Musique, horizons lointains

2022 Edition

– August 17 to September 7 –

A series of world music concerts

The series of concerts “Musique, horizons lointains” invites you to explore new musical territories. Each musician shares the repertoire or the tradition that he masters and pushes towards new horizons. This year, we invite you to feel the pulse of ancient traditions, intertwined and revived. To foresee their future and the universal values ​​they carry from a wide variety of instruments: piano, oud, violin, ukulele, double bass, tar, mandolin, kamanche, tombak… A journey to gently go beyond our geographical and temporal boundaries, from Iran to Quebec, via Andalusia and Syria.

Book your tickets now

Tickets are available now. See full program and ticketing below

Evening 1-2-3 : concerts at 15 $ (+ tx + ticketing fees) | Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile End

Evening 4 : Free (no reservation required) | Parc Lahaie

Subscribe to our newsletter

Stay tuned for our upcoming events.

Persian music from the Qajar dynasty

Saeed Farajpouri, Amir Koushkani et Hamin Honari in concert

August 17, 2022, 6 p.m. | Saint-Enfant-Jésus Church of Mile-End

$15 (+ tax + ticketing fees)

Saeed Farajpouri is among the greatest performers of the Iranian kamanche (spike fiddle). He is joined by Dr. Amir Koushkani, who is a researcher and master performer of the Iranian tar (long-necked lute) and Hamin Honari on the tombak (goblet drum). These musicians come together to present Iranian music in a manner that is faithful to the style of music which would have been presented during the late Qajar Dynasty of Iran (1789-1920).

Andalusyria: encounter between flamenco, jazz and Syrian music

Nazih Borish et Gabriel Evangelista en concert

August 24, 2022, 6 p.m. | Saint-Enfant-Jésus Church of Mile-End

$15 (+ tax + ticketing fees)

Two instrumentalist composers come together to create an original repertoire at the crossroads of different musical traditions. Nazih Borish, a Syrian musician based in Montreal, is a self-taught oud virtuoso; Gabriel Evangelista, a Montrealer of Spanish origin, is a flamenco-jazz pianist. Both have developed their own musical language over the course of their careers. They are involved in this artistic encounter by combining their cultural and personal horizons. Join us to discover their new work, a result of a 2022 summer residency at the Centre.

Archives: traditional Quebec songs and tunes from the 40s and 50s

Cédric Dind-Lavoie et Dâvi Simard en concert

August 31, 2022, 6 p.m. | Saint-Enfant-Jésus Church of Mile-End

$15 (+ tax + ticketing fees)

Archives is the new project of multi-instrumentalist and composer Cédric Dind-Lavoie, a show that marries folklore archives with ambient and introspective music. The musician reclaims old treasures found through a selection of Québec songs and instrumental tunes from the 1940’s and 1950’s, drawn from the collections of folklorists Simonne Voyer, Roger Matton and Luc Lacourcière. He is supported on stage by the fiddler Dâvi Simard turned towards sound exploration and who brings as well a strong anchoring in the traditional codes. Together, they form a trio with the archive station which plays relics of the past in real-time, operated directly on reel or vinyl. It is as if the two musicians had been able to slip through the cracks of time to meet these voices and their stories to accompany them.

Open doors to transmission

Come and meet the professors of the Centre!

September 7, 2022, 6 p.m. | Lahaie Park*

Free entrance, no reservation required

We invite you to come and talk with teachers from the Center, who will present their instruments. Come discover our wide range of courses before choosing the repertoire you would like to learn. An opportunity to know more about the methods of learning music in groups or individually. Classes will start the very next week! On the program: balafon, cajon, pandeiro, Balkan choir, contredanse, Quebec song, klezmer workshop, Arab-Andalusian choir, choro from Brazil…

*in case of rain, the event will take place at the Centre des musiciens du monde (5043 Saint-Dominique street)

Previous editions

2021 edition

September 12 – October 31

  • Splendors of Persian music | Kiya Tabassian, Kianoush Khalilian, Hamin Honari – Sunday, September 12
  • A Persian-Inca Encounter | Showan Tavakol and Federico Tarazona – Sunday, September 19
  • Brazilian Musical Heritage | Manoel Vieira – Sunday, September 26
  • Tango Quintet | Amijai Shalev – Sunday, October 3
  • The Music of the Mashriq | Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Joseph Khoury – Sunday, October 10
  • The Music of Ancient China | Wen Zhao – Sunday, October 17
  • The Music of Kurdistan | Pooria Pournazeri and Hamin Honari – Sunday, October 24
  • Folklore du Québec au violon baroque | Nicolas Babineau and Alexis Chartrand – Sunday, October 31

2020 edition

August 12 – September 30