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Music of the Gypsies, Arabs and Jews
Featuring Grammy nominee David Buchbinder and vocalist Roula Said

Kick off JMW 2019 with music of the Gypsies, Arabs and Jews! Join David Buchbinder, Roula Said, and their JUNO-nominated high-energy band on a journey through Spain to Iraq, Serbia to Yemen, presented with a funked-up downtown Toronto vibe. They tease and illuminate the connections among these related cultures, delivering the music with moving vocals, a strong groove and virtuosic playing. It’s an international party and you’re invited!


David Buchbinder: trumpeter, composer, producer, multiple JUNO winner, founder of the Ashkenaz Festival and of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, key figure in the Canadian Jewish music and World Music scenes.


Roula Said: singer, percussionist, dancer, movement artist, frequent guest artist, founding member of Maza Meze, teacher and healer.

Michael Occhipinti: electric guitar, 9-time JUNO nominee, innovative bandleader working in jazz, funk, and World Music, known especially for his Sicilian Jazz Project.


Chris Weatherstone: clarinet and alto sax, former member of Lemon Bucket Orchestra, leader of T.Dot Bangerz, mixing hip-hop and jazz, leader of the Drom Taberna Klezmer Jam.

Malcolm Connor: bass, performs regularly around Toronto with many groups and projects including Lindsay Foote & Co., Landen Vieira Quartet, Belinda Corpuz, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, and Jazz Money.

Zach Sutton: drums, percussion, founding member of Jane’s Party, an internationally touring alt rock act, and of the Devon Cuddy Band; plays Jewish and Arabic music in his spare time.






May 26


7:00 PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM


$25 in advance

Service fees apply

$30 at the door

Advance ticket sales end

May 26 at noon



Dinner reservations guarantee table seating. You must purchase show tickets first, then call 416-588-0307 for dinner reservations. Some central seating will be available.


Lula Lounge

1585 Dundas St. W.

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