Polyphonic Ground Presents Sina Salimi + d’bi & the 333

Presented by Polyphonic Ground Presents.

Link Music Lab & Good Kind Productions bring Afro-Fusion-Dub and Persian avant garde santur to the forefront in our 3rd Polyphonic Presents concert.

Singer-songwriter Sina Salimi fuses Persian poetry with original lyrics, drawing inspiration from his Persian roots and his favourite American composers such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Philip Glass.

D'BI & THE 333 is an Afro-Fusion-Dub band headlined by the dancehall-queen-daughter-of-dub-poetry-womxnist-warrior d'bi.young anitafrika.

About Artist Sina Salimi Presented by Link Music Lab

Sina Salimi is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose work is influenced by both his Iranian roots (mainly evident in his use of Farsi poetry and also his own lyrics) and Western musicians such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits or Philip Glass. He always accompanies his songs with his santour (Iranian hammered dulcimer) which brings a unique character to his collaborations with bass and drums. Other guest musicians on instruments such as violin, guitar or accordion are also frequently featured in his live shows and recordings. He released his debut album "Perhaps There" in November 2013. He is currently working on his second album which is scheduled to be released by the end of 2017.

Link Music Lab is a Toronto-based artist collective whose mandate is to create top-quality multicultural concert productions and innovative cross-cultural recording collaborations between member artists at all levels of professional/career development. Founded in 2009 by Mahmood “Moudy” Schricker, a Tehran-born and Toronto-based musician and ethnomusicologist, Link employs an ethnomusicological approach to developing concert and recording projects. While the company already enjoys a diverse range of Persian music from classical to electronic to fusion, Link’s vision is to be seen at the forefront of contemporary multiculturalism in Toronto -- moving beyond its foundations in Persian music and the cliche of the “Toronto mosaic” to facilitating collaborations that unite various cultures in entirely new musical and creative contexts.

About D’bi. & The 333 and Good Kind Productions

D'bi. & The 333 is an Afro-Fusion-Dub band headlined by the dancehall-queen-daughter-of-dub-poetry-womxnist-warrior d’bi.young anitafrika. Internationally acclaimed, anitafrika possesses a lyricism that stems from early Jamaican dub fused with dancehall reggae, hiphop, punk rock, afro-beat and performance art; producing a pepperpot of theatricality that crosses cultural boundaries, reconfigures social norms and inspires change. Founded by Sudanese master musician and composer Waleed Abdulhamid, The 333 features Abdulhamid on bass, Sarah Thawer on drums, Joseph Callender on horns and Patrick O'Reilly on guitar. Together, D'bi. & The 333 are the new protest music that you can Dance, Sing, Grow, Act and Love to.

Good Kind Productions is a not-for-profit arts presenter/producer that believes that there are only two kinds of art. They’re interested in the Good Kind. In addition to producing tours and concerts, GKP has worked with partners including Small World Music, Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall and the Aga Khan Museum and is the producer of Sofar Sounds Toronto, the local branch of a worldwide network, producing secret shows in alternative spaces.


Polyphonic Ground is a collaborative working model that unites 11 small to medium-sized live music presenters committed to building and sustaining Toronto as a global music city. The organizations include Ashkenaz Foundation, Batuki Music Society, Good Kind Productions, Link Music Lab, Lula Music & Arts Centre, MonstrARTity Creative Community, Music Africa, Revolutions Per Minute, Small World Music Society, Uma Nota Culture, and World Fiddle Day Toronto.