Global Toronto Music Conference Envisions an Equitable, Sustainable Future for Music Industry
The 2021 conference and showcase will take place online from June 14-18
Published Jun 02, 2021Produced by Small World Music, Global Toronto 2021 (GT21) aims to reimagine the music sector by building relationships across the world music ecosystem — because Toronto is a meeting place. The music showcase and conference will run online June 14-18.
The theme for this year's iteration is "Now What: Making Space, Enacting Change." GT21 will explore topics related to equity, climate justice, accessibility and barriers for marginalized communities. Prioritizing under-represented voices in the international music industry will facilitate powerful conversations about systemic issues and pathways to address them. GT21 is a unique industry event, taking a decolonized and decentralized collaborative process to address more than just business. They're dedicated to cultivating bonds with under-represented and new markets in Asia, Africa and South America.
GT21 panelists include representatives from Beirut & Beyond, Keychange, Le Phoque OFF, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and more. Participants will also be connected to the most vibrant music scenes worldwide through the conference's regional partnerships with MusiConnect Asia, Bayimba Cultural Foundation, Fluvial, Planea Música, TEMPOConnect, BLOK and more.
This year's spotlighted artists include AfrotroniX, Bantü Salsa, Briga, Bruno Capinan, the Commotions, Élage Diouf, Duo Perse-Inca, Fanfara Station, Lucio Feuillet, Goinar & Mahan Trio, Lily Kadima, Kurbasy, Labess, the Liquor Store, Moneka Arabic Jazz, Moskitto Bar, Pantayo, PIQSIQ, Malika Tirolien, Turkwaz, le Vent du Nord and Waahli.
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