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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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 […]

Habari Africa Festival

Habari Africa Festival

BROWSE EVENTS (click for daily listings) It’s impossible to define what exactly is African culture, music, food, film, fashion and art. Join us for a weekend of exploration and engagement with the art, sounds and tastes of Africa. GETTING HERE  (click for Harbourfront Centre Visitor Info) FREE   * some exceptions apply < short url >

Xmas 2013


Happy Holidays to all! We look forward to your continuing support in the New Year. (click on image ^ to view larger)

Exploring Manhood


Saturday, OCTOBER 5, 2013 1:30 to 3:30 PM FREE Trinity-St Paul’s United Church THE CHAPEL 427 Bloor Street West Batuki Music Society proudly presents A reading of new works by playwright Kwame Stephens EXPLORING MANHOOD The reading… What is manhood all about? Does it have to do with a physical state of being or behaviour? […]



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