Sometimes there’s a great Cuban dance night in Ajax, Havana Nights. Other times, it’s a lot of merengue, bachata, cumbia, and a little bit of salsa. In between sets, it’s formula super-loud house music… a good time to get some fresh air !
But the good nights are great nights. It’s hard to tell when to go, there’s no detail on the website. If you talk to the people there, they vaguely tell you it’s gonna be whatever you want it to be.
So, maybe one clue is when is Papiosco is signed to go out. In the next 2 months here’re the dates:
That’s just from his Myspace site site. Directions on the Havana Nights site .
HEAD DOWN TO A FREE PARTY SATURDAY 23 AUGUST all afternoon NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE for a great day of Cuban music , food and crafts . PABLO TERRY AND SOL DE CUBA will be performing at 3pm ! Organized with CCFA ( Canadian Cuban friendship association)
DO NOT FORGET next week HISPANIC FIESTA with CARLOS VARELA all week end long August29-SEPT1
Here are some quick news flashes !
Sat September 6 2008 – Carnavalissimo at the Guelph Jazz festival - Afro Cuban inspired Carnaval parade starting from the riverrun theatre to location where Jane Bunnett and band will be playing.
Invited dancers Felix "Pupy" Insua from New York ; Jennifer Donello : Juan Carlos Bulnes ( from cubaintoronto.com) : Tony Bauta and more TBA many more leading the procession. We will also be organizing workshops with Pupy FRI SEPT 5 ( comparsa/conga/Carnaval ) and Sunday SEPT 7 (AfroCuban) through Afrolatino dance company and inviting all interested dancers to participate in the parade on Saturday night .
SEPT 4- SEPT 13 Toronto International film festival – We will keep our eyes open for any films from Cuba – No news yet . But really exciting news is that YOUSSOU N’DOUR will be performing a free concert at YONGE/DUNDAS square as part of the festival that will be screening a documentary about this amazing Senegalese musician .
SAT SEPT 27 2008
SIX DEGREES nightclub _ Havanarte presents from Cuba the return of BUENA FE
SAT SEPT 27 2008
Direct from Cali Colombia : 15 Piece powerhouse SON DE CALI top Colombian salsa band at the SOUND ACADEMY ( formerly the Docks).
This will be a very hot night for dancers. Local favorites CACHE will be opening the night and several of our favorite Toronto salsa DJs will be on hand to keep the energy up – Cubaintoronto.com and La Rumbe event will be helping promoters out so email us or call 416 836 2600 ( Sophie) 416 707 3433 for tickets and info – c
THE CUBA PROJECT
A Canadian humanitarian program dedicated to the collection and delivery of items vital to the Cuban people. It started off as Harold Hussein’s idea to send recycled bicycles to Cuba. Inside the crates, were also medical supplies and anything else they could cram into the crevices between
the bikes, turning it into a major relief effort. Crates continue to be made up and are ready to send to Cuba. All we need is for you to buy a ticket to our terrific event and come out and have a great time…
…and we’ll ship the crates!
El Convento Rico, 750 College Street, Toronto, Ontario at 9 PM.
A NIGHT TO ENJOY YOURSELF, WHILE HELPING A GREAT CAUSE!
Pablo Terry & Sol de Cuba
Samba Squad… and more
(INCLUDING AIRFARE FOR 2 TO CUBA)
$15.00 Early Bird
order tickets call (905) 473-6900
Friday August 29, 2008
8:45 pm.Café Cubano – the best known local band of Cuban musicians, playing great Cuban dance music.
Saturday August 30, 2008
7:30 pm. Carlos Varela (From Havana Cuba). The Bob Dylan of Cuba comes to Toronto again.
Sunday August 31, 2008
7:30 pm. Carlos Varela (From Havana Cuba)
Telmary… and Friends… at an intimate neighbourhood club on Bathurst that always feels homey… Trane Studio 964 Bathurst, just 2 blocks north of Bathurst subway station.
Salsa on 6 plays as part of Hot and Spicy festival, at Harbourfront Centre, Queen’s Quay, Toronto… 4:30 PM. This band was a killer at Salsa on St. Clair this year… the lineup can change but always a selection of the very best Cuban musicians in Toronto.
Telmary and her band, with Special Guest Alberto Alberto, in the YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE Friday night August 15, 8 PM.