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Trav­el­ling light

One of the themes for this year’s

Lu­mi­nato Fes­ti­val is the gui­tar, which as you might guess, means there are lots of gui­tarists play­ing at var­i­ous venues. The most in­ter­est­ing mu­sic op­tions this year in­clude the Trav­el­ling Blues show­case (June 6, Metro Hall Square), head­lined by Taj Ma­hal along­side a large ros­ter of blues mu­si­cians from all over the world. Also worth not­ing is NXNE’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lu­mi­nato, Tales Of The

Un­canny (June 11, Yonge-Dun­das Square), which fea­tures post-rock­ers Do Make Say Think, indie vi­o­lin­ist ex­traor­di­naire Owen Pal­lett and Ger­man ex­per­i­men­tal elec­tronic artist Robert Lip­pok per­form­ing a live score to the clas­sic si­lent hor­ror film. Both events are free. lu­mi­nato.com.

Sunny days

Har­bourfront can al­ways be counted on for some qual­ity out­door con­certs, and this year is no ex­cep­tion. High­lights in­clude Nige­rian icon King Sunny Adé, who per­forms for free, along­side Femi

Kuti (son of Afrobeat ar­chi­tect Fela Kuti) as part of the Hot Spot (July 4). Home­town he­roes Bro­ken So

cial Scene have moved their can­celled Olympic Is­land con­cert to Har­bourfront for Beats, Breaks &

Cul­ture (July 11), which is good news. Not only do we still get to hear them out­doors, the show’s now free (and won’t be dis­rupted by the Indy Car race). har­bourfront­cen­tre.com.

Femi Kuti

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