Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. She has one of the most unique voices in the world and is known for her charismatic performances. His own compositions combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia and popular American music. Frequently her lyrics focus on justice, immigration and women’s problems.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, and based in Montreal for the past decade, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ramon Chicharron is a nomadic soul. With his distinctive voice, catchy groove influenced by latin rhythms, and a touch of electronic sounds, Ramon will take you on a colorful trip. His dansable compositions are inspired by a desire to live a simpler life, a world without borders and the difficulties one encounters when pursuing his dream.
Pedrina is a Colombian artist, musician, singer, and songwriter. She was one of those responsible for the formation of the successful duo Pedrina y Rio, an important act of alternative pop active during the second decade of the new millennium. In this project Pedrina sang, composed lyrics and melodies and served as the aesthetic brain behind the image of the band.
Valeria Cox was born in Chile. Born of a mother from Argentina and a father from Chile. Since very little she lives in countries like Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan. Her arrival to Mexico in 2008 awakens her passion for music and in that moment, she starts to work in different music groups, developing her first songs as a singer-songwriter. She combines different styles, rhythms, and latinoamerican sonorities. Her compositions go from ballads, to cumbias and candombe accompanied with a powerful and expressive voice.
GISUN is a vibrant and colorful artist that uses her Uruguayan background and South Korean roots to showcase her own style of jazz and soul-inspired music. In 2017 she released her first EP -Suspiras- collaborating with a top cast of musicians and engineers in New York.
Guillermina Neri is a multidisciplinary artist from Argentina. Her main interest in comunication and the concept of armony lead her in a personal search of expanding her notion of beauty, researching different discplines like: Reiki, dowsing and astrology, understanding that the astral energy and quantum physics incide in a subtle way, in the transformation of matter and directly affect the Human Being.
Luisa is from Brazil and lived in 4 different countries. Her blog was created in Uruguay and is basically a compilation of recipes, restaurant tips, suggestions for tours and reports from the years in the country. She is graduated in International Relations, passionate about books, shoes, clothes, makeup, necklaces, cooking, internet, instagram, dogs, brigadeiro, photography, music, series and much more! On her site, she shares her recipes and a little bit about her.
Unitierra originated directly from our work with Oaxacan communities. When the State Forum of the State of Oaxaca publicly declares that the school has been the main instrument of the state to destroy the populations and a series of communities decide to close their schools and fire their teachers, a scandal was made and every sort of ways of creating pressure was made. Nonetheless, some of them persist.
Kaôki was formed in São Paulo in March 2013, with Vivi Limeira (vocals), Eduardo Escalier (drums), Paulinho Pessoa (guitar) and Ney Haddad (bass), musicians from different parts of Brazil, from Rio Grande do Sul to São Paulo and Alagoas, who met in São Paulo to start the project.
Kaôki means “wind” in the Apinajés indigenous dialect. The wind, despite always seeming the same thing, is everywhere and causes different sensations in each person. That’s Kaôki’s music, always music, but everyone feels it differently…
Kaôki is Brazilian Music, with influences of Rock, Pop, Soul and Blues.
Nación Ekeko was born from travel, from encounters with Latin American characters, from collected songs and recitations. A great musical journey that crosses the open veins of Latin America from end to end. The Ekeko is Diego Pérez, and so are his instruments that he combines one by one, song by song: Sonolumas (wireless controller designed by Diego Pérez), four Venezuelan, keyboard, guitar, Andean winds and programming, guided by an innate ability for improvisation and composition in real time. A magical and unmissable show!
WCMA nominated world/latin band MAZACOTE is a hard-hitting six piece with deep roots in the music of Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass-heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message.
Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian now based in New York, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Jess handles dark, sometimes dirty and often political topics with a light touch. She’s the kind of comic where you think, oh we’re about to get a threesome story, but then it’s a sharp turn into a conversation on gender! But like, still fun.
Mexican comedian and writer who appeared on Bar Central, Sigue La Risa, Drunk History: El Lado Borroso De La Historia, and Open Mic: Un documental sobre Stand Up. She made her TV debut as a comedian on Comedy Central Presenta: Stand up in 2015.
Comedienne-Drummer-Songwriter-Radio/TVHost-Translator-Interpreter-ComicConHost-Founder of @probandoprobando.comedia
Mariachi Tabasko is a six piece traditional mariachi ensemble playing original and classic songs from the Mexican tradition. Led by singer and guitarrón player Diego Khol, a Canadian raised in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Vanessa Prigollini is a Psychologist, Naturalist, Nature Photographer, Scuba Diver and Marine Conservation Speaker. She has worked and explored some of the most remote and amazing places in Canada. She has collaborated with different NGOs to protect the ocean. She uses her photography and experience to raise awareness and has given several Marine Conservation Conferences in Mexico, Canada and now online, always transmiting her love and passion for the ocean and its wildlife.
