In the ‘last-minute announcement’ department, we’re excited to let you know about a wonderful artist hitting the stage at the Small World Centre on December 3rd. Minha Lua is the brainchild of singer Victoria Cruz, a Spanish artist who has immersed herself in Portuguese Fado, and Gabriel Pancorbo, a brilliant guitarist and composer. Together with cellist Cesar Jiménez, the project offers a new interpretation of the tradition, delving into the possibilities of a deeply rich musical genre that is best experienced live. Watch “So a noitinha” for a glimpse.
This weekend it’s Spirit of the Narrows at the Small World Music Centre. We look forward to Capucine Onn playing the part of a young Anne Lederman discovering Aboriginal folk fiddling in Manitoba during the 1980s. Best of all, Anne Lederman takes on the roles of her current self, the townspeople and the musicians she met. A must-see for folk lovers, it showcases a distinctly Canadian music through theatre. There are only three performances and limited seats remain.
On Tuesday our friends at Harbourfront Centre stage a Canadian premiere direct from Mumbai! Navdhara India Dance Theatre presents Amaara – A Journey of Love on November 28th at the Fleck Dance Theatre. They are offering $15 tickets with promo code “Small15.”
Next month also brings global jazz with Ivan Mazuze Quartet‘s presentation of Ubuntu at the Small World Music Centre on December 8th, and the final Polyphonic Ground Presents of 2017. Music Africa and Lula Music & Arts Centre bring Slim Flex and Success K, Evolution, Los Poetas and Deejay MKay to the stage on December 14th at Revival.
Although we’ve got a ways to go before Christmas, in the spirit of the season we’re pleased to offer up a pair of ticket to Christmas Caravan on December 2nd. The annual presentation by the unstoppable Sultans of String. Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world as the band deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart. Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the draw!
Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents Ubuntu
> Contemporary World Jazz from Norway
Friday, December 8th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre
Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Slim Flex & Success K / Evolution / Los Poetas
> Music for the Culturally Curious
Thursday, December 14th, 8:00pm, Revival
Amaara – A Journey of Love
> Navdhara India Dance Theatre
Tuesday, November 28th, 8:00pm, Fleck Dance Theatre
> Presented by Sultans of String
Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00pm, Isabel Bader Theatre
Reunite the Moneka Family
> In Support of Ahmed Moneka’s Dream of Reuniting his Family
Monday, December 11th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge
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.