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Friday May 26th, 2023 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday Drivers. & welcome to this week’s Friday journey! Dug out what I hope will be a satisfying taste of vibes and grooves to unwind you from the week and wind you up for the weekend. The crate is packed with some Brasilian, a little D&B, some Jazz Funk, trippy hop, African grooves, Soul Jazz and boogie. Could be a fun show! Thank you for taking the time, happy listening and I hope you enjoy the show!
Airto - Fogo RE LP - Studio Davout
BBoy Trombone
Wicked Lester - Single - Bubbascope Canadian
New Forms
Roni Size / Reprazent - Single - Talkin' Loud
Da Lata - Japan Exclusive Tracks EP - Especial
Marku - Marku Album RE - Movie Play
Spice Route Suite
Emanative - Earth Album - Jazzman Records
Fila Brazillia - Bitten Bugs - Twentythree
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
Lina Cherie
Boya Joachim - Single - Edition Boyess
Jimmy Johnson - Something For U Album - JJP Records
Baby Come Back
Pierre Tchana - Pierre Tchana Album - Disques Tropiques Editions Sahel
Ise Oluwa
Solomon Ilori And His Afro-Durm Ensemble - African High Life Album - Blue Note Records
Bana Ba Cameroun
Sam Mangwana - Maria Tebbo Album - Systeme Art Musique
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference Album - Young Turks
D-Influence - Good Lover EP - East West
Injury Time
Reminiscence Quartet - Psycodelico Album - Yellow Recordings
Thinking Of You
Lord Echo - Melodies Sampler EP - Wonderful Noise Productions
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Astral Visions
The Powdered Rhino Horns - Astral Visions EP - Tongue & Groove
Groove On
Yoyo Honey - Single - Jive Records
For Real
Flowers - Darker Than Blue Vol. 1 v/a Album - Resolution Records
Get That Ball
F.B.I. - Unfinished Business EP - Congo Music
On The Radio
Tina Turner - Love Explosion Album - Ariola
Breakin Down (Sugar Samba)
Julia And Company - Single - District Of Columbia
end of broadcast 19h EDT
Extra Curriculars:


FRIDAY MAY 26, 2023 AT 12 AM – 11:45 PM
Ottawa - Drone Day Weekend 2023
2 Daly Ave

FRIDAY MAY 26th - SUNDAY May 28th is the annual Ottawa area Drone Day weekend.
A celebration taking place across Canada and internationally to create a day for local Drone, Ambient and Experimental music, for one massive community celebration. We'll create around the clock - exploring the range of drone ambient and experimental music from the familiar to the unfamiliar - and collaborative jams... The waves are upon us...

[The May 26]__________
We will start off the is weekend with a Drone Day Eve happening, in the form of an open MIDI lab hosted by the Digital Arts Resource Centre, for a chance to explore digital soundscapes with controllers and plugins.
This lab includes exploration space courtesy of Cicada Sound, who will have stations set up for exploration and "2 player" co-op analogue gear and effects
5-9PM - MIDI and Synth Lab
8-11PM - Noise space [ Location - Microcinema]

[The May 27]__________
2 open workshops in partnership with DreamLab, providing an Introduction to Music Production, and an introduction to the basics of Generative Music, using Ableton Live to get us exploring!

Intro to Electronic Music Production
MAY 27, 2023
12 PM - 2 PM EST
KLANG: Generative Music Production
MAY 27, 2023
2 PM - 4 PM EST
St. Albans Church [@debaser__]
Any live stream or pre-recorded content
11AM - 12PM
DARC [Digital Arts Resource Centre]
7PM - 11 PM - Noise space [Location - Microcinema]

[The May 28]__________
A noisy Sunday in the sun... feel free to join at Vincent Massey park to hang out connect, and share the love!
This is a real picnic.
Noisy Picnic

National Drone Day was brought into the world in Weird Canada: -
Local creators in our community and much-loved community family from out of town will be performing around the clock - exploring the range of drone ambient and experimental music from the familiar to the unfamiliar.
Let us know if you'd like to participate on the TIMELINE - through or the signup form located here:

~PWYC~~~~All proceeds go to covering overhead costs, with surplus going directly to local non-profit community organizations.

Notes on the event___
*Bring a sub mixer if you can, this will help make room for collaborative jams.
*If you have any technical requests for an acoustic performance, please let us know
*Accessibility is important to us, we’ll be streaming the entire happening live, and have live participation options, for those not comfortable gathering live
*We encourage self-responsibility and respect each individual's choice to take precautions such as masks, as they see fit.
*We are exploring this year's happening again as a hybrid event. In case of technical issues, contact the Ottawa Drone Day team via the server, our Facebook, Instagram account, or at and we will do our best to help you out!

