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Friday April 21st, 2023 with Trevor Walker
[Ivan Conti Mamão Tribute Mixtape]

This week I have a bitter sweet episode in store for you all. Sadly, founding member, Ivan “Mamão” Conti of the Jazz Fusion supergroup trio Azymuth, left us this past Tuesday April the 18. Needless to say I dug though the crates to pull my Azymuth catalog and put together a mixtape to celebrate the musical gifts left for us to treasure. As a long time fan I was deeply saddened to hear of Mamão’s passing and had been planning to put together an Azymuth mixtape anthology for quite a while, such a shame this had to be the catalyst. That being said we are all in for a treat with this opportunity to be able to hear the genius that is Azymuth with samplings from as many of their releases as my catalog and time allows. We’ll be sampling from various releases dating from the early 1970’s right up to their last release in 2020. I’ve included some links below that might be of interest. Quoting from an online article by Mark Sampson in Sounds and Colours and from the Far Out label’s obituary notice: “Ivan “Mamão” Conti (1946-2023) I was very saddened to read Far Out Recordings’ press release yesterday announcing the death of the great (and I use the word advisedly) Brazilian drummer. As a fan of Azymuth since buying their seminal Light As A Feather album when it came out in 1979, I came to appreciate over the years why a three-piece group sounded so much more than a mere trio – because they were all such brilliant musicians in their specialist fields: José Roberto Bertrami’s scintillating, multi-textured keyboards rooted in one of the most rock-solid rhythm sections ever to grace a recording studio and a concert stage: Alex Malheiros on bass (now the only surviving member of the original group) and Ivan “Mamão” Conti, arguably as deft a drummer in his different way as, say, Jack de Johnette, Sly Dunbar or Tony Allen. Despite his lasting legacy in the form of Azymuth’s own countless albums, the many other artists he backed (including Eumir Deodato and José Mauro) and his own creatively adventurous and rewarding solo work, it’s a sad fact of the artistic life that Far Out had to sponsor a GoFundMe appeal in 2017 to pay for an operation that the drummer needed. I forget whether it was his hip or his knee, but I’ll certainly never forget the contribution Ivan “Mamão” Conti made to modern Brazilian music. I think it’s appropriate to print Far Out’s touching and heartfelt obituary notice: Ivan “Mamão” Conti 16th August 1946 – 18th April 2023 We are devastated and shocked to hear the news that our dear friend Ivan “Mamão” Conti passed away this morning. As one of the three founding members of Azymuth, in the year of their 50th anniversary Mamão leaves behind a profound musical legacy for which we’ll be forever grateful. In our eyes he was up there amongst the greatest drummers in history. As well as being a musical icon, Ivan was a joyous, kind hearted, hilarious and immensely charismatic man. He had time for everybody and thrived off the love of his family, friends, fellow musicians and fans, which he reciprocated through his music, his warmth and his generosity. He approached playing and making music with a childlike sense of openness and a truly infectious joy and he will live on through his work with Azymuth, his solo projects and the countless recordings he worked on with other artists in Brazil and around the world. Rest in peace Mamão x” Thanks for taking the time, happy listening and hope you enjoy this week’s offering! Exclaim article: MSN:ão-conti-dies-at-76/ar-AA1a0UxR Wikipedia: Ivan Conti Discogs releases and credits: Azymuth Discogs: Ivan Conti All Music: Azymuth All Music: Azymuth Boiler Room Dekmantel São Paulo Live Set: Jazz: Azymuth Boiler Room London Live Set: Azymuth "Last Summer in Rio" Live at Jazz Está Morto 2022: Trio de jazz funk Azymuth no Segue o Som - TV Brasil 30/9/2017: Azymuth | Azimuth | Azimüth (Full HD | 1080p) - Full Set (Otto Music Hall - Rio de Janeiro):
Azymuth - Demos (1973-75) Vol. 2 Album - Far Out Recordings
Melô Da Cuica
Azymuth - Demos (1973-75) Vol. 1 Album - Far Out Recordings
Last Summer In Rio
Azymuth - Telecommunication Album - Milestone Records
Young Embrace
Azymuth - Light As A Feather Album - Milestone Records
Somewhere In Brazil
Azymuth - Rapid Transit Album - Milestone Records
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Partido Alto
Azymuth - Light As A Feather Album - Milestone Records
Seems Like This (Faça De Conta)
Azymuth - Azimuth Album - Far Out Recordings
Azymuth - F​ê​nix Album RE - Far Out Recordings
Azymuth - Woodland Warrior Album - Far Out Recordings
Castelo (Version 1)
Azymuth - Demos (1973-75) Vol. 1 Album - Far Out Recordings
Castelo (Version 2)
Azymuth - Demos (1973-75) Vol. 2 Album - Far Out Recordings
Ao Redor Do Samba
Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge feat. Azymuth - Jazz Is Dead 4 Album - Jazz Is Dead
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge feat. Azymuth - Jazz Is Dead 4 Album - Jazz Is Dead
Equipe 68
Azymuth - Demos (1973-75) Vol. 1 Album - Far Out Recordings
Ivan Conte Mamão - Single - Far Out Recordings
Ah Voce Nao Sabe
Azymuth - Woodland Warrior Album - Far Out Recordings
Azymuth - Pieces Of Ipanema Album - Far Out Recordings
Batucada Em Marte
Azymuth - F​ê​nix Album RE - Far Out Recordings
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Biáozinho Carioca
Azymuth - Single - Far Out Recordings
Estrada Dos Deuses (Recloose Re Edit)
Azymuth - Limited Album Sampler EP - Far Out Recordings
Raspa Do Tacho
Azymuth - Before We Forget Album - Far Out Recordings
Jazz Carnival
Azymuth - Single - Milestone Records
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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023 AT 8 PM
Tariq Amery's "Funk Yo Self'
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St.
Tickets · $

