A few items to watch for. See www.events.to-music.ca for more about these and many other upcoming shows:
Stella Chiweshe is the big news in African music here, with performances Aug. 13, 20 & 21 and workshops. See elsewhere on this page for details
Aug. 11-14: Two festivals:
The Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Festival featuring a concert with Dr John & Jane Bunnett, plus performances by Bobby McFerrin, Rita Chiarelli and more.
African Dance Festival with performances & workshops at various locations. (The big concert is Aug. 14 at Nathan Phillips Square)
Aug. 16: Fighting Against Famine benefit for African drought relief at Monarchs Pub, Delta Chelsea Hotel
Aug. 16: Sergent Garcia at the Lula: salsa, reggae, ska & dancehall.
And much more this month including: Mel M’rabet, Ngata Shachu (taiko drumming), Havana Cultura Festival (Aug 18-21: http://havana-cultura.ca/)
Down the road, Ramblin Jack Elliott will be at Hugh’s Room, Sep. 24. I try to avoid the overused term “legend” on this website, but what else can you say about him. Catch a recording of his performance earlier this month at the Newport Folk Festival, along with guest Pete Seeger on NPR