From September 16-18, Small World will bring together local and international musicians and performers for a free event at the Fort York Garrison Common. Opening doors to the picturesque heart of Toronto to artists and audiences, Small World sparks further celebration of Toronto’s history, present and future through a musical connection.
The hallmark of this festival is to catalyze collaborations between musicians who each bring their own distinct influences to their sounds. Small World Music founder Alan Davis explains, “We could have an Iranian musician playing with Chilean musicians. [performers] and West African artists, and new sounds are starting to bubble up.
The festival features a wide range of emerging and established musical artists, many of whom are new to Canada and looking for a musical community. This year’s artists include Funk Lion, Moneka Arabic Jazz, Pantayo, Shauit, Joyce N’Sana, Clerel, Hawa B, and more.
Davis goes on to say that the Small World Music Festival has helped create new groups and setups to develop new repertoire through collaboration. “Toronto, as a meeting place, lends itself to this kind of creative interaction in that it seems to be a hallmark of the city and its music,” he says.
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