The Funk Yo Self series feature supreme musicianship along with an electric stage presence. Expect a sweaty dance floor.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2:30 AM
The 27 Club
27 York St.

Dems and Doll X Capital Jungle X Purple
Meadow Dispensary
This will be a wild one- A visual explosion
We are packing 10 years worth of deco from ALL our past parties into the The 27 Club for one special night -
Come celebrate this last call to our 420 parties
We also honour one of Ottawas finest -
DJ PETE SHREDZ - as this will be his last Ottawa show before he moves to BC!
Proudly sponsored by our friends at Purple Meadow Dispensary- expect lots of prizes and giveaways!
We will have a GIANT Colouring Book for guests to get creative

SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2023 10-4
lifeboogie Spinning for
Record Store Day
Yours truly dropping the soundtrack for RSD

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 9 AM – 3 PM
Russell Flea - April 22nd
982 N Russell Rd, Russell, ON K4R 1G7, Canada

Join us for our April 22nd Russell Flea market! We'll host over 50 vendors with a great mix of items new and old. Find us inside Russell High School from 9am-3pm. Russell Flea brings together local crafters, curators, and vendors of all kinds — to bring you unique, hard-to-find, and one-of-a-kind items.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 5 PM – 10:30 PM
Soft Serve Waacking Dance Battle
Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.