FRIDAY MAY 26, 2023 AT 7 PM – 10 PM
Soirée DJ - Danse jeunesse
6, impasse des Étoiles Cantley
Exclusively for youth 12-17 years old

La commission jeunesse de Cantley, en collaboration avec la Source des jeunes, t'invite à venir faire le Party le 26 mai prochain au Centre Communautaire Multifonctionnel de Cantley ! Cet événement est organisé par des jeunes d'ici pour des jeunes d'ici ! Vous travaillez forts à l'école et méritez d'un moment de repos avec vos amis.
L'événement est réservé aux 12-17 ans de Cantley ET DES ENVIRONS !!! Le prix d'entrée est de 10 $ en argent et vous donnera droit à 3 billets pour la cantine (collation et breuvage).
Soyez un peu d'avance, le temps de payer et d'entrer!
La soirée sera animée par Disco mobile PRO DJ.
Pour toute question, communiquez avec la commission jeunesse dont la conseillère Sarah Plamondon est responsable :
613 315-6100
OU communiquez avec le Service des loisirs au 819 827-3434, poste 6816.
Parents : L'événement sera bien encadré et nous ferons de la surveillance sur place. Encouragez vos ados à venir faire du social et lâcher leur fou!

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023 AT 9 PM – 3 AM
Juste du: 1970-80 au Minotaure (DJ avec vinyles)
3 Rue Kent, Gatineau
Gratuit / Free | 18+

On a beaucoup de fun avec les années 90 et 2000, parce que c'est pendant cette période qu'on a grandi et dansé nos vies, mais on s'est dit, hey, nos parents dansaient tout autant (sinon plus!) dans les années 70 et 80, voici donc que l'on récidive avec Juste du: 1970-80 vol 4.

À prévoir: beaucoup de pop, beaucoup de nostalgie, beaucoup de gens qui faussent en chantant... et peut-être un(e) invité(e) surprise.

Avec 4 DJ en alternance (Glory Hull, Lolo, Cendrine et Jasmine) avec leurs vinyles, qui vous feront sentir comme si vous étiez dans le premier Austin Powers, avec les hits de: Village People, Bowie, Bob Marley, Madonna, Georges Michael, Cindy Lauper, CCR, Earth Wind & Fire, les Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder et tellement plein d'autres.

Accessoires conseillés, mais non-obligatoire:
- Des souliers discos.
- Des pantalons éléphants (ça revient à la mode...).
- Des lunettes en étoiles/coeurs.
- Votre plus beau tie-dye.

On vous attend dès 20h, pour prendre un verre ou deux, puis on se rejoint sur le plancher de danse du 2e étage.
Gratuit | 18+

FRIDAY MAY 26, 2023 AT 9:30 PM – 3 AM
CAN'T FAKE THE FUNK : Summer edition !
La Casona
4602 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal
Tickets · $

CAN'T FAKE THE FUNK is back this month before with residents ZamalFunk squad, DJ KOBAL and special guest selector Enrique Domenech from Spain !
FUNK / DISCO / BOOGIE all night long !
Also, this will be the last one before a break in June for ZamalFunk's team !

►Only 150 pre-sales on eventbrite link, the rest of the places will be at 15$ at the door.
►Bboy/Bgirlz friendly

Great Glebe Garage Sale 2023
Free All Ages + friendly dogs

The Great Glebe Garage Sale is a popular community event held in the Glebe since 1986. The 2023 sale is set to happen on Saturday May 27, 2023 (from 8am to 2pm).
Homeowners in the Glebe are the primary vendors selling their stuff from their front lawns, driveways and porches. Glebe merchants also hold a huge sidewalk sale. Collectively they make one giant event that has become an annual community festival attracting thousands of people to the neighbourhood. From the start of the Great Glebe Garage Sale, the Glebe Community Association has encouraged everyone to voluntarily donate some of their proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank. As a charitable organization, the Ottawa Food Bank will issue tax receipts for donations over $10.

Kaminski Selects… Sunshine Music
@Ten Toes Coffee House & Laundry
837 Somerset Street W.

Afro & Funk, Caribbean & Latin, Brazilian, Antillean, Reggae, Rockers, Ska, Early Dancehall
Strictly Vinyl!

