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Doctor Nativo: Cumbia-Reggae Party

Doctor Nativo: Cumbia-Reggae Party

Facebook event Yes yes we are back… Since we’ve been digging the cumbia and reggae for years, we thought we’d bring those vibes back and present an artist that embodies both of those styles and just happens to be pulling through Toronto right about now… Doctor Nativo. Direct from Guatemala, Doctor Nativo’s music explores themes of...
Toronto music presenters unite to form Polyphonic Ground

Toronto music presenters unite to form Polyphonic Ground

There’s a new initiative to help connect the oodles of culturally diverse music we have here in Toronto with audiences who are “culturally curious” and looking for these kinds of discoveries right here in our city. Uma Nota is proud to be a part of Polyphonic Ground, a freshly formed collaboration between 12 local music presenters...
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...
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...
Andrew Lamb Is Watching Your Neighbourhood, Toronto

Andrew Lamb Is Watching Your Neighbourhood, Toronto

Our Toronto street art correspondent Missy Cohen talks to the artist behind a city-wide wheatpaste campaign. Neighbourhood Watch is a Toronto street art project that shares pure joy with the residents of this city. Wheatpasting over old “This Community Protected” Neighbourhood Watch street signs with superheroes and supervillains of pop culture  [mostly from the ’80s and...
5 Graffiti Artists in Toronto

5 Graffiti Artists in Toronto

We’re going to start a new series of blog posts about visual art and most specifically street art in Toronto. Here we go with our initial blog post by Missy Cohen! Anser (@ansermysteriousdate on Instagram) Who is Anser? A mysterious night painter with serious fine art skill. These one-stroke faces can be found all over...
The Human Rights Switch It Back

The Human Rights Switch It Back

  The Human Rights have made some changes. They have added singer Tréson to the crew . The talented artist’s powerful voice fits perfectly with  the band’s uplifting sound, a heavy but unique style of expertly executed new roots reggae. With two singers in the band, they have re-booted under the banner The Human Rights, opting to...
Quique Escamilla's 500 Years of Night

Quique Escamilla’s 500 Years of Night

What is it about this guy Quique Escamilla? Quirky? lovable? romantic? Yeah, he’s got sweet tunes that can bring you the full moon by the water. He is also bad ass, and the music is coupled with themes of resistance and consciousness. His new record, 500 Years of Night, smacks us in the face with truths about...
The hidden gem of Brazilian music: Wagner Petrilli

The hidden gem of Brazilian music: Wagner Petrilli

  Wagner Petrilli is one of Toronto’s most prominent Brazilian musicians. While Wagner has been a cornerstone of the Brazilian music scene since his arrival in 1998, playing and collaborating alongside the city’s prominent jazz artists as well as notable Brazilian musicians, he had yet to manifest himself as the father of his own project — until...
Heavyweights won't bring you down.

Heavyweights won’t bring you down.

Heavyweights Brass Band are part of the Uma Nota community. Christopher Butcher, the trombonist and main activist behind the band, is a former housemate, a friend, and one sexy guy. Anyways… so their new CD Brasstronomical is pretty dope and the release is going to be killer. Check the details below. Book it! This country’s...
Lettuce in TO

Lettuce in TO

Dig…. there is only one show for the live music lover on Saturday February 22. “From Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston to Hamilton, London and Windsor and all points in between, music lovers are gearing up to descend on Toronto for one of most exciting funk music concerts in years. On Saturday, February 22nd at the...
Uma Nota Festival 2014

Uma Nota Festival 2014

The 4th Annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions is here! Four days of music, dance food and culture for your senses. Check out our programming, save the dates and see you on the dance floor. We have a festival pass once again this year and it gives you access to all our events (excluding...