From the Artistic Director of Moov Ottawa Dance, Soft Serve’s founder Didi is bringing you Ottawa’s Waacking battle!
Soft Serve, founded by Didi, but supported by the community, is a hub for the new generation of Waackers in the city to share, dance, learn and create a space where they can build!
The battle (and let’s be honest, it’s a party) is going to be one hell of an event! We welcome you to witness and participate in this celebration of this dance & culture to see Waackers/Waackers/Punkers battle it out on stage for the Win! Expect some drama, vulnerability, posing, story telling, extravagant outfits & more!
Soft Serve 1 vs 1 Waacking Dance Battle
Saturday April 22nd, 2023
MC: Didi (Ottawa)
JUDGE: Drama (Toronto)
DJ: Haze (Montreal)
Prize: TBA
Dancer check-in between 445PM-545PM (don’t be late!)
Doors open @ 5PM for the public spectators
Battles begin @ 6PM sharp (don’t be late)
Location: SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas st, Ottawa, ON)
-Early bird tickets (Purchase by February 28th): 22$ (*UPDATED MARCH 3RD - Extended until March 31st for anyone under 24 years old - supported by YAN Ottawa
-Regular tickets (Purchase between March 1st to April 21st): 27$
-At the door (Not guaranteed): 35$ cash only
*Tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite (link in description)
*Dancers & spectator prices are the same for the battle.
Dancer registration:
Dancers will register once they purchase their ticket via Eventbrite.
Dancers will also get a discount for Drama’s workshop on registration.
Important information:
This is a 18+ event but if someone who wishes to battle is underage, they must contact Didi first.
This a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ BIPOC community as the roots of Waacking are primarily through gay Black & Latino men. We welcome those from all backgrounds, but highly suggest those of the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community to celebrate this dance and event. Any acts that are unruly and go against MOOV Ottawa Dance’s Code of Conduct will not be tolerated.
Drinks will be available at the bar (cash & credit accepted). Please drink responsibly!
No refunds
We ENCOURAGE dressing FLY! Think funky, disco, flare, suave, hip, juicy, fresh, and everything else in between!
Extra opportunities to learn Waacking:
Drama will be running a workshop on Sunday April 23rd, 2023 (post-battle workshop)
Didi will be running a PWYC battle prep workshop in early April
Didi will also be running a 4-week program for Intro/Beginner and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate students in May 2023
Dancers Sign up (Register via Eventbrite):
1. Miss Triss (Ottawa)
2. Flo (Ottawa)
3. Robin (Ottawa)
4. Sunshine (Ottawa)
5. Lisa (Ottawa)
6. Missy (Toronto)
7. SCozz (Ottawa)
8. Q (Toronto)
9. Le Geek (Toronto - C'est Chic)
10. Krackle (Toronto
11. Joelle (Ottawa)
12. Ginko (Ottawa & Johannesburg)
13. Meatballs (Toronto)
14. Chawla (Toronto)
15. Violence (Toronto)
16. Vizzar (Vaughan)
17. Vincy (Toronto)
18. Velour (Montreal)
19. Mr. Slick (Ottawa)
Questions? Hit up
UPDATE MARCH 3RD - With the support of YAN Ottawa, we've been able to extend the Early Bird Tickets for the youth (under 24 y/o) until March 31st! If this is a barrier to you, you'd like to attend out event and you are under 24, please reach out to us directly.

The Bow Street Runners @ Montgomery Scotch Lounge
montgomery scotch lounge
750 Gladstone Ave.

The Bow Street Runners are back for 1 show only!! Come and join us as we delve into the hard hitting post Bop / groove era!
Ed Lister - Trumpet
Sam Cousineau - Alto Sax
Garrett Warner - Guitar
Sage Reynolds - Bass
Val Nehovora - Drums
$10.00 Cover charge

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Space Cadets, Chefnier
City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best dance music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!
Our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events), 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you to everyone in this community for your ongoing support.

