Blessed by the weather and graced by some of Toronto’s finest musicians in a location that’s a jewel in the heart of the city, our Small World on Common Ground weekend at Fort York was a splendid affair. Thanks to all who attended, helped, played and supported. The weekend started with a storming global groove party at Studio Bar and ended last night with what’s got to be one of the shows of the year – Ester Rada and her furiously funky band absolutely blew the crowd away at Revival. No wonder everyone’s talking about her being a coming star. There were even rumours of folks who scooped tickets to Buena Vista Social Club at Koerner Hall and made it out for some of Ester’s set – now that’s dedication!
The 14th Annual Small World Festival picks up tomorrow with a beautiful, intimate affair at the Small World Centre. SUM take Korean traditional music into the 21st Century creating meditative soundtracks for modern life. Their Canadian debut promises to be fascinating. From there it’s off to Lula Lounge and a evening of pan-Latin sounds with Spain’s Picadillo and locals Santerias, who impressed at Fort York on Sunday. We’ve got two pairs of FREE tickets for this one, to the first folks who share the show on Twitter. Be sure to use hashtag #SWMF15.
On Thursday, Revival‘s the place to be as the one and only Vieux Farka Touré returns to town after several years. One of the most captivating African artists of his generation, we’re thrilled to have him back. The week wraps up at the Centre with the Canadian debut of Estonia’s Maarja Nuut, whose voice and fiddle create poetic soundscapes that have impressed audiences across Europe. The journey continues and we’ll tell you more soon!
Tuesday September 29th at 8pm – Small World Music Centre
Picadillo + Santerias
Wednesday September 30th at 8:30pm – Lula Lounge
Vieux Farka Touré feat. Julia Easterlin
Thursday October 1st at 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
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.