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Uma Nota: Throwback edition -- July 5 at the Gladstone Hotel

Uma Nota: Throwback edition — July 5 at the Gladstone Hotel

Throwback! The Gladstone Hotel was the venue for the four years of our original Uma Nota series. The intimate ballroom was our shared stage, where the bands, the DJs, and everyone on that dance floor kept things lively. That unique vibe is how we’re ringing in our sixth year, with the live dub sounds and...
Luiz Gonzaga: 100 Years and an Eternal Legacy.

Luiz Gonzaga: 100 Years and an Eternal Legacy.

This year is the centenary of Luiz Gonzaga. I’ve been delaying writing this post for some time now. In fact, his birthday was on December 13th and I had wanted to celebrate and write this for that day. Alas, it was not to be. Instead I did what every good forrozeiro should do while in...
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...
David Arcus: A Composer's Sonic Approach

David Arcus: A Composer’s Sonic Approach

Musician and composer David Arcus is a true original. Even in Toronto’s many diverse musical scenes, he’s carved out a special nook for himself. With a background and tastes that include classical music, retro film soundtracks, indie rock and jazz along with Brazilian and West African styles, Arcus manages to bring together subtle touches and...