Ashkenaz 2020: Live and From the Archive

Join us online September 1-7 for a virtual celebration of the Ashkenaz Festival’s 25th anniversary! New “pop-up” performances by Toronto-based artists, livestreaming each day at 4 pm, and archival performances from past Festivals, streaming nightly at 8 pm. The best of the local and global Jewish roots music scene brought directly to you, for free!

See details and schedule on the Facebook event page, or visit

Inti Ukana: A Latin American Tapestry – A live-streaming concert

The Upper Canada Choristers and their accomplished Latin ensemble Cantemos celebrate the diversity of music from Latin America in their concert, originally planned for the spring and now a live-streaming event, with some pre-recorded elements. October 2 at 7:30 pm.

Inti Ukana: A Latin American Tapestry features conductor Laurie Evan Fraser and pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee, joined by M.C./narrator Laura Fernandez, Bernardo Padron, flute and percussion; tenor Antonio Mata, and other leading Toronto Latino guest musicians.

Tune in via the choir’s website,, or on Facebook at

No registration is required.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome, to cover the costs.

Small World Music Festival Online

This year’s edition of the annual festival is presented in a new format, featuring online events highlighting members of the company’s newcomer artist development program – eMERGEnce. The festival is part of Global Music Month 2020 – an international online initiative taking place throughout the month of September.

Over the weekend, five broadcasts will showcase twelve groups, many assembled specifically for the festival. They will feature newly created works by artists including master ney player Shaho Andalibi, clarinetist Majd Sekkar, percussionists Nour Kaadan and Mari Palhares, singer Ahmed Moneka, cellist Anna Shabalina, knee-fiddle player Marta Sołek, and many more. Examples of the exciting creative projects include The Path – recently arrived from Tehran, Hossein Soleimani (vocal, kamancheh, setar), teams up with singer Violet Reza, Abbas Janmohamed (Tabla) and Daniel Botos (double bass) finding a musical and spiritual route through the multicultural city of Toronto.

In addition, each broadcast will end with a ‘blast from the past’ as we reach into the Small World archive for performances by some of the finest global music artists from previous years. The late, great Oliver Mtukudzi, Calypso Rose, Boban & Marko Marković and more will remind us of the days of sweaty dancing amongst our fellow music lovers!

Stream live from Small World’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel!

September 18-20, 2020.