Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest with Souad Massi Saturday!

Apr 12, 2018

Last week’s kickoff to our Asian Music Series sponsored by TD Bank thumped the Small World Centre and was a great party. Now time is running out to access our Small World Explorer Ticket Packages! Gain access to the otherwise sold-out Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland concert on April 29 through our New Arrivals or Classical Departures 3 concert package and save.

Saturday’s concert has been anticipated for some time. The 4 part celebration of diversity through music and dance has been 2 years in the making, conceived as a musical response to hate crimes. Kiran Ahluwalia was on CP24 and SIRIUS XM yesterday discussing her project. Early birds can tune into Metro Morning with Matt Galloway to hear her tomorrow at 6:50AM. Better yet, see her live alongside Souad Massi, Bhai Kabal Singh Trio and Tanoura Sufi dancer Yasser Darwish at Harbourfront Centre. This is “Khafa” from her new album “7 Billion.”

As a gesture to welcome you, our subscriber, we have a pair of tickets for this special night. First reply to jess@smallworldmusic.com listing the next Asian Music Series concert after LOVEfest wins!

Meanwhile the Centre forges ahead with April programming with So Long Seven‘s release of “Kala Kalo” on vinyl and CD tomorrow night. Experience their top-notch playing that traverses several genres including Indian music, chamber jazz and folk roots.

Next Wednesday it’s Vancouver-based master guitarist Itamar Erez. A singular voice on the nylon-stringed guitar, he blends Middle Eastern music with the freedom of jazz and the passion of flamenco to create a sound all his own. He’s joined by Jessica Hana Deutsch on violin and singer Flavia Nascimento.

Returning to Asian Music Series programming next Saturday, Autorickshaw Trio graces the stage. Always an aural delight, the band recently returned from a 5-week tour of India to news of their JUNO nomination. Their latest album, ‘Meter,’ has been wining acclaim with the sultry vocals of Suba Sankaran, the driving basslines of Dylan Bell and intricate tabla grooves by Ed Hanley.

So Long Seven
> CD & Vinyl Release

Friday, April 13, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest
> Part of Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, April 14, 8:00pm, Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Itamar Erez at Small World Music Centre
> 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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Latin American Flute Festival
> Presented by the Canadian Flute Association

April 9 – 14, 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.