New Arrivals & Classic Departures: Explore the Series!

Mar 15, 2018

As we continue to tantalize with Asian Music Series announcements, we have a couple of great partnered events to talk about this week. A highlight of the program, without a doubt, is the April 29th appearance at Koerner Hall by our old friend Zakir Hussain. The tabla master is among the most revered artists in Indian music, renowned as much for his sense of adventure as astounding chops. For this unique event, Zakir teams up with another legend – this one from the jazz world, as he and bassist Dave Holland present Crosscurrents, alongside a band combing top jazz and Indian music performers.

We’re delighted to be able to include tickets for this otherwise sold-out show in our Explorer packages, New Arrivals and Classic Departures, on sale now. These curated experiences group four and three concerts together and offer savings. and include the May 5th concert presented by Raag-Mala Toronto – a two-part evening featuring sarod virtuoso Partho Sarothy, a disciple of the legendary Ravi Shankar, with Ramdas Palsule on tabla, and a recital by singer Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar. Paired with seats to Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest on April 14th and other great events, these packages are your ‘ticket’ to the Series!

This weekend at the Small World Centre, we’re pleased to welcome an ambassador of Zambian music – Mathew Tembo and his Afro-Routes Band. He’s shared stages with legends like Oliver Mtukudzi, Mulatu Astatke, Michael Rose, and The Skatalites, winning praise from audiences at numerous festivals. Singing and performing on thumb pianos, Mathew is joined by Tich Maredza and Tichaona Gombiro on guitar and percussionist Gordin Mapika.

More great African hybrid music comes to the Centre with the just announced date for the Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble at the end of the month, March 31st. Combining the ancient rhythms of Africa with exhilarating modern jazz improvisations – from Nubia, Sudan, to Harlem – Waleed’s sound is always worth a listen.

Mathew Tembo and the Afro-Routes Band
> Zambian-rooted Afro-Pop mixed with reggae

Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
> From Nubia, Sudan, to Harlem

Saturday, March 31, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

kLoX
> Part of the Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Friday, April 6, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

So Long Seven
> CD & Vinyl Release

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

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

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

Itamar Erez – Solo Show
> Middle Eastern music, jazz and flamenco

Wednesday, April 18, 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

Near East
> Part of the Small World Music’s 16th Annual Asian Music Series

Saturday, May 19, 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, 918 Bathurst

COMMUNITY EVENTS

KUNÉ
> Presented by the Royal Conservatory of Music

Saturday, April 7, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

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.