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Small World Music Presents: The 14th Annual Asian Music Series April 2 to May 29 2016 in Toronto

From a media release:

Small World Music Presents:

– Embracing The Scope of Music From Across The Asian Cultural Landscape
 + ANNOUNCING The Small World Music EXPLORERS Program
– New Initiative is Adventurous Concertgoers’ Dream Ticket

TORONTO – FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2016 – From April 2nd - May 29th 2016, Small World Music proudly presents The 14th Annual Asian Music Series, which celebrates Asian and South Asian Heritage Month.

Supported by TD Bank, the series engages communities around the GTA to celebrate their heritage. Partnering with the finest presenters across the region, from Koerner Hall to the Aga Khan Museum, Roy Thomson Hall to the Markham Theatre, the program will showcase the finest sounds on the best stages.

Highlights this year include a strong female presence, with two of the most significant artists in South Asian music – Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Anoushka Shankar and Abida Parveen – performing, as well as Indo-Canadian star Kiran Ahluwalia, pipa maestro Wu Man and singer Ramneek Singh, among many others. Also announced is the new Small World Music EXPLORERS Program, which is a way for audiences to access the entire Asian Music Series through the Small World ticket hub. Concertgoers will benefit from Small World’s unique position at the heart of the global music scene, working hand in hand in with communities and venue partners.

Stay tuned at Small World Music

A global music tastemaker for two decades, Small World showcases the best Asian Music in the GTA, and along with presenting partners, they gather the finest artists to appear on Toronto’s premier stages.

This year, audiences can also discover new sounds through Small World Music EXPLORERS Program, an enterprising, cross-promotional initiative for purchasing hot tickets in the city.

All roads lead to Small World Music with the easy, online, one-stop-shop box office for live music appreciators who know what they like, but are also open to new, exciting musical experiences. Small World is the main intersection where curated content of various bundle packages – which will also include other items, such as restaurant coupons, or local business vouchers – are offered at a discounted price.

Wu Man
Asian Music Series at a Glance: 

Wednesday, April 6 – Anoushka Shankar (India) – Koerner Hall
Thursday, April 7 – Tsumugu (Japan) – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Saturday, April 9 – Wu Man & Shanghai Quartet (China) – Markham Theatre
Thursday, April 28 – Kiran Ahluwalia (India / Canada) – Markham Theatre
Friday, April 29 – Shuujat Khan / Ramneek Singh (India / Canada) – Aga Khan Museum
Saturday, May 7 – Globtrotter - Adham Shaikh (Canada) – Round
Friday, May 13 – Tabla Workshop TBA (India) – Small World Music Centre
Sunday, May 15 – Abida Parveen (Pakistan) – Roy Thomson Hall
Friday, May 20 – Avatar (Canada /India) – Small World Music Centre
Saturday, May 28 – Telematic Asia (Canada / China) – Small World Music Centre
Sunday, May 29 – Mekaal & Haniya (Pakistan / Canada) – Lula Lounge


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