SUMMER EVENTS

The Island Cafe hosts live music and special events all summer! Check the calendar for live music on Fridays and Wednesdays, our Long Weekend Arts Festival over Labour Day weekend, and games and trivia nights. All Island Cafe concerts are Pay-What-You-Can, so please bring some cash for the bands!

 

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Aline Morales Trio

The Island Cafe is pleased to welcome Aline Morales to our stage for the first time! For this show, the Brazilian-born singer/percussionist/composer will bring her trio for an intimate and lively performance.

Dinner starts at 5:30pm, music at 7pm. Come early to get a table.
Please bring cash for the band - this is a pay-what-you-can show!

Since her travels to Canada in 2003 and her decision to set roots down here a few years later, Morales has been well known locally as a dynamic singer, percussionist and bandleader. However, it was the release of her debut solo album, the Juno-nominated Flores, Tambores e Amores, that brought national attention to this unique artist. Born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Aline began her performing career as a child training in capoeira, and by the time she reached her 20's, she had performed in a variety of traditional and modern bands including one of Brazil's most well-known maracatu groups, Nacao Estrela Brilhante do Recife led by Mestre Walter de Franca. Since her arrival in Toronto, she has been a tireless promoter of the traditional maracatu rhythms of Northeastern Brazil, performing with her 30-member percussion troupe, Baque de Bamba, at countless outdoor festivals, leading parades through Kensington Market in Toronto and even starring in Ontario Tourism's "There's No Place Like This" commercials.

RSVP on facebook here.
Listen to Aline here.

Earlier Event: August 3
Joel Thomas Hynes