THE MAGICAL BAHIA SUN
Born in Salvador, Bahia, Danilo Sanches has always been attracted
to the colours and joy of his homeland. Its natural beauty and culture
shine through in his photography. The photographer holds a degree in
computer science, and splits his time between his trade and his art.
He has collaborated with the Salvador PhotoClub, acting as the general
director as well as a board member, and participated in biennales and
photo exhibits in Brazil. Living in Montreal for the past year hasn’t
altered Danilo’s strong “baiano” accent. Rather than photographing the
Saint Joaquim market or the Chapada Diamantina paths, he prefers to meet
people like M. João, and have a lengthy chat in a hut made of hay on the
edge of the Biopeba beach.
According to him, these are the moments that make photography, with or
without a camera.
Brazilian singer/songwriter Luanda Jones has been captivating audiences
for over a decade with her unique blend of suave, jazz inflected vocals,
stylized guitar harmonies, and charming stage presence, passionately
interpreting some of the South American nation’s most cherished popular
musical traditions. Her freshly released debut, Aquarela, features some
of the top global music players in Toronto, as well as her songwriter
Catch Luanda Jones on opening night, Friday
November 25th at 6:30pm.