Nurturing The Artists

It is a difficult and arduous task to practice music and try to make a living in today’s economy.

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Nurturing The Audience

Summer months are the busiest ones for performers of African music especially in Toronto

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Nurturing The Community

Some musicians hail from well established communities (early African immigrants such as Ghanaians, Nigerians, South Africans);

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Local Hero: Batuki Music Society̵...

Local Hero: Batuki Music Society’s Nadine McNulty, one of Toronto’s biggest African music champions

Founder of the Batuki Music Society, Nadine McNulty has spent over 20 years championing African art, music and culture in Canada. She spent 14 years as Music Africa’s artistic director, and holds advisory and programming positions with the Juno World committee, the Music Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and, most recently Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall. […]

Habari Africa Festival 2016 Schedule

Habari Africa Festival 2016 Schedule

Batuki Music Society Presents: Habari Africa Festival At Harbourfront Centre. Batuki Music Society and Harbourfront Centre present the third annual Habari Africa Festival from Friday August 12 – 14, 2016. This free multi-disciplinary African arts festival will take place at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The artists featured will represent an array of African music […]

Okavango African Orchestra CD release...


Batuki Music Society is proud to present the Okavango African Orchestra CD release concert at the Ada Slaight Hall, Daniel’s Spectrum on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM. Okavango African Orchestra – 12 instruments, 10 languages, 7 countries…one special concert. Okavango African Orchestra features a cast of nine accomplished African-born musicians who now live […]

Krar Collective


Part of the Small World Music Festival presented in association with Batuki Music Society Dinner Reservations guarantee seating: 416-588-0307 Krar Collective will serve up mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves on their Toronto debut. Armed with their krar, kebero drums and stunning vocals, they have created Ethiopia Super Krar – a sound rooted in tradition and soaked with […]


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~ 14th Annual Small World Music Festival  ~ Presented in association with Batuki Music Society **IMPORTANT NOTICE – Due to unforseen circumstances Julia Easterlin will no longer be performing at this event. ** Advance tickets $25 / Door $35 Purchase now: Tickets available online or at Soundscapes The Small World Festival is thrilled to […]

Alliance Francaise Toronto PRESS RELE...


COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE   Concert Donné Roberts Vendredi 2 octobre, 2015 20h Alliance Française de Toronto 24 Spadina Road Toronto, ON M5R 2S7 Cette saison, l’Alliance française de Toronto fait la part belle à la musique du monde, en partenariat avec la Batuki Music Society : Le 5 février 2016, Hampaté et Sahel Blues interprétera un […]

Habari Africa Festival


Batuki Music Society Presents:  Habari Africa Festival At Harbourfront Centre. Batuki Music Society presents the second annual Habari Africa Festival at the Harbourfront Centre from Friday August 14 – 16, 2015.  This year’s curatorial theme is a focus on ‘New Voices:  A view of African music from a Canadian perspective’.  The artistic works will explore […]

Sounds of Saba


Batuki Music Society presents the Sounds of Saba featuring Fantahun Shewankochew with guest Netsanet Mellesse at the Alliance Francaise de Toronto Theatre on Saturday March 7th, 2015 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets $20 advance / $25 at the door Fantahun Shewankochew is Toronto-based musician who is an acoustic krar player […]

Spiritual Songs of Sub-Saharan Africa


Batuki Music Society Presents: Spiritual Songs of Sub-Saharan Africa. Batuki Music Society presents a special concert for Black History Month featuring traditional African music rooted in spiritualism, on Saturday February 14th, 2015 at the Alliance Francaise de Toronto Theatre, 24 Spadina Road, one block north of Bloor Street West at 8:00 p.m. This concert will […]

Songs Of My Mother


Batuki Music Society presentsSongs Of My Mother A Celebration of African Women Saturday, December 7, 2013 Daniels Spectrum Ada Slaight Hall 585 Dundas St. East, Toronto entry 8:00 PM | show 9:00 PM $15 advance | $20 at the doorTickets available online and at these locations: African Drums & Art Crafts 618 Dundas St. W […]



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