THE 2022 SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE BEAT OF THE GLOBE IN THE HEART OF TORONTO THIS WEEKEND: SEPTEMBER 16 TO 18 AT FORT YORK GARRISON COMMON
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FREE LIVE MUSIC, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, FOOD AND FUN FOR ALL AGES
PERFORMANCES BY AMAZING ARISTS FROM NEAR AND FAR: LA CHICA (VZ/FR), FAREED AYAZ & ABU MUHAMMAD QAWWALI (PK), TANGHETTO (AR), PANTAYO (CA), CLEREL (CA), VOX SAMBOU (CA), JOYCE N'SANA (CA) AND MANY MORE
TORONTO, ON – September 15, 2022 – Small World Music (SWM) has shared more details about the 2022 Small World Music Festival, including additional artists, activations, food and merchants. Kicking off tomorrow (Friday, September 16) and running through Sunday, September 18 at Fort York Garrison Common, the festival marks the end of the year-long festivities celebrating Small World Music's 25 years of presenting and supporting groundbreaking artists both near and far. The outdoor festival is free and accessible for all ages, featuring a range of live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Visit the website and see below for the complete daily lineup and more info about the sights and sounds to explore on-site this weekend.
Two stages will feature a range of sounds from near and far, including La Chica, a Franco-Venezuelan multi-instrumentalist combining electro, pop, chanson, and Latin influences, celebrated Pakistani qawwals, Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwali, and electro-tango outfit, Tanghetto. Hear the sound of Toronto, from Polaris Prize short-listers, Pantayo; Women in Song: Summer Thunder, a showcase of vocalists and dancers presented by FabCollab; local classical Indian musician Hasheel’s RaagRani, combining Bollywood, electronica, Afrobeats, Indian classical music; an appearance by Bollywood Drag Queen, Sanjina, and more. Boundary-busting sounds from Indigenous artists include Odawa/Potawatomi (Wiikwemkoong, Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Islands) JUNO-nominated artist, Nimkii, who blends a passion for drumming and dance with hip hop and beyond; and Shauit, celebrating the traditional Innu music of his northeastern-Quebec home with folk and reggae inflections. Montreal’s vibrant scene is on display via Joyce N'Sana's Congolese-Canadian fusion, Funk Lion and Vox Sambou's unique takes on Haitian roots, the soulful Clerel, and more.
Meanwhile, mobile musical experiences cover Maracatu drumming, Balkan party music, and additional sounds to explore. Visit the website for more info and get to know the lineup on Small World Music's website and Instagram.
Activations include Mobile Sweat: a nomadic wood-fired sauna and mobile platform for contemporary art, featuring a unique program of sound and video art to be experienced while you sweat. Art Spin presents its latest foray into exhibiting art in unique and alternative spaces while celebrating the value of social connection and interaction; the experience is open on a first-come first-served basis and requires only a bathing suit and towel. See here to get a glimpse of the experience.
Small World Music Festival Schedule
Friday, September 16 | 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
6:30 pm: NIMKII
7:00 pm: JER
8:00 pm: Vox Sambou
9:00 pm: La Chica
10:00 pm: Moneka Arabic Jazz
Saturday, September 17 | 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
1:00 pm: George Crotty Trio
2:00 pm: Beny Esguerra and New Tradition
3:00 pm: Polky
4:00 pm: Kazdoura
5:00 pm: Shauit
6:00 pm: Sina Salimi
7:00 pm: Clerel and Band
8:00 pm: Soukustek
9:00 pm: Funk Lion
10:00 pm: Joyce N'Sana
Sunday, September 18 | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm: Pantayo
2:00 pm: Blisk
3:00 pm: Tanghetto
4:00 pm: HAWA B
5:00 pm: Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwali
6:30 pm: RaagRani featuring Hasheel
7:30 pm: Women In Song: Summer Thunder
Mobile Sweat Sauna Hours:
Friday, September 16: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 17: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 18: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
About the Small World Music Festival:
Over three days, audiences of all ages, families, friends and pets, will experience over 20 performances across two stages - and beyond, with mobile performances - on-site animations and art activations, workshops, dance parties and more. A festival as vibrant as the city in which we live, the Small World Music Festival features a breadth of sounds, from new artists and established masters, guaranteed to inspire new perspectives, new favourite bands, and good times. In addition to music, a selection of vendors will cover the historic and beautiful Fort York's Garrison Common grounds. The open-air green space in the heart of Toronto will welcome artists and audiences alike to connect with the city's history, its present, and its future - through the power of music.
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Small World Music acknowledges the generous support of the Government of Canada, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, Canada Council for the Arts,
the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport,
the City of Toronto, TD, and Toronto Arts Council.
In partnership with: Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums, FabCollab, Uma Nota, 50/50 Performing Arts Collective, Tkaronto Music Festival, Wavelength Music, Art Spin, Link Music, Aga Khan Museum and many more.
About Small World Music (SWM):
Since 1997, SWM has been celebrating cultural diversity and showcasing a range of local, domestic, and international talent to audiences across Toronto, and beyond. More than just presenting culturally-diverse artists, SWM works with, showcases, and supports equity-deserving professionals onstage and behind the scenes to encourage sustainable careers and industry-wide evolution. SWM encourages human connection through musical experiences: through public-facing programming (the annual Small World Music Festival and hundreds of year-round concerts), industry initiatives (Global Toronto music conference and showcase event), artist-driven projects (eMERGEnce Music Incubator), and more.
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