This summer we are thrilled to see the return of WORLD MUSIC on the BEACH! Join us for a full day of live music featuring World Music Artists from around the globe along with diverse food options, artisan vendors and our community partners!
WEEKEND & VIP SUMMER PASS HOLDERS – We will have reserved VIP seating for you on site.
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|10:30am - 11:00 am||Opening Remarks / Indigenous Opening|
|11:00 am - 11:45 am||PK Hummingbird Steel Orchestra
|11:45 am - 12:15 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|12:10 - 12:15 pm||OFFICIAL OPENING - Greetings from the City of St. Catharines|
|12:15 pm -1:00 pm||Samba Squad|
|1:00 pm - 1:30 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Le Trio Parisien|
|2:00 pm - 2:30 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|2:30 pm - 3:15 pm||Johannes Linstead|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|3:45 pm - 4:45 pm||Miguel de Armas|
|4:45 pm - 5:15 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|5:15 pm - 6:00 pm||Shine Roc and the Rebels Vibration|
|6:00 pm - 6:30 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|6:30 pm - 7:00 pm||NEMESIS|
|7:00 pm - 7:30 pm||BREAK - DJ|
|7:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Pulkes Band|
PK Hummingbird Steel Orchestra
Patrick and Kay founded the PK Hummingbird Steel Orchestra with the hope of providing youth and their families a safe, welcoming environment to learn music, in particular the steel pan. This instrument originates from their home country of Trinidad and Tobago and the band gives them the opportunity to share this vibrant culture with the Niagara Region. Throughout the years, we have developed a diverse family of musicians who share their own cultures and knowledge to keep the band a fun, creative space!
PK Hummingbird has been offering free music lessons to all youth of Niagara since 1998.
“The joyful Samba Squad delivers souped-up rhythms. You’ll hear them coming!”
Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star
Led by award-winning percussionist Rick Shadrach Lazar, SAMBA SQUAD has risen from a community-based drumming group into one of the most dynamic and sought after acts on the Canadian World and Latin music scenes From Jazz to Roots to International Drumming Festivals this energetic and joy-instilling groove machine has performed at over 200 festivals, thrilling audiences across the country and abroad.
Le Trio Parisien
‘Le Trio Parisien’ is made up of accomplished Niagara musicians who share Juliet’s love for French music.
Juliet formed this band with Peter Shea in 2009 and they have just recently finished their first album recording: ‘C’est Si Bon’.
Juliet lived in Paris, France for 13 years (1987 – 2000) so she has a deep connection with the French culture and calls Paris her 2nd home. This connection comes through as she vocalizes to the French classics.
After having lived in France, Juliet moved to the Niagara region in 2002 when she was hired to perform as an actress and singer for the prestigious Shaw Festival. She did 2 seasons with Shaw and has made Niagara her home ever since. She loves the Niagara region and is proud to call it home.
From having over 350 million streams on Pandora Radio, to being named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, New Age, Jazz and World Music genres.
2021 marked the release of Bohemian Strings, Johannes’ 11th studio album. The album brings together musicians from many diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Greece, Palestine, France, Canada, Australia, Iran, and the Dominican Republic, creating a unique listening experience, with emotional ballads and upbeat rumbas. Latin percussion, Middle Eastern violin, and raspy Gypsy vocals add a distinct spice to this very colorful album.
Bohemian Strings is Johannes first full release since his 2017 Billboard-charting release, Azul. True to form, the album is full of gorgeous melodies, infectious rhythms, and the incredible jaw-dropping guitar work that has earned Johannes the awe and respect of guitar aficionados throughout his two decade career. The music whisks the listener through the quaint back alleys of southern France, to the hidden taverns of Moorish Spain and the Mediterranean, with many musical surprises along the way.
In December 2019, Johannes’ holiday song, Tropical Christmas, became a verified hit on US radio, charting at #1 for two weeks as “Most Added” song on the Top 40 New Music Weekly chart, and #1 “Most Increased” song, putting him ahead of artists like Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and Justin Bieber.
Chances are even if you don’t know the name you’ve heard his music. Johannes’ songs have been used in some of the most popular TV shows, such as Californication with David Duchovny, The Following with Kevin Bacon, Burn Notice, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Pawn Stars,Person of Interest, and others. World champion figure skater Stephane Lambiel used Johannes’ song “Zabuca” as part of his choreography during the Winter Olympics, and recently “Cafe Tropical” was featured in the hugely popular video game Tropical 4 and 5.
