Just Announced: Sudanese Jazz Star Rasha in Toronto

Oct 25, 2017

An exciting announcement for an Afro-centric event, Rasha, the celebrated Sudanese singer based in London, makes her first Toronto appearance next week, on November 3rd, at our venue! The added tour engagement thrills us. A versatile performer, her debut album Sudaniyat, named among the 10 best of 1997 by fRoots, brought the diversity of Sudanese music to the fore, ranging from Arabic poetry and Sufi music and even touches of reggae. Watch Alwa’ad (The Promise) and seize this opportunity!

As mentioned last week, this Saturday, October 28th, The Jay Danley Band releases “Ethiojazz Volume 1,” their first full length album, at the Centre. Jay’s superb guitar playing anchors his global jazz sound with a strong emphasis on Ethiopian influences. This event is made even more special by the participation of guests Hilario Durán (piano), Rich Brown (bass) and Alexander Brown (trumpet). Should be sweet!

Then on November 1st, Yasmin Levy & The Klezmatics present an evening ranging from Judeo-Spanish ballads and songs of love and loss, to one of the wildest approaches to klezmer, blending the traditional dance music with contemporary rock, funk, and jazz. We have a pair of FREE tickets to this great night at Koerner Hall! They’ll be awarded to the first to respond via email. Be sure to make it out to at least one of these three shows if you can!

> Sudanese Jazz Artist

Friday, November 3rd, 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


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.