Great Portuguese & Celtic Sounds and Koerner Hall Ticket Giveaway

Oct 18, 2017

The Small World Centre hosts two top notch concerts this weekend. On Friday, Myrica Faya combines roots music from the Azores with influences that range from classical to blues and jazz. Their rousing sound encompasses vocals, viola-ca-terra (the traditional 15-string Azorean lute), bass, accordion, piano, ukulele, guitars, flutes and percussion. Watch them play earlier this year at Festas da Praia and experience what’s been termed “new Azorean music.”

Then Saturday’s performance by Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman promises a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions. It’s “Brilliant, innovative harping and guitar-playing of astonishing virtuosity and versatility” according to Songlines.  The celebrated pair have presented their unique musical vision in twenty-two countries, from the tiniest of village halls to London’s Barbican and Sydney Town Hall. A great chance to see them up close and personal.

Also coming to the Centre, our friend Jay Danley and his band releases the debut recording ‘Ethiojazz Volume 1‘ with special guest Hilario Durán on October 28. More on that to come.

And last but not least, an event of note at Koerner Hall, Chilean band Inti-Illimani are on tour in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Having spent decades at the forefront of global music – their songs, performed on more than 30 wind, string, and percussion instruments, are a treasure. The show on the 27th also features passionate singer-songwriter, poet, and multi-instrumentalist Nano Stern. We are delighted to contest two pairs of free tickets to this superb show! Send us an email before end of day Thursday for a chance to win.

Myrica Faya Band
> New Azorean Music

Friday, October 20th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman in Concert
> Traditional Irish Music, Hot Jazz & Baroque

Saturday, October 21st, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

The Jay Danley Band CD Launch
> Featuring Special Guest Hilario Duran

Saturday, October 28th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Sina Salimi / D’bi & The 333

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, November 9th, 9:00pm, Revival


Justin Gray & Synthesis
> New Horizons CD Release

Wednesday, October 18th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge

Inti Illimani 50th Anniversary & Nano Stern
> Part of the Royal Conservatory’s World Music Concert Series

Friday, October 27th, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

Yasmin Levy & The Klezmatics
> Part of the Royal Conservatory’s World Music Concert Series

Wednesday, November 1st, 8:00pm, Koerner 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.

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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.