Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Small World Music Festival - Sept 23 - Oct 3 in Toronto

The good people at Small World Music have put together an exciting line up for their annual Small World Music Festival:


Small World Music Festival
21 perfomances - 11 days - 10 Venues
September 23 - October 3

There's a great deal in a $50 All Access Pass
Available at that price only between now & Labour day weekend
(N.B. - The All Access Pass does not include admission to K'naan on October 1)

The Festival: Concert Schedule

Thursday, September 23
Funkabelly feat. Nomadica @ Lula Lounge, 9:00 (Gypsy funk & bellydance)

Friday, September 24
Darbazi @ Mazzoleni Auditorium, 8:00 (Georgian choir)
+ Quarteto Olinda @ Lula Lounge, 10:00 (Brazilian “forró de rabeca”)

Saturday, September 25
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Pooran Maharaj @ Betty Oliphant Theatre, 7:00 (Indian classical music & dance)

Sunday, September 26
Small World on the Street @ Queen’s Park, 1-6:00
featuring: Steve Oda (sarod) w. Vineet Vyas (tabla) (Indian classical music)
Tich Maredza Quartet (Zimbabwean music) - see video clip below
Njacko Backo (Drums &  songs from Cameroon)
beatmap (world funk)
Joanna Moon (French Gypsy & Flamenco)
People Project (Border-crossing grooves)



Tuesday, September 28
Mahala Rai Banda @ Opera House, 9:00 (Romainian brass band)

Wednesday, September 29
Kinobe @ Lula Lounge, 9:00 (Ugandan Vanguard)

Thursday, September 30
Carmen Souza @ Lula Lounge, 9:00 (Acoustic Afro-soul) - see video clip below



Friday, October 1
K'naan @ Kool House, 9:00 (Somolian hip hop)
**Not included in $50 All Access Pass
+ Elio Reve y su Charangon @ The Courthouse, 9:00 (Cuban salsa)

Saturday, October 2
Sashar Zarif Dance Company celebrates Nuit Blanche @ The Great Hall, 8:00 (Persian dance)

Sunday, October 3
Global Soul @ Isabel Bader Theatre, 8:00
feturing: Azalea Ray  (India / Pakistan – vocal - Qawwali devotional)
Jani Lauzon (First Nations – vocal - Canadian roots)
Amchok Gompo (Tibet – vocal / lute / flute - Buddhist chant and song)
Alan Gasser (Music Director – vocal – Georgian music & hymnody)
George Koller (bass / dilruba  / vocal - kirtan - yoga chant)
Njacko Backo - (Cameroon – African ritual drumming)

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