Switched-On Synths: Clone Edition - Synth Covers Nite - Kraftwerk + Giorgio Moroder + Boards of Can.
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
$12 Door

Presented by: Switched-On Synths, Ottawa Synths, House of TARG, Cicadas Sound
Doors: 9pm / 19+ (Physical ID Required)
Cover: $12
SWITCHED-ON SYNTHS: Clone Edition - Synth Cover Nite. Ottawa Synth Wizards pay tribute to their Electro Heroes!!!
KRAFTWERK - covers set
Performed by Canada High, Wilhaeven + Rigid Body Dynamics + Some Very Special Guests
GIORGIO MORODER - covers set
Performed by the very mysterious duo “Giovanni & Giorgio”
BOARDS OF CANADA - covers set
Performed by SIXYTEN (Hard Science + Ben Globerman)
Brad will be spinning lots of obscure electronic cover tunes all on wax.
Twiddle some knobs & make some bleeps & blurps of your own at the Cicada Interactive Synth Lab. Our pals from Cicada Sound will be bringing some fun devices of the modular variety to get your hands on.
CICADA SOUND is an independent music shop for sonic exploration located up the street at 1198 Bank St. They specialize in modular, synths, pedals, desktop, books and more. We also stock a curated collection of gently used

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2 AM
Lounge 164
164 Laurier Ave W.
Tickets · $6.66 - $

It's been way too long since our last event but the tropical dance party finally
returns just in time for Spring this April with selectors and hosts,
analog Afro Latin Caribbean and much more!
Tropical vibes all night long spun using 100% vinyl records all night!
Tell your friends and LET'S GO!!!

Jazz Nite: Tariq Amery and pals!
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St

Pumped to welcome the legendary Tariq Amery and a 9-piece band to the amazing Wednesday nite Jazz event! No cover, as always!

April Jazz Series: Dave Renaud
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St

Dave will bring the Thursday chill to the legendary Q Bar Happy Hour!

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023 AT 7 PM – 10 PM
Art Battle Ottawa - April 27, 2023
Overflow Brewing Company
2477 Kaladar Ave.
Tickets · $23.73 - $

Come watch as artists compete with open materials to create their masterpieces in 3 rounds of 20 minutes.
Watch the creative process unfold before your eyes and help vote for the Winner; it's a sizzling experience of creation and community!
Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at
This is an All Ages event.
Follow us on Instagram @ArtBattleOttawa!
Thursday, April 27th
Doors @ 7:00pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
Overflow Brewing
2477 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa, ON


Art Battle® is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. Art Battle happens in more than 50 cities worldwide, check for local listings!

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 10 AM – 5 PM
Ottawa Record Fair 2023
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper Street

20 + vendors with an emphasis on quality. Not a yard sale. New and previously owned records.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 1 PM – 11 PM
Empowering Women in the Music Industry
NAC - National Arts Centre

Empowering Women in the Music Industry
Annual conference - Third edition
April 29 2023 NAC Public Spaces (PHP) & Fourth Stage
Axé WorldFest presents the third annual addition of their much anticipated conference. It brings together industry leaders to forge connections and spark new projects and ideas.
This launch space is designed with Axé WorldFest’s mission in mind: to be global cultural connectors and make our worlds a little smaller and a little better through music, art, and people. Through in-person and online panels, musical showcases, networking events, and after-parties, the Empowering Women in the Music Industry welcomes and lifts up all genders toward building inclusive spaces that are full of that Big Axé Energy!
What is Axé? It is our founding concept that comes from the Yoruba people; it signifies a positive life force and energy – bring yours to this spectacular conference. How to? Purchase a ticket, mark your calendar, come with friends or come alone and make new friends, have fun, and soak up the sounds.
April 29 2023
Location for panels - Peter A. Herrndorf Place (inside the NAC)
In person
1pm opening doors - Welcome table
1:45pm - panel 1
Sustainability in Festival Programming
Moderator - Rosalyn Dennett ED of Folk Music Ontario

*Juana Hermida - Producer, Artist Liaison - Lula Music and Arts / TO
*Rachel Weldon - Founder, ED - Debaser / Ottawa
*Kristyn Gelfand - Managing Director - Uma Nota Culture / Geary / Mixto Festival / Toronto
*Maude St-Amand - Pro Experience Coordinator - Mundial Montreal
*Mercedes Caxaj - Artistic Co-Director - TD Sunfest / London On

