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Mark Laudry/Amelie et les Singes Blues/Moneka Arabic Jazz

  • Drom taberna 458 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 2A8 Canada (map)

5:30 Mark Laudry

Jazz Group

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6:30 Amelie et les Singes Blues

Cutting their musical teeth on Toronto’s club scene, ALSB built a following reinterpreting French classic as seen through a kaleidoscope of other influences. Edith Piaf sitting in with a slow jam rhythm section, Jacque Brel having a bar brawl with Tom Waits… this is the sound that the band has been celebrated for – and won awards for, including the prestigious Coup De Foudre 2012 and Coup de coeur des Médias Trille Or 2017. It is a sound that has thrilled audiences across Canada.

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9:30 Moneka Arabic Jazz

A project reflecting Ahmed Moneka’s journey through Toronto’s culture and music scene. It is introducing Maqam, Arabic music skills that he learned in Baghdad, Iraq where he grew up. Also mixed with African grooves and rhythms that Ahmed incorporates from his African roots.

Jazz and blues are fantastic genres to bridge his Afro-Arabic background with a diverse array of Torontonian performers.

The dream team of the night:
Baiano on Drum kit
Jessica Hana Deutsch on Violin
Waleed Abdulhamid on Bass
Demetrios Petsalakis Guitar
Ernie Tollar on Saxophone and Nay
Majd Sekkar on Clarinet
Ahmed Salah Moneka Voice