Tamar Ilana & Ventanas

World Music and Flamenco Dance

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Tamar Ilana & Ventanas is a six-piece Toronto-based world music ensemble fronted by powerhouse vocalist and dancer Tamar Ilana and featuring the city’s finest world musicians. Drawing inspiration from such legendary artists as the Silk Road Ensemble, Paco de Lucía, and Yasmin Levy, they reimagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves, and mix contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads with original compositions.
 

Brief Touring History:
Canada 2018
: Vancouver, Victoria, Bowen Island, Quadra Island, Duncan (British Columbia)

USA 2017: Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington DC

Other Canadian tours/performances:
Vancouver Folk Fest, Summerfolk (Owen Sound), Sunfest (London), Festival Séfarade de Montréal, Toronto Beaches Jazz, Sherbrooke Traditions du Monde, Mill Race (Cambridge), ArtsWells (British Columbia), Robson Valley Folk Fest (British Columbia), Trout Forest (Ontario), Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), Ashkenaz (Toronto), Shelter Valley Folk Fest (Ontario), Mont Tremblant (Quebec) Harrison Folk Fest (British Columbia), Quebec City (Palais Montcalm)

NEW SINGLE OUT SPRING 2018
NEW ALBUM OUT FALL 2018

 

Awards:
Outstanding Ensemble Performance Dora Mavor Moores Award for Counting Sheep (2017)

Best Ensemble Helen Hayes Award for Farber’s Salomé, (Washington, DC; 2016)

Ontario Arts Council Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts; Emerging Artist (Nominee) (2016)

4-time Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee: Best World Music Group of the Year; Best Traditional Singer of the Year (2015); Best Ensemble of the Year; Best Traditional Singer of the Year (2014)

 

Live Showcases:
Global Toronto (2018)
Mundial on the Road at APAP (NYC 2016)
Pacific Contact (British Columbia 2016)
Folk Music Ontario (Toronto 2014)
Mundial Montreal (2013)
Zlatne Uste Golden Festival (Brooklyn NY, 2012)
 

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