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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

Batuki Music Society and the Gladstone Hotel present music from Equatorial Guinea featuring Anastasio and Zalang Band Friday, MAY 6th, 2011 Ever heard music from one of Africa’s tiniest nations on the Atlantic Coast? Anastasio Bickie was born into a musical family in the lush tropical and tiny country ofContinue Reading

Batuki Music Society presents Okavango: An African OrchestraApril 15, 2011 at the Gladstone Hotel. Fresh off their triumphant debut, Okavango: An African Orchestra returns for an encore performance! Okavango: An African Orchestra is an ambitious new musical project that could happen only in a great multicultural city like Toronto. BatukiContinue Reading

Batuki Music Society and the Gladstone Hotel present Daniel Nebiat Friday, APRIL 1st, 2011 Born and raised in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, Daniel Nebiat picked up the krar (a five or six-stringed instrument from Ethiopia and Eritrea) at an early age, performing traditional songs and singing in his language,Continue Reading

Friday March 25, 2011 • The Music Gallery presents ETHIO T.O. Featuring Girma Woldemichael’s Ethio Fidel + Canaille with Isla CraigPart of the New World SeriesToronto shows its love for the exotic, pentatonic jazz-funk of Ethiopia and Eritrea Co-presented with Batuki Music SocietyDoors: 7pm, concert 8pmTickets: $15 regular, $10 member, seniorContinue Reading

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Batuki Music Society and Small World Music are proud to present the Toronto premiere of TIKEN JAH FAKOLY Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Lula Lounge Following in the footsteps of his musical mentor, Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly has established himself as one of the figureheads of the reggaeContinue Reading

When: February 25, 2011 at 8pm. Where: Glenn Gould – (CBC) at 250 Front St. West, Toronto. Admission: $25 tickets on sale at Glenn Gould Studio or 416-872-4255. The idea is to harmonize several musical instruments that many African artists use to create music.  The instruments are used in aContinue Reading