Ocupa Tu Calle is an strategy promoted by the citizen observatory Lima Cómo Vamos and supported by Fundación AVINA that aims to intervene in the city.
Come Arepa is a food truck dedicated to serving the Arepa and some other tasty Venezuelan food. The Arepa is one of the most important dishes in Venezuela, a gluten-free cornbread sandwich that is stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies, and salsas. This is a small company that dreams to share with the world all those recipes from our grandparents back in Venezuela.
BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE who in 1999 founded an electronic music collective, Nortec Collective, has now returned as NORTEC: BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE with their newest single “Sueño Fronterizo” featuring Kinky released in March 2020. Emerged from the burgeoning electronic scene in Tijuana, Mexico their style of music called Nortec – a fusion of Norteño (northern Mexican music) and Techno, brought together heavy dance beats and traditional forms of Mexican music performed with live instrumentation.
Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan-Canadian comedian, actress, activist and playwright. She performs comedy in English, Spanish, French and Italian. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in Canada, the United States and Latin America, at Just for Laughs and other major festivals, and on CBC Radio.
Thune was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Redmond. Thune moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in stand-up. His early stand-up shows focused on wordplay while he played the guitar, which he has said was used as more of a prop than to create musical comedy.
Roberto taste for comedy began at age 13 after watching a South Park episode. Later, he began acting on various stages and becoming involved in the Stand up genre. After spending a year on stage, he decided to try his luck and started writing for television.
Over the past decade and a half percussionist Robin has steeped himself in rhythmic traditions around the world from Cuba to West Africa to Mexico and beyond. He brings these influences to bear in his compositions that are inspired by his travels. Robin has worked with many of Canada’s finest global artists and toured throughout China, Europe, Mexico, USA and Canada.
Vancouver’s premier Brazilian Forro band, Forro do Cana, was founded in 2018 as a passion project, dedicated to the dissemination of the music of Northeastern Brasil. Think good vibes, killer rhythms and catchy songs!
Davi is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Cholula, México, with his wife and their dogs. Alongside working hard in all types of illustration and design projects, he published a couple of comics and worked in art shows and publications around the world. You can always check what he’s up to on Instagram.
We are the center of innovation and business of Medellín; our purpose is to contribute on the improve of life quality of the people of the city throught science, technology and innovation. Our mission is to articulate the ecosystem CTi to transform Medellín in a knowledge economy in which, in 2021, the innovation will be its main dynamizer.
Gustavo Esteva (born August 20, 1936 in Mexico City) is a Mexican activist, “deprofessionalized intellectual” and founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. He is one of the best known advocates of post-development.
Bareto is one of the most representative bands of the new Peruvian music, starting from psychedelic cumbia to amalgamate it with the flavor of tropical music, the strength of rock and the cadence of reggae. With almost 15 years on stage and 6 recorded discs, the group combines weekly presentations throughout Peru with periodic international forays, such as their recent European tour.
Boogát is a multi award winning Canadian-Mexican musician from Québec who mixes Hip-Hop with Latin music like Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton and more… The son of immigrant parents from Paraguay and Mexico, he was born in Québec City and raised in Beauport Beach. In 2001, he moved to Montreal where his career started.
Sambacouver is a Brazilian band that has been playing a pivotal role in bringing together the growing Brazilian community of BC By playing a wide variety of genres and rhythms from Brazil as well as creative arrangements of famous international pop songs originally written in English, they have been a bridge between Brazilians from different regions of the country and people from many nationalities.
Paloma del Cerro is music with roots fused with respect and affection by musicians of this century. Its sound is the result of an innovative, inclusive and daring aspect of the new Argentine folklore, in which ancestral rhythms are combined with emerging sounds characteristic of this era. Worship of dance, joy and reflection.
Francisco Ramos is one of the up and coming comics rising fast in the industry. He can been currently on Netflix hit show “Gentefied”. He also shot a standup special “Entre Nos” for HBO. He was a top-ten finalist on Last Comic Standing and continues to flourish as an actor and voice-over artist in addition to touring as a stand-up comic across North America. He has appeared in Showtime’s. He has also appeared on the hilarious @midnight on Comedy Central and several times on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Feeling and respect for the kitchen, create and feel when sharing a good dish. MULTICULTURAL CHEF.
CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub that brings together city staff, students, faculty and community to co-create experimental projects that make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful.
Chilean-born troubadour Eduardo Mandiola is a gifted songwriter and poet who sings song in a beautiful mix of spanish, portuguese, french and english. His guitar styles blend bossa nova, son montuno and latin funk. He is currently working with musicians in Colombia, Canada and Chile on a new collection of songs.