3pm - Panel 2
Women Leaders
*Robyn Stewart - ED of Women in Music Canada
*Nicole Auger - Mgr. Programming & Engagement, International Indigenous Music Summit
*Heather Gibson - Executive Producer, Popular Music & Variety, The National Arts Centre
*Erin Benjamin - President & CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA)
*Tamar Ilana - Co-founder/ Executive and Artistic Director of FabCollab
Walk to designated venue for the networking session with industry professionals

April 29 2023
NAC FOURTH STAGE - Doors 6:30 pm shows 7pm
$20 online tickets for all shows
Link to be shared soon
MC Sarah Onyango
Qattuu & Jessy Lindsay (Ottawa)
Joyce N’sana (Montreal)
Tamar Ilana & Ventanas (Toronto)
JER (Toronto)
After party - everyone is welcome to head to the 27 club in the Byward Market to dance and enjoy the rest of the evening
*Please note, Online panels as part of this conference are added to a separate event

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
School of Bass #64
Swizzles Bar and Grill
246 B Queen St.

Funky! Nu-Disco! House! Jackin' House! Electro! Breaks! Dubstep! Drum n Bass! And much more!
Dallas Dee (Toronto)
Sicario (Toronto)
Alongside local support:
Mimsey Demon
Baby Kat
I.D.E vs Mister Mystic vs Dubplate Professor
We are still accepting donations to the Ottawa Food Bank!
Saturday April 29th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen st (basement)
Pay what you can at the door.
+19 with valid photo I.D. required.
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Rick Laplante, Daveo Villa, Oli West
City At Night
222 Slater St
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best dance music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!
Our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events), 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you to everyone in this community for your ongoing support.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 12 PM
Capital Sessions at the NAC
National Arts Center
Free All Ages

This month we are excited to feature Ottawa's known: the amazing DJ Joe Juarez and dancer extraordinaire Raul Guevara! Come listen to some great music, if you want you can pick up some dance moves from Raul at noon and 1PM, or just do you and vibe out with our awesome community of househeads!!! It's FREEEEE!!!
Artist Bios:
Joe Juarez
Joe Juarez is one of the Real OGs of the Ottawa house and dance communities. All the way from the Atomic, Velvet, Surface, Heaven and Sundaze; till his current endeavors with Rzn8 and Aztec love, Joe has been making local and international dance floors everywhere groove for over two decades. Whether helping shape Ottawa's taste buds with his amazing food at El Camino and cooking classes or playing stellar DJ Sets/hosting events, this creative cat's work is not to be missed!
This past year Joe took a music hiatus to produce Ottawa's new inception of the Food & Wine show- Crave, which took place in November to sell out crowds and rave reviews. His latest high profile project as Executive Producer for 56 Byward’s Club Berlin has been met with high praise and incredible events in the historic Mercury Lounge space. His Saturday residency at Berlin is always bumpin with a flurry of dancefloor mayhem and nostalgic goodies.
Raul Guevara
Raul Guevara, Bboy RA/ 4EverFresH~, Original Rudes Crew, Fresh Format, and Flava Squad. Started breaking mid 90's and recognized as one of Canada's top Bboys, known in Calgary as; "The king of Calgary". Educating, Adjudicating, battling, performing, and choreographing dance for 25 years, Raul’s dedication and passion towards the Hip Hop community has influenced people of all ages, and across the world. Well known and recognized for his style, raw flavour, humour as well as his insatiable drive to converse thru battle, a cypher Bboy at heart.
Although widely known as a Bboy, Raul loves the dance, music and culture of House. He has trained with Jojo and Kati (House of Danger Kat), Brian “Footwork” Green, Caleaf Sellars, Ejoe Wilson, Marvin Baptiste and Dazzle to name a few. Raul loves to get down to a dope deep house beat - the dance, music and culture resonates with his soul.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 10:30 PM – 2 AM
DiscoLab MAYhem!
1319 Wellington Street W.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Alex & Trevor bringing the heat for another DiscoLab!
100% vinyl throw down ’75 - ’83 Funky Disco Boogie Soul all night.
Dress to impress for the get down & make sure to practice sharpening up those boogie moves!
DiscoLab is people coming together and feeling free to the funk in the spirit of the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s.
We encourage everyone to take it to the next level by dressing up in your finest disco gear and get ready to GET DOWN to some of the best music and vibes Ottawa has to offer.
Combined, Alex & Trevor have been rocking dancefloors and collecting music for more than 60 years!
They have been and will continue to bring that experience and understanding of the era to enhance the DiscoLab experience trying to introduce and play lesser known underground classics coupled with a dash of well know anthems.
DiscoLab has had the very good fortune to be partnered with Parlour as one of Ottawa’s premiere venues giving the party a unique and magical vibe. Parlour will be offering special VIP "Boogie Booths" first come first serve available just go to for reservations.
We hope to see you out on the dance floor dressed to the hilt & sweating like bullets.