SATURDAY MAY 27, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: TAKiN, Rick Laplante, Deedot
City At Night
222 Slater Street
Tickets · $15 - $

On Saturday May 27th, we're happy to be hosting DJ/Producer/Label Boss and the force behind Wiggle Room nightclub in Toronto:

TAKiN [Wiggle Room Records]

TAKiN is a celebrated Canadian artist, producer, radio host and entertainer. His passion has been constantly evolving taking him from remixing exciting tracks and genres early in his career to an all around artist and original music producer.
He has played in top venues across Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and regular special appearances in Miami, New York, Washington and L.A. As a DJ, his focus is on the mixology of people and music, rhythms and creativity to create a unique energy on the dance floor transcending his audience on a journey to a place of thrilling and inspired experience.
TAKiN’s recent successes are propelling him towards an international career both as a DJ and a music producer, as well as an events management company and record label owner. His focus is more in tune than ever on creating sounds and style that are revolutionary, inspiring a broad audience and new generation of music lovers from around the world.

w/ local support from:
Rick Laplante

Check out 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 always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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

SATURDAY MAY 27, 2023 10PM
[LOOSE JOINTS 4 Get Loose!]
164 Laurier Ave. W

Jose Palacios and Trevor Walker transcend you into a fresh portal to groove and feel alive with a dig into their vinyl reserves!
Shining onto your evening through a melange of music in an open-format creative space. We invite you to enjoy the extra magic flowing from Loosey Lou — a special guest DJ full of sweet energy. In constant collaboration with John Cap, adding depth to your experience via an array of design-focused light installations. Amanda Brown to ignite your vibe with floral colour therapy and complimentary goods. Grand ideas brought to life by Tom Vtipil. Come dance with us, friends. We got Loose Joints. 

Brought to you by:
Tom Vtipil - Event Design
Amanda Brown - Marketing
Trevor Walker - Resident DJ
Jose Palacios - Resident DJ 
John McClelland - Lighting

Open format dance floor with Jose Palacios, Trevor Walker, Loosey Lou & lighting design by John Cap!

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

Disco Night @The Rainbow!
Rainbow Bistro
27 Murray Street

Bust out your pantsuits, polyester and platform shoes git ready to git down! The Electric Company will be powering the party at The Rainbow on Saturday, June 3rd.
Also featuring Kingston’s Dead Root Revival!

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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 1 PM
4-Week Intro Level Hip Hop & Waacking Classes
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave

Hey #Ottawa #Gatineau! New class alert!
We sold out of our Intro Level Waacking classes for May but because you’ve shown so much interest, we’re adding another 4 weeks AND bringing back our highly rated Hip Hop classes!

Sundays June 4, 18, 25 & July 2 (skip June 11)

Intro to Waacking 1-2PM w/ @aleadecastro

Intro to Hip Hop 2-3PM w/ @aleadecastro
Registration closes May 31st!
Limited spots so don’t wait until last minute.. we’ve sold out in the past!
Please note that we’ll be away for a chunk of the Summer (July & August) so we will not be running any classes then!
Register @ (Link in bio)

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
NAC - National Arts Centre

Legends of the Caribbean recognizes Jah Cutta, a.k.a. Carlton Williams, a name that reverberates in the hearts and minds of reggae lovers. For over 50 years, this legendary Canadian musician has graced stages across Canada with his magnetic presence and soul-stirring music. Revered as Canada's King of Reggae, the Montreal reggae sensation will play at the National Art Centre (NAC) on June 6th, 2023, at 7:30pm along with Jonathan Mclean, Indigenous and Vox Dei Populi bringing the vibes alive. Admission are $40 online, $20 for community organizers and business giveaway

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023 AT 8:30 PM
The Prime Rib Big Band - Jumpin' June Party! Irene's Pub
Irene's Pub
885 Bank Street

Woooo! Come and join the hottest big band in Town for our monthly residency at Irene's Pub on Wednesday 7th June! These nights are so popular that you'll need to arrive early to grab yourself a good spot or order your tickets in advance.
We'll have more brand new music to debut and some special guests sitting in with us! DO NOT MISS IT!!!

