Countdown: Los Van Van, Nov 27 – get a ticket!

Dear Friends,FROM CUBA,   JUAN FORMELL y LOS VAN VAN  (with special guests) return to Toronto !

Time: Doors open at 8.30pm10 pm show begins with opening performances: Dance performances by Melissa Noventa ; Orlando Alfonso ,
Duane Wrenn and more accompanied by six drummers led by Israel       “Toto” Berriel

intermission Music by DJ Carlitos

The SOUND ACADEMY  11 Polson street Toronto Ontario Canada 19 + event
Price: $40 in advance
$50 at the door
$70 VIP  ( includes line by pass access to Liberty lounge- appetizers by – meet and greet with Band after show in the Vip room)
Tickets: Advance tickets are available in
Toronto: Soundscapes 572 College St 537-1620,
Bolis Books 872 Bathurst St 416 533-4000
Super Latin Music 1088 St Clair Ave W 416-654-2217
AfroLatino Dance Co. 585 Yonge St, 416-671-7140
Scarborough: Rincon Latino 1352 Kennedy Rd 416-615-2675
Mississauga: 4URConvenience 3070 Hurontario #905-272-9257
North York Sheimy’s cellular pro 1740 Jane st 416249.7200
Brampton La Favorita 18 Queen st w 905 460 1346Whitby Mexico Lindo  915 taunton rd E  905 728-5037


Caribana mi tienda hispana 905- 522-5671

Mario Morataya debt solutions Yaimi Martinez 905 401-7823

London Casa Cubana  175 Wortley rd 519



416 836 2600 (English) – 647 818 6602 (Spanish)
Juan Formell Y Los Van Van return to Toronto Saturday November 27 2010!

Cuba’s internationally renowned salsa orchestra, JUAN FORMEL Y LOS VAN VAN, mark their 41st anniversary with a huge concert on Saturday November 27th 2010 at the SOUND ACADEMY  11 Polson St in Toronto.

Known to Cuban people as “El Tren De La Salsa” – and to the rest of the world as The Rolling Stones of Cuba – Los Van Van are the heart and soul of Cuban dance music. Making their first appearance in Toronto in four years, the Los Van Van concert will be a giant dance party and celebration for Cuban people and Cuban music fans from all across the continent.

Marking this special occasion, one of the all-time favorite singers of Los Van Van PEDRITO CALVO will be re-joining Los Van Van on stage for a rare performance of many of Los Van Van’s greatest hits.

Always at the forefront of musical innovation, the Los Van Van sound has gradually evolved over the years, with bandleader Juan Formell adding touches of R&B, Brazilian music, Latin Jazz and flamenco to the original sound of the 19 piece orchestra that he established in 1969.

As well, Los Van Van were the first of the Cuban salsa groups to add a female lead singer – Yenisel “Yeny” Valdez – to the line-up, who’s performance of the hit song “Despues de Todo” is a highlight of any Los Van Van concert.

In 1999 Los van Van won a Grammy award for their album “Llego . . . Van Van” and since then, they spend about half of every year touring Europe and the Americas.

Special note :Opening Afro-Cuban dance performance feature Melissa Noventa, Orlando Alfonso, Duane Wrenn and more including six Afro Cuban drummers led by Israel “Toto” Berriel.
Workshops will be conducted at Lula lounge Saturday afternoon 1-3.30pm in drumming with Toto and dance with Duane. Opening Friday night party will be at Epic lounge with Duane teaching the class.

The Toronto concert for Los Van Van is presented by OKOKAN productions, Toronto’s premier presenter of Cuban music. for upcoming great events –
Phone: 416 836 2600     E-mail: Web:

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4 thoughts on “Countdown: Los Van Van, Nov 27 – get a ticket!”

  1. Thanks so much for bringing Los Van Van to Toronto. It was a great show! Really well set up. I’ll remember this one forever…..

  2. Sophie. As usual was a great time. Had tons of fun. You were a great host. Looking forward to more upcoming shows. By the way, is Leoni Torres performimg here again? I believe he was at Six Degrees early on this year. Let me know. We will do lunch this week.

  3. Hey Sophie!

    No doubt, you are one of the hardest working people I know! Thank you again for your continued efforts and putting yourself out there for everyone in Canada and the US for bringing us solid Cuban music. There are a lot of people who should be thanking you!

    And the line up (pre-show acts) were amazing. I left smiling so hard my cheeks were hurting! I hope you made money on this one :)

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