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Pop-up Performances 2023

Pop-up Performances 2023

Date: 2023
Price: Free with Museum Admission

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 presented by TD Bank – of jazz, Latin, Persian, traditional Asian music, and more – by a range of captivating artists in the Museum’s public spaces and galleries.


Join us every week for a new Pop-Up experience

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


March Performances


Aimal Khan Khattak
March 1–5



Aimal Khan Khattak is a musician, Rubab player, art & culture preservationist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He aims to promote Pashtun culture through his music and gained recognition for his song ‘Meena Oor De Zargiya,' on which he gained more than 4 Million views across different digital platforms. Khattak is a founding member of Islamabad-based instrumental band, Pro-Zac and collaborates with organizations and international music bands to promote Pashtun music and culture.


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Sridaya Srivatsan
March 8–12


Kousha Nakhaei
March 15–19



Kousha Nakhaei is a musician and co-director of Sarv Music Academy, with expertise in Western classical and Iranian traditional music. He performs with various artists and has toured extensively with Sarv Ensemble. Nakhaei also teaches violin and kamanche, leads Sarv String Orchestra and Sarv Choir, and has guest-taught Iranian music at several institutions.


Learn more about Kousha Nakhaei
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March 22–26



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.


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Marta Solek
March 29–April 2



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 masters degree in suka from bilgoray and plock fiddle-unique traditional instruments from XVII Century. She has performed worldwide with classical orchestras, jazz, pop, rock, and world music bands, recorded 14 CD’s, and composed music for music for TV shows, games and theatre. 

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Past Performers




Kyler Mackenzie
January 4–8



Fusing Spanish, Celtic, and Slavic music on classical guitar, Kyler Mackenzie's musical journey began in Toronto and has since taken him worldwide. He has performed his take on Modern Folk Fusion in Eastern Europe, France, and Portugal. 


Roshane Wright
January 11–15



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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Ross Morgan
January 18–22



Ross Morgan is a Toronto-based guitarist, composer, and arranger. Originally from Richmond, Ontario, Morgan began his musical journey studying 70’s folk and soul. He discovered a passion for jazz at the age of 18 after hearing Ed Bickert's "At The Garden Party" for the first time. Since graduating from Humber College, he has performed locally with groups like Tideways Collective, TJ and the Crew, and the Tomoko Abe Trio and released his debut EP Migration — an exploration of Canadian journeys and a tribute to his favourite musicians.


Listen to Ross Morgan's EP, Migration
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Ross Morgan will be accompanied by:
Nathan Hiltz and Hiro Suzuki on Guitar (January 18th)
Tyler Campbell on Saxophone (January 21st)


Andrew Kay
January 25–29



Andrew Kay is an acclaimed musician and composer from Toronto, Canada. Kay writes and performs music ranging from Indo-Jazz, World Music, and Indian Classical Raga Music to Contemporary Jazz and contemporary Improvisations. He is among one of the first musicians in the world to perform Indian Classical music on the Alto Saxophone after spending more than a decade living and studying in the traditional Guru-Shishya parampara system with his Guru in Kolkata, India. He has also pioneered a unique set of tuned Himalayan Singing Bowls that he performs with, as well as using tuning forks, various woodwinds, and hand percussion. He is a seasoned performer with dozens of feature concerts around the globe with world-renowned maestros and is the co-leader of many creative musical projects.


Learn more about Andrew Kay
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Behzad Danesh
February 1–5


Jerusa Leão
February 8–12


Roshane Wright
February 22–26

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