Willy Chirino in Concert, Sound Academy, Sept 25th

Willy Chirino will be in Toronto, at the Sound Academy September 25th 2009… presented by “yoruba factor”.


New release: Gene Simmons, bass player for the rock band KISS, has donated a signed limited edition BACARDI 8 Millennium Decanter by BACCARAT to launch the first in a series of online celebrity auctions at http://www.artvault.com, a leading e-commerce Web site for fine art. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Willy Chirino Foundation, which has helped hundreds of children throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and Cuba.

Over 20 original albums have been released from Willy Chirinos music, several of which have obtained platinum and gold status. In 2006, his album “Son del Alma”, won a GRAMMY for Best Salsa/Merengue Album. As founder of the Willy Chirino Foundation, his philanthropic efforts have been recognized by UNICEF and the Department of State. Willy celebrates his 35th Anniversary in music with his latest released album “Willy Chirino Live-35th Anniversary” (“Willy Chirino En Vivo-35 Aniversario”), a CD/DVD combo of his 35th Anniversary Concert. This album brought him his first nomination at the 2007 Latin_Grammy_Awards for best Salsa Album. Most recently, Willy and singer/song writer, and wife Lissette Álvarez, released their first ever duets album Amarraditos (Bound to One Another). The CD includes a potpourri of classic Spanish language love songs.

Tickets on sale in Toronto at:

  • Spanish books
    (416) 533-4000
  • Nueva prensa libre
    (416) 699-4322
  • Cuban Canadian foundation
    (416) 696-8679

Tickets on sale in Hamilton

  • Caribana mi tienda hispana
    (905) 522-5671
  • Mex-i-can—restaurant
    (905) 527-1554
  • Hammocks Monimbo
    163 James Street North
    Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
    (905) 546-0330
  • Rincon Paisa
    (905) 385-5829
    958 Upper Wellington St

UPDATE Sept 15: http://www.sound-academy.com/events/show/317  The Sound Academy website says the concert is cancelled.

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