Musical Updates & Call for Submissions

Apr 13, 2016

With a three-night kick off at three of the GTA’s premier venues, the 14th Annual Asian Music Series got off to a great start. A good number of attendees used our Explorer Passes to get multiple, discounted admissions and thanks to all who bought into the idea. There are still plenty of good reasons to grab a pass, as the Series picks up later in the month and continues to the end of May, with some superb concerts.

Our friends at Koerner Hall and the Aga Khan Museum both have terrific programs coming up. Two great global acts – the legendary Los Lobos and Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha are on next weekend, the latter including a live film soundtrack performance on Sunday afternoon.

Word of our plans for the 15th Annual Small World Festival have been leaking out in bits and bites so some of you are aware of our partnership with the Art Spin crew for a massive multi-arts festival at Ontario Place in mid-September. ‘in/Future’ is going to be a truly unique experience that we anticipate will generate a big buzz. We’re taking this opportunity to offer our community a chance to get involved in an open call for submissions. Musical artists with a global outlook are encouraged to apply here and maybe you’ll find yourself on stage in/Future!

Los Lobos Disconnected
> Legendary ‘Wolves’ of Latin Music

Saturday, April 23rd, 8pm – Koerner Hall

DakhaBrakha Presentation of Earth
> Soviet-era film with live score

Sunday, April 24th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Kiran Ahluwalia
> Two-Time Juno-Winning Voice

Thursday, April 28rd, 8pm – Flato Markham Theatre

Shujaat Khan & Ramneek Singh
> Poetry of Sitar & Voice

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Globetrotter ~ Feat adham shaikh
> The Basswala Returns! 

Saturday, May 7th, 10pm – Round Venue

Abida Parveen
> The Greatest Female Sufi Singer in History

Friday, April 29th, 8pm – Aga Khan Museum

Avataar
> 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

International Children’s Day Multicultural Dance and Art Festival
> Folk dances, music and fun fair
Saturday April 16th, 1:30-5pm – Nathan Phillips Square

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.