Your Persian Music Calendar: Announcing Nazeri Father & Son Duo in Toronto October 21

Jun 14, 2018

A major event this weekend presented by our friends at Link Music Lab brings the one and only Mohsen Namjoo back to Toronto. Saturday’s concert set in the gorgeous acoustics of St. Andrew’s Church has the singer, songwriter and provocateur teaming up with Faraualla, a remarkable quartet of Italian women, who add an an infusion of a cappella to the sound. The night showcases Mohsen’s recent album ‘On the String of a Tear’s Bow’ that traces the journey of a corpse from Mongolia to East Europe – powerful stuff no doubt. Then a second set of Mohsen’s favourites adds to the evening’s appeal. For our valued newsletter readers we are contesting a pair of tickets. In which city did this concert have its world premiere last year? Email us your answer for a chance.

Speaking of great artists from Iran, October 21st we present Shahram and Hafez Nazeri at the Sony Centre with Link Music Lab. It’s the first time in four years that the father and son perform in town. One of the most significant singers and beloved artists in Persian music, Shahram was among the first to bring the poetry of Rumi to Western audiences. Fittingly his son pioneered East-West crossover music with the Rumi Symphony Project, which will be revisited and revised for this special event. Watch “Existence: Life” for a taste.

Meanwhile this Sunday at the Small World Centre we host the Najva Ensemble performing their new eclectic album in Chahargah, Nava, Homayoun and Shoor.

40 Day Road: Haiba with Maryem Tollar + Kamancello
> Polyphonic Ground Concert Co-Presented by Batuki Music Society and Good Kind Productions

Saturday, June 23, 9:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Liniker e os Caramelows / Bruno Capinan
> Polyphonic Ground Concert Co-Presented by Lula Music & Arts and Uma Nota Culture

Thursday, July 12, 8:00p.m., Lula Lounge

Shahram Nazeri & Hafez Nazeri
> Presented by Link Music Lab and Small World Music Society

Sunday, October 21, 7:00p.m., Sony Centre


Adrian J. Portia, Justin Gray & Jeimy Osorio in Concert
> Presented by Gary Diggins

Friday, June 15, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Mohsen Namjoo & Faraulla
> Presented by Link Music Lab

Saturday, June 16, 7:00pm, St. Andrew’s Church

Najva Ensemble – Live

Sunday, June 17, 7:00pm, Small World Music Centre

Polky Village Band Release

Thursday, June 28, 8:00pm, Small World Music Centre


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