Archive for January, 2013

Louis Simao

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, 31-year-old Louis Simão has been performing and recording as a multi-instrumentalist in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for over a decade. Performing on bass, piano, accordion, guitar, vocals, pandeiro, surdo and cavaquinho, his love for music allows him to move freely through genres. http://www.louissimao.com/ (Brazil, Portugal)

Shalak Attack

Shalak Attack is an emerging Canadian-Chilean visual artist dedicated to painting murals, graffiti, canvas, as well as working with several mixed media approaches such as jewelery, illustration, installation, sound, video, and tattoo. In the past ten years, Shalak has participated in various artistic projects and exhibitions in Canada and Internationally. http://shalakattack.com/

Nuno Cristo

(Portugal) Musician and instrument maker, Nuno is fascinated with the Portuguese gaita-de-fole (bagpipe), the cavaquinho (treble guitar) and the adufe (square frame drum), as well as the Mbira dza Vadzimu (mbira of the ancestors) used by the Shona of Zimbabwe and in some parts of Mozambique. He founded the groups Anima Fado and Rovambira. www.nunocristo.com

Ruth Mathiang and Waleed Abdulhamid

Feb. 8, 9-11pm, Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St. West FREE!!

David Dacks

Journalist/Broadcaster

Sharlene Wallace

Sharlene Wallace is both a Classical harpist and one of Canada’s most prolific and influential Celtic harp players. Winner of two international lever (Celtic) harp competitions, she has created five CDs which include many of her original compositions and those of Alfredo Rolando Ortiz. Sharlene tours internationally giving concerts, workshops, masterclasses, adjudications and performing in […]

Djenabou Maré

Tanzanian born, Djenabou is a vocalist, composer and choreographer. Using her multiple talents, this self proclaimed “edutainer” captivates audiences with her dynamic, interactive and energy charged performances. (Photo credit: Kofi Asem)

Jose Ortega

(Ecuador) Visual artist, co-founder and artistic director of Lula Lounge.(Photo Credit: Keli Maksud)

Djolei Justine Gogoua

(Cote d’Ivoire) Originally from the Ivory Coast and established in Canada since 1994, Ms. Justine Gogoua is a prominent figure in Canadian performing arts and theatre, particularly in Ontario where she lives. Former member, founder and artistic director of the Groupe des Arts Bassan since its founding in June 1995, Justine Gogoua has left her […]

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