month and this should be a great concert, with her new sextet Maqueque, featuring some of Cuba’s newest female musicians. Emeline is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song: a captivating performer and versatile vocalist.

The intrepid Sultans of String perform on the 30th with sitarist Anwar Khurshid. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar and the virtuosic Indian playing of Anwar. A great combination!


An Intimate Night with Mohsen Namjoo

Friday October 23rd & Saturday October 24th, 8pm  – Small World Music Centre


Thursday October 29th, 8pm – Massey Hall

Anton Apostolov with Green Sky Project

Saturday November 7th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Etoile De Dakar

Friday November 13th, 8pm – Koerner Hall

Eloy Zuniga Guinea

Friday November 13th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Marcio Faraco

Sunday November 22nd, 8pm – Lula Lounge

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Emeline Michel
Saturday October 24th, 8:00pm – Koerner Hall 

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