Polyphonic Ground Events Oct. 12 & 16, International Talent & Ticket Giveaway

Oct 11, 2017

Tomorrow evening’s triple bill presented by Polyphonic Ground at Revival looks especially great as Batuki Music and Uma Nota team up! Matatu Express is a who’s who of local music legends reminiscent of African Guitar Summit: Donné Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Adam Solomon, Pa Joe, Kofi Ackah, Ebenezer Agyekum and dancer Mabinty Sylla. It’s somewhat nostalgic to watch them here. The Future Primitive connect the dots between Toronto and the Latin America of their childhoods to create their Tropical Soul sound, and Beny Esguerra & New Tradition explore tradition and change through Afro-native Colombian music with an inner city edge.

On Monday we invite all culturally diverse musicians, managers and agents interested in getting more market exposure to rsvp to get in on the Polyphonic Ground Conversation! Light refreshments and childcare will be provided.

A week from today at Lula Lounge, our friend Justin Gray and his Synthesis band release their debut album, New Horizons. The album draws inspiration from Justin’s wide range of musical influences, including Indian classical, jazz, western classical and R&B, leading to a unique combination of rich sonic textures, inspiring melodies, and exotic grooves. If you’re feeling lucky, email us before end of day for a chance to win tickets.

Next weekend, two international acts of the highest order grace the stage of the Small World Centre. Myrica Faya originate from the Azores and explore the deep roots of their music with a personal approach that ranges from classical to blues and jazz. Following that, the partnership of Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman unites ‘one of the UK’s most influential acoustic guitarists’ (fROOTS) with the recipient of Irish Traditional Musician of the Year.

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Beny Esguerra & New Tradition / Matatu Express / The Future Primitive

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, October 12th, 9:00pm, Revival

Polyphonic Ground Conversations:
Inclusive Programming For Musicians

> Presented by Polyphonic Ground

Monday, October 16th, 6:30pm, Lula Lounge

Myrica Faya Band
> New Azorean Music

Friday, October 20th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman in Concert
> Traditional Irish Music, Hot Jazz & Baroque

Saturday, October 21st, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

The Jay Danley Band CD Launch
> Featuring Special Guest Hilario Duran

Saturday, October 28th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Sina Salimi / D’bi & The 333

> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, November 9th, 9:00pm, Revival


Justin Gray & Synthesis
> New Horizons CD Release

Wednesday, October 18th, 8:00pm, Lula Lounge

Inti Illimani 50th Anniversary & Nano Stern
> Part of the Royal Conservatory’s World Music Concert Series

Friday, October 27th, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall

Yasmin Levy & The Klezmatics
> Part of the Royal Conservatory’s World Music Concert Series

Wednesday, November 1st, 8:00pm, Koerner Hall


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.