Uma Nota Festival 2012: World Funk Flagship at The Great Hall

**UPDATE: See festival details here***


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:

Os Tropies

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

Alice Russell

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

Uproot Andy & Geko Jones

Uproot Andy & Geko Jones (photo via

Bloco Bracatum led by Contra-Mestre Bola of Capoeira Camara

Bloco Bracatum led by Contra-Mestre Bola of Capoeira Camara

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


The Uma Nota Community Cultural Fair

The Uma Nota Community Cultural Fair

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

Cultural Talks

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