Mon, July 1 1:30pm

Kuné World

from Canada, Peru, Burkina Faso, China, Iran, Brazil, Cuba, Greece, Mexico, Baghdad, Istanbul

Canada's global orchestra brings together 11 musicians and 25 instruments for a live celebration of diversity.
Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Mon, July 1 1:30pm

Kuné World

from Canada, Peru, Burkina Faso, China, Iran, Brazil, Cuba, Greece, Mexico, Baghdad, Istanbul

Canada’s global orchestra brings together 11 musicians and 25 instruments for a live celebration of diversity.

Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Join us on Canada Day for Canada’s global orchestra, Kuné World. This 11-piece band explores and celebrates Canada’s cultural diversity through the shared language of music with artists hailing from all corners of the globe, from Peru, Burkina Faso, China, Iran and beyond, and, together, they create a sound that is at once global and uniquely local. 

About Kuné World

Kuné World – Canada’s Global Orchestra – was developed from a major initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to explore and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and pluralism. The ensemble seeks to communicate in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot and help find a common language through music.

The musicians hail from all corners of the globe, from Peru, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Turkey and beyond, and are now living in Toronto. The eleven musicians of Kuné play instruments as diverse as they are, from the tar of Iran to the lyra of Greece to the dizi of China.

Kuné World is a testament to the power of collaboration. Conceived by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, the project was brought to life through partnerships with Aga Khan Museum, Batuki Music Society, CBC Music, Diaspora Genius, Lula Music and Arts Centre, Small World Music, York University Department of Music and 918 Bathurst Centre. Originally known as the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, the ensemble launched in Koerner Hall in June 2017 and embarked on a Canada-wide tour, spreading the message of unity and diversity through their music.  

Photo by Zahra Saleki.

Dates & Times

Mon, July 1
1:30pm 2:30pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

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