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    ¡Ciudad de México, ya pronto llegaremos! Sábado 19 de Octubre. 8:00pm. Raspando La Chancla Fest 2019. 💥💃🏻 🇲🇽 @lachinasonidera. @buenrostromx. @sonrompepera. @quique_escamilla. @verbigraciaagencia. @verbigraciamx. @forohilvana. #mexico #mexicocity #cdmx #cdmx #instacdmx #musica #cumbia #toronto #canada #chiapas #ciudaddemexico #parkdalistaabroad #parkdale #forohilvana #tequila #tacos #love #music #liveconcert #instamusic #mezcal
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    Amigos en la Ciudad de México 🇲🇽! Súper contentos de venir a tocar al Raspando La Chancla Fest este 19 de Octubre en el Foro Cultural Hilvana y compartir el escenario con estas bandas divertidas. ¡No falten y no se olviden de traer sus chanclas! #mexicocity #cdmx #mexico #ciudaddemexico #cumbia #livemusic #festival #latinos #chanclavoladora #raspandolachanclafest #forohilvana
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    When you get invited to sing (and belt without a choice) with a full Mariachi band on Mexican Independence Day, at Toronto’s City Hall. 😊 The very first time I ever sang in front of an audience was, in fact, with a Mariachi band when I was 6 years old. My dad had taken the whole family out to a restaurant (El Palmarcito) in Chiapas, Mexico. At the restaurant I told my dad that I wanted to sing with the house band. My dad said, “sure, I’ll pay for your song request, but you have to go ask the band.” So I did, and the band was able to accompany me along while I sang the traditional song “El Rey”, (with smiles on their faces, according to my mom.) 33 years later, I got to do it again last week, and it felt really good! 🤓. Thanks to the Viva México Mariachi for the invitation. Traditional Song: No Volveré by Manuél Esperón, 1940’s. Video by @yvetteastorga. #mariachi #kid #toronto #mexican #parkdalista #ontario #canada #parkdale #mexico #traditions #alive #vivamexicocabrones
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    Smack them chiles! 🌶🌶 #salsa #toronto #parkdale #home #mexicanfood #chiles #salsapicante #tacos #canada #smoky #homecooking #parkdalista #mexico #traditions #alive
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    Restocked some Mexican chillies for the fall at Kensington Market today. Do you recognize any of these? Aiming for delicious and real salsa tonight. Not the bottled ones, nor the one to shake the booty 💃🏻. (Free fresh sage provided by Lori of @ignisborealis.) • #real #fresh #salsa #fromscratch #mexicanfood #spicytoronto #parkadale #home #ontario #canada #parkdalista #mexico #chillies #mexicansalsa #chilesdemexico #saturdaynight #dinner #mexicancuisine #sage #tomatos #cilantro #tacos #food #folk #love #homecooking #chiles
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    A sweet #tbt story about friendship. Exactly in the fall of 2017, I phoned my Iraqi friend @ahmedmoneka, who had already been living in Toronto for a couple of years, (the one on the right playing percussion), and I told him jokingly, “man, you must come to my place on [certain] day, I have a 'special gift' for you”. 🎁 So, Ahmed did come over on X day as we’d agreed. In my living room, was already seated my Algerian friend, @fethi_nadjem (the one on the left playing the mandole), who had just moved to Toronto from Paris—where he and I had hung out a month before he moved to Canada. Finally, I got to introduce them to one another; they both smiled kindly at each other and spoke a bit in Arabic when I went to my kitchen for water. All seated, we started to jam. Fethi started to play his mandole for a few seconds and Ahmed eyes went like 👀 as soon as he heard the amazing sounds coming out of Fethi’s haunting mandole. Five minutes into the song, Fethi’s eyes also went like 👀 when he heard the first sounds and words coming out of Ahmed’s mouth in such a soulful way! Magic happened! 💥❣️🙏 (Back to sept. 2019) Since then, they’ve become really close friends and have been playing shows together all the time and all over town. Today, they also play in several Toronto bands they’ve formed with other local musicians, (such bands as Mosquito Bar, Moneka Arabic Jazz, etc...plus this new duo band). Last weekend they phoned me by surprise around 7:30 pm and said to me, “we’re standing on your street outside your home, come out!”. (Me,🤔wtf?!) Fethi says, “We’re playing a house concert tonight for the music series, The Artery, happening on your street, just 5 houses down from you.” So, I came out to see them play at my neighbours' living room, and I was blown away by how beautiful they sounded together; plus Fethi also surprised me with a great singing voice I didn’t know about! 🤗 Their band, Mosquito Bar, is playing at Koerner Hall on May 9th, 2020!! 🥳 Thank you Canada for supporting immigration! (and for bringing me amazing, diverse people to my doorstep!)🙋🏻‍♂️#immigrants #story #love #music #parkdale #canada #iraq #algeria #mexico #friends #toronto
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    Went to visit a friend’s “place” and I found this 360° backyard! 🤗 His cat is the luckiest earthling in the world! #luckycat #ontario #canada #recordingstudio #musicians #naturalworld #trees #equal #oxygen #nature #cats #forrest
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    Soundcheck done! Come by, tonight Saturday 14th, and check out the new live music venue in our neighbourhood, @todaytonightbar. 1704 Queen Street West. (Queen & Roncesvalles) Show 9:00pm. It’s FREE! #parkdale #toronto #canada #ontario #livemusic #canadianmusic #gretschguitars #parkdalista #queenwest #singersongwriter
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    #tbt from last weekend, when we had our first annual Street Party with all the neighbours from our little, quiet Parkdale street. We had some barbecued tacos and salsa, a clothing/items swap, some music in the later side of the evening, and even the nice Toronto firefighters stopped by for a bit to say hi and let us be kids again with their firetruck. 🤓❣️ #meetyourneighbours #community #toronto #parkdale #ontario #canada #neighbours #glenavonfamily #streetparty #neighbourhood #tbt #friends
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    Parkdale and rest of Toronto friends, I’ll be playing a first show at this very cool, intimate and brand new music venue in our neighbourhood this Saturday night. Stop by @todaytonightbar to check it out. Really friendly owners, great vibe and sound, and it has a great back patio, too! 1704 Queen West (near Queen W. & Roncesvalles) Show: 8:30 pm. #toronto #parkdale #torontolivemusic #torontomusic #music #songwriter #ontario #canada #saturdaynight #queenwest #live #love #eatsleepfolkrepeat #gretschguitars
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    With my lovely friend and musical sister, Samantha Martin, after filming some scenes for her new video and song titled “Good Trouble”—in which I did a little cameo. @rootsnroll Keep an eye out for it. To be released soon. #torontomusicians #toronto #newvideo #samanthamartinanddeltasugar #parkdale #musicians #ontario #canada #canadianmusic #rockandroll #parkdalista #cameo
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    We’re excited about today’s news. We’ve been selected to perform an official showcase at Folk Alliance International 2020—and along with other artists from 22 countries—to take place in the incredibly musical and vibrant city of New Orleans, USA. (And plus the little extra relief this means about heading somewhere warm and full of music in late January 🥶!) Merci beaucoup @folk_alliance! 🎺🎷🥁🎺 🎶 🌞 @unboundartists #music #livemusic #toronto #ontario #canada #neworleans #usa #folkalliance2020 #fai2020 #folkallianceinternational #torontomusicians #torontomusic #parkdale #parkdalista #parkdalistaabroad #chiapas #mexico #musicosmexicanos #instamusic #canadianmusicians #latinx #latinmusic #america #nola #folkmusic #folkmusician #tma149 #tma149members