Mohsen Namjoo – South & North!

Jan 21, 2015

From Queen Street West to Richmond Hill our musical reach spans the GTA this week with one great artist. Tomorrow evening at the Small World Centre, it’s the first of two events with Mohsen Namjoo. As the latest instalment of the Small World Salon series, he’ll be in conversation and performance, getting ‘up close and personal’ with a select number of his fans. Based on previous Salon evenings, this should be a special encounter. The show is almost sold out, if you want tickets now’s the time to grab them! Check out the Mohsen Namjoo from our festival below.The following night on Friday, we journey north to the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre for the big event – Namjoo in concert. Showcasing music from his recent release ‘Trust the Tangerine Peel’ and his extensive back catalogue of great songs, Mohsen and his band will kick it up with their unique combination of Persian and western influences.Coming in February, film and music make the scene. On the 6th, the screening of ‘the Stirring of a Thousand Bells’ has the added attraction of an an opening set of live performance. Music by Andrew Timar, Bill Parsons and guest Matt Dunning (the film’s director) will present the beautiful Sundanese traditional sounds of kacapi / suling. The zither / flute combination will be supported by kendhang, the Javanese two-headed drum. That same weekend at Lula Lounge, Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate will rock the intersection of hip hop and West African grooves.

If you liked the Uma Nota summer Block Party, the group is presenting another ‘party off the beaten path’, in a new location on Geary Lane, in the middle of an industrial block, wedged between two streets. On January 31st this one will be a tropical jam on a cold winter night with custom decor, sound system, food and drink.

Executive Director

Mohsen Namjoo: In Conversation

Thursday January 22nd – Small World Music Centre

Mohsen Namjoo: In Concert

Friday January 23rd – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Sunday February 8th, Lula Lounge

Vusi Mahlasela & Hugh Masekela

Saturday February 28th, Koerner Hall


Friday March 13th, Winter Garden Theatre

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits w/ special guest Kinobe

Saturday April 18th, Koerner Hall

The Stirring of a Thousand Bells

Friday February 6th, The Small World Music Centre

Let’s cast out the cold and enliven the heart with the most diverse jam in Toronto. If you liked our summer Block Party, this is your party off the beaten path, in a new location, designed and specially made for our enjoyment pleasure. We originally were going to call this event ‘Inside the Block, Party’ because the location is wholly new and literally in the middle of an industrial block, wedged between two streets. Also, like the Block Party, it is totally set up by us, from sound, to decor design, to bar and food… This one will be the tropical jam inside a coldish winter nite.

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