Tamar Ilana & Ventanas

World Music and Flamenco Dance

FULL press kit

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REVIEWS and quotes

"Tamar has a power in her performance that is completely joyful and transportive. Her singing and dancing are deeply naturalistic and she’s transfixed me with her capacity to unravel a song. I’m a huge admirer."
- Leslie Feist (2018)

"Tamar has spent a lifetime mastering beautiful vocal traditions from around the world, only to arrive at a sound that is uniquely her own. She transcends genre, geography, and language. She is Canada’s own pan global diva."
- Jesse Cook (2018)

"Tamar Ilana & Ventanas could go head to head with any punk band."
- Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio One Big City Small World (2018)

"Tamar's generosity of spirit and mastery of her music created a wave of infectious, unstoppable momentum on stage.  Tamar empowered all the musicians around her to take chances and to elevate the performance.  I felt lucky to be one of those musicians.  Tamar’s command of her voice and deep understanding of the songs challenged me to find my own truth in the music. I still draw from that experience as a reminder of how sharing music with an open heart can bring so much hope.  Tamar was the catalyst for that hope."
- Jim Creeggan, Bass Player Barenaked Ladies (2018)

"Anywhere in the world, this act would entertain."
- Huffington Post, LA

"Music lovers sat enraptured by her Sephardic love songs..."
- The Toronto Star

"...gorgeous flamenco singing by Tamar Ilana..."
- The Globe and Mail

Ventanas Bring their Exhilirating Sounds to the Lower East
= New York Music Daily

Album Review: "Arrelumbre"
- fRoots

Ringer of the Week
- Jazz Weekly

Album Review: "Arrelumbre"
- Headphone Nation

Album Review: "Arrelumbre"
- American Jewish World

Flamenco Meets Sephardic on New Ventanas album
- World Music Newswire

Album Review: "Arrelumbre"
- Midwest Record

Ventanas fuse Spain's Flamenco & Sephardic cultures
- World Beat Canada

Review: Ventanas - Arrelumbre
- Downbeat

Music Without Borders
- Tripadvisor.com

Event Review: "Arrelumbre" CD Release
- Toronto World Music Scene Online

Tamar Ilana and Ventanas to Play Vancouver Folk Fest (2-page cover Story)
- The Jewish Independent, Vancouver, BC

Preview: Band takes a world of music, and turns it on its head
 - The Edmonton Journal

Ventanas Presented by Neruda Arts in Kitchener, Ontario, 2014
- The Record