The Leslieville Woodbine Jazz Festival was great fun this past summer with several group including the Toronto All-Star Big Band putting on great performances. But the festival attracted quite a number of troubador performers that drifted along Queen Street – stopping to perform in parking lots and parkettes along the way.
One group that caught my eye was a colorful Afro-Brazilian Band:
What made this group so enchanting was not just the band’s big sound but also the troupe’s three samba dancers that grooved to the Afro-Brazilian rhythms. The drummers swayed and danced to their beat as seen in this clip:
This same infectious style would be reflected a few weeks later on a greater stage – the Rio 2016 Olympics.
See brilliant Brazilain Dance here – the performances are enchanting.