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Women in Percussion Festival at Lula Lounge – October 11 to 15



Women in Percussion at Lula Lounge

With Women in Percussion Festival, Lula Music and Arts Centre celebrates women in world and Latin percussion with five days of concerts, workshops and drumming-focused conversations featuring leading local artists and international guests. While highlighting the work of top calibre and boundary-breaking percussionists with roots in Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, India, Brazil, Guinea, and the Anishnaabe 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 the 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, The Government of Ontario, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage. Tamar Dina, director of Music Liberatory will introduce the concerts and workshops.

October 11 Rakkatak + Baobá + Sarah Thawer & Friends

6pm doors, 7pm show
$15 advance / $20 at the door
Presented in association with NAC presents across Canada with Introduction by Tamar Dina of Music Liberatory

October 12 Brenda Navarrete + OKÁN + Aline Morale and Jabu Morales

6pm doors, 7pm show
$15 advance / $20 at the door

October 13 Madelin Espinosa with Iroko and Papiosco y Los Ritmicos

Free before 8pm/$15 at the door

October 14 Shandra Spears Bombay + Mabinty Sylla + Madelin Espinosa

Shandra Spears Bombay
Ceremony, Spirit and Gender: Anishnaabe Nation Percussion
Talk and intimate performance. 11am FREE. Reserve at
Mabinty Sylla Workshop
West African Drumming and Dance Workshop (Bring a drum or use our buckets.) This workshop will be delivered in French but you can follow it even if you don’t speak French!
1pm FREE Reserve at
Madelin Espinosa Workshop
Basics of Cuban percussion
3pm FREE Reserve at

October 15 Sarah Thawer + Aline Morales

Sarah Thawer
Drumming Workshop
1pm FREE  Reserve at
Aline Morales
Aline Morales Brazilian Percussion workshop and closing party
2:30 FREE Reserve at

Women in Percussion - Lula Lounge

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