From April 2nd – May 29th 2016, Small World Music proudly presents the 14th edition of its Asian Music Series which embraces the scope of sounds from across the Asian cultural landscape. The series celebrates Asian and South Asian Heritage Month and is generously supported by TD Bank.
New this year, audiences can choose from a series of Small World Explorer Bundles – a way to access the entire series through Small World’s ticket hub. Concert-goers can choose from curated ticket packages and other perks, taking advantage of Small World’s place at the heart of the city’s global music scene.
Small World Music showcases the best Asian Music in the GTA, and they gather the finest artists to appear on Toronto’s premier stages from Koerner Hall to the Aga Khan Museum, Roy Thomson Hall to the Markham Theatre. Highlights this year include two of the most significant artists in South Asian music – 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.
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. See below for full package details.
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