OKAN & Guaracha y Son Up Next & Black Umfolosi Ticket Giveaway

Feb 16, 2018

Wednesday an evening of Cuban jazz and Son heats up the Small World Centre with Lula Music and Arts‘s first presentation there. Embracing genres and roles that have historically been dominated by men, OKAN‘s co-leaders and multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne open followed by Guaracha y Son. Watch a clip of bassist Roberto Riveron with Pabolsky Rosales on tres and vocals, Chendy Leon Sr. on percussion, and Jorge Maza on flute last spring.

At the beginning of March, our room hosts Tamar Ilana and Ventanas. Tamar has a history as dynamic and international as the musical tapestry she weaves with Ventanas. Tickets are moving fast; Looking forward to this one! And the following week, a Polyphonic Ground co-presentation brings the party, with Israel’s Bint El Funk with DJ Shifra Rifka at Revival Bar.

Elsewhere the legendary Zimbabwean a cappella group Black Umfolosi return to town. Next Saturday Hugh’s Room Live is the spot to catch the vibrant voices and powerful message of their music that’s won fame and a devoted following over three plus decades. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the show! Reply to jess@smallworldmusic.com and name one other artist from Zimbabwe to win!

OKAN + Guaracha y Son: A night of Cuban Jazz and Son
> Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre

Wednesday, February 21, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

An Evening with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
> Homecoming Concert

Thursday, March 1, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Bint El Funk Canadian Debut with Shifra Rifka
> Presented by Polyphonic Ground Presents

Thursday, March 8, 9:00pm, Revival Bar


Black Umfolosi
> Presented by Hugh’s Room Live

Saturday, February 24, 8:30pm, Hugh’s Room Live


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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.