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Small World Music

Women in Percussion Festival Opening Night with Adriana Portela

Presented by Lula Music & Arts Centre in association with Small World Music Society. Part of the Women in Percussion Festival and the 18th Annual Small World Music Festival.

Wonder Y

Toronto-based, Venezuelan-born Y Josephine performs an extended percussive piece that incorporates poetry and song, showcasing Y Josephine's virtuosity on the cajon. Taking flight from three words provided by the audience, Y weaves a poem around listener/ participants, then moves into song intertwined with Y's inspired percussion.

Joy Lapps-Lewis Project

Lapps-Lewis' pan-driven ensemble explores Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz with a hint of R&B and soul. Musician, composer and arts educator, Lapps Lewis has released four recordings, with a new release scheduled for later this fall.

Aline Morales & Vulvas

Brazilian-Canadian percussionist, composer and vocalist Aline Morales debuts a new project featuring percussion and horns.

Adriana Portela direct from Brazil

A leading figure in the samba-reggae movement of Salvador, Bahia, Adriana Portela was the first woman to conduct a samba-reggae ensemble in Brazil. An accomplished percussionist, drummer and a founding member of the band Didá, Adriana has played with Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Simone, Elza Soares, Carlinhos Brown, Shakira, Daniela Mercury, Margareth Menezes, Milton Nascimento and Vanessa da Mata.

Part of the Women in Percussion Festival Sept 26 to 30, 2019 at Lula Lounge.
5 days of concerts and workshops celebrating women in rhythm.

Adriana Portela
Aki Takahashi
Aline Morales & Vulvas
Y Josephine
Kim So Ra
Joy Lapps-Lewis
Magdelys Savigne & Havana Ventu
Rajna Swaminathan
Swift Current Singers
Yeti Ajasin

Presented with support from Canada Council, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, Heritage Canada and in partnership with Aga Khan Museum, Small World Music Society and Emerging Young Artists.

Please note that reservations guarantee seating at Lula Lounge. Book early and enjoy the show while exploring Lula’s delicious tropical fusion dinner and cocktail menus, as well as their wine and beer offerings. Visit www.lula.ca, or call 416 588 0307 to reserve.

Join the event on Facebook here.