Given that it’s festival time, at the risk of wearing out our welcome in your inbox, we’re doubling down on the Small World newsletter this week and next as there’s so much good stuff to talk about.
First off, thanks to everyone who helped make last Thursday’s launch party at the Small World Centre such a blast. A full room of folks dancing to Fanfarai. Great stuff! The festival proper launches Thursday alongside the Toronto Palestine Film Festival with 47Soul. Rockin’ Middle Eastern beats will raise the roof of Lula Lounge. The dancing continues on Friday at Studio Bar when two of New York’s premier DJs – Nickodemus and the Spy from Cairo bring their deep global grooves alongside DJ medicineman. That all leads into our free weekend of music outdoors – Small World On Common Ground brings two full days of great sounds to Fort York. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for Ester Rada at Revival Bar this Sunday too! To enter, post on our Ester Rada event page on Facebook or tweet about how much you’d like to see her during our festival, for a chance to win. Be sure to use our fest hashtag #SWMF15!
And just prior to the whole thing getting underway, a beautiful concert Wednesday at the Centre in tribute to Jeff Bien. The internationally acclaimed poet, musician and highly regarded meditation and spiritual practitioner will be celebrated by a who’s who of Canadian literary and musical talent. Mercan Dede, George Koller, Rick Lazar, Ravi Naimpally and many more will contribute.
Thursday September 24th at 10PM – Lula Lounge
Small World On Common Ground
Sat Sept 26th & Sun Sept 27th @ Fort York
Sunday September 27th at 9pm – Revival
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Adios Tour
Sunday September 27th at 7PM – Koerner Hall
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
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
Volunteer with the Small World Music Festival!
Song in a Time of No Song: A celebration of Jeff Bien’s music and new collection of poetry feat Mercan Dede, with a host of Canada’s finest musicians and writers.
Wednesday September 23rd @ 8:15PM at Small World Music Centre
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.