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Happy autumn, 2023!

It’s been a beautiful summer, full of performances worldwide, collaborations, award nominations and more! Here’s what’s coming up…

Mahabharata goes to the UK!

Jay Emmanuel as Shiva with the cast of Mahabharata (Shaw Festival, 2023). Photo by David Cooper.

Sept 11-23 in rehearsal for Why Not Theatre’s Mahabharata which is going to The Barbican in London…
Sept 23-Oct 8 Mahabharata at The Barbican! Check out the schedule by clicking on the previous link.

City Choir begins its next season!

Sept 12City Choir begins! We begin another fabulous year with this beautiful community choir. Directors this year include yours truly, Sophia Grigoriadis, Waleed Abdulhamid, Patricia O’Callaghan, Gregory Oh and John Millard. This choir is for singers with open hearts, voices and minds!

FreePlay goes back to the Rural UK!

October 12-23 FreePlay (Dylan Bell and Suba Sankaran) embarks on their “Talk To Me” tour (named after their latest album), in the rural UK with presenters Carn To Cove, Highlights North and Spot On Lancashire. Come find us if you’re nearby (or take a lovely road trip!):

Oct 14 Maker-With-Rame, Cornwall. 7:30pm
Oct 16 Bowes and Gilmonby, Durham. 7:30pm
Oct 17 Norham, Northumberland. 7:00pm
Oct 18 Bardon Mill, Northumberland. 7:30pm
Oct 19 Armathwaite Cumbria. 7:30pm
Oct 20 Appleby-In-Westmoreland, Cumbria. 7:30pm
Oct 21 Heysham, Lancashire. 7:00pm
Oct 22 Mellor Brook, Lancashire. 7:30pm

Los Variants performs at Hirut Cafe!

Nov 18 & Nov 19– Join me with Vince Maccarone’s Los Variants project at the lovely Hirut Cafe.

Autorickshaw at 20/Autorickshaw Songbook

Presented as part of the Confluence Concerts Songbook series.
Nov 22 & 23 A 20-year anniversary celebration of my (and Ed Hanley’s) Indo-fusion band! This will be an audio-visual feast of Autorickshaw’s history, music, stories from the road, and more!
Featuring the Autorickshaw Trio: Dylan Bell, Ed Hanley, Suba Sankaran

Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave.
6:45 pre-concert chat
7:30 concert

Windborne supported by FreePlay at Aurora Cultural Centre!

Dec 2 “The most exciting vocal group in a generation,” Windborne’s captivating show draws on the singers’ deep roots in traditions of vocal harmony, while the absolute uniqueness of their artistic approach brings old songs into the present. Known for the innovation of their arrangements, their harmonies are bold and anything but predictable. Boston based, Windborne are adherents to folk music’s long-time alliance with social activism, labor and civil rights, and other movements that champion the oppressed, the poor, and the disenfranchised. Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell’s Freeplay will support with their vocalizing a cappella and enhanced harmonies.

Dec 2, 7:30pm
Aurora Armoury
89 Mosley St.
Aurora, ON L4G 1V9 Canada
89 Mosley St.
Tickets: $30
Click this link for details