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​Women in Percussion


A 5-day festival of concerts and workshops celebrating local and international women percussionists with roots in Brazil, Jamaica, Venezuela, Cuba, India, Korea, Japan and First Nations.


Women in Percussion showcases groundbreaking  international and local percussionists who have defied the social norms that have historically deterred many women from pursuing drumming and percussion. While the featured artists are based in diverse musical traditions and genres, they all draw strength from studying, performing and mastering percussive arts and share a passion for music education, especially for young women musicians.


Most of the artists in the festival tell stories about how they were discouraged or even forbidden from studying drumming because of their gender and how they have overcome these challenges to follow their calling as percussionists. The festival is a testament to their courage and dedication in pursuing their chosen instruments as well as to how they can inspire other women to explore the power of percussion.


Women in Percussion is presented in collaboration with The Aga Khan Museum, Small World Music and Emerging Young artists.




Thursday Sep 26 - Opening Night

Y Josephine + Joy Lapps-Lewis + Aline Morales & Vulvas + Adriana Portela


A night of tropical percussion featuring a special guest from Bahia, Brazil.


Doors Open: 6:00 pm / Show Starts: 7:00 pm.

$15 adv | $20 at the door | Limited early bird tickets for $10

Presented in partnership with Small World Music


Friday Sep 27

Lady Son (aka Yeti Ajasin) +  Magdelys Savigne with Havana Ventu


Cuban son, salsa and salsa by leading Toronto women percussionists.


Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Afterwork Concert with Lady Son Starts: 7:30 pm. / Dance Lesson Starts 9:00 pm / Salsa Concert with Havana Ventu Starts 10:15 pm.

FREE (arrive before 8:00 pm) $15 at the door after 8:00pm.

Presented in partnership with Toronto Hispano


Saturday Sep 28

Aki Takahashi 


Join Aki at this interactive workshop to navigate the history and styles of Japanese Folk Music. Learn how to connect your body and energy with the rhythm of taiko and other traditional Japanese instruments such as bamboo flute and shamisen. Participants of all ages are welcome to develop their own dynamic strikes and let’s play hard with spirit! No registration required.


Doors open 12:00 pm / participatory workshop 2:00 pm / Concert starts at 3:00 pm 


Presented in partnership with Emerging Young Artists.


Sunday Sep 29

Kim So Ra + Rajna Swaminathan


Exploring the dance between tradition and innovation in Korean and Indian inspired forms.


Doors Open: 6:00 pm / Show Starts: 7:00 pm.

$15 adv | $20 at the door | Limited early bird tickets for $10

Presented in partnership with Aga Khan Museum