Videos: Uma Nota Festival 2012

Toronto, you rocked it at our festival and we have the video to show for it!Previously posted: our review of this year's Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions, including lots of photos and a little report on what made the festival extra special this year. Uma Nota Festival 2012 - World Funk flagship event at Great Hall (photo: Jackie Atlas)Here's the first of the two videos from that night (pictured above). This one comes courtesy of Patric McGroarty of Mar Aberto SoundSystem, Yuka and his own amazing mobile recording services outfit Saint Clarens. Tbe music in the video is a custom mix by General Eclectic!Fun stuff, eh?Here's the video our own editor Danny Alexander (who cut our festival preview and Uma Nota Experience videos) prepared with the great footage from our documentation team. Check out the performances and dance floor goings-on, all set to the music of Sound One, recorded live on the night.We hope that keeps your appetite up for coming events in the new year! Stay tuned for more about our events in 2013, including next year's Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions.

Living, on video: Press play for Toronto culture

As we gear up for the second annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions (October 20-21 in Toronto), we're taking a moment to share some of the great Uma Nota moments and personalities on video we've managed to capture and publish online.There will be more video to come as we count down to the festival. For now, press play on these Toronto culture and world citizen-approved moments and get ready for an amazing three days of music, culture, art, food, dance and celebration.In November 2011, we presented our first Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions. Here are a few killer moments.Who wouldn't want to do THAT again?In May 2012, we kicked off the season's Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington market with The Block Party at PS Kensington, in a co-production with Maracatu Mar Aberto.Here's a video memento of that fine day of music, culture and community:And here's our artist profile from the 2011 festival: Uma Nota presents Jerusa Leão & Maria Bonita and the BandStay tuned as we announce more details for the 2012 Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions. We'll be posting videos, artist profiles, community events and more as things roll along in the lead-up to the October 10-21 festival.