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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!...
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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...
Global Rhythm w/ José Marquez

Global Rhythm w/ José Marquez

We are delving into the world of electronic ecstatic rhythmacism… also known as house music… check the vibes on April 11th, 2015 Uma Nota & Solid Garage present Global Rhythm  JOSÉ MARQUEZ (Tribe, Yoruba Records, Los Angeles) YOGI (Solid Garage Toronto) special live performance by: BATUCADA CARIOCA Sat April 11th 10pm Remix – 1305 Dundas St. W. Toronto hosted...
Winter Nite

Winter Nite

Let’s cast out the cold and enliven the heart with the most diverse jam in Toronto. If you liked our summer Block Party, this is your party off the beaten path, in a new location, designed and specially made for our enjoyment pleasure. We originally were going to call this event ‘Inside the Block, Party’ because...
The Block Party

The Block Party

The End of Summer Block Party held in September made such an impact that it has quickly become identifiable as one of Uma Nota’s signature events. The afternoon-into-evening event brought together many Uma Nota crews of artists and friends and rallied different communities in our age old pursuit of good times, free expression and general...
The Fabulous Festival Review (w Video)

The Fabulous Festival Review (w Video)

Ok so  The 4th Annual Uma Nota Festival came at us in late October with some of the best programming in the short history of our festival. Dancing happy people packing the house every night (and during the day in the case of the Sunday). many thanks to all the people who came out and to...
The Live Element: Bands at Uma Nota Fest

The Live Element: Bands at Uma Nota Fest

Here is the rundown of the Live acts featured at this year’s Uma Nota Fest (#UmaNotaFest for the social media savvy). Lots of talent and creativity in the mix to move your body and stimulate the pleasure zones of the mind. The Human Rights Uma Nota alumni The Human Rights (formally Friendlyness & The Human...
Give It Up for the DeeJay.

Give It Up for the DeeJay.

Uma Nota Festival has got a wicked line-up of live music and some of the best selectors and beat producers. Let’s take a look at the deejays on the bill for Uma Nota Festival 2014. Ushka  Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-living migrant. She is an activist, cultural organizer, and deejay re-defining the boundaries...