Archive for February, 2013

Sicilian Jazz Project

The Sicilian Jazz Project “Occhipinti has crafted this music with uncommon perfection.”        Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz “The players deeply feel this music, bringing it to joyous highs and sub-strata lows, positioned in a hopeful and richly rendered framework… a triumphant recording on many levels”                     Michael G. Nastos  Billboard “This is […]

New Bilan Restaurant

Somali restaurant at 183 Dundas St E (at Jarvis St.) , Toronto, ON M5A  (416) 943-0330  

AWA – African Women Acting

African Women Acting is a not-for-profit African Women Artists organization geared towards empowering, preserving and promoting Women issues & the heritage of African culture through African arts and Female artistes or artistes with African expression. We also intend to increase the public understanding and appreciation of African traditional and contemporary arts through professional female artistic […]

Lorraine Klaasen

Winner of the 2013 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year!  Congratulations!  It’s your time Lorraine!

Alejandra Nuñez

Alejandra Nuñez is a vocalist, percussionist, composer and mother to Natalia and Mathew.  Born in Santiago Chile, Alejandra has lived and worked as a musician in Canada and the United States, she has performed in Europe as well as North and Central America. Her training on percussion has taken her to Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, […]

Oliver Mtukudzi

Small World in association with Wine Dine Africa presents Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 9pm at the Phoenix


Friday, March 8, 2013 – 8pm   Massey Hall and Small World Music present Fado star Mariza cuts an undeniably striking figure. With her powerhouse voice and flair for the dramatic—complete with shock-blond hair and sweeping gowns—she’s carried the traditional music of Portugal from the tavern to the hallowed spaces of Carnegie Hall, the Sydney […]

Dr. Isaac Akrong

An exceptional performer of traditional dance and drumming, Dr. Akrong hails from the Ga people of the coastal belt of Ghana.  At an early age he was immersed in the traditions of his culture. His love of traditional music and arts led him to the University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts where he completed […]

Ed Hanley

Ed Hanley began his tabla (north Indian classical percussion) training in Toronto, Canada with Ritesh Das in 1989, and has since studied with master drummers Swapan Chaudhuri, Anindo Chatterjee, Suresh Talwalkar and Subhajyothi Guha. His interest in all aspects of Indian classical rhythm have led him to study outside of the Hindustani tabla tradition as […]

Manuel Betanzos Intensive

Saturday March 9 to Wednesday March 13 All classes held at Academy of Spanish Dance, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite B104, Toronto, ON, Canada Following the legacy of Manolo Marín and Mario Maya, Manuel strives to pass on to his students the spirit that has marked his entire career- a philosophy founded in an ethic […]

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