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Tamar Ilana and Ventanas

Thursday 4 July 2024 - Ventanas is a six-piece Toronto-based world music ensemble fronted by powerhouse vocalist and dancer Tamar Ilana (Jewish-Indigenous) and featuring the city’s finest world musicians. Drawing inspiration from such legendary artists as the Silk Road Ensemble, Paco de LucĂ­a, and Yasmin Levy, they reimagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves, and mix contemporary interpretations of ancient ballads with original compositions. Tamar Ilana – vocals, dance Demetri Petsalakis – oud, keys Jessica Deutsch – violin, vocals Benjamin Barrile – flamenco guitar Tyler Emond – upright and electric bass Derek Gray – drumset, percussion “Tamar has a power in her performance that is completely joyful and transportive. I’m a huge admirer!” – Leslie Feist “Tamar’s generosity of spirit and mastery of her performance create