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Small World Music Festival @ yonge dundas square - Sat Sept 24

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Small World Music Festival @ yonge dundas square - Sat Sept 24

THIS IS A GREAT ORG THAT BRINGS AWESOME WORLD MUSIC TO TORONTO - AND WE ARE LUCKY FOR IT...
THEY ARE HAVING A FULL FREE DAY OF MUSIC COMING SOON:

Saturday, September 24, 2011
starts @ 11:00 AM
Yonge Dundas Square

Its the 10th Anniversary of the Small World Music Festival - and there's lots to talk about!

Obviously, marking ten years of our signature event is a major milestone for our little organization and you can bet we're proud of what we've achieved and appreciative of all those who helped us get here. From your perspective, as world music lovers, it means the most ambitious festival we've mounted, with tremendous talent, free events and superb music from around the globe.

The stand-out event marking the 'Big 10' is Small World in the Square, a free daylong program at Yonge-Dundas Square bringing together 10 acts over 10 hours from Toronto and abroad to celebrate in the heart of the city. We hope all of you will be there and bring as many friends as you can! We're pleased to welcome TD Bank Group as a festival sponsor and to have on board CBC Toronto as media partner, as well as acknowledging our valued presenting partners and of course, our volunteers and funders.

So, check out the copious info here and mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!


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Small World in the Square is our “festival within a festival”. It’s the most ambitious single day of concert and workshop programming in Small World history, and a fitting marquee celebration of our 10th anniversary. Appropriate to the occasion of our anniversary, we’ll feature 10 mainstage concerts, including seven by Canadian-based artists, as well as 7 - 15-minute workshops in the InterAction tent.

The day starts with a youth outreach show by Toronto’s Art Starts collective. Following the pulsating pan-cultural percussion sounds of Drumhand, Eccodek’s enchanting global fusion will soothe your soul in the afternoon sun. Cranking it back up will be the politically-charged Haitian Creole hip hop of Montreal’s Vox Sambou, before Toronto’s beloved Autorickshaw takes us on an Indo-jazz infused Bollywood journey. From there it’s on to Nigeria by way of Italy with the magnificent jazz griot Sonia Aimy, followed by jaw-dropping contemporary Chinese ensemble A Moving Sound. You’ll want to book a plane ticket somewhere tropical after hearing sultry multicultural Brazilian diva Luisa Maita. Next up on the mic is Montreal’s multitalented and multicultural Boogat; with one of the world’s great tastemakers, Quantic, on the decks wrapping it up on the decks as only he can.

We are proud to present this phenomenal array of world music sound, that may well rank with any this city has ever seen on a single day -- truly, the Beat of the Globe in the Heart of Toronto! ((WOW, Alan, sounds amazing!!))


Mainstage schedule:
1:00 - 1:45 Tich Maredza Quartet, Zimbabwe/ Canada (Zimbabwean Roots)
2:00 - 2:45 Drumhand, Canada (Pan-cultural percussion)
3:00 - 3:45 Eccodek, Canada (Global groove)
4:00 - 4:45 Vox Sambou, Haiti/ Canada (World hip hop) *Presented in association with the Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture
5:00 - 5:45 Autorickshaw, India/ Canada (Retro Bollywood)
6:00 - 6:45 Njacko Backo, Camaroon/ Canada (Cameroonian drumming)
7:00 - 7:45 A Moving Sound, China (Chinese contemporary)
8:00 - 8:45 Luisa Maita, Brazil (New Brazilian)
9:00 - 9:45 Boogat, Canada (Latin/French Hip Hop)
10:00- 11:00 Quantic, UK (Global beats & rhythms)


for more deets on the groups and artists:
http://smallworldmusic.com/index.php?op ... cle&id=123
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[OP]
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Sep 20, 2008
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How amazing is Toronto when you can have the following all in one list:

Zimbabwean Roots, Pan-cultural hand percussion, Global grooves and beats, Haitian and Latin and French Hip Hop, Retro Bollywood, Cameroonian drumming, Chinese contemporary, New Brazilian...

Wild!

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