Not a Cuban-theme event… but we know some of the backers… and one of our fine local Cuban musicians, Jalidan Ruiz, will be on conga… Eliana Cuevas who has been so often at Lula Lounge, is also a singer…
UPDATE: note that this week’s opening night May 16, 2013, appears to be a freebie… couples can RSVP for admission, see address on the poster.
LUCY RICARDO SOUND SYSTEM is a 10-piece Latinova ensemble comprised of an all-star lineup of Toronto’s top Latin musicians including vocalists Eliana Cuevas and Kwansa Shelley of Bran Van 3000. Beginning on May 16, they will perform a weekly Thursday residency at the Courthouse, 57 Adelaide Ave. E. Lucy Ricardo weaves a playful hodge-podge of musical styles including samba, bossa nova, bolero, rumba and mambo to favorite covers by Astrud Gilbert, Stan Getz, Jobim, Celia Cruz and Sergio Mendes. Fans new and old will finally have access to these once hard-to-find classics in downtown Toronto.
Courthouse, 57 Adelaide Ave. E. – Doors 8:00pm; concert 9:30pm – Tickets $10 (available at the door)