Polyphonic Ground Presents Pan-African traditions, Oct 12 @ Revival Bar

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2017 • Please include in your listings/announcements

Polyphonic Ground Presents
BENY ESGUERRA & NEW TRADITION,
MATATU EXPRESS and THE FUTURE PRIMITIVE

Revival Bar • Thursday, October 12, 2017
A mix of pan-African traditions with the sounds of South, Central & North America
Co-Presented by Batuki Music and Uma Nota Culture

Polyphonic Ground Presents, a series of concerts for the culturally curious, serves up a mix of tropical soul music, traditional Latin beats, hip-hop, spoken word, and afrobeat at its second monthly concert at Revival Bar.

Batuki Music, a presenter of African music and art, and Uma Nota Culture, a presenter of Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean, Funk and Soul live acts and DJs, come together in a co-presentation of Beny Esguerra & New Tradition (Toronto by way of Colombia), Matatu Express (Ontario), and The Future Primitive (Toronto), at Revival Bar on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Born in Colombia, Ruben ‘Beny’ Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, arts educator and leader of the New Tradition big band. Originally created to accompany international artists with some of the most sought-after musicians in Toronto, Beny Esguerra & New Tradition combine spoken word and hip-hop with Latin rhythms and melodies.

Comprised of JUNO Award-winning musicians, Matatu Express is a newly formed collective that encompasses the beautiful melodies and intoxicating rhythms of today’s popular African music. Donne Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Adam “Professor” Solomon, Pa Joe, Kofi Ackah, Ebenezer Agyekum, and dancer Mabinty Sylla draw from their roots from across Africa to represent the varying styles and melodies from region to region.

Fusing classic Latin American and Caribbean styles with raw, emotive and catchy song writing is what The Future Primitive call “Tropical Soul music.” At the heart of their sound lies a desire to connect the dots between the here and now of modern Toronto life, with the traditional sounds of their childhood roots and Latin American heritage.

Polyphonic Ground, a new collaborative working model brings together presenters of diverse live music who are all committed to Toronto as a global music city.

Future Polyphonic Ground Presents concerts are scheduled for November 9, programmed by Link Music Lab and Good Kind Productions; and December 14, curated by Lula Music & Arts and Music Africa.

Polyphonic Ground Presents
BENY ESGUERRA & NEW TRADITION,
MATATU EXPRESS and THE FUTURE PRIMITIVE
Co-Presented by Batuki Music and Uma Nota Culture

Revival Bar, 783 College Street, Toronto
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Doors open at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
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Polyphonic Ground’s mission is to provide points of connection for artists and audiences, strengthen industry practices, and be a united voice to government, business and industry. The initial 12 organizations include Ashkenaz Foundation, Batuki Music Society, Good Kind Productions, iNative, Link Music Lab, Lula Music & Arts Centre, MonstrARTity Creative Community, Music Africa, Revolutions Per Minute, Small World Music Society, Uma Nota Culture, and World Fiddle Day Toronto.

Batuki Music Society is an incorporated non-profit community-based organization that promotes African music and art through performances at music venues throughout the year and culminating in a weekend festival at the end of the programming season. The organization actively seeks out local artists and works with them by helping find performance venues, advice on career development, music recording, touring and management. Batuki Music Society also provides visibility and necessary publicity to artists who hail from minority groups by placing them in concerts and festivals in mainstream venues to help them integrate. facebook.com/BatukiMusic

Uma Nota Culture is a cultural production house focusing on Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean, Funk and Soul music provided by both live acts and DJs. Unpretentious, open-minded, lively and fun, Uma Nota presents an experience where artists and public come together to move to the tropical vibe.@umanotaculturefacebook.com/Uma-Nota-Culture

Small World Music Society & Polyphonic Ground wish to acknowledge the support of Ontario Media Development Corporation.

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