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3pm- 10 p.m. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West

WORLD  ROOTS :  THE COMMUNITY CULTURAL FAIR

On Sunday afternoon, join us for food, drink, talks and workshops. Bring the whole family and an appetite, and stay into the evening for music and dancing.

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The Feijoada Brasileira is on!!  We will have the very best feijoada in North America, served by festival partner Cajú Restaurant. The feijoada that they have prepared is of high quality cuts of beef, pork loin etc etc… and… it is also available in vegetarian form! It will be served starting at 3:30 p.m. and will be served until 6 p.m. while quantities last. Come early to avoid dissapointment!  $5 per serving (this is a steal of a deal!)

Custom site decorations, puppetry and games will be part of the mix, provided by Clay and Paper Theatre and Uma Nota.

Talks Series 4 p.m.

Jose Ortega (Art & Business)Mark Greenspan (Artists & Digital Media) and Alex Bordokas (Tradition & Modernity in Afro-Brazilian Arts). Three of Toronto’s penny philosophers offer their thoughts on art and culture. Followed by Q&A. More info on talks click here.

Workshops: 

“The Perfect Pitú Caipirinha” Pitú presents a “work-show” on how the perfect caipirinha is made, using all the elements: a pestle, ice, a drink shaker, limes, sugar, a bit of mint and of course, cachaça. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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MC Bookshelf 3:30 p.m.

MC Bookshelf is a badass Canadian guy who lived in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro’s most infamous and largest favela. Lord only knows what he was doing there, but during his stay he bought many many cool old samba and soul records that he’ll spin at the festival.

Luanda Jones & Thiago Souza 5 p.m.

Luanda Jones captivates audiences with her unique blend of suave, jazz-inflected vocals and stylized guitar harmonies. She passionately interprets some of the Brazil’s most cherished musical traditions. Drawing from Brazil’s diverse MPB genre (Brazilian Popular Music), Luanda colours the expansive, encyclopedic sonic shades of her influences with an unforgettable vocal charm and an entirely welcoming on-stage personality. She is joined on keys by Thiago Souza

DJ David Dacks 5:45 p.m.

David Dacks writes, DJs and produces radio. He’s a longtime advocate of all things dub, which is one of the key building blocks of creative rhythm music. David also knows a staggering amount about music. In his virtual decks past, future, analog, electronic and music from all around the world collide and spawn. Check out his radio show The Abstract Index on Toronto’s CIUT Radio, which he has broadcasted live from AfroFest and the Guelph Jazz Festival.

“Roda de Coco” hosted by Maracatu Mar Aberto. 6 p.m.

Maracatu Mar Aberto and friends host a circle of Coco from Northeastern Brazil. All are invited to participate in this lively and fun dance. The step is simple and can be danced in groups, in a pair, or solo. The music involves a collection of percussion instruments and call and response songs.

Tropicalia 7 p.m.

Tropicalia is a group of musicians and friends brought together by Brazilian popular music from the 60s and 70s. They play their favourites by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes and Os Novos Baianos, among others.

Maria Bonita and The Band 8:15 p.m.

Led by the vocals of Jerusa Leão, Maria Bonita & the Band is a collaboration of Toronto artists from diverse musical backgrounds. They bring the playful rhythms of Forró Pé-de-Serra from Brazil straight to your backyard. With its soulful mix of accordion, fiddle, guitar, flute and percussion, Forró has become the craze of a nation, sweeping across Brazil’s cultural landscape and inspiring a new generation of musicians. Brazil Dance World will be dancing. (Here’s a little more about Forró.)

Maracatu Mar Aberto 9:40 p.m.

Mar Aberto will close off the festival with a mystical and uplifting Baque Virado de Maracatu! Formed just over a year ago, Mar Aberto brings fresh energy and a wealth of perspective in maracatu songs, rhythms and arrangements. Raw energy, simple emotion.

Admission: $5 minimum donation/Pay What You Can

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