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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...
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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...
Uma Nota Festival 2015

Uma Nota Festival 2015

UPDATED OCTOBER 1st Saturday October 17th Saturday Jamboree at Geary Lane Buy Tickets to Saturday Jamboree FEATURING Vox Sambou (Montreal/Haiti) T Dot Sound Crew DJ General Eclectic Selector K Zar PLUS 15,000 watt soundsystem by Dub Connection Décor by Pleasurecraft featuring projected visuals in collaboration with VJ Notívago Food vendors to be announced Cash bar...
UMA NOTA Summer BLOCK PARTY!

UMA NOTA Summer BLOCK PARTY!

If you aren’t experiencing fatigue with the proliferation of the myriad of Block Parties, we bring it back to Toronto’s realest most fucken badass Block Party… On Sunday August 9, 2015, join us for another summer afternoon and evening of music and delight. music.food.drink.dance Summer isn’t complete without Block Party! Once more, we’ll have all...
Brazilian Block Party: Lumanota!

Brazilian Block Party: Lumanota!

It is no secret that the foundation of Uma Nota has been making Brazilian style cultural manifestations happen in Toronto.  You know, parties with that creative fashion that the people in Terris Brasilis do so well. It seems our colleagues at Luminato took notice, and so, we present: #LUMANOTA! the Brazilian Block Party at Luminato Festival of...
Worlds of Influence at LulaWorld 2015

Worlds of Influence at LulaWorld 2015

Rhythm heads that we are, we love the big Brazilian drumming groups. The rhythms and the movement of a full ensemble of only drums (and sometimes only drums and vocals) make us move, sweat, dance and go flush in the face with joy. And many of the people who come across those big drumming groups...
Grand Bateria Express

Grand Bateria Express

Grand Bateria Express Yes. The story: we are actively involved in the delicate game of getting officially 7, but in reality 9, different groups together for, as Rick Lazar says, a “momentous occasion, the uniting of all of Toronto’s Brazilian drumming baterias” (drum troupes).  This is no small feat, as all the groups vary in style, have...
The Culture of Landscape: Grow Op

The Culture of Landscape: Grow Op

And we return to our first home! Grow Op has teamed up with Uma Nota to throw their after party at the Gladstone. Joining us for this incredible little after party will be Samba Squad, maybe the largest and most famous Samba troupe in Toronto! Grow Op Opening Reception  April 24 at 19:00–after party at 22:00...
Domingão do Samba! (Big Sunday Samba!)

Domingão do Samba! (Big Sunday Samba!)

Buy Tickets Music.Friends.Food.Dance.Drink Once again, in the tradition of cultural fairs and Block Party, we present Domingão do Samba (Big Samba Sunday) an afternoon to evening event specially made into a Quadra de Samba, or Samba School rehearsal hall in Rio de Janeiro. Everybody is welcome. Bring the family, chill out, dance, play and hang while the...
Gilberto's Samba in Toronto

Gilberto’s Samba in Toronto

  Gilberto Gil, Brazil’s  eternal ambassador of music and culture, is at Koener Hall in Toronto on Tuesday. The influence this man has had in Brazil and on the Brazilophiles worldwide is incredible. The show is sold out. The last time I saw him play alone, (as he plans to do this time), the delight of...