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Future Primitive and Papi Chulo!

Future Primitive and Papi Chulo!

Are you ready for digital and analogue waves from the tropical flip-side? We got a double bill coming at you, in a neighbourhood joint, with some pretty good sound called the Baby G. Uma Nota and Futuro Libre present Future Primitive and Papi Chulo. Check the write ups and videos below and see you at...
Winter Nite

Winter Nite

!Get Tickets! Once again, we bring the heat and good vibes to this Tdot winter of contentment in frigid temperatures. We have the very best djs and the real deal raw samba of Batucada Carioca. It all happens at Super Wonder Gallery right on College Street near Clinton. What makes this jam fun is the liberty...
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 Nativo’s music explores themes of...
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...
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...
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...
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...