Global Toronto 2021 has selected its Spotlight Artists and Golnar & Mahan Trio are among them! More than just a marketplace, Global Toronto is a meeting place, a global gathering in the tradition of our home, which has been a site of coming-together for millennia. A music showcase and conference rooted in re-imagining a sustainable, equitable, and accessible future for the music sector, Global Toronto 2021 (GT21) will be held online from Monday – Friday, June 14-18, 2021.
Over the last three months, the GT21 Jury of music professionals selected 22 Spotlight Artists – 18 Canadian and 4 international – through a rigorous process guided by equity, artistic quality, and market-readiness. We are thrilled that the powerful Austrian-based Golnar & Mahan Trio are 1 of them! Each artist will have their own Spotlight where they will be showcased to the international music community.
Golnar & Mahan Trio
Offering a masterful and fresh approach to the art of musical storytelling, Golnar & Mahan Trio draw together elements of contemporary jazz, Middle-Eastern music, African folk, polyrhythmic grooves, Afro-Cuban, and European chamber music to create an original international sound with roots in a shared heritage. Multi-instrumental, multi-lingual, and transcultural, the trio is the definition of a cosmopolitan band.
For millennia, the place we now call Toronto has been the site for the coming together of diverse populations, and its reputation as one of the world’s most multicultural cities continues that trajectory. Rooted in that history, and in this place, Global Toronto is dedicated to moving the music landscape forward, operating through a global lens.
Global Toronto engages in, grows, and reflects the diversity and excitement of the music sector. It’s a platform for connecting export-ready artists and professionals from across the country and around the world through showcase performances. It’s a gathering place to dig into the issues and opportunities faced on all sides of the stage. It’s a space in which relationships can be established and strengthened across the greater sector.
Stay tuned for details!