Lazo (full name Lazarus John Finn) was born on the beautiful island of Dominica in the Caribbean. ‘Mr. Sunfest’, as he is affectionately known, is a crowd favourite who continues to exude a ‘feel good’ vibe through his unique combination of roots reggae ‘riddims’, conscious lyrics and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences.
In March 2020, Donald conceived the musical project Coubli, whose name means “adventurer” in his native language Bété. Through this project, he strives to further the marriage between jazz and the traditional rhythms of Central and West Africa, such as the akpongbô and the gbégbé (Ivory Coast), the bikutsi (Cameroon), and the mbalax (Senegal).
Lara Wong Trio
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), award-winning musician Lara Wong now makes her home in Madrid, Spain. In 2021, she became the first woman to win the prestigious “Filon” award for best flamenco instrumentalist at the Festival Cante de las Minas, Spain’s most important flamenco competition. She was also the first foreigner to win in any category in the festival’s 60 year history.
The Soul Motivators
Looking for your funk fix at TD Sunfest and not sure what to do without a Five Alarm Funk show this weekend (They are coming to London Music Hall on July 29th)?
The Soul Motivators are Toronto’s premier deep funk n’ soul outfit, who have shared stages with greats like Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa. A fresh take on a classic sound, they blend 1970s funk and soul, psychedelic jams and hip-hop breaks.
The musical roots of Afro-Brazil, Afro-Cuba, North and West Africa, as well as elements of urban funk and hip-hop, are dropped into a seething cauldron to produce a dance-till-you-drop tour of global grooves.
Filtered through the prismatic and often contradictory lenses of personal, historical and scientific relativities, Zaki’s work has been praised as “futuristic soul at its best” and “a retro-Afrofuturist vision” that revisits 40 years of electronic music.
Eagle Flight Singers
Making a welcome return to Victoria Park after appearing in our 2021 virtual festival, TD Sunfest Connected, the Eagle Flight Singers are a professional First Nations group based in London, Ontario, but with an extensive travel history in the Great Lakes region and beyond.