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Wanderlust a fun mix of classic sounds with world music

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I’m not a trained musician but I know what I like, and my night at Wanderlust was certainly a musical treat.

On the last Sunday of March, I had the pleasure of discovering three musical artists at Wanderlust at Lula Lounge, featuring Ozere, Ventanas (both from Toronto), and Briga from Montreal. All three bands are led by up-and-coming Canadian female artists Briga, Jessica Hana Deutsch (Ozere), and Tamar Ilana (Ventanas). Together they played an incredible array of traditional and original music including Roma, Flamenco, Celtic, Balkan, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish, bluegrass and more. Plenty of audio samples in this entry!

Satisfy your Wanderlust with Ozere, Ventanas & Briga

The common thread that unites these three female artists is how these varied folk traditions have informed—and transformed—their music-making.

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Tickets: $15 on BeMused Network or $20 at the door


On Sunday night, the stars line up for the Toronto-based Ozere and Ventanas along with the Montreal-based Briga Trio to share the stage at Lula Lounge. Wanderlust promises to be a eclectic night of folk instrumentals, vocals and flamenco dance, as interpreted and reinvented by three up-and-coming Canadian female artists in this emerging genre.

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