8:00 PM20:00

TETO PRETO as part of the Small World Music Festival


Born in Sao Paulo's abandoned industrial buildings, amongst a thriving electronica scene, TETO PRETO is a unique, politically provocative force that Boiler Room has called "Brazil's most innovative band." Their audiovisual performance is a raucous and subversive party.


With DJ support from Toronto-based Nego Mozambique.

Part of Small World Music Society's 18th Annual Small World Music Festival

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8:00 PM20:00

Trio Bruxo Album Launch



Concert to be followed by DJ party La Rumba Buena

Trio Bruxo

Founded by three of Montreal’s most in-demand musicians, Trio Bruxo is inspired by the Brazilian “samba-jazz” piano trios of the 1960s and 1970s. Beginning their career by exploring the diversity of the Brazilian songbook, these new compositions by pianist David Ryshpan are inspired by Brazilian multi-instrumentalists and composers Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti. Taking the same folkloric roots that run deep through the music of Pascoal and Gismonti – specifically maracatú de baque virado from Recife, and forró from the greater Northeastern region – Ryshpan reconfigured these traditions with his extensive jazz training, an interest in classical compositional techniques, and mentorship from drummers Scott Kettner and John Hollenbeck.

Bebendo da fonte dos grandes trios de piano de jazz brasileiro dos anos 60 e 70, o Trio Bruxo retira canções do grande acervo da música popular brasileira (MPB) e as filtra através de lentes irreverentes e improvisadoras. A música autoral do pianista David Ryshpan é influenciada para o maracatú do Recife e o forró, os gênios da música instrumental Hermeto Pascoal e Egberto Gismonti, e seus proprios influências do jazz, música contemporânea, além do seus aulas com os bateras Scott Kettner e John Hollenbeck.

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9:00 PM21:00

Casuarina Live at Lula Lounge


Experience one of the most respected samba bands of Brazil live at Lula Lounge.
Co-presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre (Lulaworld), and Uma Nota Culture

9pm doors, 10pm show

$5 earlybird tickets available for a limited time only!
$10 regular advance tickets
$15 at the door

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Casuarina has played all over Brazil and beyond in their 16 years of playing together. Known as one of the best and most legendary samba groups in Brazil, they are in Toronto for one night only!

With opening set by Toronto's Carla Dias!

Enjoy Lula's tropical fusion menu with the show and guarantee seating for you and your guests. Reserve by emailing or call 416-588-0307. See the tapas menu at:

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2:00 PM14:00

Mixto Block party


Outdoors at Lynx Music 260 Emerson Ave


47soul السبعة و أربعي - Palestinian electro shamstep

Bangerz Brass featuring LolaBunz- heavy hip-hop brass

Maracatu Mar Aberto - Afro-Brazilian percussion and song

Soukustek - Afro-Colombian champeta Batu - samba reggae original

DJ General Eclectic - polyrhythmic dance floor sounds

Higher Heights HiFi - reggae dubwise soundsystem

DJ Tamika - dancehall and afrobeats

DJ Win - deep global house

Rumba Buena DJs - Latin dance magic

Hosted by: Tamar Ilana

Special guests: Ahmed Moneka, Flavia Nascimento

Rain or shine

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8:00 PM20:00

Luedji Luna Live at Lula Lounge


Celebrated Brazilian artist Luedji Luna's debut appearance in Toronto, with opening set by Luanda Jones.

Doors at 8pm
Concert at 9pm

Advance tickets: $18+HST

Luedji Luna
Brazilian singer-songwriter Luedji Luna's music surveys and celebrates the connections between her home country and her African roots, and addresses the many ways in which Afro-Brazilians and women are marginalized in Brazil and beyond. Along the way, she presides over a sound as expansive as the distances it embodies, as Afro-Brazilian rhythms and other traditional sounds meld with familiar strains of R&B, jazz, and electronic beats.

Opening set by Toronto's Luanda Jones.

Enjoy Lula's tropical fusion menu with the show and guarantee seating for you and your guests. Reserve by emailing or call 416-588-0307. See the tapas menu at:

Co-presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre and Uma Nota Culture, with support from Ontario Creates.

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9:00 PM21:00

Liniker e os Caramelows Live at Lula Lounge


Lula Music and Arts Centre and Uma Nota Culture present the return of Liniker e os Caramelows to Toronto as part of the Lulaworld Festival!

Opening set by Jerusa Leão's Saravah!

Advance tickets: $28 +hst
Door: $40 (if available)

Last year's show sold out well in advance, get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Fronted by captivating transgender vocalist Liniker Barros, Liniker e os Caramelows create a contemporary sound dubbed 'Brazilian Soul', which combines soul with the tropical heritage of MPB.
After the band’s meteoric success with their first EP Cru (2015), Liniker e os Caramelows toured extensively throughout Latin America, North America and Europe, entrancing audiences at every stop. Following up on their sold-out show last summer, Liniker and crew return to Lula with their celebrated new release Goela Abaixo.

Enjoy Lula's tropical fusion menu with the show and guarantee seating for you and your guests. Reserve by emailing or call 416-588-0307. See the tapas menu at:

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ÌFÉ at Canadian Music Week
6:00 PM18:00

ÌFÉ at Canadian Music Week

Futuro Libre MIIM - Mercado Internacional de la Industria Musical, Uma Nota Culture and CMW Presents ÌFÉ at the Lula Lounge

Tickets on Sale via TicketWeb Canada Now


A powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990's, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices.

ÌFÉ's newest release, THE TEARER (Bembe) is a dark and twisting ode to sudden change, the night, the storm. Lead single from the group's newest album, the song explores the energy of Oyá, the Yoruban goddess of storms and guardian of the cemetery gates. She brings the winds of change, reminding us that from chaos and destruction comes rebirth.

The album, titled "OOOO+OOOO" and pronounced "Oi Yekun MayYee" is a musical exploration of the second sign of the Ifá divination system, the female companion to "IIII+IIII," ÌFÉ's first album. This record and the first can be thought of as 2 opposing forces combining to create one body of work, each needing the other to express the larger narrative. With that relationship in mind, OOOO+OOOO is an ode to female energy, the night, our ancestors and the invisible world. A welcoming embrace of death as a crucial form of transformation. Here the music is more aggressive, more questioning, and with a more deeply rooted sense of ability, maturity. This is music for the night and all things that move in darkness and shadow.

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Uma Nota presents Rommel Ribeiro LIVE!
to Apr 27

Uma Nota presents Rommel Ribeiro LIVE!

  • 254 Lansdowne Avenue Toronto, ON, M6H 3X9 Canada (map)
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A spring dance party at a brand new intimate location featuring live music by the talented and charming Rommel Ribeiro and his band, direct from Montreal.
Those who caught his show last summer know the incredible vibes Rommel brings to the stage. The show has a limited capacity, so get your tickets while you can!

$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Bar with the coldest beer in town, snacks available, friendly faces, and the warm Uma Nota glow.

From the Northeastern Brazilian city of São Luís, Maranhão, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Rommel Ribeiro mixes elements of popular Brazilian music with Afro, reggae, funk and jazz, with lyrics in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. He lives and breathes art, music and culture through his songs, lyrics and instruments.

This event is supported by the Toronto Arts Council

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