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Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Shopping

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Daraa Tribes (Morocco)

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

With each member originating from a different tribe, Daraa Tribes presents a fusion of ancestral tribal music, Saharan blues and the voices of a desert oasis in their Toronto debut.

Vieux Farka Touré (Mali)

9:30pm –10:45pm

Music

Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré captivates with his dazzling speed and dexterity, and a unique sound rooted in Malian blues, rock and reggae.

Lakeview Market

12:00pm –11:00pm

Shopping

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

1:00pm

Lectures

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Sahba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Music

Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it, modern tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and renowned percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. Get your tickets today!

Kalàscima (Italy)

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

One of Italy's hottest bands, Kalàscima is rocking the ancient trance rhythms of tarantella squarely into the 21st century.

La Dame Blanche (Cuba, France)

9:30pm –10:45pm

Music

With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, Cuban artist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez delivers a powerful and compelling sound during her Toronto debut.

Lakeview Market

12:00pm – 7:00pm

Shopping

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Éthiopiques – Revolt of the Soul

1:00pm

Film

This documentary tells the story of French music journalist Francis Falceto, who masterminded the famous "Éthiopiques" series of CDs that first introduced Ethiopia to the Western world.