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Small World Music Festival - Toronto - late September


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Two that stick out immediately for me are:

1) Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - the man, the legend, the creator of the mohan veena.

2) Kinobe - I saw this guy and his band play in Kampala, Uganda 2 years ago, and they put on an excellent show. He plays a kora, or something like it.

(I am in no way affiliated with Small World Music by the way :) )


21 perfomances - 11 days - 10 Venues - $50 All Access (Promotional price only available between now & Labour day weekend ... 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 chior)

+ Quarteto Olinda @ Lula Lounge, 10:00 (Brazilian “forró de rabecaâ€)

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)

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)

Friday, October 1

K'naan @ Kool House, 9:00 (Somolian hip hop) **Not included in $50 All Access Pass

+ Elito 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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