As we gear up for the second annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions (October 20-21 in Toronto), we’re taking a moment to share some of the great Uma Nota moments and personalities on video we’ve managed to capture and publish online.

Jumping for joy at the 2011 festival

There will be more video to come as we count down to the festival. For now, press play on these Toronto culture and world citizen-approved moments and get ready for an amazing three days of music, culture, art, food, dance and celebration.

In November 2011, we presented our first Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions. Here are a few killer moments.

Who wouldn’t want to do THAT again?

In May 2012, we kicked off the season’s Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington market with The Block Party at PS Kensington, in a co-production with Maracatu Mar Aberto.

Amazing energy at the Block Party at PS Kensington, hats off to the Maracatu Mar Aberto crew, all the performers and the good people of Toronto ... alegria (joy)!

Here’s a video memento of that fine day of music, culture and community:

And here’s our artist profile from the 2011 festival: Uma Nota presents Jerusa Leão & Maria Bonita and the Band

Stay tuned as we announce more details for the 2012 Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions. We’ll be posting videos, artist profiles, community events and more as things roll along in the lead-up to the October 10-21 festival.