Anacaona, block-buster Lula Lounge show: July 17 & 18

Toronto’s big Anacaona weekend is finally here…

New ticket give-aways at these Anacaona shows:

July 17: 1 ticket for Sept 25 Willy Chirino concert and ALSO 1 ticket for Oct 23 Pupy concert with Cándido Fabré
July 18:   1 ticket for Sept 25 Willy Chirino concert and ALSO  1 ticket for Oct 23 Pupy concert with Cándido Fabré

AND Everyone who comes with a ticket to Lula  for the FRIDAY show….  will get a coupon allowing them to come in for $20 on SATURDAY night!

What’s hot in Toronto in July?? It’s

Anacaona, at Lula Lounge… donde si no?

FRIDAY JULY 17 and SATURDAY July 18 2009
Doors 7pm – Showtime 10pm -( 1st set) dance class at 9pm.
Cuban Dance performance and lesson on Friday by the excellent dancer Orlando Alfonso, see him on Facebook.  He will perform with Yuhalla Muy his niece.  On Saturday, dance lesson from Toronto’s own Ana Machado.
Tickets $25 ADVANCE ( limited capacity) $ 35 at the door  can be purchased
ONLINE through Lula website for Friday and Saturday or on
Store locations :
Superlatin Music 1088 St Clair Avenue west  ( free Anacaona poster with ticket purchase) 416 654-2217
Soundscapes  572 College street 416 537 1620
By calling Vladimir 416 666-2441  or  416 836 2600 ( for more info)

Anacaona BIO
Known as “Las Mulatissimas del Sabor”, this glamorous all female orchestra was founded in 1932 Havana by Cuchito Castro when the political situation in Cuba resulted in many university closings, forcing Cuchito to abandon her studies and choose another path. Defying the dominant belief that women were not capable of playing ‘son’ music, Cuchito’s friends and sisters formed a top notch septet and named the group after the Indian queen Anacaona.

Performing on the radio and also nightly in the open-air cafes, they soon found an enthusiastic audience.  With concerts in 1938 in New York and Paris and films in Mexico, Anacaona rose to international fame, spreading their exotic ‘son’ rhythms across the world.

Today Anacaona has 16 female musicians who blend traditional and contemporary rhythms in a knockout show that has secured their reputation as one of the major forces in Cuban popular music at home and around the world.

The evening also includes DJ Billy Bryans supplying all the latest music from Havana.

More below the fold:

Here’re some recent appearances courtesy of Cuban television:

2 thoughts on “Anacaona, block-buster Lula Lounge show: July 17 & 18”

  1. Friday: one of handful best Cuban dance concerts I’ve been at. The best bands have ways to give you 2 or 3 more levels of intensity after you think the pedal is already on the floor… and these guys pulled it off.

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