Pique summer edition / Open House Party 2023
Arts Court/Cour des arts
2 Daly Avenue
Tickets · $27.96 - $

Pique is back with its largest edition yet! Join us for a joint-birthday bash to celebrate Debaser's 10th anniversary and SAW's 50th anniversary with groundbreaking performances, art exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and more.
The occasion triples as the Arts Court Open House Party, bringing together the building's resident cultural organizations to animate every corner of Ottawa's most vibrant cultural hub for an afternoon of free building-wide family-oriented activities.
Pique summer edition features 30 artists across 10 stages and multiple exhibition spaces, indoors and outdoors. The outdoor Art Market returns to Daly Ave with 25+ artist and food vendors, and for the first time at Pique, we are bringing live music back to the neighbouring Jail Hostel (the site of Debaser's first-ever show 10 years ago)!
Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN with a suggested contribution of $25-$50.
To purchase a ticket below or above the suggested sliding scale, please register for our pay-what-you-can ticket program:
The event is ALL AGES and licensed.
Visit for more info.
Lido Pimienta
Bear Witness (of The Halluci Nation)
Frost Children*
Aïcha Bastien N'Diaye
Anaïs Cardot
Jairus Sharif
OK Naledi
Hug Mosh*
Bonnie Doon
Matt Miwa
Kathryn Patricia
Go Long
Backseat Dragon
Fireball Kid*
Siaka Diabate
Everett Rama*
13assa & Shaye A
and the music of Raven Chacon performed by Quatuor Bozzini
* curated by Many Place Money Party
Many Place Money Party
We Are The Medium
For more information, including our health and safety policies, and accessibility information, please visit

Ottawa, ON: Atlantis Jazz Ensemble at Irene's
Irene's Pub
885 Bank St

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble take over Irene's Pub in Ottawa for the first time ever! Expect a night of deep, funky, soulful jazz, featuring special guest Phil Charbonneau on double bass. Limited capacity, get your tickets early!
Ed Lister - trumpet
Zakari Frantz - alto sax
Pierre Chrétien - electric piano
Philippe Charbonneau - double bass
Mike Essoudry - drums

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Martin Villeneuve, Brink, Anthony Dunn
City At Night
222 Slater Street
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out 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 always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2:30 AM
Sashay presents: Bring on the Summer Edition
@27 Club
26 York Street
Tickets · $20 - $30via Eventbrite

Sashay Ottawa Events is back for the Bring on the Summer Edition!!
Expect to be bedazzled as we meet up again for a hot dance and for juicy performances. for reduced online admission!!
Saturday June 10
Doors open at 10PM
The 27 Club
27 York Street, Ottawa
Featuring djs:
△ Ashley Gauthier & Tanner Castro (Sashay, Throb)
Featuring drag performers:
△ Jade London, Jasmine Dymond & Markida Brown for reduced online admission!!
Sashay Ottawa Events est de retour pour l'édition Amène l'été la!!
Attendez-vous à être ébloui lorsque nous nous retrouverons pour une danse hot et des performances juteuses. pour une admission en ligne à prix réduit !!
samedi 10 juin
Les portes ouvrent à 22h
Le club des 27
27, rue York, Ottawa
Avec des DJ :
△ Ashley Gauthier & Tanner Castro (Sashay, Throb)
Mettant en vedette des artistes de drague :
△ Jade London, Jasmine Dymond et Markida Brown pour une admission en ligne à prix réduit !!

JUN 15 AT 7 PM – JUN 25 AT 10 PM
Ottawa Fringe Festival 2023
2 Daly Ave

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2023 - A Show For Every Taste

Join the Ottawa Fringe as they usher in the summer with the 26th Ottawa Fringe Festival. This year, they return to Arts Court and University of Ottawa with a variety of exciting shows from new artists and Fringe favourites alike. Whether your favourite flavour is comedy, drama, stand-up, musicals or dance, this festival has a show for every taste.
This year 45 shows will sprinkle their work across 6 venues in Downtown Ottawa. Autobiography, physical theatre, comedy, and circus - whether you have a favourite or not, try a different flavour and let your tastebuds discover something new! From Ottawa, to Portland, to Berlin, to Wellington, these incredible artists are bringing ten days of fresh performances for you to enjoy.
Finally, join us for our FREE programming throughout the festival. Check out the Fringe Patio, located at 67 Nicholas in the SAW Courtyard! Featuring karaoke, a silent disco, and a games night, our FREE programming is sure to satisfy your cravings. Grab a drink between shows, or stick around at the end of the night to catch up with artists, staff, and community members.
As always, tickets for each show are $12 plus applicable service fees when purchased online or by card at the Box Office. Tickets and online listing information are available as of May 17th, 2023 at 5 and 10 Show Passes are also available so there are more ways to save and catch all the shows. Passes can be purchased at the Box Office or over the phone between 1-5pm June 5th-14th. You can also buy passes at the Arts Court Box Office on any day of the festival June 15-25. Passes are not available online for purchase. More information can be found at
Finally, don’t forget to buy your $3 pin which is required for admission to the festival! Big Fringe Fan? Pick up one of our Legacy Pins for $12 to get access to all future festivals!

