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Tdot Batu's Nice Up Festa celebrates reggae and percussion

Tdot Batu’s Nice Up Festa celebrates reggae and percussion

Tdot Batú burst onto the Toronto Brazilian percussion scene over one year ago with their debut performance at Muhtadi Festival in summer 2013. Since then they have torn up the place and have won a lot of fans for their “Bloco Afro” style percussion group, based on the Salvador da Bahia-originating  form that incorporates many surdo...
Mar Aberto Christmas Classic

Mar Aberto Christmas Classic

Maracatu Mar Aberto & Uma Nota Culture present a stellar holiday party: The Mar Aberto Christmas Classic Bring your cheer and raise a glass to celebrate a time of renewal and another year gone by! Come early wine & dine, or come late party and dance. Or both. Everyone is welcome! featuring Maracatu Mar Aberto...
Brazilian showcase at Lulaworld: Benjamim Taubkin and Luanda Jones

Brazilian showcase at Lulaworld: Benjamim Taubkin and Luanda Jones

One of the artists participating in a first-time collaboration at Lulaworld 2013 is our friend and Brazilian muse Luanda Jones. She’s been developing her repertoire with a number of new sounds, and some of that work will be showcased. Jones’ concert at this year’s festival, however, sees her share the stage with the formidable São Paulo...
Latin Soul at Lulaworld 2013

Latin Soul at Lulaworld 2013

This year’s lineup for the annual Lulaworld Festival, presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre, is subtle but very impressive. The concept behind the festival is to allow Lula Lounge’s non-profit arts wing, the LMAC, to put together a series of presentations and concerts showcasing both local artists, often in first-time collaborations, as well as...
The Samba Squad. They Love Drums.

The Samba Squad. They Love Drums.

  If you are a lover of rhythmic, drum-based music, it is impossible to ignore Samba Squad. In multi-cultural, multi-rhythmic Toronto, a city with a great number of street bands, batucadas, maracatus, percussion groups et al., the Samba Squad, after arriving on the scene in 1999, is the city’s biggest and most well-known. While they use...