Moov Ottawa Dance: Waacking Classes with Didi
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

Waacking classes are back for this Spring with co-founder of Moov, @aleadecastro!
Alea, also know as #Didi, has been practicing within the art & dance of #Waacking for almost 12 years. She has been a pillar in the Street Dance scene not only in Ottawa but nationally.
Join her in @moovottawa’s 4 week program:
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
1-2PM @ Bronson Centre
Fundamentals & Combos *0-1 Year experience*
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
2-3PM @ Bronson Centre
Drills & Choreo *Experience mandatory*
Accepting maximum 15 students per class
Registration ends April 30th, 2023 @ 1159PM (or earlier if we sell out)
How to register? (

in bio)
#MoovOttawaDance #Waacking #Whacking #Punking #Pose
Are in love with Waacking but haven't gotten the chance to learn it? Are you of our BIPOC LGBTQ+ community? If so, we've launched a collaborate initiative through @softserveottawa #SoftServeScholarship, where 2 lucky folks who are BIPOC LGBTQ+ will be picked to take these classes for free + get 2 free tickets to the April 22nd Soft Serve battle. To enter the contest to get a chance to win a scholarship, follow @softserveottawa and join the giveaway!

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023 AT 3 PM
$5 Open Dance Practice: May 2023
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

Spring is here & we’re bringing back our $5 open dance practices!
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Avenue)
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
3-5PM (2 hours)
$5 e-transfer per week, $5 cash day-of or $20 for the full 4 weeks upfront
Having physical spaces to practice your craft, alone or amongst others, is limited for Street Dancers in our city, so we’re opening a weekend spot for you to get down!

Use this space to:
drill your foundations
practice your moves
cypher with your peers
stretch and condition
explore and get creative
share with others

And who is this for?
Street / Club dancers
All levels - beginners to seasoned
All ages (at parent’s discretion)

What to bring:
Indoor shoes mandatory
Pre-filled water bottle

What music is being played?
Break beats, Hip Hop
House, Funk
Disco, Afrobeats etc
You can BYOM and contribute

What is this space NOT for:
Teaching your own class
Using the whole space to create choreography

How to join?
Send us a DM
E-transfer $5 per week
.. or $20 for 4 weeks to secure your spot
.. or just show up early - space is limited & bring $5 cash
Anyone who paid the full $20 for our last 4-week practice gets in for free! Send us a DM if this pertains to you (you’ll also hear from us directly)
So come join @moovottawa and the scene for the Spring and get down
Do not attend if you are unwell
No refunds
Covid-19 policy in full effect
Code of Conduct in full effect
Injury policy in full effect

Latin Jazz Nite
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen Street W.

