Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 221 – We’re Tall and We Play Music


Matthew ( straps up.

Matthew ( straps in.

This week I caught up with a Brazilian drumming troupe practicing in the park for their summer season.   They call themselves MaracaTall. This is a play on the word maractu, a type of drumming, song and performance genre popular in Brazil. The twist on this Toronto troupe is that they perform on stilts. Their next gig is in Toronto at Harbourfront Centre near the Redpath stage 1:30pm on Canada Day Tuesday July 1 2014.

Listen here for my conversation with several members of the troupe:

Or Download HotFRM 221 (60Mb 31m:37s)

Here are some links to find out more:  – more pictures here – Hala’s site practice preview video



Hala warms up (

Hala warms up (



Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 152 – Ninja Gets Really Lost This Time

Whack-a-Mole – A Carnival Favourite

I have no idea where I am. I hope I’m over here. More nonsensical audio from Ninja wondering why she goes to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) every year where it’s hot and too many people. Too many people. Did I say too many people? We give it up for Marty on the trampoline, eat a Philly cheesesteak at the Schwarzwaldhaus (Black Forest Inn) and sample the Tibetan singing bowls.

Tibetan Singing Bowl