Rhythms of Canada 2023: TD Pop-Up Performances

Special Event

Rhythms of Canada 2023: TD Pop-Up Performances

Date: June 30–July 3, 2023
Price: FREE

Look and listen for Pop-Up Performances by local artists around the Museum and Park, sponsored by TD. Learn more about this year's TD Pop-up Performances below.


Saturday, July 1 | 12 pm, 2:30 pm 5 pm


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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Running Rivers
Saturday, July 1 | 1:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 6:15 pm



Combining elements of Western classical music, jazz, funk, and blues with South Asian classical and folk traditions, Running Rivers combines unique colours, moods, and resonance from their varied palettes of expression and experience. Running Rivers' unique sound is rooted in understanding, humility, insignificance, and a celebration of the collective human experience. 


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Khem & Kamta Singh Duo
Sunday, July 2 | 1:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 6:15 pm



An esteemed musician and singer, Kamta Singh was one of the first people to introduce Bollywood music to Canada in the early 1960s. Singh has shared the stage with some of the world’s most acclaimed Bollywood singers and composers and currently gives back to the community by performing at weekly Mandir programs.


Khem Singh is a distinguished tabla nawaz player with over 45 years of performance experience. He blends different variations to create a unique style of his own.


Reigning from a musical family, Azeem Moorji is a pristine octapad player, playing all styles of music from Bollywood to ghazals and Garba.


Sunday, July 2 | 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm



Blending old-school rocksteady, dancehall, and dubstep with gospel, soul, and R&B, 6-time Juno nominee Ammoye sings songs of love, life, and justice. A self-declared soul rebel, she uses her unique future-forward reggae sound and soothing multidimensional voice to share messages of empowerment. Her newly released 13-track album Water features internationally acclaimed musicians from across the reggae scene. 


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Jerusa Leão
Monday, July 3 | 12 pm and 2:30 pm

Jerusa Leão is a Toronto-based Brazilian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.


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Andrew Kay
Monday, July 3 | 1:15 pm and 3:45 pm



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.


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