After a monumental eleven days of programming, our collaboration with Art Spin for in/future has come to a close. We’re equally exhilarated and exhausted. It was a fantastic run and attracted widespread attention as well as great crowds of art and music lovers. We were blessed by the weather gods and graced by the magical setting of a reopened Ontario Place. It was a superb team effort and a wonderful experience. Below you can check out images that capture some of the energy!
We are excited to announce the next Small World show! On November 11th, The Voice of Zimbabwe: Oliver Mtukudzi RETURNS to the the Opera House. Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi is a truly great guitarist, vocalist, performer and composer. Zimbabwe’s pride and national treasure, Oliver is gifted with a deep and gusty voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. We are giving away two tickets to the show for the first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct response to “What year did Oliver Mtukudzi begin performing?”. You can find the answer on our website HERE.
Coming up we have several great events at the Small World Centre. On October 14th the Juno nominated Orchird Ensemble will be performing. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. On October 20th we have the Bulgarian Voices Trio. Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell old time tales of sweet or forbidden love, the moon holding secrets, and the sun falling in love with a beautiful girl and her song.
Two other interesting shows are coming up in our community. As part of the Aga Khan Museum’s World Music Series the Taksim Trio are performing TONIGHT! Featuring three of Turkey’s most in-demand master instrumentalists. Their inventive improvisations, or taksims, dance between different musical styles that draw from oriental, jazz, and classical music traditions.
The Music Gallery sees the return of their X Avant festival next week. X Avant XI: REVERBERATIONS features a full four days of programming, including Egyptrixx on Thursday October 13th, and Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire headlining the Saturday night.
Oliver Mtukudzi presented by Small World Music in association with Za&Zoey
Opera House- November 11th
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.
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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.