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Small World Music Toronto Presents: the 12th Annual Asian Music Series April 5 to May 31, 2014

From a media release:

Small World Music Presents:
the 12th Annual Asian Music Series
April 5 to May 31, 2014

Tickets & info for all shows

We're delighted to announce the lineup for the 12th Annual Asian Music Series. From April 5th through May 31st, we present ten events embracing the scope of music, new and old, from across the Asian cultural landscape. The series celebrates Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, bringing together emerging local artists with legendary figures and communities from across the GTA to celebrate musical heritage. The series is generously supported by TD Bank.

As announced previously, it all starts with the great  Zakir Hussain and his Masters of Percussion project that hits the stage at Roy Thomson Hall on April 5th. It's coming up soon and tickets are moving, so now would be a good time to visit here to secure your seats. Those of you who were there for Zakir's last appearance in town with Shivkumar Sharma during last year's Asian Music Series, will remember what a magical concert it was. We've got a video that revisits that event and delves into some aspects of music and culture with two of the great artists of their generations. Well worth a look.

The series will end on a high note as well - we're now able to announce a major closing event, as the Sony Centre and Asian Music Series collaborate to present Shafqat Amanat Ali. One of the preeminent voices in South Asian music, Shafqat is a major star in the soundscape of Bollywood, contemporary fusion and semi-classical music. With his soulful voice, tremendous stage presence and a ten-piece backing band, he promises an electrifying performance. Tickets are on sale as of today, so you can be among the first in line!

The full lineup for the series looks like this:

Saturday April 5th - Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion at Roy Thomson Hall
Wednesday April 16th - Rakkatak at Lula Lounge
Saturday April 19th - Jonita Gandhi w. Akash Gandhi & Sahil Khan at Rose Theatre
Thursday April 29th - Autorickshaw at Lula Lounge
Saturday May 3rd - Gods Robots & eccodek at El Mocambo
Sunday May 4th - Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid at Kingston Road United
Saturday May 10th - Spire at Small World Music Centre
Saturday May 17th - Kala Ramnath and Vandana Vishwas at SVBF Auditorium
Wednesday May 21st - Ron Davis' Symphronica w. Nagata Shachu Taiko at Lula Lounge
Saturday May 31st  - Shafqat Amanat Ali at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts


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