ARE MUSICAL MASHUPS YOUR THING?: Toronto’s Small World Music Festival Kicks Off!

Bringing you the best in World Music.

Small World Music’s annual festival kicked off last night at Lula Lounge with Mar Aberto Soundsystem. But if you missed that event, no worries, another week of shows across Toronto awaits you including tomorrow’s FREE events at Dundas Square. View full line up here.

“The Beat of the Globe pulses in the heart of Toronto as the 3rd Annual Small World in the Square takes over Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday September 28th from 1 pm on. This free, family-friendly event will showcase internationally renowned musicians who will get the crowd jumping to genres including Balkan, Calypso, Afro-Colombian jazz, Funk, Mexican rock and more. Between main stage performances, the InterAction Stage features hands-on workshops where participants can have unique one-on-one experiences with the artists. The centre piece of the 12th Annual Small World Music Festival, this cross-cultural community celebration will be a day to remember!”

 

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Remember it’s FREE!!!

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You can also find out more about Small World Music on their website as well as follow along on Facebook and twitter @SmallWorldNotes.

BALKAN-KLEZMER-GYPSY-PARTY-PUNK SUPER BAND: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra


The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on King Street after Luminato 2012.

An apt description!

If you have yet to experience The Lemon Bucket Orkestra then there is something special waiting for you at Scotiabank’s Toronto Buskerfest this weekend (at the St. Lawrence Market) as well as Harbourfront Centre’s ASHKENAZ Festival next weekend.

It would take a whole lot of words to describe the experience of witnessing a performance by The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – they are musical Vitamin B! Peps you up, is good for what ails ya!  They are a true musical mashup crossing cultural borders and musical genres. Treat yourself sometime this weekend to being caught up in the moment – Lemon Bucket Style!


Toronto’s The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on the anniversary of the Toronto Blackout.

Check out the The Lemon Bucket Orkestra website for more videos, snaps and tour info and follow their updates this weekend on facebook and twitter @Lemonbucket.

For information on the Toronto Buskerfest visit their website, facebook page and follow on twitter @BuskerfestTO.


The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on King Street after Luminato 2012.

Photography by Leah Snyder