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Volume 11 Issue 1 - September 2005

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WoRLD View by Karen Ages

WoRLD View by Karen Ages IT's BEEN ALMOST a year and a half since the inauguration of this column. When it first appeared in April 2004, I was asked to define what was meant by "world music". So I came up with a definition which read: "traditional, classical, folk or contemporary music, the origins of which stem from outside Western 'high art' or 'popular' culture, with generous room for the blurring of boundaries". I revisit this purposely non-committal definition now, for two reasons. First, there are always people picking up WholeNote for the first time, so it serves by way of introducing again what is meant by "world music" here. And second, the focus of this month's cover story is an ensemble which particularly fits the definition, blurring of boundaries and all. As mentioned in the cover story (p.14), autorickshaw will perform as part of the Small World Music Festival, which runs September 22-0ctober 2 at various venues throughout the city. The festival will also feature Portuguese-speaking artists from Brazil, Portugal and Cape Verde, and a host of others from all over the globe . For full details please visit www 0rHER EVENTS THIS MONTH include: Hispanic Fiesta 2005, September 2-5, Mel Lastman Square; Ukrainian Zahava, worldwide Ukrainian culture, September 2-5, Harbourfront; Escola de Samba, Brazilian Independence Day Festa, September 10, Lithuanian Hall; Yitzhak Yedid Trio, Israeli & Palestinian musicians, September 11, Al Green Theatre; Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble, Japanese taiko drumming, CD release concerts September 15 ,16, 17, George Ignatieff Theatre; Irish Ceilidh Dance, Royal Conservatory of Music, September 17; UMOJA, music and dance from South Africa, Elgin Theatre, September 20- 0ctober 30. Please consult the daily listings for further details. World Music Education Always wanted to drum or explore non-western music or singing but didn't know where to start? Below is a summary, by no means comprehensive, of where you might begin to indulge your interests: Arabesque Dance Company 1 Gloucester St., Suite 107 416-920-5593 Dumbek (Arabic drum), Sep 20 - Oct 18. Level 1, Tuesdays 6: 15-7: 15; Level 2, 7:30-8:30. for 5 weeks. Katim and Riqq workshop, September 23, 3:30-5:30. . Clapping Land Pape/Danforth area 416-220-8161 www Fall 2005 classes for children: Kindermusik Village (birth to 18 months) Sounds Adventures (18 months to 3112) Sound Explorers (3 1 /i to 5 years) RCM Community School 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2825 World Music Centre, courses for teens and adults: Gamelan, Steel Pan, Taiko Drumming, Tabla, Ghanaian Drumming, Flamenco Guitar, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Brazilian Samba, World Music Chorus, Canadian Fiddling, Tin-whistle, Celtic Harp Ensemble, Pan-Flute. Evenings or weekends, various times. 14classes for5 + student services fee. Toronto Tabla Ensemble 50 Spadina Ave. 416-306-0332 New beginner classes start the week of September 12. Beginner adult classes: Thursdays 6:15-7:15; Saturdays 1:30- 2:30. Beginner kids classes (ages 7-14): Saturdays 12:00-1 :00 8 week session 0. UMOJA: The Spirit of Togetherness Dance & Drum workshops MBS Studios, 100 Ossington Ave. 416-286-0227 www per session or for all 3 Sept. 26, Oct. lO&Oct. 24 Traditional Dance; Gumboot Dance; Kwaito; Traditional Drumming. Worlds of Music Toronto Downtown locations 416-588-8813 10-week workshops start end of September. Singing: From Swaras to Scat (Suba Sankaran); Portuguese Facto (Catarina Cardeal, voice, Mike Siracusa, guitar); Greek Song (Jayne Brown); Polyphony from Sakartvelo (Andrea Kuzmich & Shalva Makharashvili). Drumming & Percussion: Pan- African Rhythms (Waleed Abdulhamid); Latin American Rhythms (Rodrigo Chavez). Instrumental: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Luis Mario Ochoa); Chinese Music Ensemble (John Gao, Chinese flutes, Grace Huang, Erhu); Canadian Fiddling (Anne Lederman); Klezmer Ensemble (Eric Stein) Movement: Belly Dancing (Roula Said); Capoeira (Brazilian Dance/Martial Art - Muiraquita + M:ircio Mendes). Karen Ages is a freelance oboist who has also been a member of several world music ensembles. She can be reached at 416-323-2232 or 2005 world music JUNO-nominees auto rickshaw live in concert with special guests Trichy Sankaran and Kevin Breit t o ron t oa rt s co u n ci I The SOCAN Foundation 11•, r;.111n ·' ~" n111:,·11 1 1: •, \!1 ! lll\.\~ ! \ 111 1 0~;!,\~IO ~. ,. '.ii'- J;, I'• 1, ·' [_.. .,,, 24 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM Back to Ad Index S EPTEMB ER 1 - O CTOBER 7 2005

A T A T • GliORGli fri-sat 09/09-10 janak khendry dance company MASTER MUSICIANS OF THE EAST SERIES @ 8PM // Janak Khendry Dance Company presents an evening of melody and rhythm . featuring three major and very exciting works: Moods of the Rhytl1t11s. Sui·ya and Mallari. Ja11ak Kl1endiy is an internationally renowned Indian classical dancer and choreographer. sat 09/17 meduse THE COMPOSER NOW: INTERMEDIA SERIES@ 8PM // Meduse is a Montrealrroronto collective dedicated to new multi-media work. Meduse consists of Yesim Tosuner, visLral artist; Kate Read, violist; Maria Gacesa. clarinettist; and Aiyun HLiang . percussionist. This performance will feature new work from Abigail Richardson (Canada), Emily Doolittle (Canada). Helle Solberg (Germany). Hywel Davies (UK) and Bruce Pennycook (Canada). thurs 09/22 larval + awesome POP AVANT SERIES@ 8PM // Detrot's Larval is an avant/progressive rock ensemble led by composer/guitarist Bill Brovold. Larval's sound is intense. relentless and savagely hypnotic, bringing to mind aspects of Glenn Branca, Godspeed You Black Emperor and Sonic Youth. Toronto quartet Awesome use guitar drones, tribal percussion and group chanting to create entrancing psychedelic rock . fri-sat 09/23-24 the human story THE COMPOSER NOW: INTERMEDIA SERIES @ 8PM // The Human Story is an International collective of composers and performers co-directed by Canadian composer Erin Costello, that incorporates narrative into new multi-media work. music gallery: co-ordinates location: st. george the martyr church, 197 john st. box office: 416-204-1080 web: fri 09/30 deceptive moves: bill gilliam + colleen ostoforoff THE COMPOSER NOW: FACE TO FACE SER IES @ 8PM // "Deceptive Moves" features the compositions of Bill Gilliam and Colleen Ostoforoff. This concert will be an evening of world premieres of new music showing how each composer approaches, explores and embraces the theme of "deception". SOCAN Foundution The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation t St. C.cnrgc the Martyr ANGLICAN csc , radio ·0/-c t or on ta a rt s: o u n c i I f7l A !l Canadian LJ Y Id Heritage Patrimolne canadien Bte, Canada Council Conseil des Arts

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