Just Announced! Kayhan & Alireza Encore

May 04, 2017

While the May 14th Persian Music concert at the Toronto Centre for the Arts is sold out, we’re excited to announce a special event two days later with the same artists – Encore: Kayhan Kalhor and Alireza Ghorbani – an exclusive ‘up close and personal’ salon-style evening at the Small World Centre! This unique night will include an insightful interview and Q & A with audience members, along with performance, Kayhan’s signature kamancheh and Alireza’s extraordinary voice.

Tomorrow, the Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank and in partnership with Exclaim! continues with Monsoon. This super-talented quartet blends East and West in a most compelling way. Their synthesis of the spirituality of Indian Ragas with the creative expression of jazz has brought Monsoon’s first CD release Pranaam international acclaim. Tickets are selling fast, so make a move while you still can.

On Saturday, the series moves to Kensington Market and onto the dance floor with the May edition of our Globetrotter monthly. Retro Bollywood features live Bhangra with the Guru Bros, the artistry of Raja Rhythmics, resident ethnomixologist DJ medicineman, and guest Punjabi dancers. Vintage Bollywood film, lush decor and a proper chai bar round out this multi-sensory throwback party. Jai Ho!

> The soul of Indian Raga Music expressed on Western Instruments

Friday, May 5th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Globetrotter – Retro Bollywood
> Multi-sensory throwback dance party

Saturday, May 6th, 10pm – Round

Hidayat Husain Khan & Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil
> Two-part sitar and vocal concert presents Indian classical greats

Saturday, May 13th, 7pm – MacLeod Auditorium

Kayhan Kalhor & Alireza Ghorbani
> The Preeminent Ambassadors of Persian Music

Sunday, May 14th, 8pm – Toronto Centre for the Arts

Encore: Kayhan Kalhor & Alireza Ghorbani
> An Evening of Performance and Conversation

Tuesday, May 16th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

World Fiddle Day Concert
> Featuring Kousha Nakhaei & Amely Zhou

Saturday, May 20th, 7pm – Aga Khan Museum



Small World Co-Presents this Hot Docs Screening
May 3rd – 6th – TIFF Bell Lightbox & Hart House

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