Uma Nota

Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions 2012

The festival returns to Toronto on October 20 and 21, 2012, with a full lineup of cultural programming for the open-minded, unpretentious and tropically adventurous. The two-day, two-night affair includes live and DJ musical performances, workshops, talks and panel discussions, food and drink and co-presentations of two Brazilian films, in partnership with Brazil Film Fest.

The second annual three-day festival again incorporates not only live and DJ musical performances into the celebration, but also workshops, a talk series, films, food and drink.

Saturday, October 20, 10 p.m. at The Great Hall
The Uma Nota Flagship Event – World Funk with Sound One, Mar Aberto SoundSystem, Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble and DJs General Eclectic and Dos Mundos DJs. Admission: $12 limited online advance, $15 regular advance/at door until 11:30 p.m., $20 after

TICKETS for Saturday night available online here via Eventbrite.

Sunday, October 21, noon to 6 p.m. at Supermarket
World Roots Community Cultural Fair – Talks include “What is Quality Brazilian Music?” with Gordon Sheard, and “World Music: What does it mean today?”, a panel discussion moderated by Sergio Elmir, with David Dacks, Ken Stowar and more; workshops by Pitú cachaça (caipirinhas) and Maracatu Mar Aberto (Brazilian folkloric dance); food and treats by ChocoSol; musical performances by Jô Lutério (Brazilian “roda de samba”), A New Tradition (Afro-Colombian), Maria Bonita and The Band (forró), DJ Mogpaws and more.  Admission: FREE event (donations accepted)

Sunday, October 21, 7 p.m. at Revival in partnership with Brazil Film Fest
Closing party for Brazil Film Fest and Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions, featuring Pedro Luís and his band.

Admission: Advance tickets $25, available at the Royal Theatre during Brazil Film Fest, and online at $35 at the door or $25 at the door with wristband from the Flagship Event (Saturday).

Brazil Film Fest co-presentations at The Royal Cinema: Saturday Oct. 20, 9:15 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 9:15 p.m.
Artificial Paradises (Paraísos Artificiais)

Sunday, October 21, 6 p.m.
Rio Disco 70 (Rio Anos 70)

Presented by Uma Nota Culture in partnership with Brazil Film Fest.

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