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When you're a rural telecommuter, being locked out is a lonely business.

Monday, September 12, 2005

what's goin' on?

As promised, here's some information about events of interest to world music enthusiasts. At this point I'm just going to cover Toronto-area events,but if this lock-out stretches on, I'll try my best to tap into dates across the country. here goes:

On September 21st, there will be a free event at Massey Hall in support of public broadcasting. The evening will be produced by locked-out CBC workers and a coalition of about 30 groups (cultural, labour etc.) and led by ACTRA and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. See the event poster.

EVENTS OF NOTE: SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

For the 4th consecutive year, the Small World Music Festival brings a devilishly good line-up of world artists to stages across Toronto. here are the bare-bones listings. For further information visit Small World Music. I have starred some of my favourites, although I'm sure all performances will be excellent.

Thurs Sept 22
*** SEU JORGE *** [Brasil]
Part of "LUSO NOW" Festival Highlight
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas W. @ 9pm, Tickets are $20 Advance/$25 At the Door
Visit the official SEU JORGE website (this is a gorgeous site)

Fri Sept 23
MIDIval PunditZ [India]
Part Of "SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH ASIA" Classic Foundations to Global Fusions
Gypsy Co-op, 815 Queen St. W. @ 10pm, Tickets are $15 At the Door
Visit six degrees records

Sat Sept 24
A MOVING SOUND [Taiwan]
Jivamukti Yoga Studio, 5 Shuter St. @ 8pm, Tickets $15 Advance/$20 Door
Visit A MOVING SOUND

Sat Sept 24
LURA [Cape Verde]
Part of "LUSO NOW" Festival Highlight
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. @ 8pm, Tickets are $15 Advance/$20 Door
Note Early Start, Guaranteed Seating with Dinner Reservations Only
For Reservations Please Call Lula Lounge 416.588.0307

Sun Sept 25
*** TRIO JOUBRAN *** [Palestine]
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. @ 8pm, Tickets are $20 Advance/$25 At the Door

Tues Sept 27
MARIZA [Portugal]
Part of "LUSO NOW" Festival Highlight
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. @ 8pm, Tickets $39.50-59.50, Contact Massey
Hall Box Office at 416.872.4255/on-line sales: Massey Hall or ACAPO; Presented in Association with Massey Hall and Alianca dos Clubes e Associacoes Portuguesas do Ontario

Wed Sept 28
ASH DARGAN [Australia]
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West @ 9pm, Tickets are $15 Advance/$20 Door

Thurs Sept 29
*** HOVEN DROVEN *** [Sweden]
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. @ 9pm, Tickets are $15 Advance $20 At the Door

Fri Sept 30
PAN-TiKi BATERIA [Canada]
Gypsy Co-Op 815 Queen St. W. 10:00pm, $10 at the door

Fri Sept 30 & Sat Oct 1
autorickshaw [Canada]
Part Of "SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH ASIA" SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005
Special Guests: Master Drummer Trichy Sankaran, Guitarist Kevin Breit
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. Miles Nadal JCC, @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $15 Advance/$20 Door
Visit autorickshaw

Sat Oct 1
NAWALl [Comoros Islands]
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W @ 8pm Tickets are $15 Advance/$20 Door
Note Early Start, Guaranteed Seating with Dinner Reservations Only
For Reservations Call Lula Lounge 416.588.0307

Sun Oct 2
*** SIDI GOMA *** [GUJARAT/INDIA]
SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005
Part Of "SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH ASIA" Classic Foundations to Global Fusions
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. @ 8pm, Tickets are $25 Advance /$30 Door


OTHER NOTABLE WORLD-ROOTS (AND OTHER) MUSIC EVENTS AROUND TORONTO:

Thursday September 22: From South Africa, the musical theatre hit UMOJA: The Spirit of Togetherness opens at the Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street)

sept 20: NICKEL CREEK @ Revival, 783 College St

sept 21: TONS OF FUN UNIVERSITY (TOFU, featuring award-winning slam-dub-poet Shayne Koyczan) @ The Rivoli

sept 23: TONS OF FUN UNIVERSITY @ The Gladstone

oct 2: BADI ASSAD @ Lula Lounge

oct 18-21: THE SUN RA ARKESTRA @ Lula Lounge (the great one may have moved on to Saturn, but the band lives on)

oct 27: DULCE PONTES @ Roy Thomson Hall

nov 2-6: HABANA SAX @ Lula Lounge

nov 22/23: WARSAW VILLAGE BAND @ Lula Lounge

More to come. PLEASE feel free to write me about any interesting events in your neighbourhood.

5 Comments:

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Laurence said...

Thanks for this, Philly. I was wondering when you were going to get around to this. (I know you were picketing. I saw you there. Good onya!)
Next up on your agenda might be a 'Dr. Philly' self-help column along the lines of:
"Last year. I had my brain turned around by Ojos de Brujo. How can I satisfy my 'jones' until they produce something new?"
Please treat that last as a serious contribution for the potential new column

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Philly M said...

short answer: until O de B get it together again, Truby Trio are the legitimate heirs to the new Barcelona sound (try a sampler called "the Barcelona Files" for a whole slew of flamen-tronica artists, not all of them memorable)

reviews are indeed to come in time - this blog will last beyond the lockout, I hope to update with music (of course), but also films, books, concerts, events and even foods of note

next time say "hi" and we'll do some laps...

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Laurence said...

Ooooh! Thanks for that. As soon as I think I can afford it, that's going to be my next purchase.
As for the line, listen for the sound of the travelling mandola..........

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Philly M said...

...smarty-pants with a mandola.

I should've chosen a different instrument. any idea how much the average 120-bass accordion weighs?

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.MARIZA.org

 

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