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Sierra Maestra is a mountain range in the area where the  Cuban Son music was invented.  The band Sierra Maestra aims to bring the 1920’s style of “son” to life wherever they play. Small World Music brings the band to Lula Lounge on Wednesday Mar 5, 2014.  Click HERE to BUY TICKETS!

Wikipedia says: Sierra Maestra are the guardians of the Cuban son music tradition. They creatively preserved this infectious dance music and have gone on to be its finest performers. Always popular with dancers as well as listeners, they have played at clubs and festivals around the world to huge acclaim.  The band have played a hugely significant part in the recent global explosion in popularity of Cuban music. Indeed, their ex-leader, Juan de Marcos González was the man who created Buena Vista Social Club while still with the band.

MHAI YOGA : Breath, Movement and Ritmo Latino ! This Sunday Nov 3 2013

MHAI YOGA presents: A Celebration of Breath, Movement and Ritmo Latino

Ready to open your hearts and shake your hips? Join us for a final afternoon of yoga a lo Cubano with Eduardo Pimentel, followed by sexy salsa with Mike Sobreira, some vibrating afro latin moves with

Melissa Noventa, delicious cake and incredible people!! Come out and breathe, come out and dance!

Cost: pay what you can/donation
Date: Sunday Nov 3rd 2013
Time: 3:30pm-8pm
Location: Hub 14, 14 Markham St Toronto (Queen & Bathurst)

Cuba Libre at Lula Fri Nov 1 – Jorge Maza Y Tipica Toronto

10:30pm Jorge Maza Y Tipica Toronto

In the style known as Charanga Francesa (with the addition of Cuban tres guitar), Tipica Toronto is led by veteran flautist, Jorge Maza, who performed for many years with Cubanisimo.


Café Con Pan

Mexican ensemble Café Con Pan blends traditional son jarocho with original compositions and baroque improvisation. The combination of traditional hand-made guitars, zapateado dancing, violin and bass evokes the tropical landscape where this music originated in the 17th century. Featuring Kali Niño, Alec Dempster, Claudio Saldivia and Cristian Saldivia. Alec’s beautiful new book about son jarocho “Lotería Jarocha” features 60 linoleum prints.