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If, when you think of Toronto, you think of white people living by a lake, siding with the redcoats and dodging the draft, you are way out of date. Yes their money has the queen’s head on it, but twenty first century Toronto has a thriving multiethnic cultural scene to go with their excellent healthcare, faultless public transportation and unsurprisingly effective ice hockey.
Over the past decade Toronto band Beyond the Pale (Not to be confused with metal band Beyond the Pale which has its own beauty but less impressive mandolin playing) are one of the bands who have stamped a distinctively north American sound onto their eastern European fusion of klezmer and Romany music. This week they are traveling to entertain les Quebecois, some anglo-Quebecois (chas vehalil) then ducking down into Obamaland through the beany reaches of eastern Massachusetts and south to the New York Workmen’s Circle — erstwhile home of this august publication — for their Sunday afternoon show.