Around the world in 12 in­stru­ments

Mu­sic New Cana­dian Global Mu­sic Or­ches­tra June 2, Ko­erner Hall

Toronto Life - - Culture -

The dozen mu­si­cians in this con­cert call Canada home but trace their cul­tural roots to Burk­ina Faso, Ti­bet, Peru, Pak­istan and be­yond. The in­stru­ments they play are just as var­ied: the tar (a pre­cur­sor to the gui­tar), the es­raj (like a sitar) and the kam­bélé n’goni (you just have to see it), along with down­home ad­di­tions like the spoons and jaw harp. In this one-off con­cert, they premiere orig­i­nal mu­sic cre­ated to cel­e­brate Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial. It’s the feel-good per­for­mance of the month.

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