The things that went on before our lifetime make our world. Hard to think now that there was once a strong link between Havana and New Orleans. A reunion will happen here in Toronto: Raperos and Second Line…
Direct from Havana, Cuba, Ogguere brings the best Cuban funk, jazz fusion, the freshest rhythms, and the coolest sounds.
– Check out Youtube for a variety of videos:
– Check out Havana Cultura for a variety of our project involvement:
Gilles Peterson Project:
They will be backed up by one of Toronto’s funkiest groups, The Heavyweights Brass Band.
In their first year, the Heavyweights have gained a strong following in Toronto, playing regularly to packed houses at the Gladstone Hotel, the Painted Lady, and world-famous jazz venue The Rex Hotel, as well as raucous post-concert parties for visiting New Orleans legends Nicholas Payton, Allen Toussaint and Gregg Stafford. Their live repertoire features original compositions, neo-soul tunes, classic R & B songs, New Orleans jazz standards, and outrageous arrangements of Top-40 pop hits – a winning combination that never fails to get a crowd on its feet. The band will be going into the studio the week after to record there first full length cd.
This party promises to be a collision of musical worlds. Do not miss this.