Small World Gets Fortified + Free Events

Aug 13, 2015

As we head toward mid-August, we’re excited to release some exciting news about the coming Small World Music Festival. We all love free programming, and we’re pleased to announce a partnership with our friends at Fort York that will see a whole weekend of great free music on the lawns of the beautiful historic site. Small World On Common Ground will bring a roster of top Canadian talent presenting everything from Turkish folk to full-on funk, Afro-Cuban jazz to global dub. There will be interactive Pow Wow dance, marching puppets, food, drink and more to keep families and music fans alike grooving!  Full details and schedule forthcoming. Check the website for updates and save the dates – Saturday September 26 & Sunday September 27!
That same weekend comes to a close with the Toronto debut of a performer we’re really looking forward to seeing. The phenomenal Ester Rada has been making waves across the festival circuits in the past couple of years. Her Toronto debut at Revival will show us why – with a combination of influences from Ethiopian jazz to contemporary soul, a superb voice and charismatic presentation, it promises to be a highlight.
With top artists coming from Korea, Estonia, Mali, Palestine, the UK and more, the festival as whole, in it’s fourteenth edition, is looking like a great run. Mark your calendars!This week, we’re pleased to partner with the folks at Roy Thomson Hall as their Live on the Patio series continues. This has been a great addition to the city’s musicscape – free outdoor concerts in a unique downtown setting. Tomorrow and Friday, the theme is ‘global guitar’ with two Latin-infused performances. Juno Award winner Quique Escamilla has been building a solid fan base with his dynamic songwriting and passionate delivery. Rooted in the traditional music of his native Chile and inspired by that country’s legends Violeta Parra, Victor Jara and Inti-Illimani, Nano Stern has created a fusion of indie, folk, rock and jazz that garnered a slot at South by Southwest.

47 Soul

Thursday September 24th at 10PM – Lula Lounge

Small World On Common Ground

Sat Sept 26th & Sun Sept 27th @ Fort York 

Ester Rada

Sunday September 27th at 9pm – Revival

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Adios Tour

Sunday September 27th at 7PM – Koerner Hall

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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

Maarja Nuut

Friday October 2nd at 8pm – Small World Music Centre

Focus on Flamenco – EviscerArt

Saturday October 3rd at 8PM – Aga Khan Museum

Krar Collective

Sunday October 4th at 9:00PM – Lula Lounge

Live on the Patio: Guitar Summit
Quique Escamilla Thurs Aug 13th & Nano Stern Fri Aug 14th 
at Roy Thomson Hall Patio

Community Events

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.