Itamar Erez & Autorickshaw This Week + New Hot Docs Co-Presentation

Apr 18, 2018

 

Apart from appalling April weather, we’re feeling good about our 16th annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank. With a full slate of upcoming events inside the series and out, there are good sounds to warm us.

This evening at the Small World Centre, a special mid-week concert by Itamar Erez brings top-notch guitar composition to the stage. Itamar’s unique palette of influences brings together his classical training with jazz and flamenco. Now based in Vancouver, he comes to town just after performing at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel auditorium with Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Tonight, violinist Jessica Hana Deutsch and singer Flavia Nascimento join as special guests.

On Saturday, Autorickshaw Trio returns to the Centre. At the forefront of the world music landscape after their recent tour of India and JUNO nomination for ‘Meter,’ Suba Sankaran, Ed Hanley and Dylan Bell’s indo-fusion jazz is delightfully unique. The video below speaks volumes for the confidence and elegance of the band’s vision and continued artistic growth.

Last chance to grab a three-concert ticket bundle and save! It’s an amazing opportunity to see world-renowned tabla master Zakir Hussain with the legendary Dave Holland at Koerner Hall, along with a sarod and vocal recital presented by Raag-Mala Toronto and Near East’s album release. This offer, made possible through our partners, ends April 25 – buy yours here.

And we’re delighted to partner with the Hot Docs festival again. Their screening of ‘Gurrumul‘ tells the story of Indigenous singer/songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, one of the most important artists to come out of Australia. Blind from birth, creating music inspired by his community in the far northeast of Arnhem Land, Gurrumul shied away from the rewards and obligations that came with fame and notoriety. But with his unforgettable, soulful sound, he captivated audiences across the globe.

Itamar Erez with Flavia Nascimento & Jessica Hana Deutsch
> Middle Eastern music, jazz and flamenco

Wednesday, April 18, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Autorickshaw Trio
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, April 21, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm, Koerner Hall

Pandit Partho Sarothy / Vindushi Shruit Sadolikar
> Presented by Raag-Mala Toronto and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 5, 7:00pm, Glenn Gould Studio

Foonyap / Holy Hum
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

May 11 & 12, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Gaelynn Lea with Ali Jafri
> NPR Tiny Desk Concert Winner 

Sunday, May 13, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Near East
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 19, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Amely Zhou & Friends / Timar – Parsons Duo
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra
> Presented by The Music Gallery and part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 26, 8:00pm, The Music Gallery

Ihtimanska with Special Guests Brenna MacCrimmon & Ariel Balevi
> Special evening of music and storytelling

Thursday, June 7, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Gurrumul
> Presented by the 25th Hot Docs Festival

April 28 – 29 & May 5, Various Locations

TEAM SPIRIT

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.