Tomorrow! Small World Music Festival Launch & Polyphonic Ground Presents

Sep 13, 2017

It’s almost here and the weather seems to share our vibe with a sweet forecast for sun and sound!

Tomorrow evening at Revival, the festival launch party and the first Polyphonic Ground monthly coincide to present three great groups in association with our pals at Ashkenaz. Grooz come in from Montreal to make their Toronto debut with a dose of North African grooves, funk and reggae. The Sandcatchers are shaped by their New York roots, mixing jazz with Middle Eastern traditions, and the evening opens with the voices of the always wonderful Turkwaz.

We want to share the night with our community (i.e. you!), so we’ve set aside a couple pairs of FREE tickets to the event. First two people to reply and correctly name one act performing on Sunday’s bill for Small World in the Park are in!

Friday brings a Canadian debut that promises percussive fireworks. Hong Sunghyun is an awesome young drummer and composer and with his Chobeolbi band he explores Korean shamanic traditions. Percussion takes centre stage with stunning displays of intense virtuosity. Seating is limited you can book your tickets here.

Later the same night at the Rivoli, Futuro Libre presents the Toronto album release party for Pierre Kwenders with Datu, Obuxum and DJ Sean Sax.

Saturday‘s night of Sufi music, dance and poetry in the beautiful setting of St. Andrew’s Church will be special too. Soley Vaseghi and his group have won fans and acclaim wherever they’ve played. There are still tickets available!

A full-day of  free outdoor programming Sunday at the lakeside finishes out the weekend. Lots of great artists to discover. More info to come!

Polyphonic Ground Presents: GROOZ / Sandcatchers / Turkwaz
> Music for the Culturally Curious

Thursday, September 14th, 9:00pm – Revival

Hong Sung Hyun
> Korean Shamanic Traditions

Friday, September 15th, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Pierre Kwenders Toronto Album Release Party
> With DATU, OBUXUM & DJ Sean Sax 

Friday, September 15th, 9:00pm, The Rivoli

Soley Ensemble: Inner Journey 1
> Mystical Sufi Music & Dance 

Saturday, September 16th, 8:00pm, St. Andrew’s Church

Small World in the Park
> A Free Day of Global Music in Trillium Park

Sunday, September 17th, 2:00-10:00pm, Ontario Place


Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic
> A Tribute to David Bowie

Tuesday, September 19th, 8:00pm, Massey Hall


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.