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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...
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 between 12 local music presenters...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Andrew Lamb Is Watching Your Neighbourhood, Toronto

Andrew Lamb Is Watching Your Neighbourhood, Toronto

Our Toronto street art correspondent Missy Cohen talks to the artist behind a city-wide wheatpaste campaign. Neighbourhood Watch is a Toronto street art project that shares pure joy with the residents of this city. Wheatpasting over old “This Community Protected” Neighbourhood Watch street signs with superheroes and supervillains of pop culture  [mostly from the ’80s and...
Tdot Batu's Nice Up Festa celebrates reggae and percussion

Tdot Batu’s Nice Up Festa celebrates reggae and percussion

Tdot Batú burst onto the Toronto Brazilian percussion scene over one year ago with their debut performance at Muhtadi Festival in summer 2013. Since then they have torn up the place and have won a lot of fans for their “Bloco Afro” style percussion group, based on the Salvador da Bahia-originating  form that incorporates many surdo...