TAMAR ILANA (PROTESTER)
Tamar Ilana is a singer and dancer based in Toronto Canada. She has been performing Sephardic, Balkan and Medieval music since the age of 5, touring throughout North America and Europe. She began studying Flamenco dance at 8 and has since studied at the renowned flamenco arts academy the Fundación Cristina Heeren as well as with such artists as Rocío Márquez, Esperanza Fernández, Arcángel, Rocío Molina, Adela Campallo and Farruquito. Tamar sings with the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company and teaches at the Academy of Spanish Dance. Tamar has worked with the Lemon Bucket Orkestra Koljada Project for the past 3 three years as well as various theatre projects with Yara Arts Group at La Mama Theatre in New York and the Enwave Theatre in Toronto. In 2011 Tamar founded Ventanas, fusing flamenco, Balkan and Sephardic music and dance. Ventanas has toured across Canada twice, was nominated for 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2014 and is releasing their second album in Spring 2015. Tamar also has a B.Sc. (Hon.) from the University of Toronto.