Event updates

Check www.events.to-music.ca for full event listings, including:

  • Apr. 15: Drummer Tony Allen, a giant of Afrobeat at the Phoenix
  • Apr. 15: Okavango: An African Orchestra
    The second Toronto concert featuring a collection of musicians from 7 distinct African musical traditions. The debut concert at the Glenn Gould Studio in February was sold out; this show, in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom may add an extra dimension, given their increased familiarity with each other; the more relaxed and informal setting… and the added energy of dancer Saba from Jaivah Nouvel Exposé
  • Apr. 16: Freddie Gwala & Platform One with Tich Maredza Band
    An event marking Zimbabwean Independence Day at the Great Hall (1087 Queen W). Check event listings for details & video
  • Apr. 19: Femi Kuti at the Opera House
  • Apr. 22: “Support Afrofest”
    It looks like the big African music event of the year will be able to stay in Queen’s Park at least for this year. A great show with Donné Roberts, Afrafranto, Ruth Mathiang & Resolutionaries Marimba Band, plus announcements of many of the 2011 Afrofest performers.
  • Apr. 30, May 1 & 8: Mama Africa at Hot Docs film festival
    A documentary on the late Miriam Makeba
  • Plus some listings for the annual Lulaworld Festival (May 12-22), Luminato (Jun. 10-19) and Toronto Jazz Festival (Jun. 24-Jul 3)

Details of these and many other shows at www.events.to-music.ca