Performers
Performers

 

We are thrilled to have Michel Bruyere as our headline performer at this year’s festival as we pay a unique cultural tribute to our country's First Nations. Michel is a Native American storyteller & full-time musician from the Anishnaabe (Ojibwe) tribe.  He is the touring drummer for Buffy Sainte-Marie.  He specializes in the North American Indian's first instruments, The Big Drum, as well as the Woodlands & Plains Flute. Michel performs on Saturday and Sunday.

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – SAT JUNE 3, 2017

12:00-12:30-THE PAN PIPER-Hameed Shaq (Steelpan-Trinidad & Tobago)

12:30-1:00-IAUWATA (Jamaica)

1:00-1:30-SPIRITWIND (First Nations)  
 1:30-2:00-NORTHERN CHINA WAIST DRUM & DANCE (China)
2:00-2:30-CHUN DOONG SORI (Korea)
2:30-3:00-OKESTRA GATIGO (Ghana)
3:00-3:30 -BADEMA-FOLI (Burkina Faso)   

3:30-4:00-ISSHIN DAIKO (Japan)

4:00-4:30-TORONTO ALL STARS ( Canadian Youth Steel Orchestra)

4:30-5:15-MICHEL  BRUYERE (First Nations)

5:30-6:00-MUHTADI WORLD DRUMMERS (Canada)

 6:00-6:30-AMADOU KIENOU (Burkina Faso)

6:30-7:00-BARO DUNUNBA (Guinea)

7:00-7:30-HUMMINGBIRD TASSA DRUMMERS (Indo-Trinidad & Tobago)

7:30-8:00-DRUM FINALE!!


*Program subject to change without notice

 Canadian drummer Joey Muha is a virtual YouTube sensation. Videos of his energetic and skillful solo drumming have gained him worldwide popularity with an incredible 150 million combined views! His delightful drumming to iconic hits like Surfin USA and popular children’s songs like I’m A Little Teapot is sure to put you in a happy Festival mood! Don’t miss his performance on Sunday at 12:30pm.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – SUN JUNE 4, 2017

10:00am-12:00pm-**LET THE CHILDREN PLAY (Drumming for Children)
12:00-12:30-RICHMOND HILL UNITED CHURCH DRUMMERS
12:30-1:00-JOEY MUHA (Canada)
1:00-1:30-SPIRITWIND (First Nations)
1:30-2:00AMADOU KIENOU (Burkina Faso)
2:00-2:30- AFRO-CUBAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Cuba)
2:30-3:00-STEAPHAN HANNIGAN (Ireland)
3:00-3:30-BAQUE DE BAMBA (Brazil)
3:30-4:00-BEYOND SOUND EMPIJAH (Youth Collective-Canada) 
4:00-4:30-MARACATU MAR ABERTO          
4:30-5:00-MUHTADI WORLD DRUMMERS (Canada)
5:00-5:30-SAMBA SQUAD (Brazil)
5:30-6:00MICHEL  BRUYERE (First Nations)
6:00-6:30-COMOTION (Caribbean Folk Drummers)
6:30-7:00- TDOT BATU (Brazil)
7:00-7:30-HUMMINGBIRD TASSA DRUMMERS (Indo-Trinidad & Tobago)
7:30-8:00-DRUM FINALE!!
*Program subject to change without notice

** Let The Children Play is a FREE, family-fun event at this year’s Muhtadi International Drumming Festival. Children of all ages are invited to join us to play various percussion instruments. They can play percussion instruments provided by us, bring their own, or have fun with us creating new ones from everyday materials. There will be lots of prizes and gifts for all participants.  

 

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The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF), now in its 18th year, is a two day annual event that celebrates the drum, it's presence in all cultures and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world.

9 Benson Ave., Toronto ON M6G 4C6
416-848-3838
info@muhtadidrumfest.com
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