THIS WEEK: Havana Cultura presents pianist/composer Roberto Carcassés performing with renowned Canadian bassist Roberto Occhipinti in a special concert in The Lounge of The Drake Hotel.
PINK Tickets are ready: go to any of these events at the Havana Cultura Festival, and enjoy the Cuban sabor. Our spy will be in attendance. If she sees people adding to the “gozo Cubano”… she’ll be giving out 5 free pink complimentary tickets throughout this week-end to the show of Pupy y Los Que Son Son, on Oct 23 at the Phoenix.
An instrumentalist of exceptional range and diversity, pianist/composer Roberto Carcassés is the leader of the jazz fusion collective, Interactivo, and is considered one of the key figures in the new generation of Cuban music that has emerged on the island since 2001.
For this concert at The Drake, Carcassés will be joined by one of Canada’s most recognized latin/jazz musicians, bassist Roberto Occhipinti, as well as percussionist Frank Durand, playing the traditional Afro-Cuban percussion instrument, the cajón.
8:00 – 10 PM
The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West 416-531-5042
Here’s a sample.. Interactivo Director Roberto leads off on the piano, Adicto a Ti :