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WISDOM OF ORIXA
& ROOTS OF BRAZIL

JUNE 18TH - 24TH

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Uniting artists from New Orleans and Brazil for workshops, talks performances, this week-long mini festival, curated by programmer, dancer and choreographer Adrianna Yanuziello in collaboration with Lula Music & Arts, culminates on June 24th with a free performance by Chief Adjuah at the 2024 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Workshops and masterclasses at Earlscourt Park and Lula Lounge will feature three leading figures in Samba and Afro-Brazilian Dance including Mayombe Masai, Nildinha Fonsêca & Zé Ricardo. You can also catch the special guests as they perform in a special edition of Uma Nota's regular Terriero do Samba event on June 23rd. See details below.

VIsit Dance Migration for workshop detail, pricing and tickets.

TUESDAY | JUNE 18TH

Musicality Workshop with Special Guest Batucada Carioca

Master Teacher - Mayombe Masai

Location - Earscourt Park (1200 Lansdowne Ave.)

Time -  7pm to 9pm

 

THURSDAY | JUNE 20TH

Riqueza do Samba Workshop / Richness Of Samba & Its Roots

Master Teacher - Nildinha Fonsêca

Special Guest - Mayombe Masai (live percussion)

Location - Earscourt Park - 1200 Lansdowne ave. (in Gazebo)

Time - 7pm to 9pm

SATURDAY | JUNE 22TH

FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

A beginner & family-friendly introduction to the roots of samba

Location - Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas St. W

Time - 11am to 11:45am

no registration required

AFRO - Rhythms, History, and Dance Of Orixas

Master Teachers - Mayombe Masai, Nildinha Fonsêca e Zé Ricardo

Location - Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas St. W

Time -  12pm to 2pm

 

SUNDAY | JUNE 23TH

SAMBA -Rhythms, History, and Dance Of Samba

Master Teachers -Mayombe Masai, Nildinha Fonsêca e Zé Ricardo

Location - Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas St. W

Time -12pm to 2pm

Terriero do Samba Summer Edition

featuring special guests Mayombe Masai, Nildinha Fonsêca e Zé Ricardo

Location - Lula Lounge - 1585 Dundas Street W

Time - 6pm

Tickets

MONDAY | JUNE 24TH

Location - TD MAIN STAGE - OLD GROVE

CHIEF ADJUAH & WISDOM OF ORISHA

TIME -  8:45PM

FREE - CONCERT DETAILS AT TORONTOJAZZ.COM

Interweaving of movement & ritual, this debut performance unites musical frequencies to celebrate & honour the connections between New Orleans & Brazil. In collaboration with special guest performers direct from Salvador, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Chief Adjuah "stretches" sound to encounter and explore African traditions.

Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah [formerly Christian Scott] is a two-time Edison Award-winning, six-time Grammy Award-nominated, Doris Duke Award in the Arts awardee. He is a sonic architect, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, designer of innovative technologies and musical instruments (including The Stretch Music app, Adjuah Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette, Chief Adjuah’s Bow and Chief Adjuah’s N’Goni). He is also the founder and CEO of the Stretch Music App and Recording Company.

 

Adjuah is Chieftain and Oba of the Xodokan Nation as well as the current Grand Griot of New Orleans. He is the grandson of Louisiana luminary and legend, the late Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr., Guardians Institute founder and Grand Griot, Herreast Harrison. And is the nephew of Jazz innovator and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist-composer, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. Adjuah (and his twin brother Kiel) joined his grandfather’s Guardians of the Flame banner in 1989 at the age 5.

Follow @lulalounge and @lulaworldmusic instagram for updates about this special first time event.

Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Dance Migration, Uma Nota Culture & Showzaço with special support from Canada Council for the Arts.

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