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Manüman, Quake b2b Rick Laplante, Joe Rowe
City At Night
222 Slater Street
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out 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 always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023 AT 8 PM – 2 AM
Festa de São João 2023
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St.
Early bird $15
2nd tier - $20
3rd tier - $25

Axé WorldFest & Saravah present
Evening of São João - June 24, 2023
Luciano Lu & Zé Fuá Band
w/ guests Riquinho Fernandez & Maninho Costa - Toronto
Spreading the culture and heritage of Brazil is our aim!
Old school Forró Pé de Serra: Expect Luiz Gonzaga, Cascabulhos, Gilberto Gil, Alceu Valença, Jackson do Pandeiro, Dominguinhos e Sivuca
Doors at 8pm Band starts at 9pm.
dress up in São João(San Jean) style - Examples will be given on this page, but think Urban cowboys and Modern Farm girls.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023 AT 3 PM – 5 PM
Moov Ottawa Dance Presents: Locking Workshop by Dizzylock
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

We’re so excited to finally be bringing you another locking workshop!
Pre-pandemic we were blessed by @seektash and now we’re bringing down the funktastic homie from Montreal @dizzylock
Sunday June 25, 2023
3-5PM @ Bronson Centre
Open Level • Teens & Adults
$30 CAD + hst (by May 31st)
$35 CAD + hst (June 1st-24th)
$40 CAD exact cash only the day of IF we don’t sell out before (not guaranteed)
*Limited space*
About @dizzylock:
Born in Montreal, Dany "Dizzylock" Antoine has been practicing Locking for 10 years now. Beginning his learning of the style with Montreal dancers, he travels frequently and participates in competitions of all styles of street dance throughout Canada and elsewhere in the world.
Née à Montréal, Dany "Dizzylock" Antoine pratique le Locking depuis maintenant 10 ans. Débutant son apprentissage du style avec les danseurs de Montréal, il voyage fréquemment et participe à des compétitions de tous styles de danses de rue partout au Canada, et ailleur dans le monde.
About the workshop:
L'atelier sur le Locking est destiné à tous ceux qui cherchent une solide introduction à ce style. Les fondamentaux ainsi que l'histoire sont abordés. Le cours sera suffisamment stimulant physiquement pour donner un aperçu solide de l'entraînement et de l'apprentissage de la danse, qui servira au danseur pour d'autres styles.
A la fin de l'atelier, les étudiants peuvent s'attendre à acquérir suffisamment de matériel pour pratiquer individuellement et une meilleure appréciation du Locking. Aucune expérience au préalable n'est requise.
Winner 1st Place @up_mtl 2019
Register @ (link in bio)
Limited space! 15 spots only.
#MoovOttawaDance #Ottawa #Gatineau #Montreal #Locking

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
ROMMEL co-presented by Axé WorldFest | Ottawa Jazz Festival
Marion Dewar Plaza
110 Laurier Ave. W.

ROMMEL at Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM | Marion Dewar Plaza OLG Stage
Co-presented by Axé WorldFest
Rommel - voice and guitar
Andre Galamba - bass and vocals
David Ryshpan - keys and vocals
Andrew Ferderber - drums and vocals
Multiple awards winner, Rommel is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer who stands-out for his talent and versatility. Mixing elements of popular Brazilian music with Afro-beat, Reggae, Funk and Jazz, Rommel breathes and transpires authentic and upbeat music with compositions in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.

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, &amp; 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.

WHACKS, Eh? Block Dance Party (Whacks DJ, Akeem Oh, julzzz, Caligula, Kimya, and more)
Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.
Tickets · $

