Iyá Iré (Cuba)
Maracatu Mar Aberto (Brazilian)
Rumba Y’ado (Cuba) [note: probably Rumba Iyabo-Joaquin Hidalgo’s rumba group]
Efrain Toro (Puerto Rico)
Samba Squad (Brazilian rhythms)
Archie Alleyne Evolution of Jazz Ensemble (Jazz)
Beyond Sound (Traditional)
Majek Fingers (Guyana)
Nggaali Children Touring Group (Performance Troup from Uganda)
Baro Dununba (Traditional West African and Diasporic rhythms)
Isshin Diako (JapaneseTraditional)
Muhtadi World Drummers (West African)
Njacko Backo (Cameroon Contemporary African)
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival presents el ¡Tambor! Includes a Children’ss Play Area, ethnic cuisine, exotic arts and crafts, workshop programs and for the adults in the crowd a strategically placed refreshment area.
In previous years, the festival has taken place outdoors at Queen’s Park North, featuring over 30 drumming groups that display the diverse cultural traditions and drumming styles from various countries. This year the festival moves east to Woodbine Park, right across the street from Ashbridges Bay.
Volunteers are needed!