• Student Performance Group – We started a Performance Class in late September. The students in the class have been working hard the past few months; they will debut their new choreography at the party! Please come out and show them your support! We will also have a couple of other performances for your enjoyment!
Cover charge is $5 before 10pm, or $7 thereafter. There will be a complementary Salsa lesson at 9pm. Location: 252 Eglinton Avenue East (& Mt. Pleasant), 2nd floor, Love to Dance studio
One of the only parties in Toronto featuring TIMBA, AfroLatino Dance Co’s monthly “Salsa Klimax” party is this weekend. If you have never been, or not in a while, the party is on two floors now. Timba and cubaton upstairs with DJ Yumaniche, and Afro-Caribbean downstairs with DJ LAS – kizomba, bachata, semba, zouk, afro-house, soca, dancehall.
This month’s party features a kizomba lesson at 9:45, and a samba performance.
Tickets are $10 in advance at the school or before 10pm, $12 before 12am, $15 after midnight.
Online tickets at http://salsaklimax20131123.eventbrite.com/
Clave Social is 1345 St. Clair Avenue West (just EAST of Lansdowne Ave)
COME SUPPORT CASINO IN TORONTO!!
This Friday there will be lots of casino dancing at Lula. With AfroLatino doing the lesson at 9:30pm and a casinera birthday party happening, there’s bound to be some random ruedas!!
8pm: vocalist Fernando Gallego who recently relocated from Spain and guitarist Juan D. Toledo (of the popular latin fusion group Santarias) bring us a very special evening of flamenco song (cante) and guitar.
Tonight: Salsa Saturday With Changui Havana + Baila Boogaloo + VJ Kruz + 5th Annual Haunted Halloween
Changui Habana 10:30pm
This twelve-piece all-Cuban group moves effortlessly from salsa and merengue to cumbia, bachata and gritty steet-style timba.
Prizes for best Hallowe’en costume:
Lula Dining Certificates
Lula HOT Salsa CDs
Baila Boogaloo Dance Lesson Gift Certificates
Bella Dance Shoes Gift Certificates
‘What Kills Me’ The Vampire Thriller & Amazon’s best seller ebook
MHAI YOGA presents: A Celebration of Breath, Movement and Ritmo Latino
Ready to open your hearts and shake your hips? Join us for a final afternoon of yoga a lo Cubano with Eduardo Pimentel, followed by sexy salsa with Mike Sobreira, some vibrating afro latin moves with
Melissa Noventa, delicious cake and incredible people!! Come out and breathe, come out and dance!
Cost: pay what you can/donation
Date: Sunday Nov 3rd 2013
Location: Hub 14, 14 Markham St Toronto (Queen & Bathurst)
10:30pm Jorge Maza Y Tipica Toronto
In the style known as Charanga Francesa (with the addition of Cuban tres guitar), Tipica Toronto is led by veteran flautist, Jorge Maza, who performed for many years with Cubanisimo.
Café Con Pan
Mexican ensemble Café Con Pan blends traditional son jarocho with original compositions and baroque improvisation. The combination of traditional hand-made guitars, zapateado dancing, violin and bass evokes the tropical landscape where this music originated in the 17th century. Featuring Kali Niño, Alec Dempster, Claudio Saldivia and Cristian Saldivia. Alec’s beautiful new book about son jarocho “Lotería Jarocha” features 60 linoleum prints.
Led by piano player Jorge Betancourt and featuring some of the city’s top Cuban players, Cafe Cubano is one of Toronto’s most popular salsa and timba bands. Join the dancers at Lula tonight, or sit and absorb the energy!
Come early and get free dance lesson at 9:30.
Plus, on Fridays at 8PM , a set by a local band of various types of listening music. No extra charge for all the extra fun!
Make no mistake: the 8 PM bands featured are top-notch bands in their own right… of the same quality you might hear at quality venues around town like Hugh’s Room or Jazz Bistro, as the main act of the night. Don’t miss out…
This Friday at 8PM:
Adam Solomon Trio
Features Adam Solomon on guitar and vocals, bassist Conrad Henderson and Phil Caffery on drums.
“The Professor” Adam Solomon performs as a blues soloist as well as with his band Tikisa, creating a unique sound that combines traditional and modern coastal East African rhythms, fiesta, rumba, soukous, makossa and highlife music. He has released three CDs, Safari, Mti Wa Maisha and Rocket Express II: African Renaissance Blues. Adam Solomon is also a member of the Juno award-winning African Guitar Summit.
Conrad Henderson, a music educator from Melbourne Australia, plays acoustic and electric bass. He is adept in many styles including jazz, Latin, African, Caribbean, R’nB and funk.
Phil Caffery is new to Toronto, moving from Providence, Rhode Island, where he taught drums and performed regularly in clubs throughout New England. He was trained in jazz and performed in concert bands and in pit orchestras for numerous theater productions.
*** Salsa Klimax Timba & Kizomba megaparty ***
* HALLOWEEN EDITION *
1345 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1C3
Doors open 9:30 pm
Saturday night Oct 26
2 ROOMS + 2 SOUNDS + 2 GREAT DJ’s !!!
* CUBAN: Salsa, Timba, Cubaton by DJ Yumaniche
* AFRO+CARIBBEAN: Kizomba, Zouk, Semba, Afro-House, Dancehall, Soca, Bachata and more by DJ L’As Depique
* Free Kizomba Lesson by AfroLatino at 9:45pm
We will also be celebrating the birthdays of Albena, Kristin, Arlayna, Ysidro, Andrea, Ariel, Mark and Claire!!
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In Etobicoke 270 Brown’s line , Havana Style is a wonderful art gallery , cafe , restaurant with a delicious Cubano sandwich on the menu. They have just renovated and are promising some dancing there . The owners are inviting everyone to come and check it out this Friday Oct 25 2013 from 9pm.. Click on image and check out blogto’s great review and pics by fellow Cubano photographer Alejandro Santiago .