Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions 2013, October 17-20
The third annual festival is coming up and we’ve expanded the program to four days of music, arts and culture.
We’ll announce much more in the coming weeks (watch this space and our Facebook page for updates).
For now, here is a preview of the program:
Thursday, October 17: Festival Launch Party
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.)
Os Tropies, Gordon Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Quintet, DJ Firecracker
Doors 9 p.m. $10
Friday, October 18: World Soul Party
The Garrsion (1197 Dundas St. W.)
Alice Russell (U.K.), Phil Motion and the Easy Lo-Fi (Ottawa), Marques Toliver, DJ General Eclectic
Co-presented by World Famous Music
Doors 9 p.m. $23 advance online tickets, more at the door
Saturday, October 19: Bridges Tropical Mashup: Live, Analog & Digital
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.)
In the hall:
Live: Bloco Bracatum, Los Hijos de Tuta
DJs: Uproot Andy(NYC), Geko Jones (NYC), General Eclectic
Opening act: Lido Pimienta
In the record room:
DJs Jason Palma (Footprints), MC Bookshelf and Humble Mike (Record Collective), Guv’nor General (Pressure Drop)
Co-presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media
Record room co-presented by Footprints
Doors 9 p.m. $12 advance/$15 before 11 p.m./$20 after
Sunday, October 20: Community Cultural Fair at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W.)
Tio Chorinho, Rick Udler (Brazil), Heavyweights Brass Band, Forrallstar (live forró all-stars band in a “Grande Encontro”)
Plus workshops, cultural talks, dance, DJs, food and drink (Brazilian feijoada with vegetarian option), artists’ and vendors’ marketplace and family-friendly activities.
Co-presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media, The Koffler Centre of the Arts and Lula Music and Arts Centre
2-11 p.m. Pay What You Can ($5 minimum donation/$10 after 7 p.m.)
Festival passes: $40
Stay tuned for info and links to buy festival passes online, right here on our website.
The Uma Nota Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Throughout the pre-festival week and over festival weekend, check out the Bridges Pan American workshop series presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media: Community workshops teaching artistic and cultural forms from across the Americas. More details coming soon.
Dates, times and locations To Be Announced
Some of the workshops on the program include:
Forró dance with Brazil Dance World
Street dance with Fly Lady Di (Diana Reyes)
Samba Reggae dance with Dance Migration
Afro-Colombian drums, music and dance with Reuben Esguerra & family
Street Brass! Carnival brass music from New Orleans, Brazil and Latin America with Christopher Butcher of the Heavyweights Brass Band
Coco de Roda with Maracatu Mar Aberto
Gilda Monreal and the Essencia Arts Collective: Community Transformation through the arts
Valentine Moreno: Public Cultural Policy in Brazil
Dos Mundos Arts and Media gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council
More to come