More Asian Vibes & Big Festival Announcement!

May 18, 2016

This week our 14th Annual Asian Music Series, sponsored by TD Bank, takes over the Small World Centre with some of the best global jazz players in town. Avataar’s music has drawn comparisons to Mahavishnu Orchestra and Keith Jarrett. Hypnotic rhythms, cinematic sonic landscapes and soaring melodies marry ancient eastern and modern western sounds. Led by Sundar Viswanathan, the band is known for first-rate improvisation highlighting guitar, saxophone and vocals. The following week at the Centre, it’s cross-cultural blending with Strings Across Asia, before the series ends Sunday the 29th with Mekaal Hasan Band and Haniya Aslam at Lula Lounge.

Looking down the road, we’ve got something really special in the works for our 15th Annual Small World Festival. Some of you may be aware of in/future, a unique multidisciplinary arts festival that will open the gates of Ontario Place West Island to the public. We’re delighted to be partnering with Art Spin to realize this once-in-a-generation experience. And as newsletter subscribers, you get exclusive access to the first release of tickets!

Early Bird Festival Passes On Sale Now – in/future: a transformative art experience presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music. We have a limited amount of Early Bird passes available so get them while you can.

The festival and exhibition will re-imagine Ontario Place, transforming the14-acre waterfront park from September 15 to 25. In addition to the music, over 60 of the most exciting contemporary artists and organizations from across the province will be presented in this iconic space via installations and performance. For a limited time, you’ll be able to purchase Early Bird Festival Passes, giving you entry for the entire 11 days for only $70. This is an amazing deal and as programming comes together, we’re getting more and more excited at the prospect!

> Mesmerizing Indo-Jazz

Friday, May 20th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Strings Across Asia
> An evening of cross-cultural fireworks

Saturday, May 28th, 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Mekaal & Haniya
> Rocking the Sufi Vibe

Sunday, May 29th, 8pm – Lula Lounge

Globetrotter feat Poirier
> Toronto’s monthly collision of world music w/ DJ culture

Saturday, June 4th 10PM – Round, 152 Augusta Ave

in/future – a transformative art experience
> presented by Art Spin with Small World Music

Ontario Place West Island – Sept 15 – 25, 2016

Next Music from Tokyo vol 8
> Japan’s indie and underground music scene
Friday May 20th – Soybomb, 156 Bathurst St

Community Events

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.