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 Brazilian rhythms of Mar Aberto SoundSystem, and a special guest DJ set by Andycapp of Bang the Party with Tropicalia, disco and everything good. General Eclectic holds down the reggae, Latin, MPB, and Afrobeat. And we bring a fine night of music, dance, fun and friends back to the place where we started.
Here is a video from a recent Mar Aberto SoundSystem show, thanks to Leonardo Tenan
This one is also our six-year anniversary!
Uma Nota: Throwback edition
Gladstone Hotel ballroom
1214 Queen St. W.
Friday, July 5
Doors 10 p.m.
$5 to the first 50 people before 11 p.m.
$10 online advance tickets (http://
Purchase advance tickets here via Eventbrite
Mar Aberto SoundSystem
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mar-Aberto-SoundSystem/540320856006861 | http://www.maracatumaraberto.ca/
Mar Aberto SoundSystem is the sounds of dub reggae, funk and classic MPB with Brazilian rhythms like maracatu, samba, coco, ciranda and Afro grooves. Percussionists and singers from Maracatu Mar Aberto are joined by talented locals on bass, guitar and horns along with Brazil-Toronto vocalist/songwriter Capinan.
Special guest DJ: Andycapp
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bangtheparty/ | http://bangtheparty77-84.com/
Record collector and experienced selector Andycapp is a founding member (and now holds down solo) the always packed Toronto series Bang the Party. From Tropicalia to disco and electro, Andycapp unapologetically mixes as he likes to keep things big and bumpin’.
DJ General Eclectic
Founding Uma Nota DJ General Eclectic busts out the finest dancing cuts in the tune of ska, descarga, MPB and Afrobeat.
Hosted by John Greco and Prince
Produced by Uma Nota Culture