The Ottawa-Toronto DJ duo presents Whacks, Eh? - A block dance party at Club SAW on July 1st 2023 featuring DJ Akeem Oh and live drummer Mat Landry; with an impressive list of special guests!
The event will be a night of music, dancing, art, drag, drinks and much more. Joining Whacks Vinyl & Drums at the Club SAW courtyard are R&B-Pop artist julzzz, indie-pop artist Akeem Oh, Drag Queen and 2022 Mx Capital Pride winner Caligula, and rapper Kimya. Inside Club SAW is a second happening: Cicada Sound's Synth Pop-Up and Try, co-presented by SoFar Sounds Ottawa. More surprises to be announced!
7PM - Cicada Sound's Synth Pop-Up and Try, co-presented by SoFar Sounds (Inside Club SAW)
8PM - Julzzz (R&B-Pop)
8:30PM - TBA
9PM - Akeem Oh (Indie-Pop, Full Band)
9:30PM - TBA
10PM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 1)
11PM - Caligula (Drag Queen)
11:30PM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 2)
12AM - Kimya with Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Rapper)
12:30AM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 3)
Also on-site: Club SAW's Bar including Cameron's Brewing, Ottawa Bike Café, be proud productions, and more!
Produced by Eights Creative and Oh My. Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Cameron's Brewing, Cicada Sound, be proud productions, Steve's Music Store, Sofar Sounds, and Ottawa Bike Café.
*Schedule subject to change. If weather isn't permitting to host in outside courtyard, ALL shows will be moved inside.

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!

Salsa Party with Fiesta Cubana
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen Street
Tickets · $

Join us at Queen St. Fare for a spicy Latin fiesta with live Cuban music by Miguel de Armas and Fiesta Cubana. Special guest Cuban singer Rusdell Núñez.

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023 AT 2 PM – 9 PM
Petrie Island Beach
795 Trim Road, Ottawa

A Caribbean inspired day Festival on Petrie Island featuring the very best in Tropical Cuisine, Tropical Drinks & Tropical Ice Cream. All mixed with sweet Soca, Dancehall, Reggae and Afro vibes!
Saturday July 22, 2023
2PM - 9PM
Petrie Island - 727 Trim Rd.
Ottawa, On (Orléans)
FREE with RSVP: Available on April 1st at
General Admission Tickets: & (Available on April 1st)
@carivibe on Instagram
Presented by
No long talk, just vibes.
Life is Sweet. Enjoy Real Ice Cream!
The original Jamaican white rum.
It’s the way we play.
*Please drink responsibly!
More information to come....
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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023 AT 8 PM – 2 AM
School of Bass #66
Swizzles Bar and Grill
246 B Queen St.

House! Electro! Techno! UK Hardcore! DnB! And more!
Dj Lazirus
Dj Kaytaro
Dj Optional
Dj Steph Solar b2b Dj I.D.E Projekt
Saturday July 29th 2023
Swizzles Bar and Grill - 246 Queen street (Basement)
+19 event. Valid photo I.D. required.
Pay what you can at the door!

House of Paint Hip Hop & Breaking Dance Battles 2023
Dunbar Bridge
(Off Bronson accross from Carleton U.)

House of Paint / HoP, Canada's longest running Urban Arts Festival, is back for it's 20th year and our very own co-founder Arnaldo "Effect" is the Dance Coordinator! So you know the battles are going to be fire!
"The House of PainT Festival is a FREE Outdoor HipHop Jam that showcases Graffiti, Breakdancing, Dj’s and MC’s from across Canada. It is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing community events. Since 2003, House of Paint has created space to exhibit and uplift hip hop culture in the Nation’s Capital.
House of PainT’s pillars are the elements of hip hop: Graffiti, DJ-ing, MC-ing (Poetry and Rap), and Street Dance are celebrated and elevated through concerts, competitions, workshops, and academic talks for all ages.
As an organization, House of PainT celebrates and elevates hip hop arts and culture in the Ottawa-Gatineau region by promoting artists practicing hip hop art forms, improving access to urban arts for people from all different communities, connecting artists with opportunities for professional development, and of course facilitating the creation and presentation of hip hop arts through the Festival and our other programs throughout the year."
He'll be taking care of the dancers, how the dance portion is run, and ensuring the event runs smoothly for the community.
MAIN DATE BATTLES (English & French)
Saturday August 12th, 2023
Time: TBA
Location: Dunbar Bridge
Price: Free to watch!
4 vs 4 Breaking (Winners flown out to France for surprise battle)
1 vs 1 Hip Hop
3 Dates between June 1st 2023 to August 11th, 2023
Time: TBA
Locations: TBA
Breaking & Hip Hop
Save the date and check back in the next week for full details but this is what you need to know:
-We are running qualifiers (battles) in three different cities leading up to the main event
-The winners from the main event will be flown out to a battle in France for Fall 2023
-There will be two categories this year - Hip Hop & Breaking
For now, all you need to know is that this year, we're getting HYPE! Start training & get ready to bring that Hip Hop to HoP! August 11 - 13th, 2023
More info to come..

Ottawa Psychfest III 2023
House of TARG
1077 Bank Street
$ 30. per night...$50. weekend available soon.

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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*when possible
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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