Saturday Jamboree at Geary Lane - Uma Nota Festival
Festival time! The last time Uma Nota and Dub Connection Soundsystem took over Geary Lane, it was a beautiful Winter Nite. Weve joined forces again to bring you a night of uninhibited dancing to the best music for another amazing Saturday night at the warehouse space thats off the beaten track but closer than you think.
Our two live bands for the night represent between them music from Brazil, Haiti, west Africa and various parts of Latin America, plus we have two of the citys top selectors holding down the reggae, dub, MPB and vintage vinyl on all 15,000 watts of the mighty Dub Connection Soundsystem. All you have to do is make it to the spot.
VOX SAMBOU www.VoxSambou.comMontreal/Haiti
T Dot Sound Crew ft. Lady Son
DJ General Eclectic Jason GeneralEclectic Sanders
Selector K Zar Dub Connection Soundsystem
Vox Sambou Montreal/Haiti
One of the founding members of Montreals Nomadic Massive collective, Vox Sambou in his solo project blends the traditional music of Haiti with Afro-Latin grooves, Afrobeat, reggae and hip hop. He sings in Creole, English, French and Spanish and has been called a key figure on the progressive front of the Rap Kreyl movement. Vox Sambous third solo album, titled The Brazil Session was fully recorded in Brazil with the collaboration of Brazilian musicians Rael da Rima MC, Felippe Pipeta trumpet and Cau Vieira saxophone, flute and will be released in the fall of 2015. Meanwhile, the Uma Nota Festival set includes Voxs full band from Montreal.
TDot Sound Crew ft. Lady Son
A new band already making waves in Torontos tropical scene, TDot Sound Crew features members of the drumming troupe TDot Batu and a host of local players from reggae, Brazilian and Latin bands around the city. TDot Sound Crews base is a Bloco Afro setup, with the Brazilian drum section laying the foundation for the groups versions of classic Big Latin tunes, Spanish-language ska and samba-reggae hits, plus cumbia, roots reggae and other grooves. The crew welcome the one and only powerful vocals of Lady Son for this performance.
DJ General Eclectic
Resident selector General Eclectic is renowned in the downtown core as the man who has styles upon styles. His crates go deep, and he truly lives up to his name as one of Canada's most diverse DJs, taking you on a musical journey around the globe and back again with the flick of his wrist! He is the man behind Footprints, ShinDig and a number of other jams and of course, part of the original Uma Nota trifecta. With nearly 20 years of experience, he mixes effortlessly between genres, defying categorization while demonstrsating his encyclopedic knowledge of music and over 8000 records. He brings the tropical selections, the deep sound and has promised a wickedly original wicked set for this night.
Selector K Zar
A core founding member of the Dub Connection Soundsystem collective, K Zar Dubwise is a tireless purveyor of one drop goodness and dubtastic sounds. Along with his DCS crew, he is one of the Toronto agitator-artists keeping the citys Jamaican-style soundsystem culture thriving and taking the sound to new places while maintaining links to the old school. Sometimes guest MCs will toast over K Zars dubby beats, so be ready to jump and move.
15,000 watt soundsystem by Dub Connection
Dcor by Pleasurecraft featuring projected visuals in collaboration with VJ Notvago
Food vendors to be announced
Cash bar in effect
360 Geary Ave. west of Dufferin
Doors 9:30 p.m.
$10 advance, $15 at the door
online advance ticket link coming soon to this event page and to http://umanota.ca
The festival continues Sunday, Oct. 18th, with the Community Cultural Fair at Lula Lounge. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/443346215848718/