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Music Photos (2002-2004) (Updated: Sep. 26/05)
For other photos, click: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, or 2005.   Click here for a full list of all artists

All photographs are John Leeson. They can be reproduced with credit "Photo by John Leeson:  www.to-music.ca". Contact me for higher resolution copies.

 
 
Highlights: Some favourite photos /and or concerts and shows (Updated Oct, 2006)
  AFRICAN MUSIC: Includes Baaba Maal, Oliver Mtukudzi, King Sunny Ade, African Guitar Summit, Orchestra Baobab, Bembeya Jazz, Tinariwen, Mahmoud Ahmed and lots more.
  OTHER: Includes Billy Joe Shaver, Radio Kabul, Buddy Miller, Leon Russell, Lhasa, Lila Downs, David Murray and more.

2004: November/December 
Nov. 7:  Fundraising at CIUT for Karibuni

Dec. 2: African Guitar Summit CD Release Party at the Lula Lounge. These photos are located here.

2004: September/October
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Oct. 3: ROKIA TRAORE
(Mali)

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Sep. 4  PAPA WEMBA
(Congo)

2004: July/August

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Aug. 26: LEON RUSSELL
... from the Aug 28 Globe & Mail review: "a truncated history of American popular music in the 20th century... mixing gospel, rock and country into a kind of whorehouse swamp boogie..."

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Aug. 13: LILA DOWNS (Mexico/US)

Aug 1:   JAOJOBY
(Madagascar)
 

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Jul. 28:  SAKALA BROTHERS (Zambia)
playing a benefit for Oxfam's Trade Fair program. Guest spot by Louie X from Zambia

Jul. 24:  TERRY CALLIER
(Chicago)
 
2004: July
Jul. 18: THOMAS MAPFUMO (Zimbabwe)
... rescued by Small World Music from the wreckage of the cancelled Toronto Blues Festival.

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Jul. 17: LOS LOBOS (Los Angeles)
Jul. 8:   BEMBEYA JAZZ (Guinea)

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Jul. 7:   LOS DE ABAJO (Mexico)
  ... wild political music. "Those from below".
Jul. 2:   BESH O DROM (Hungary) & Kiran Ahluwalia
2004: Afrofest (July 10/11)
NEWAY DEBEBE (Ethiopia)

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ALPHA YAYA DIALLO (Guinea/Vancouver)
playing with Ousman Kouyate of Super Rail Band
H'SAO (Chad)

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KEMER YOUSEF (Ethiopia/Toronto)
2004: January- June
Jun. 19: ANGELIQUE KIDJO (Benin)

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Apr. 14: BAABA MAAL (Senegal)
.. LONG anticipated Toronto appearance.

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Jan. 23: HUUN HUUR TU (Tuva)
  ...throat singers
2003: November - December
Dec. 26: MARYAM MURSAL (Somalia)

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Nov. 30: NJACKO BACKO, KEMER YOUSEF, MUHTADI
(CD Release for Njacko)
Nov. 9: JANE BUNNETT, MADAGASCAR SLIM, ELIANA CUEVAS
(fundraiser for Derek Andrews)
2003: August
Aug. 24: BANA Y'AFRICA FESTIVAL
...including DIBLO DIBALA (Congo)
Aug. 23: ASTER AWEKE (Ethiopia)

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Aug. 22: BEMBEYA JAZZ (Guinea),
ACHILLA ARRU (Uganda/Toronto)

2003: July
Jul 20: MAZA MEZE (Toronto/Greece/Turkey),
VUSI MAHLASELA (South Africa)

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Jul 19: MAHMOUD AHMED (Ethiopia).

NOTE: Photos of the Mahmoud Ahmed show are posted separately on the main photo website. Click here.

Jul 18: HASSAN HAKMOUN (Morocco)

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Jul 10: ORCHESTRA BAOBAB (Senegal)
Jul. 5: AFROFEST 2003 - various artists

2002: Grassroots Festival
(Finger Lakes, NY)

 

Jul 20 : Super Rail Band, Mamadou Diabate, and more
(sorry about the poor quality. Used a cheap scanner on my prints!)

For other photos:  2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005