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Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor Aug 20 2015 in Toronto for the first time

July 29th, 2015 No comments
8:30 pm

This is an event presented by
4 A Better World Management Agency
Co produced by Afrolatino dance company Okokan productions and Cuba in Toronto
Date: Thursday August 20 2015
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, Show: 10 pm (SHARP)
Venue: The Opera House 735 Queen street East Toronto ONT Canada
Admission prices:
– $25 advance summer special price !
– $30 online sales will be set up this week !
– $35 at the door.
Afrolatino dance company 901 Yonge street 416-671-7140
More locations TBA

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of Cuba’s most popular Orchestras as they make their debut performance in Canada, led by the exceptional Maykel Blanco.
Blanco stands out as the youngest musician to ever lead a popular Cuban mega-band, having begun as director of the 14-piece Salsa Mayor at the tender age of twenty-three.
Over the past decade, this high energy, innovative ensemble have solidified their reputation as a force to be reckoned with, producing hit after hit on the island’s top charts.
Come and enjoy this extraordinary band’s very first appearance ever in Canada on Thursday August 20 2015 at the spectacular Opera house 735 Queen street Toronto Ontario ( Queen/Broadview) as they deliver a cross section of the most popular songs they’ve played during more than 10 years of continued success.
Come and see this great 14 piece band on a great stage with top of the line sound system and lights !
DJ Bernal in the house.
The boys are touring western Canada Japan and Australia and this will be their last show before their trip to Peru !


Rueda de Casino in downtown

July 13th, 2015 No comments

If you can dance Casino… or just like to be where people are enjoying Cuban dance music… mostly in the timba style… join a bunch of dancers who come out on Wednesday evenings to the rock pond at Ryerson University.  It’s near the corner of Yonge St. and Dundas St.

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Lulaworld 2015 – May 27 to June 6, 2015

May 24th, 2015 No comments

It’s a great collection of entertainment again this year courtesy of Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W Toronto.  Click here for details !


Panamania – Pupy, Los Van Van, Havana d’ Primera, more! July 2015

May 24th, 2015 No comments

The Panam Games are nearly on us… and the Panamania free entertainment with it.

It’s a great time for free music, and Cuban bands are right in there with the rest.

Check out the schedule


CINECUBA 2015 Sat May 30, Sun May ?31, 2015 – ALL FILMS FREE

May 24th, 2015 No comments

CineCuba strives to open the window to Canadians to see the real Cuba. ICAIC (the Cuban film commission) was the first ministry established post revolution, and when one sees Cuban film, a long standing commitment to arts and culture is evident….. CineCuba is committed to helping Canadians understand just why they are drawn to this idyllic and uncommonly friendly but industrious and ?enigmatic paradise.

The first 200 seats for all films are FREE* on a first come first serve rush basis.

The Royal holds 400 viewers; 200 seats are available on www.Universe.com/CineCuba2015 at just $10.00 each?, for those who would prefer to be assured of a seat!

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Maqueque round 2 – for those who missed them last year – and those who didn’t!

May 9th, 2015 No comments

Jane Bunnett says she it wasn’t the music that brought her on her first trip to Cuba.  More, it was drinking-water problems on her tropical vacations in other places!

But when she arrived, it was the unexpected – the music blew her away.

It ended up more than a holiday… it reshaped her successful career as a jazz musician.

You can look at Latin Jazz as importing a few snappy rhythms from Cuba, the usual approach.   But Cuban musicians in person can demonstrate how their rich musical heritage can be much more.  You can use it as a foundation that can hold its own and meld with other music in ways not yet explored outside Cuba.

The connection with Cuba’s music and musicians Ms Bunnett made on that trip have flourished an left traces around the world… from movies like “Spirits of Havana”, CDs by the group of the same name, and wonderful musicians.

Musicians who might have never left Cuba without Jane’s intervention are sprinkled around the world, like David Virelles lately popular in New York City, and numerous other musicians in Toronto, across Canada and the world.  And now, these fabulous ladies touring as Maqueque.

Right now, they have just finished a stint at Jazz Bistro in Toronto, and are off to West Coast USA for a tour.  They are scheduled at the Montreal Jazz Fest this year, many people from Toronto make that an annual trip.  The tour appears to be still filling in, watch for news!.


Ladies and Gentlemen of TRI-CITY! HELLOOOO from Charanga Habanera – Apr 25 2015

April 20th, 2015 No comments

Neruda Arts is a non-profit organization in Kitchener, known for a public festival they present each year.

Neruda has stepped forward for YOU… to make sure the TRI-CITY is part of the GOZANDO zone… that is, the Charanga Habanera 2015 Canadian tour!

April 25, don’t be the one with the long face listening to other people telling you … “YOU shoulda been there!”… get a ticket, Jack…!  And Jill….

IF YOU DON’T SHOW… you’ll also have to listen to them raving about the new night club in KW area… SAZON… Don’t be in the back seat listening, take the wheel and drive… TICKETS HERE:

Charanga Habanera Tickets



Montreal date: la Charanga Habanera!

April 20th, 2015 No comments

Yes there is still time to be sure you DON’T MISS this… after the wild shows in Toronto and Vancouver, it’s Montreal’s turn!  Hot and delicious!


Welcome Party for David Calzado and band, Lyrics Friday 10 pm!

April 15th, 2015 No comments
10:00 pm

There will be some tickets available at the Welcome Party …at Lyrics Music Bar & Grill 50 Cumberland St in Yorkville. Friday, April 17, 10pm!


International Rueda de Casino Day (Toronto) 2015

March 27th, 2015 No comments
2:30 pm

Dancing rueda… around the world. In Toronto, what better place than the foot of the CN Tower?

If you can dance rueda and can make it… this is where you should be!