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Mixto Block Party - The True Flavour Of Toronto! Sunday July 7th 2019

From a media release:

Mixto Block Party - The True Flavour Of Toronto!
Sunday July 7th, 2019, 2pm - 11pm


Tickets are $10 Online
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On July 7th, 2019, the parking lot of Lynx music in Toronto’s central west-end will be transformed into a massive BLOCK PARTY!

Imagined and produced by a collective of local artists and presenters who have joined together to host a festival that brings old school flavour to a new school location! The day-into-night event highlights Toronto's “mixed” nature through regional and international programming that spans across the festival, from the musical talent to the food vendors.

WHAT: An afternoon and night of music, food, dancing, children's activities, art, performances, installations, and community vibes.

WHERE: The parking lot at Lynx Music, 260 Emerson Avenue, Toronto

WHEN: Sunday July 7th, 2019, 2-11pm, event is rain or shine!
         
FOOD BY: 
Chocosol - Bean-to-bar dark chocolate and beverages
Alijandro’s - Mexican Middle Eastern fusion food truck
Five Points Hot Chicken - Traditional Nashville fried chicken
FeasTO - Canada’s first dumpling food truck

LIVE MUSIC BY:
47soul السبعة و أربعي - Palestinian electro shamstep (Co-presented with Aga Khan Museum)
Bangerz Brass - Heavy cypher style hip-hop brass band
Maracatu Mar Aberto- Afro-Brazilian percussion and song
T.dot Batu- Toronto's original samba reggae bloco
Soukustek- Energetic Afro-Colombian champeta



DJs:
General Eclectic- Polyrhythmic, tropical dance floor sounds
Tamika- Dancehall, demobs, reggaeton and afrobeats
Win- Deep global house
Higher Heights Djs - Reggae dub-wise soundsystem

HOSTED BY: 
Tamar Ilana - Multi-talented singer and dancer, internationally raised Toronto native, leader of Ventanas

SPECIAL GUESTS: 
Ahmed Moneka - Baghdad-born, Toronto-based percussionist and vocalist
Flavia Nascimento - Brazilian-Canadian composer, percussionist, vocalist, and clown

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING BY:
FaceArt - beautiful and unique face and body painting
MiniPong - Toronto’s original on-site ping pong animators
Live Green TO - Eco-focused kids activity

  • $10 general admission TICKETS 
  • If $10 is prohibitive, a Mixto pay-what-you-can link available to all without judgment or prejudice.

Funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council, co-presented by Aga Khan Museum, Lula Music and Arts Centre, Polyphonic Ground, and media partner CIUT. 
With additional support from Carpenters Local 27, The Toronto Palestinan Film Festival, Chocosol, and Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.

ABOUT UMA NOTA CULTURE:
Uma Nota is a reference point for world citizens and lovers of music and culture. It is a unique event series focusing on Afro-Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean, funk and soul music provided by both live acts and DJs. Unpretentious, open-minded, lively and fun, Uma Nota is a place where people come together to dance, united by a polyrhythmic, tropical vibe. Alongside the music, our events have included a wide range of cultural activities and programs. These elements might include interactive workshops in dance or percussion; family-friendly programs; film screenings; custom-made video projections, stage design and thematic decor; vivid parades; dance performances; ping-pong; live painting; cultural talks and panels; visual arts markets and food vendors; art and photo exhibitions and more.

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