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Domingão do Samba! (Big Sunday Samba!)

Domingão do Samba! (Big Sunday Samba!)

Buy Tickets Music.Friends.Food.Dance.Drink Once again, in the tradition of cultural fairs and Block Party, we present Domingão do Samba (Big Samba Sunday) an afternoon to evening event specially made into a Quadra de Samba, or Samba School rehearsal hall in Rio de Janeiro. Everybody is welcome. Bring the family, chill out, dance, play and hang while the...
Global Rhythm w/ José Marquez

Global Rhythm w/ José Marquez

We are delving into the world of electronic ecstatic rhythmacism… also known as house music… check the vibes on April 11th, 2015 Uma Nota & Solid Garage present Global Rhythm  JOSÉ MARQUEZ (Tribe, Yoruba Records, Los Angeles) YOGI (Solid Garage Toronto) special live performance by: BATUCADA CARIOCA Sat April 11th 10pm Remix – 1305 Dundas St. W. Toronto hosted...
The Live Element: Bands at Uma Nota Fest

The Live Element: Bands at Uma Nota Fest

Here is the rundown of the Live acts featured at this year’s Uma Nota Fest (#UmaNotaFest for the social media savvy). Lots of talent and creativity in the mix to move your body and stimulate the pleasure zones of the mind. The Human Rights Uma Nota alumni The Human Rights (formally Friendlyness & The Human...
Yes yes Uma Nota Fest

Yes yes Uma Nota Fest

The fourth annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions  running October 16th to the 19th brings fresh bands, more DJs, more Brazil and more global citizenship. Four days of music, dance food and culture for your senses. Ok so this is just a temporary post before we get all the write ups on the artists etc.. check...
Samba in Toronto: O Encontro de Baterias

Samba in Toronto: O Encontro de Baterias

Toronto’s samba bateria (drum corps) history dates back about 20 years. It’s said the first samba drumming performance group evolved by way of a desire from within the Brazilian community to represent during the city’s summer festivities. Many of the original players from the first project in the early ’90s, Viva Brazil, remain active in samba groups...
Carnaval da comunidade brasileira em TO!

Carnaval da comunidade brasileira em TO!

This translates to “Carnival of the (Brazilian) community in Toronto.” Where, pray tell, does the great majority of the Toronto Brazil community congregate for fun and frolic at carnival time? Usually at an event organized by Angela Mesquita and Luiz de Castro. Their shows are big — extravagant, fun, packed with entertainment and colour — and are...
Maninho Costa and Batucada Carioca

Maninho Costa and Batucada Carioca

In Toronto, there are many agitators in the Brazilian music scene. A great figure and a reference in this scene is the leader of Batucada Carioca, Maninho Costa.  It’s crazy, because we don’t realize how lucky we are to have a man like Maninho Costa or ManinhoZ10 (pronounced mah-knee-n-yo-zé-des). He is a true link between our...
Carnaval 2012 is here, from Rio to Salvador to Toronto

Carnaval 2012 is here, from Rio to Salvador to Toronto

The famous, wild and irresistible “clima do Carnaval” has already been heating up all over Brazil for weeks.  From Friday until this coming Ash Wednesday, all bets are off, pleasure and hedonism rule and the world’s most famous giant party takes over. One member of the Uma Nota community taking part in this year’s festivities...