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Doctor Nativo: Cumbia-Reggae Party

Doctor Nativo: Cumbia-Reggae Party

Facebook event Yes yes we are back… Since we’ve been digging the cumbia and reggae for years, we thought we’d bring those vibes back and present an artist that embodies both of those styles and just happens to be pulling through Toronto right about now… Doctor Nativo. Direct from Guatemala, Doctor...
Toronto music presenters unite to form Polyphonic Ground

Toronto music presenters unite to form Polyphonic Ground

There’s a new initiative to help connect the oodles of culturally diverse music we have here in Toronto with audiences who are “culturally curious” and looking for these kinds of discoveries right here in our city. Uma Nota is proud to be a part of Polyphonic Ground, a freshly formed collaboration...
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African, Latin and Tropical sounds: Uma Nota meets Batuki on Polyphonic Ground

African, Latin and Tropical sounds: Uma Nota meets Batuki on Polyphonic Ground

The Uma Nota energia is strong in this one! Together with Batuki Music, a presenter of African music and art, join us for our Polyphonic Ground co-presentation of Beny Esguerra & New Tradition, Matatu Express, and The Future Primitive at Revival Bar on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Matatu Express will bless us with Ghanaian highlife and palm...
Chicano Batman in Toronto!

Chicano Batman in Toronto!

So Chicano Batman, in the words of Toronto Latinx cultural producer and influencer, Sergio Elmir “a very very good band” from LA, will be in Toronto on April 4th at the Velvet Underground, presented by Embrace. Do not miss this show! Tickets here! They come out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing...
Bargain Bash! Uma Nota and Footprints in An Honest Farewell

Bargain Bash! Uma Nota and Footprints in An Honest Farewell

Anyone who’s lived in Toronto for some time knows about Honest Ed’s. For decades of Toronto’s history, the big, tacky store at Bathurst and Bloor was THE destination for cheap housewares, gaudy colour schemes and corny puns on hand-painted signs. (“Welcome, don’t faint at our low prices, there’s no place to lie down” and “Only...
Our Latin Thing - Futuro Libre

Our Latin Thing – Futuro Libre

Futuro Libre, a brand new cultural production house in Toronto, brings it with a special holiday jam, Our Latin Thing, on Thursday December 29th, 2016. Los Poetas and Beny Esguerra & New Tradition athrow down their best stuff. Los Poetas With members hailing from El Salvador, Chile, Argentina, Panama and Colombia, via Canada, Latin Hip Hop collective...
in/future Transformative Art Experience

in/future Transformative Art Experience

in/future is totally awesome. The arts & music festival brings together a whole lot of beautiful ingredients for a truly innovative and art-inspiring experience. Here are three reasons to go for the final weekend. It’s at Ontario Place. For Torontonians (especially over-30 peeps), it is super nostalgic, and regardless, this ‘70s/’80s on-the-lake world of the...
GAIA: The Female Experience Told

GAIA: The Female Experience Told

Diving deep beneath the surface, Dance Migration pushes the boundaries of Brazilian samba with its debut production GAIA this September 16,17 & 18 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Gaia, is the ancient Greek name for the proto-goddess Earth, the spouse of Uranos, or Sky. From Gaia the Gods and Titans were born. She is the original...
Uma Nota Seeks Artistic Everything

Uma Nota Seeks Artistic Everything

Serious inquiries only info [at] umanota [dot] ca Job Description Uma Nota Culture seeks a resident artist who can contribute to the collective’s productions in a number of ways. The position is for 40 hours weekly and includes weekends and evenings. Work hours are irregular and there is a need to be flexible with other...
Sisters in Song: Jabu and Aline Morales

Sisters in Song: Jabu and Aline Morales

Aline Morales Live at Lula Lounge, November 26, 2015 ** UPDATE: Unfortunately, Jabu Morales was not able to come for this performance, but Aline Morales and her band will still perform.** Buy Tickets Aline Morales’ days as Toronto’s best-kept musical secret may be over, but the Brazilian singer, percussionist and bandleader has a special treat...
Vox Sambou: From Haiti to Montreal to The Brazil Session

Vox Sambou: From Haiti to Montreal to The Brazil Session

Vox Sambou is the real deal: A sharp-witted lyricist and classy showman who is charismatic, unflinching, passionate and compassionate. The Montreal-based MC has been called “the eternal voice of Haiti,” a “Haitian hip hop ambassador” and a “key figure on the progressive front of the Rap Kreyòl movement” whose “boundless energy” on stage with his six-piece band...
Lenis Rino: Mais Um Grito

Lenis Rino: Mais Um Grito

A poetic, dynamic and energetic interpreter and innovator of Brazilian popular and folkloric culture, Lenis Rino is the musical producer of several current artists in a fertile Belo Horizonte music scene. But Lenis’s special relationship to Toronto is through his work as one of Maracatu drumming’s greatest ambassadors, in Minas Gerais state and around the world. Lenis has produced music...
Community Cultural Fair at Lula Lounge Festival 2015

Community Cultural Fair at Lula Lounge Festival 2015

Community Cultural Fair at Lula Lounge Buy tickets to Community Cultural Fair Our popular Sunday afternoon-into-evening hang out and live show is back October 18th for a fifth year of music, dance, food, drink, games and family-friendly fun. With plenty of great live music and DJs, and kid’s activities including craft table and face painting, this...
Saturday Jamboree at Geary Lane - Uma Nota Festival 2015

Saturday Jamboree at Geary Lane – Uma Nota Festival 2015

Saturday Jamboree at Geary Lane Buy Tickets to Saturday Jamboree It’s festival time!  The last time Uma Nota joined together with Dub Connection Soundsystem to take over Geary Lane, it was a beautiful Winter Nite. We’ve joined forces again to bring you a night of uninhibited dancing to the best music for another amazing Saturday night (October 17th) at...