Isabel Bader Theatre, Charles Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Amanda Martinez has a brand new album coming out she will launch on June 22 at Isabel Bader Theatre with her award winning 6 piece band and special guests.
The Canadian singer-songwriter takes stock of her place as an artist, friend, daughter and mom with a rich, lived-in mix of African and Latin-American rhythms and musical styles.
The lineup for this concert:
“My initial idea was to create an album with influences from Africa, where my mother is from,” Martinez explains. “But as I worked on it, and different people came into my life, the concept evolved, and I realized I wanted the freedom to include songwriters from other places and from different genres. That led to the idea of Libre — free. It involved taking risks because it’s different from what I have done before … But if you are creating an album called Libre, free, you have to take chances.”
June 22 – 8pm