Friday at Small World Centre, we have another top artist in Ivan Mazuze. Global jazz at its finest, the Norway-based saxist sees jazz as a “dynamic, universal language.” He plays in Ottawa before playing with some of our city’s finest, Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, bassist Rich Brown and Marito Marques on drums. Ottawa Citizen just interviewed him, read that great piece here and get your tickets!
Next week Thursday, December 14, the monthly Polyphonic Ground presentation brings Lula Music & Arts Centre and Music Africa together at Revival. The multi-faceted party features Los Poetas, Success K & Slim Flex with special guest Samantha Cross, EVOLUTION (EVLTN) and Deejay MKay. An amazing variety of roots and new sounds from Latin America, Jamaica, Africa, and beyond, ranging from hip hop and rap, to r&b and Afrobeat. Watch Los Poetas‘ newly released music video “No Vales.”
Just announced, a pre-Christmas combo at the Centre on December 15 features the Brazilian sounds of Timna & Dario Duo, and the eclectic trio Euphonic. Tropical rhythm with jazzy harmonies and a chamber ensemble influenced by classical, spanish, folk, ragtime and more. We are giving away a pair of tickets to that night, email us for a chance to win.
A worthy fundraiser this coming Monday takes place at Lula Lounge December 11. Juno winners Quique Escamilla, David Buchbinder, Maryem & Ernie Tollar and more to perform in support of Ahmed’s dream of reuniting his family in Canada. Having faced months of danger in Iraq, they were forced to flee to Turkey last year. Come out and show your support!
Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents Ubuntu
> Contemporary World Jazz from Norway
Friday, December 8th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre
Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Slim Flex & Success K / Evolution / Los Poetas
> Music for the Culturally Curious
Thursday, December 14th, 8:00pm, Revival
Timna & Dario / Euphonic
> Tropical Rhythm with Jazzy Harmonies and a Chamber Ensemble
Friday, December 15, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre
Reunite the Moneka Family
> In Support of Ahmed Moneka’s Dream of Reuniting his Family
Monday, December 11th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge
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.