A Platform for Ethnically and Culturally Inspired Music
Small World Music
Event Organizer
Established in 1997, Small World Music Society is a charitable organization that has earned a cherished place within Toronto's cultural fabric, with a reputation as the city's premier presenter of culturally diverse music. With its commitment to supporting locally-based artists, fellow presenters, community groups, and audiences, Small World uses music to foster understanding and build cultural bridges. Programming Small World has presented close to 600 concerts and workshops in venues ranging from prestigious concert halls to outdoor festival stages, to small and medium-sized clubs, across the Greater Toronto Area. The company's motto - "The Beat of the Globe in the Heart of Toronto," reflects its history - Small World presentations have featured artists from every corner of the globe – from Mali to Mongolia, from Brazil to Bulgaria. Great pride is taken in showcasing a breadth of artists ranging from emerging young musicians to internationally celebrated stars. Small World is uniquely positioned to bring this wealth of global sounds to an audience that encompasses all cultural groups. The annual signature program is the Small World Music Festival, which runs for 10 days in late September. Since its debut in 2002, the Festival has grown to include Small World on Common Ground, a "festival within a festival," in partnership with Fort York, offering a full weekend of free concerts and workshops at Fort York National Historic Site. In February 2014, Small World opened the doors to the Small World Music Centre at Toronto Artscape's Youngplace facility. Located on Shaw Street near Queen West, it is a new community hub for global music and the people who play it and enjoy it.

A high-quality listening room with flexible seating for 70 – 100 standing, it is an ideal venue for intimate performances, workshops, and community events. A full lighting system illuminates the beautiful 12x18 hardwood stage, while wraparound draping helps create the perfect setting for both amplified and acoustic presentations.

The Centre's 'Virtual Concert Hall' – a suite of high-quality video and audio capture technology – means that what takes place there can be experienced digitally beyond its four walls. Performances, workshops, lectures, and more can be fully documented and edited into finished video content.

Visit Small World Music's website for more info and upcoming concerts: http://www.smallworldmusic.com
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