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Fábrica de Ritmo

Battle of Santiago

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June 25 , 2016

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Deconstructing and fabricating classic Latin rhythms from Cuba to Brazil, Fábrica de Ritmo is a multimedia and immersive experience that captures the beating soul of the Americas. Featuring a live electronic performance from the Battle of Santiago and special guest DJ Medicineman, it’s your last chance to dance at the Hearn (for this year at least…). FIESTA LOCA!
 

Arts Partners at the Hearn: Sharing the Space

After 10 years of partnering with arts organizations, venues and cultural groups across the city, Luminato Festival will manage and run its own unique venue. The Festival is curating a series of performance events and artistic activations with arts partners from across the city, celebrating Luminato’s long history of working with arts organizations and cultural partners in Toronto in a new way: by sharing at the lowest possible cost the infrastructure and space we’re building.

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Participating Artists

 - Battle of Santiago
Battle of Santiago
Battle of Santiago

There’s an epic soundclash taking place North of the Border. Toronto-based group the Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility. The result is a wholly unique sound that tells a universal 21st Century story, transcending borders while staying rooted in one city’s immigrant experience. The Battle of Santiago has been marked by restless, transnational experimentalism since the beginning. The group has evolved from an exploration of experimental rock grounded in drummer-less Latin percussion, to an instrumental groove machine, to a tight Afro-Cuban post-rock outfit, and to this new mash up with their love of electronic dance music.
 
The Battle of Santiago doesn’t skimp on their live show, either. There multimedia component developed with chilean-born artist/designer Patricio Davila,  integrates digital visual art, live musical performance and audience interaction. The result is a one-of-a-kind organic audio / visual installation not to be missed.

 - Battle of Santiago
 - DJ Medicineman
DJ Medicineman
DJ Medicineman

Richard ‘medicineman’ Martin is one of Canada's most highly respected global fusion tastemakers. His radio show, NO MAN’S LAND, on CIUT 89.5 FM, is considered to be one of the best programs of its kind and has been instrumental in broadening the world music landscape for the past 16 years. He's a vigilant ambassador and culture maker in the city, dedicated to unique programming, community building and stewarding positive partnerships within the GTA’s diverse population.
 
He has earned a loyal throng of fans who crave a connection between ancient rhythms & progressive beats. His music sets flow seamlessly from Indo-Arabic dub to Afro-Latin rhythms to Electro Gypsy groove, always challenging musical genres and boundaries.
 
His weekly radio mix can be heard live every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 89.5 FM.

 - DJ Medicineman