Polyphonic Ground to Launch with Turkwaz, Sandcatchers and Grooz in Concert

Polyphonic Ground to Launch with Turkwaz, Sandcatchers and Grooz in Concert

Concerts for the culturally curious - Polyphonic Ground is a new local initiative by live music presenters committed to building and sustaining Toronto as a global music city. Polyphonic Ground Presents is a series of monthly concerts curated by diverse pairings among the twelve founding organizations for an authentic musical exploration.

The inaugural Polyphonic Ground Presents unites Ashkenaz Foundation and Small World Music Society, the creative catalyst behind Polyphonic Ground, in a co-presentation of Turkwaz (Toronto), Sandcatchers (Brooklyn), and GROOZ (Montreal) for an evening of Balkan voices, Middle-Eastern/Appalachian fusion, and Algerian-Québécois grooves at Revival Bar on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

United by long standing friendships and a love of singing, the Juno-nominated Turkwaz are distinguished singer-musicians Jayne Brown, Sophia Grigoriadis and Maryem Tollar; who have come together to celebrate the stories of life through Balkan, Albanian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian song traditions.

Sandcatchers was formed in a Brooklyn soul food restaurant by guitarist and Middle Eastern oud player Yoshie Fruchter, with Myk Freedman on lap steel, Michael Bates on bass and Tim Keiper on percussion. With Jewish roots, traditional Arabic music, jazz and Americana, a fresh original sound was created.

Led by the groovy front man Abdelhak Benmedjebari, the Montreal-based Algerian group GROOZ skillfully marries the rich Moroccan heritage of ancient African spiritual music with jazz, rock, reggae and blues for a modern take on their ancestral heritage.

The inaugural Polyphonic Ground Presents concert also celebrates the launch of the 16th annual Small World Music Festival, running September 14-17. For 20 years Small World Music Society has been bringing Toronto music from around the world and around the corner.

Future Polyphonic Ground Presents concerts are scheduled for October 12, co-presenters Batuki Music and Uma Nota Culture; November 9, programmed by Link Music Lab and Good Kind Productions; and December 14, curated by Lula Music & Arts and Music Africa.

IF YOU GO:

Polyphonic Ground Presents
TURKWAZ • SANDCATCHERS • GROOZ
Revival Bar, 783 College Street, Toronto
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Doors open at 8pm, Sets at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
For tickets, visit www.picatic.com/PolyphonicGroundPresentsLaunch

For more information:
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twitter.com/PolyphonicTO | #HearToronto

Polyphonic Ground's mission is to provide points of connection for artists and audiences, strengthen industry practices and be a united voice to government, business and industry. The initial 12 organizations include Ashkenaz Foundation, Batuki Music Society, Good Kind Productions, iNative, Link Music Lab, Lula Music & Arts Centre, MonstrARTity Creative Community, Music Africa, Revolutions Per Minute, Small World Music Society, Uma Nota Culture, and World Fiddle Day Toronto. Hear Toronto. Where the World Lives. For more information and to sign up for the newsletter visit polyphonicground.com.

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