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JAFFA ROAD: A Genre-bending Global Celebration
July 13, 2014
Highly acclaimed Toronto-based "World Music Group of the Year" (2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards) and JUNO Award-nominees (2010, 2013)
“Jaffa Road plumbs the history of diverse cultures for inspiration, reviving ancient wisdom in ways resonant with a cosmopolitan city like contemporary Toronto ... there are ideas there that apply as much to the making of a community, and a world, as they do to making music”. -- Jim Coyle (Toronto Star)
Sunday, Jul 13
- 7pm $22 adv, $25 day of show
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Named "World Music Group of the Year" at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards and nominated for two JUNO Awards (2010, 2013) Jaffa Road is a highly acclaimed Toronto-based world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative interpreters of inter-cultural music. Their music creates a unique sonic landscape that draws organically from the worlds of Jewish music, Arabic and Indian music, jazz, modern, electronica, rock, pop, and dub.
They released their sophomore CD Where the Light Gets In to critical acclaim, a Juno nomination, and an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Their debut CD, Sunplace, was released in early 2009 to a packed house at The Lula Lounge in Toronto and was recorded for CBC Radio 2 Canada Live. Their song, L.Y.G., off the album won Grand Prize and the Lennon Award in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
The band has played festivals and concert halls all across Canada including Toronto’s prestigious Koerner Hall. They have also played festivals in Brazil, Alaska, New York, and Georgia. Delighting audiences everywhere with their unique brand of genre-bending global fusion.
Jaffa Road is very grateful for the support received from The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, and The Canada Council for The Arts. This performance is made possible in part by the support of the Music Touring Program of the Canada Council for the Arts.