A very special version of our weekly Jazz Nite. It's a Latin event with famed pianist Miguel de Armas

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 8 PM – 1:45 AM
School of Bass #65
Avant-Garde Bar
135 1/2 Besserer St
$15 door

Drum & bass all night! Featuring:
Bassdrive / UKF / Hospital
Ambra Recordings / Halifax, NS
With local support From:
Karl Haze b2b Fiver b2b Threesixty
Mister Mystic b2b Dubplate Professor b2b I.D.E Projekt
Avant-Garde Bar, 135 Besserer St
$15 at the door
19+ / photo ID required
P.L.U.R / R.O.A.R

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 9 PM
Gin Joint Djangos Live At Motel Chelsea
Motel Chelsea
1418 Route 105, Chelsea, QC
Tickets · $

Mash Musique presents Gin Joint Djangos
Gin Joint Djangos bring their tongue in cheek jazz stylings to Motel Chelsea on May 13, 2023 for a night of swinging music and swirling cocktails.
With a repertoire that spans from Louis Prima to Britney Spears and Metallica, this is a jazz band that brings the fun!
Expect two sets of high energy, danceable music from this unique 7 piece band led by Greg Paul Stone and Kelly Craig.
Dinner reservations also available. 819-827-3888

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 9 PM
Sounds from Yaad | Volume 2
Irene's Pub

Go for a journey through time and listen to all the classic sounds of Jamaica from Rocksteady and Reggae music played by SoundProof featuring special guests.
Hear the sounds of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and more!
Bring yuh dancin’ shoes. Bring yuh Queen an lef’ yuh machine!!!

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
Kellylee Evans - The Rebirth of “Nina” at the NAC / au CNA
NAC - National Arts Centre

The inimitable Ottawa-based jazz musician Kellylee Evans brings to life her 2010 album Nina, in a spectacular one-night-only event. The album, a tribute to jazz and civil rights icon Nina Simone, won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the year in 2011, Evans’ first Juno award. Jazz Times wrote “… a master of fresh interpretation… so superbly rendered it could be considered definitive. “
L’inimitable musicienne de jazz Kellylee Evans revisite son album Nina à l’occasion d’un concert exceptionnel. Datant de 2010, cet album qui rend hommage à la grande Nina Simone, figure emblématique du jazz et militante des droits civiques, lui a permis de rafler en 2011 son premier prix JUNO dans la catégorie Album jazz vocal de l’année. Pour Jazz Times, l’Ottavienne livre avec cet album « […] une interprétation maîtrisée et inspirée […] le résultat est si majestueux qu’il en devient presque intemporel. »

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023 AT 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Victor Anastacio - "Moongate" Album Release" party
NAC - National Arts Centre
Tickets $20

Axé WorldFest presents:
Victor Anastacio - "Moongate" Album Release" party
Thursday, June 1st 2023
Doors at 8 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
"Victor Anastacio is a classical guitarist, composer and music teacher from Brazil living in Ottawa, Canada since 2020.
His debut album "Moongate", released in March 2023 is a multidisciplinary album, combining music and digital art. The project consists of a collection of compositions for classical guitar, flute and double bass written by Victor Anastacio, combined with a collection of landscape paintings by Max Suleimanov.
Anastacio's music combines classical music, jazz and Brazilian bossa nova influences, resulting in an impressionistic style that serves as a bridge between classical and popular music. The project is performed Live by Colleen Leslie on Flute, Philippe Charbonneau on Double Bass and Victor Anastacio on Guitar.
for more info:
Tickets will soon be available for this show

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fiesta Cubana Fest 2023
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Tickets · $15via Eventbrite

