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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Polyphonic Ground Profile: Batuki Mus...

Polyphonic Ground Profile: Batuki Music Society

As part of this month’s Polyphonic Ground Digital Residency, we’re profiling the organizations and professionals who support Toronto’s culturally diverse music scene. See all of the profiles here. What’s your name, title and organization? Nadine McNulty, founder, Batuki Music Society. Tell us about Batuki Music Society’s signature events. Since 2008, Batuki Music Society has presented […]

Okavango African Orchestra, winner of...

Okavango African Orchestra, winner of the 2017 JUNO

Batuki Music Society and Alliance Francaise Toronto celebrate Black History Month with a special concert featuring Okavango African Orchestra, winner of the 2017 JUNO Award for “Best World Music Album of the Year”, on Saturday February 3rd at 9 PM at the Alliance Francaise Theatre.  Okavango African Orchestra – 12 instruments, 10 languages, 7 countries…one […]

Music of Mali by Trio Da Kali

Music of Mali by Trio Da Kali

Saturday, October 14, 8 pm $40, $36 Friends Discover the West African griot tradition of storytelling through words and music with Trio Da Kali, dubbed a “Malian griot supergroup” by the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper.

Beny Esguerra & New Tradition/ M...

Beny Esguerra & New Tradition/ Matatu Express/ Future Primitive

Batuki Music Society and Uma Nota Culture mix pan-African traditions with the sounds of South, Central and North America in our second Polyphonic Ground concert. Matatu Express present Ghanaian highlife and palm wine, East African benga and rumba, Malagasy salegy and blues. Beny Esguerra & New Tradition Music mix live hip hop RnB soul with […]

Nuit Africaine; 21h.Okavango, Grand s...

Nuit Africaine; 21h.Okavango, Grand spectacle de cloture Randolph Theatre Toronto, ON

Habari African Festival 2017

Batuki Music Society presents: Habari Africa Festival at Harbourfront Centre Batuki Music Society is proud to present the fourth annual Habari Africa Festival from Friday August 11 – 13, 2017. This multi-disciplinary African arts festival will take place at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Habari Africa is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that displays the rich […]

winter/spring 2017 Concerts

Diely Mori Tounkara   Batuki Music Society and the Alliance Francaise de Toronto are proud to present Malian kora master Diely Mori Tounkara on Saturday February 11 th at the Alliance Francaise Theatre located at 24 Spadina Road at 9 pm. Born into a large family of Malian griots, Diely Mori Tounkara followed in the […]

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 Full Schedule ...

Habari Africa Festival Full Schedule – August 12 – August 14, 2016

 Friday August 12, 2016 Visual Arts – Marilyn Brewer Community Space Friday August 12: 7:00 – 10:00 pm Migration: a place-less place Filled with old memories and excitement of new ventures and at times clashing with each other, a place-less place is the vocation of the artists. Artists: Daniel Getahun, Addisalem Hailemariam, Curator Abye Kifle […]

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 […]



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