Summer’s in full musical swing and this weekend is dense with ‘hot’ sounds and beats in town and beyond. Here’s a sampling:
Future Routes at Harbourfront Centre sees performers from around the globe forge new paths and smash stereotypes while drawing on traditional roots music to create bold sounds. Among the highlights is Orlando Julius & The Afro Soundz on Saturday night. It’s also Afrofest weekend – a full slate of music takes place at Woodbine Park.
Also Saturday, our old friend Aditya Verma returns to town from Montreal for a sarod recital presented by Raag Mala. It must be close to 15 years since Small World put on our first concert with Adi and we’ve both aged well! He performs at the SVBF Hall in Etobicoke.
Out of town, Sunfest takes over London this weekend. This free oneâ€stop travel portal transports patrons around the globe, thanks to more than 30 of the world’s most iconic performers and over 300 exhibitors. Close by, the Kultrún World Music Festival features a ticketed opening gala Friday and two days of free live music at Kitchener’s Victoria Park.
Next Wednesday: a note-worthy event at Lula Lounge. Betsayda Machado is a fantastic group of singers and drummers out of an isolated village in Venezuela. Not only has the ensemble not toured before, they’d basically never left their village. So, it’s a pretty special opportunity to witness something truly original and deeply rooted.
in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music
Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016
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