This year for the first time, we’ll be hosting a pre-festival party at the Small World Centre, in association with our friends at Toronto Artscape and Koffler Gallery. We’re particularly excited that the evening will feature the Toronto debut of an amazing brass band that’s gong to blow the roof off the place! Fanfaraï are an eleven-piece French / Algerian crew that does the gypsy marching band with a distinct North African flavour. The fact that event is FREE? Well, that’s just gravy!
That means the festival itself starts in exactly two weeks! A stellar lineup that ranges from the glamorous cool of Ester Rada to the ancient modernism of SUM; from the dance floor of Lula Lounge to the stage of Koerner Hall and the lawns of Fort York, there’s a great global tour on tap and we hope to see you there! If you want to get more deeply involved, we’re accepting new volunteers – please click the link below for more info.
Meanwhile, next Tuesday the 15th, a star-studded event at Massey Hall brings the music of the near and far east together as the amazing Silk Road Ensemble return to town. Led by the one and only Yo Yo Ma and featuring our old friend Kayhan Kalhor on kamancheh, the group also includes pipa master Wu Man and the TSO’s bassist, Jeffrey Beecher. Newsletter readers are eligible for a reduced price by using the discount code SMALLW15 for tickets.
Pre-Festival Launch Party featuring Fanfaraï – Toronto debut
Thursday September 17th at 8PM – Small World Music Centre
Thursday September 24th at 10PM – Lula Lounge
Small World On Common Ground
Sat Sept 26th & Sun Sept 27th @ Fort York
Sunday September 27th at 9pm – Revival
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Adios Tour
Sunday September 27th at 7PM – Koerner Hall
Tuesday September 29th at 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Picadillo + Santerias
Wednesday September 30th at 8:30M – Lula Lounge
Vieux Farka Touré feat. Julia Easterlin
Thursday October 1st, 9pm – Revival Bar
Friday October 2nd at 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Focus on Flamenco – EviscerArt
Saturday October 3rd at 8PM – Aga Khan Museum
Sunday October 4th at 9:00PM – Lula Lounge
Volunteer with the Small World Music Festival!
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.