Batuki Music Society presents BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA Mali’s Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba have deep roots in the griot tradition. The ngoni drives the band’s energetic live performances. When four of them are joined by the calabash, percussion and vocalist Amy Sacko’s transcendent voice, the pulsing, hypnotic soundContinue Reading


Sani-Abu School for African and Contemporary Dance (SSACD) and Batuki Music Society present IJO VUDU DANCE in concert: Kabako Benkadi (Powerful Unity) A Celebration of African Dance… from the Atlantic to the Indian, the Sahara to the Cape. Saturday, October 8, 2011 Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre:6 Noble Street (DufferinContinue Reading


Batuki Music Society and Small World Music Society present Sidi Touré Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Lula Lounge “Sidi Touré is a worthy successor to Ali Farka Touré. Among Songhaï musicians, Sidi is the best.Sidi Touré has all the talent, quality, simplicity, playing and singing skills; it’s incredible.We needContinue Reading


Batuki Music Society and the Gladstone Hotel present DONNÉ ROBERTS Friday, September 23, 2011 The World Concert Series Relaunches the Melody Bar! Donné Roberts is a singer songwriter, guitarist and producer. He came to the attention of a wider audience after earning a Juno Award in 2005 and was nominatedContinue Reading


  Batuki Music Society presents ‘MSAADA’ for East Africa ReliefBenefit Concert Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Lula Lounge ‘MSAADA’ – ‘HELP’ (in Kiswahili, widely spoken in East Africa.) Batuki Music Society invites you to ‘Msaada’, the East Africa Relief concertto benefit the Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Horn ofContinue Reading


Batuki Music Society presents Ambuya Stella Chiwesheand the Chivanhu Band Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Lula Lounge The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe The remarkable Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, known worldwide as the ‘Queen of Mbira’ is an acclaimed virtuoso of the mbira, a sacred instrument central to Zimbabwean Shona culture.Continue Reading

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Batuki Music Society presents KABAKUWO Thursday June 30, 2011 at the Lula Lounge West African Mandinka Music The Mandinka Empire was one of the most powerful empires in West Africa whose areas stretched over a region that includes big chunks of present day Mali, Benin, Senegal, Guinea and Gambia. TheContinue Reading


Batuki Music Society and the Gladstone Hotel present SONIA AIMY Friday, July 1st, 2011 The World Concert Series celebrates Canada Day! With a velvety voice comparable to the greats, Nigerian-born songwriter, singer and actress Sonia Aimy is the quintessential virtuoso of world music. Her CD ‘Mother’ brilliantly evokes highlife, afrobeat,Continue Reading


Batuki Music Society and the Gladstone Hotel present music from Mali featuring kora virtuoso and griot Mansa Sissoko accompanied by Kassoum Diamoutene on bala Friday, JUNE 3rd, 2011 The art and culture of Mali is so diverse, and some of its music has played a large role in the introductionContinue Reading

Batuki Music Society is an incorporated non-profit community-based organization that promotes African music and art through performances at music venues throughout the year and culminating into a weekend festival at the end of the programming season. Nadine McNulty Artistic Director info(at)batukimusic(dot)com 360A Bloor St. West P.O. Box 68585 Toronto, ONContinue Reading