A festival to highlight the best of Cuba in Ottawa. A beautiful day filled with Cuban music and arts.
Join us on June 4 for a beautiful day filled with activities that highlight the best of Cuban culture. An artistic myriad of Cuban shows, including amazing salsa bands, dance workshops, visual arts, literature, and lots of dancing. We will have food and cocktails for you to taste the best flavors of this Caribbean island. A special time for friends and family to enjoy the best of Cuba in the heart of Ottawa.
$15 Early bird tickets available until April 6, General admission $20 until June 1st, Door tickets available at $25.
Doors open at 12:30 pm, with free entrance to children up to 16 years old.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM
Cimafunk | Ottawa Jazz Festival
 Marion Dewar Plaza - OLG Stage, 110 Laurier Ave W
Tickets · $23via Showpass

Cimafunk is an Afro-Cuban Rockstar. His namerefers to his heritage as a ‘cimarrón,’ Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery, as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert conventional sounds with rhythmic innovation.By bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions and infusing sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S.,Cimafunkhas created something unique and special, not only in terms of music but also with the values he stands for. He is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of black cultures. Cimafunk’s monumental second album El Alimentowas released in October 2021, receiving overwhelming praise.Rolling Stoneranked it #3 of theBest Spanish-Language and Bilingual Albums of 2021 and #23 of the 50 Best Albums of 2021. El Alimentowas also amongNPR’s Best Latin Music of 2021and #1 of Le Monde’s Latin Music favorites. Singles also made their way through2021 lists: Rómpelo ft. Lupe Fiascowas among NPR Alt.Latino’s best singles of 2021and Funk Aspirin ft. George Clintonin Remezcla’s 10 Best Indie Pop, Rock, & Chill Songs of 2021. Co-produced by Cimafunkand Grammy-award winning producer Jack Splash (CeeLo Green, Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys), the sonically dynamic collection masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures. Written and recorded over 2020, the album served as analimentofor the soul, a motivation to persevere through the pandemic, as Cimafunkspent countless hours studying decades of musical influences to help understand who he is musically and culturally, and thus, where he wanted this album to take him.

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10 PM
Croisières Outaouais / Ottawa Boat Cruise
895 Jacques Cartier, Gatineau

Canada Day Long Weekend in the Nation’s Capital - Sunday July 2nd, 2023 aboard the Ottawa River Queen.
20 Year Anniversary Sunset Cruise

The most anticipated boat party on the Ottawa River is here to celebrate summer!

Jump onboard the SOCA BOAT and experience your Canada Day long weekend like never before. Feel the rhythm and sensation of the tropical music on a Sunday evening filled with sheer excitement while sailing into the sunset.

SOCA BOAT features a countless number of surprises and giveaways on board.


Ottawa River Queen
Quai Des Artistes (795 Rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W1)

::: Boarding passes available APRIL 2023 | 21+ Event :::

Visit for all things SOCA BOAT!

Afterlight: weekly Tuesday-Thursday | 19h-late
129 Bank St
An underground lounge & listening bar curated by some of the Canadian Capital's most prominent DJs featuring different selectors weekly.
7pm until late
no cover

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Tuesday | 20h Open Format
Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes

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Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive!

10:25 AM, April 20th, 2023
Heavy Ben
Great drummer, legendary band. Thanks Trevor for puttingt this together. I, too, never got around to making my own Azymuth mixtape. Such a large and daunting discography to tackle.

5:08 PM, April 21st, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Hey Heavy Ben! I wish I had the full discography but did the best I could with what I have. Appreciate your comments and taking the time! Cheers

5:31 PM, April 21st, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Jazzy grooves all the way ! Thanks ! Nice tribute.

6:51 PM, April 21st, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Thank you for your comments and taking the time Robert p in gatineau. Cheers!

7:37 PM, April 21st, 2023
Cornrow Eddie
Been playing this one steady since your early posting. Have discovered Azymuth thru Friday Drive, and have loved everything with their name on it, so this mixtape is pure springtime gold. Thanks very, very much for tha dedication 🇧🇷✊🏿🌅

1:51 AM, April 22nd, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Cornrow Eddie truly appreciate the comments and am honoured to have introduced you to great Azymuth!

2:54 AM, April 22nd, 2023