Batuki Music Society and Afrique Nouvelle Musique present the legendary Congolese  SOUKOUS GUITAR SUPERSTAR with his amazing musicians and dancers Sunday, July 22, 2012 entry 7:30PM | show 8:30PM only $15 @ door LULA LOUNGE 1585 Dundas St. West | 416.588.0307 a dinner reservation guarantees seating A virtuosic approachContinue Reading

  Batuki Music Society and Cumbancha in association with Lula Lounge present A magical concert experience with a mission: To end illegal logging in the rainforests of Madagascar and to support the Lacey Act in the U.S.  featuring JAOJOBY, RAZIA, CHARLES KELY & SARAMBA    Never before has the amazingContinue Reading

Friday, JULY 6, 2012 | show 8-11 PM $10 @ door | sorry, no advance ticketing: NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter) please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE: every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting… DJ APOLLO spinning… RuthContinue Reading

  Assembled by the Batuki Music Society, this unique ensemble, featuring some of the hottest expatriates coming out of Addis Ababa’s nightclub and culture scene, paints a vibrant portrait of Ethiopian musical forms: the monochord music of the ‘Azmaris;’ the pentatonic and varied regional sounds; and the hybrid Ethio-jazz. TheContinue Reading

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Friday, JUNE 1, 2012 | show 8-11 PM$10 @ door | sorry, no advance ticketing:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter)please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE:every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting…DJ APOLLO spinning… Band leader Tichaona Maredza isContinue Reading

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Friday, MAY 4, 2012 | show 8-11 PM $10 @ door | sorry, not available in advance:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter) please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE: every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting… DJ APOLLO spinning…Continue Reading

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 “In Baye Fall, we have something called a jarasse…. the multicoloured clothes that I wear most of the time… the music on this album is a kind of jarasse….” Cheikh Lô, liner notes to “Jamm“… “The dreadlocked singer’s signature blend of semi-acoustic flavours – West and Central African, funk, Cuban,Continue Reading

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CANCELLED: we regret to inform you that due to visa complications, the band was unable to enter Canada for this show, and apologize for any inconvenience. If you’ve bought tickets, refunds will be forthcoming.   one of the great guitar players emerging on the World Music scene today… a cult-likeContinue Reading

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Friday, APRIL 6, 2012 | show 8-11 PM$10 @ door | sorry, not available in advance:  NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter)please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM AFRICA UP CLOSE:every FIRST FRIDAY a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting…DJ APOLLO spinning… The ‘Djeli’ (“blood” inContinue Reading

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the Golden Voice of Mozambique, the magical Marrabenta style… direct from Maputo… first tour in Canada! Thursday, March 8, 2012 | show 9:00 PMLula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. West [ click here for more info ]