From the Muhtadi Festival June 10 press release:

June 13th & 14th, Woodbine Park where entry is FREE.   

Toronto (Canada) – June 10, 2015 – The 16th Annual Muhtadi International Drumming Festival will start off the Summer Festival Season at Woodbine Park, Toronto, ON Canada on June 13th and 14th, 2015.  Welcome to the Festival where all cultures come together, drumming and dancing to one beat!  Here is the lineup for 2015!

Main Stage Saturday June 13th

10:00 Amara Kante (Ivory Coast) Hand Drum Workshop
12:00 Muhtadi & the World Drummers (West African) Opening Ceremony
12:30 Emery Adult School Drummers
13:00 Northern Legs Southern Fists (Kung Fu, Dragon and Lion Dance Team)
13:30 Orkestra Gatigo
14:00 Tabla House  
14:30 FND (West African)   
15:00 Isshin Daiko (Japan Traditional)
15:30 Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo featuring Dyalis Machado Migeles
16:00 Baque de Bamba led by Aline Morales (Afro Brazilian)
16:30 Dhol Circle
17:00 Muhtadi & the World Drummers (West African)
17:30 Hummingbird Tassa Group (Trinidad)
18:00 Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra (T.A.S.S.O)
18:30  Mike Ieradi (Protest The Hero)
19:00 Beyond Sound Empijah 
19:30 T-Dot Batú
20:00 Maracatu Mar Aberto (Afro Brazilian)
20:30 Sirens of Shanti

MIDF 2015 Features Mike Ieradi (Protest The Hero) Main Stage Saturday June 13 6:30 pm 

 Mapex Canada endorsee, Michael Ieradi is the drummer for the Canadian progressive metal band, Protest The Hero. Growing up he was influenced by bands such as Metallica and Queen, and thus has always been interested in the more theatrical and technical side of music. He also draws influence from a range of genres; such as pop, hip hop, and folk. Michael was a founding member of the band Today I Caught The Plague. He remained the drummer for this band from 2005-2013. In 2013 the band officially changed their name to The Kindred. In October 2013, it was officially announced that he would be the new drummer for the band Protest The Hero. In November of 2013 he went on tour as the drummer for both The Kindred and Protest The Hero, pulling double duty each night.

Main Stage Sunday June 8th

10:00 Amara Kante (Ivory Coast) Hand Drum Workshop
12:00 Muhtadi & the World Drummers (West African) Opening Ceremony
12:30 Parkview Public School
13:00 Orkestra Gatigo
13:30 Richmond Hill United Church Drummers
14:00 Jerima Harvey
14:30 Baro Dununba (Traditional West African and Diasporic rhythms)
15:00 CADRE Drum Ensemble (Rudimental)
15:30 Northern China Waist Drummers
16:00 Samba Squad
16:30 Muhtadi & the World Drummers (West African)
17:00 Amara Kante (Ivory Coast)
18:00 Grand Bateria Express

Drum Village Clinics Saturday June 13th

Located in the North West corner of  Woodbine Park,, the Drum Village features Drum Clinics in the main tent (12-6 pm each day) with clinicians including Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (Cajones)Everton White and Everton White (The Single Paradiddle).  The clinics range from Hand Drums to Drum Kits and are accessible too all ages.

12:00 Joel Jacobs (Junction Beats)
13:00 Njacko Backo (African Voyages Africains)
14:00 Steafán Hannigan (Bodhráns for Modhrans! Celtic)
15:00 Everton White (The Single Paradiddle)
16:00 Daniel Gomez (Drum Kit) Timing Speed
17:00  Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (Cajones)

Drum Village Clinics Sunday June 14th

12:00 Joel Jacobs (Junction Beats)
13:00 David Lawrence (Tuning)
14:00 Daniel Gomez (Drum Kit) Timing Speed
15:00 Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (Rumbero)
16:00 Nigel Maynard The Anatomy of the DrumSet
17:00 Steafán Hannigan (Bodhráns for Modhrans! Celtic)


Northern Legs Southern Fists (Kung Fu, Dragon and Lion Dance Team)

The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival is organized & operated by the tireless efforts of DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS! We simply could not exist without the hard work, dedication and commitment of our incredible volunteer staff! And a big drum roll to all of our sponsors who are shown below.
The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival continues to provide a kaleidoscope perspective on the Toronto Drumming scene, with its family friendly party festival atmosphere. This year’s festival will be a blast for everyone attending and a great way to experience drumming. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th and get excited to dance into the night with the MIDF line-up, kicking off the summer festival season!
#MIDF 2014 Hi Light Video muhtadidrum  https://youtu.be/3Eb1Si_3Q
For additional information about the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF), please visit: http://www.muhtadidrumfest.com
call 416-848-3838.
For more information about Volunteering, please contact:

Muhtadi International Drumming is an arts and culture not-for-profit organization that hosts the annual free event held in Toronto in June. The festival celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its presence in all cultures around the world.

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