The First Annual Uma Nota Festival: 3 Days of Tropical Urban Expression

The festival sees the expansion of our Uma Nota events from a successful bimonthly music series (once every two months at the Gladstone Hotel, from summer 2007 to present) to a full-fledged three-day celebration incorporating not only live and DJ musical performances but also workshops, a talk series, film screenings and food and drink.

On November 18, 19 and 20, take a trip into Toronto’s underground tropical scene with Uma Nota Culture.

 

Friday, November 18th

10 p.m. at Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

WORLD FUNK: THE UMA NOTA FLAGSHIP

Samba Elégua featuring David Arcus and the Kensington Horns

DJ Jason Palma

DJ General Eclectic

Admission: $10 at the door

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Saturday, November 19th

7 p.m. at Revue Cinema

LOVE, LIFE and DEATH IN THE STREETS OF BRAZIL

Short Film Screenings presented by AluCine Festival of Latin Film and Media Arts. (Artists in attendance.)

Admission: $6 General Admission/$4 Seniors/Students | AluCine ticket info

10 p.m. at El Mocambo

WORLD ELECTRO: FUNKÉTÉ meets UMA NOTA

Boogat (from Montreal LIVE!)

Dos Mundos DJs (eLman y Linterna)

DJ Jerus Nazdaq

Admission: $10 at the door

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Sunday, November 20th

3pm-10 p.m. at Lula Lounge

WORLD ROOTS: THE COMMUNITY CULTURAL FAIR

An afternoon Feijoada Brasileira (regular and vegetarian) by Cajú Restaurant

Talks: Jose Ortega (Art & Business), Mark Greenspan (Artists & New Media) and Alex Bordokas (Tradition & Modernity in Afro-Brazilian Arts)

Workshops: Drinks: “The Perfect Pitú Caipirinha”  Dance: “Roda de Coco” hosted by Maracatu Mar Aberto.

Music:

Luanda Jones

Tropicalia

Maria Bonita and The Band

DJ David Dacks

DJ Bookshelf

Admission: $5 donation/Pay What You Can

More info about Sunday