Muhtadi International Drumming Festival 2015!
Come Celebrate The Drum At The 2015 Muhtadi International Drumming FestivalThe 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. The Festival celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its presence in all cultures around the world. The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival is the only annual festival in North America celebrating the diverse range of the drum and drumming traditions. It is a free festival that is gaining additional recognition year after year. The event will be a 2-day family-friendly celebration full of multicultural performances and passionate, artistic people.
The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival 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.
More to see and do at #MIDF 2015!
30+ Local and nationally touring Master Drummers and Drum Groups on 2 Stages, including Main Stage acts Amara Kante (Ivory Coast), Baque de Bamba led by Aline Morales (Afro Brazilian), Baro Dununba (Traditional West African and Diasporic rhythms), Beyond Sound Empijah, Dhol Circle, FND (West African), Hummingbird Tassa Group (Trinidad), Isshin Daiko (Japan Traditional), Maracatu Mar Aberto (Afro Brazilian), Muhtadi & the World Drummers (West African), Northern China’s Waist Drum and Dance Group (China), Northern Legs Southern Fists (Kung Fu, Dragon and Lion Dance Team),Samba Squad,T-Dot Batú
- Main Stage Area with Adult beverages sponsored by Amsterdam, 20 Bees. Drink responsibly!
- 20+ International Food trucks and vendors
- Arts, Crafts and Drum booths
- Childrens Area
- Drum Clinics
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!