Johannes is an endorsed “Influential Artist” with Yamaha Guitars USA, the largest musical instrument manufacturer in world, and in 2016 signed an endorsement deal with D’Addario, the largest string manufacturer in the world, and in 2018 partnered with D’Angelico Guitars of New York city.
His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, with each band member lending his own unique charisma, creating a rare on-stage chemistry that moves audiences to their feet, clapping along with the music and occasionally shouting out “ole!” They perform at many of the top music venues in the US and Canada, including the Catalina Island JazzTrax festival in California, which was named the #1 jazz festival in the US. Johannes’ legendary concerts have brought the group as far as the Middle-East, performing for royalty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Together, Johannes and his group set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic.
When creating new music Johannes derives his inspiration from his many travels, from Spain to the Caribbean, from India to the Middle East. Each new land bringing him a wealth of exotic sounds and rhythms to colour his musical pallet. Having developed a love for the tropics, Johannes now calls the Dominican Republic his home away from home.
Miguel De Armas
Miguel De Armas is a versatile jazz pianist and composer. He weaves strands of Cuban and American jazz influences in a compellingly eclectic way. Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel studied at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte with a Bachelor in Cuban Percussion.
In 1988, he co-founded the acclaimed Cuban band NG La Banda Orchestra with José Luis Cortés and other prestigious Cuban musicians. For over a decade, he toured with this band around the world and performed at world-class Jazz Festivals such as the North Sea, Montreaux, Nice, Nantes, Normandia, Couleur Café, Barranquijazz, Río de Janeiro Film Festival, among others.
In collaboration with other members of NG La Banda, Miguel recorded the award-winning album The New Cuban Jazz Volume I at Marsol Studios, Costa Rica. It was deemed the 1997 Best Jazz Record by Bis Music.
Miguel has recorded over 50 albums, and collaborated with renown Cuban artists such as Chucho Valdes e Irakere, Los Van Van, Pablo Milanés, Compay Segundo. He has performed at the Lincoln Centre in New York and has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed musicians such as: Michel Camilo, Randy Brecker, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate, McCoy Tyner, Earth Wind and Fire, Take 6, Dominic Miller, David Murray, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Afrocuban All Stars, Danilo Pérez, David Sánchez, Giovanni Hidalgo, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Ivan Lins, Clark Terry, Tania Maria, Chico Freeman, Dave Valentin, Sammy Figueroa, Robbie Ammen, Gilberto Gil, Ermeto Pascual.
Now Miguel has brought his musical talents to the city Ottawa, Canada which he considers his adopted home. His hope is to introduce Canadians to the works of an original Cuban talent whose performances are nothing short of a master class in original Cuban jazz rhythms.
Shine Roc and the Rebels Vibration
“Shine Roc & The Rebels Vibration” is a selection of some of the finest reggae musicians of Canada’s reggae industry. These musicians are superbly experienced, well known and established in the reggae genre across the world. They have toured with popular artists such as Freddie McGregor, Toots & The Maytals, Luciana, and Bushman just to mention a few.
The Rebels Vibration Band members frequently perform in festivals and clubs around Canada. They have generated a huge fan base in the reggae music industry. The crew gel well as they produce a very loving and high energy atmosphere whenever they get together.
Biography coming soon...
Pulkes is a Balkan-Klezmer band that was formed in 2018 within the walls of the city of Jerusalem. The band has already performed in a varity of festivals around the country and around the world such as:
- InDnegev festival 2019
- David Tower, Jerusalem
- Dubai Expo 2020
- “Haezor” club- with Quarter to Africa
- Festival tour in Canada
- and many more!
The band’s musical show takes listeners on an intoxicating Balkan journey, covering a diversity of
genres from Afrobeats to Eastern European melodies. Ones that have been to a Pulkes show can say that a full-on dance party is guaranteed.
The band is made out of seven musicians, a virtuosic brass section and a powerful rhythm section, shaking every stage. All this is also due to the fact that the band grew under the management of the musical maestro Eyal Talmudi, a brass instrument player and a top music producer in Israel (Balkan Beatbox, Berry Sakharof, Shai Tsabari, Malox and more).
The band just now recorded a new album produced by Gergey Barca (Beshodrom) that is going to be published this July!
Visit Pulkes band at their website: https://www.pulkesband.com/