Battle of Santiago

Thu March 10, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Battle of Santiago

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Battle of Santiago 

JUNO-nominated The Battle of Santiago is a powerhouse group that combines ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and chants with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit. Known for the driving beat of their twin kit drums, Battle of Santiago’s sound transitions from hypnotic to classic rock – and when the tenor sax, prog-style guitar, and haunting vocals kick in, you have a completely unique musical recipe for fun.

While Canada is well-known for its thriving indie rock and electronic scenes, Toronto has one of North America’s largest Latin expat communities. That local groundswell of talent, style, and the globally minded taste of Canada at large, makes for a surprisingly fertile ground for the rise of Battle of Santiago.

"This Toronto collective conjure up a distinctive hybrid of Afrobeat, salsa and funk." - Neil Spencer - The Guardian, UK 

“Battle of Santiago are boss when it comes to serving up a resident sound with an international scope, capturing an energetically live spirit in the process.” – Exclaim magazine


Part of the BD&P World Stage series presented by Arts Commons Presents. 

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

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Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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