TD Pop-up Performances 2024

TD Pop-up Performances 2024

Date: 2024
Price: Free

The Aga Khan Museum provides a platform for emerging and established award-winning artists to showcase their craft, initiate cross-cultural dialogue, and engage new audiences.

 

Throughout the season, experience poetry, music and dance that reflects the rich tapestry of diverse world regions, from the Balkans to the Nordic countries, from the Middle East to Asia. Enjoy informal performances of jazz, Latin, Persian, traditional Asian music, and more, by a range of captivating artists in the Museum’s public spaces and galleries.

 

Pop-up Performances at the Museum are sponsored by TD Bank Group.

 

Join us every week for a new TD Pop-Up experience

Wednesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

 


February Performances

 

 

Ferhan Dogmusoz
February 28–March 3

 

 

Born into a musical family, Ferhan Dogmusoz is a jumbush and oud player and composer originally from Türkiye. He has appeared in some of the most popular radio programs and TV shows as an oud player along with various well-known musicians. After graduating as an engineer from Hacettepe University, his adventure led him to Russia. He released several studio albums and performed with many ensembles and musicians from all over the world. With a deep knowledge of the art of improvisation, his musical style combines older traditions with many new innovations.

 

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March Performances

 

Kazdoura
March 6–10

 

 

Toronto-based band Kazdoura fuzes nostalgia and reinvention in their modern interpretation of Arabic music. Their style is a cross-cultural blend of Eastern and Western music that combines old-world Arabic classics with jazz, funk, electro-pop, and disco. This project was founded in the summer of 2020, quickly finding success online, where their videos have collected more than 3 million views on Tik Tok. In June 2022, Kazdoura released their debut EP "Wain," which received support from the Ontario Arts Council, CBC, Danny Hajjar’s popular Sa'alouni El Nas Substack, and featured on Habibi Funk’s popular Spotify playlist.

 

Learn more about Kazdoura
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Tiran Bay
March 13–17

 

 

Tiran Bay is a first-generation SWANA region Canadian singer-songwriter and electric cellist. Her deeply soulful lyrics, enchanting vocals, and exceptional electric cello performance break the barriers of conventional pop and classical music. It's an art form that many have not even dared to try. Tiran Bay is a genre-bending and genre-fluid artist who creates an Art Pop, Avant-Pop, and Global Pop musical experience with singing and electric cello as the show's highlight. Tiran Bay is boldly creating her own lane and will soon be releasing her debut EP.

 

Learn more about Tiran Bay
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Watch Tiran Bay on YouTube

 

Kahveh
March 20–24

 

 

 

Kahveh brings back the ancient Dotar tradition, blending centuries of Iranian poetry and song. The soothing sound of the Dotar brings calm and joy, while Kahveh's melodic voice uplifts listeners through song and dance.

 

Learn more about Kahveh
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January Performances

 

Anita Katakkar
January 3–7

 

 

Amrita is a duo featuring soprano saxophonist Kayla Milmine and tabla player Anita Katakkar. Their music acts as a canvas where shapes are formed by rhythmic grooves, the colour is spontaneous improvisation, and the texture is an exploration of tone, timbre, and emotion. 

 

Learn more about Amrita
Watch Amrita on YouTube

 

Rachana Deshpande and Anita Katakkar
January 10–14

 

 

Hindustani vocalist Rachana Deshpande will be accompanied by tabla player Anita Katakkar. Deshpande is an Indian classical vocalist in the Jaipur and Gwalior gharanas. She earned her Master's in Music from the Bharati Vidyapeeth University of the Performing Arts in Pune. Anita Katakkar studies the tabla of Lucknow with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

 

Diar دْيَار
January 17–21

 

 

Diar ( دْيَار ) is a Syrian band dedicated to reviving and preserving traditional Syrian and Arabic songs by infusing them with a flamenco touch. The term "Diar" ( دْيَار ) refers to the open space of a courtyard in Damascus' traditional houses, also known as "Ard Diar" ( أرض دْيَار ). This term evokes memories of their homeland in Syria and of their musical roots. 

 

Follow Diar دْيَار on Instagram and Facebook
Watch Diarدْيَار on YouTube

 

Marta Solek
January 24–28

 

 

Marta Solek is a multi-instrumentalist from Poland. She graduated from the Krakow Academy of Music, specializing in cello and Polish/World knee fiddles. She is the first musician in the world to hold a master's degree in suka from bilgoray and plock fiddle-unique traditional instruments from the XVII Century. She has performed worldwide with classical orchestras, jazz, pop, rock, and world music bands, recorded 14 CDs, and composed music for music for TV shows, games and theatre. 

 

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February Performances

 

Shanaya Patel
January 31–February 4

 

 

 

Rising singer-songwriter Shanaya Patel, from Mississauga, Ontario is on a passionate path of bringing her music to a worldwide audience. With lush, deep vocals filled with grit and nuance, Patel's vocals and writing style draw inspiration from artists like Ariana Grande, H.E.R., and Julia Michaels. 

 

Learn more about Shanaya Patel
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Roshane Wright
February 23–25

A drummer and percussionist hailing from Portmore, Jamaica, Roshane Wright started playing percussion instruments at the age of six and has gone on to win numerous awards in his divisions. Wright fuses his musical Caribbean roots with jazz to create his own authentic sound. Roshane has been a freelance artist as well as a music educator, composer, arranger and band leader. 

 

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