Uma Nota is a reference point for world citizens and lovers of music and culture. It is a unique event series focusing on Afro-Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean, Funk and Soul music provided by both live acts and DJs. Unpretentious, open-minded, lively and fun, Uma Nota is a place where people come together to dance, united by a polyrhythmic, tropical vibe.

Live musical performances frequently feature the city’s heaviest-sounding Brazilian percussion troupes, a popular and thrilling spectacle that remains a key piece of the Uma Nota experience. The DJ roster boasts the city’s finest crate diggers and vinyl selectors who prove it takes more than an iPod to excite and challenge the dance floor.

The Uma Nota Festival has produced multi-day music and multi-arts event, and other perennial favourite events include the Block Party series co-produced with Maracatu Mar Aberto. Uma Nota has also programmed and produced events as part of Luminato Festival, Harbourfront Centre’s summer WorldRoutes festivals, The Bargain Bash at An Honest Farewell to Honest Ed’s, and in/future at Ontario Place, among other collaborations.

Along with the music, our events have included a wide range of cultural activities and programs depending on the type of event. These elements might include interactive workshops in dance or percussion, among other family-friendly programs; film screenings; custom-made video projections, stage design and thematic decor; vivid parades; dance performances; mini ping-pong; live painting; cultural talks and panels; visual arts markets and food vendors; caipirinha-making; art and photo exhibitions and more.