Feliz Cumpleaños UMA NOTA!
It’s hard to think Brazilians in Toronto and not immediately think of the UMA NOTA crew. That’s what happens when you run event promotion, live music and hold down the Brazilian community in Toronto for 5 strong years. I remember when I first started my radio show (that’s right, we turn 5 years old this summer too!) I would go to these parties to immerse myself in the rumble of the batucada drums and sweat it out to some banging tunes. The joining of Samba Elegua, Maracatu Nunca Antes and DJ General Eclectic would become a dream team for Toronto dancefloors and now 5 years later, they’re a little different but just as relevant and fun as ever!
Over the years I would meet these guys and become good friends with the Uma Nota Crew. Alex, JR, Jason and Maya each bring a different skill, perspective and style to each one of their parties and this cohesive unit has graduated from events to festivals in a short amount of time. Their drums now bang whenever you see a large group of people, from beach parties and Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington to large scale festivals and protests.
Every bit of planning behind this event, from music programming to design and visuals require a level of artistry, and although these details often go unnoticed, Uma Nota still take pride in creating cultural happenings in the city of Toronto. And as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, Uma Nota continue to push the edge and book new and exciting artists.
Uma Nota Culture presents:
UMA NOTA 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
QuiQue Escamilla and band
Reggae-blues poet y revolucionaro de Mexico — guitarrista, con sua banda (guitarist Escamilla and band)
Maninho Costa & Batucada Carioca
Live Rio de Janeiro-style samba batucada stage show led by top Rio-born percussionist Costa, who presently lives in Toronto.
eLman (Dos Mundos DJs)
Tropical Bass, Baile Funk, Tropical House, Cumbia Eletronica, Moombahton, Latina Alternative, Dembow, Reggaeton
Afrobeat, ska, rare grooves, MPB, descarga, Afro-Latin
Custom visual environment
Original design for custom flyer art, projections and animations … for 5 YEARS STRONG!
Friday July 27th,
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.
Doors 10 p.m.
$15 till 11:30 at the door, $20 after
GET YOUR $12 ADVANCED TICKETS HERE —> http://umanota5year.eventbrite.ca/
Five years of unity in rhythm. Five years combining the grooviest of music live and the selections of the vinyl crate digging artists.
Come down this FRIDAY NIGHT where I will try to play this next track as many times as possible: