Women in Percussion Festival (Day 2): Brenda Navarrete + OKAN + Aline and Jabu Morales
Thu, Oct 12 at 7pm
The second night of Lula's inaugural Women in Percussion festival features the work of percussionist/ composers from Cuba and Brazil. Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre
Doors Open: 6:00pm / Show Starts: 7:00pm
Admission: $15 in advance (without fees + taxes) / $20 at the door
Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Call 416 588 0307 to reserve your table!
Brenda Navarrete (7:00pm)
Brenda Navarrete has collaborated with Cuba’s music elite and has toured in Canada and the US. From the beginning, Brenda set her sights on percussion and a career in music. A graduate of Cuba’s prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory, she earned accreditations as an instrumentalist and ensemble and percussion instructor. Brenda is making her mark as an accomplished singer, percussionist, composer and arranger. Her new recording on Alma Records will be released later this year.
Aline Morales and Jabu Morales ( 9:30pm)
Lula Music and Arts Centre celebrates Canadian 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.