Upcoming Sounds & Musical Discoveries

Jan 15, 2015

Next week, we’re looking forward to hosting two nights with Mohsen Namjoo. This provocative ex-pat Iranian artist has won fans globally with his unique style and mix of influences from modern and ancient sources. On Thursday, Mohsen will join us at the Small World Centre for an evening of stories and music ‘up close and personal’. The following evening he and his band are in concert at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre for what should be another amazing performance.February’s looking strong with a mix of music and film. On Friday the 6th we have an exciting addition to announce for our inaugural film screening. The Stirring of a Thousand Bells, an impressionistic tour of Java, will be augmented by a live performance of Sundanese kacapi / suling. More details to come.That same weekend on Sunday the 8th, Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate perform at Lula Lounge. We’re really primed for this evening of African grooves mixing with hip hop and funk. South Africa takes the stage at the end of the month as two of that country’s most beloved artists, Vusi Mahlasela & Hugh Masekela perform at Koerner Hall. Should be a great night.

A recent discovery worth sharing – Lala Njava is a superb singer from Madagascar, whose recent (well, 2013 anyway) release ‘Malagasy Blues Song’ has made an impression. It came across my radar courtesy of the good taste of Montreal-based Stingray (formerly Galaxie) Music. A great combination of roots, kick-ass groove and her killer voice. Let’s see if we can get her here at some point!
Executive Director

Mohsen Namjoo: In Conversation

Thursday January 22nd – Small World Music Centre

Mohsen Namjoo: In Concert

Friday January 23rd – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Sunday February 8th, Lula Lounge

Vusi Mahlasela & Hugh Masekela

Saturday February 28th, Koerner Hall


Friday March 13th, Winter Garden Theatre

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits w/ special guest Kinobe

Saturday April 18th, Koerner Hall

The Stirring of a Thousand Bells

Friday February 6th, The Small World Music Centre

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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.