Women in Percussion Festival (Opening Night): Rakkatak Trio + Baobá + Sarah Thawer
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 7pm
Opening night of the Women in Percussion Festival
Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre & NAC Presents Across Canada
Doors Open: 6:30pm / Show Starts: 7:30pm
Admission: $18 advance (without fees + taxes) / $20 at the door / $10 students and seniors.
Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Call 416 588 0307 to reserve your table!
Baobá is a Latin percussive trio formed in 2015 by some of Toronto’s top female percussionists - taking traditional beats to the next level. Empowered by the natural musicality that flows from South American bodies. Anita Graciano, Y Josephine, Mari Palhares representing Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil respectively, demonstrate and ideal balance of voice, melody and instrumentation. The group performs mostly original songs, as well as old school latin cover hits of Cumbia, Salsa, Funk, AfroBrazilian/Colombian/Venezuelan and many other latin inspired rhythms.
Fusing Latin, Indian, world jazz and funk influences Sarah Thawer presents her dynamic project at Lula for the first time.
Lula Music and Arts Centre celebrates women in world and Latin percussion with five days of concerts, workshops and drumming-focussed conversations featuring leading local artists and international guests. While highlighting the work of top-calibre and groundbreaking percussionists with roots in Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, India, Brazil, Guinea, and the Anishinaabe Nation, Women in Percussion will explore the challenges faced by women drummers as well as the the role of drumming in various cultural and spiritual traditions.
Inspired by women musicians who pursue their artistic vision in the male-dominated world of drumming, contributing programmers Olga Dominguez and Mabinty Sylla have guided the curation of the festival which has been made possible by Ontario150, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.