There is a fabulous free online concert coming up March 28 in honour of International Women’s Day featuring some incredible Toronto talent: Latin jazz-pop vocalist Amanda Martinez, global flamenco artist Tamar Ilana, Juno nominated Arabic singing sensation Maryem Tollar, indie pop artist Jessica Hana Deutsch and Indigenous fancy shawl dancer Cotee Harper
It’s presented by a new group called FabCollab, which was co-founded by Tamar to support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly to amplify the voices of BIPOC and female-identified artists.
“We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by gathering five of Toronto’s most electrifying women artists and sharing their performances with the world,” Tamar said in the news release for the event. “It’s been a tough year for many of us, and women so often do the heavy lifting when it comes time to carry a community through troubled times.”
- Venus Talks: a conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 1)
- Venus Talks: A conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 2)
The performers will be backed by Tamar’s group, Ventanas, and will take the stage in four 20-minute livestream sets throughout the evening, all completely free of charge.
The entire event will be live streamed only once and will never be rebroadcast.
Viewers must tune in live from 8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. ET at either fabcollab.ca, FabCollab on Facebook, MPTF on Facebook, Small World Music on Facebook, or Lula Lounge on Facebook.
The show is being supported by Canadian Heritage.
This is the second Women in Song festival FabCollab has presented – the first was hosted by CBC Toronto on Aug. 9 of last year – and the group hopes to make it a quarterly event, Tamar said in an email.
FabCollab also produces a weekly IGTV interview series called Curtain Call, featuring conversations with powerful women in the arts, and regularly hosts and supports community events and performances.
Women in Song: A Celebration of International Women’s Day
Sunday, March 28 – 8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. ET
Live streamed at: fabcollab.ca and FabCollab on Facebook as well as Small World Music on Facebook, MPTF on Facebook, and Lula Lounge on Facebook
8:00 p.m. — Amanda Martinez (Latin/Jazz/Pop) feat. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Dancers Adrián
Ramírez Juárez and Akari Fujiwara
8:25 p.m. — Jessica Hana Deutsch (Indie Pop)
8:50 p.m. — Maryem Tollar (Arabic/Global)
9:15 p.m. — Tamar Ilana (Global Flamenco) feat. Indigenous fancy shawl dancer Cotee Harper