Tomorrow evening a special (post-Halloween) treat awaits in the form of Sudanese jazz artist Rasha, making her Toronto debut. A uniquely gifted singer, musician and songwriter, Rasha Sheikh Eldine has maintained a presence in the international music scene for over 25 years. Based in Spain (not the UK as published last week), where she emigrated in 1991 to escape the volatile situation in Sudan, Rasha performs at the Small World Music Centre following her appearance at the Festival Du Monde Arabe de Montréal. She will be joined by two of Toronto’s finest: Waleed Abdulhamid on guitar, bass, percussion and backing vocals, and Ernie Tollar on saxophone, flutes and ney. Only a few tickets remain!
Next Thursday, the monthly Polyphonic Ground Presents concert combines the programming chops of Link Music Lab with Good Kind Productions to bring Afro-Fusion-Dub and Persian avant garde santur to the stage of Revival. Santur player, and singer-songwriter Sina Salimi fuses Persian poetry with original lyrics, drawing inspiration from his roots and modern sounds. Following that it’s, d’bi. & The 333 – headlined by the dancehall-queen-daughter-of-dub-poetry-womxnist-warrior d’bi.young anitafrika, a group she started with Waleed Abdulhamid! Here they are performing “Blood” at Sofar Toronto last year, with incredible energy.
Polyphonic Ground Presents:
Sina Salimi / D’bi & The 333
> Music for the Culturally Curious
Thursday, November 9th, 9:00pm, Revival
> Ashkenaz Foundation presents the German “supergroup“
Wednesday, November 8th, 8:00pm, George Weston Recital Hall
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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.