A HOT CUBAN CELEBRATION NIGHT
Cultural program and dance with the CCFA Toronto, political
Birthday with a Dinner and Dance. Listen or Dance to the HOT HOT Music of Pablo Terry and Sol de Cuba!
COVER CHARGE: $15
JAN 31 2009– FROM 7:00PM
DELICIOUS DINNERS FROM $10.99 OR JUST
APPETIZERS FROM $4.99… CASH BAR
Downtown Restaurant and Bar, 842 College St.(just west of Ossington)
FOR INFO: CCFA
Join the best funk-jazz-latin band in the country in celebrating the release of Alexis Baro's latest CD "From the Other Side." Advance tickets at ticketweb.ca. It happens at Lula Lounge of course!
ABOUT ALEXIS BARO: Alexis Baro was born and raised in the heart of Havana Cuba. His musical influences began with his family. His mother is a cellist with the National ballet company of Cuba, she is also a music teacher. one of his aunts is a viola player for the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, the other two aunts played violin and piano. Alexis began playing trumpet at a very early age and has been classically trained in Cuba. He graduated from the Amadeo Roldan music institute one of the top music schools in Cuba where he received his music teaching certification. From the age of 19 he worked as the Lead trumpet in the Radio and Televison Orchestra of Cuba.
First time I managed to catch Quimica Perfecta, the timba band that Billy Bryans glued together 5 or 6 years ago at the Bamboo Club… all the players blew me away. But what took the roof off was Alexis Baro's trumpet, seemed like somehow he was doing way more than playing a trumpet, there was an atmosphere of "no telling what can happen".
Bands composed primarily of Cuban musicians here in Toronto… and playing largely Cuban music… play regularly in 2 places in 905 area. Who plays depends on who’s available… and whose turn it is!
Richmond Hill: The Marlowe on Wednesday evenings.
Ajax: Havana Nights, Saturday evenings.
Typically, every other song is a Cuban salsa, the rest could be merengue, cumbia, bachata etc.
Cuban musicians Hilario Durán & Luis Mario Ochoa Quintet will play for a Salsa Party with music, food, and dance lessons on Saturday, January 31, 5:00 pm., featuring the live music of Hilario Duran and Luis Mario Ochoa. St. Philip's Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Road. Tickets are $20.00. Please call 416-247-5181.
Energetic Soul Dance Studios brings Pupy Insua for teaching regular classes.
The Rumba and Son classes on Fridays will be under Pupy's instruction.
MEMBERS ~ Free | NON-MEMBERS ~ $20 per class
Click on the link above for more particulars as the plan develops. Or
Studios in Clawson, Michigan:
1060 West 14 Mile Road, 2nd Level, Clawson, MI USA.
From our kindred spirits on the other side of the lake: The Tango Cafe Dance Studio is proud to announce the Spring Fling Casino Rueda Workshop Weekend, March 20 – 22, 2009. This fantastic event is for the true Rueda enthusiast, with worshops all day Saturday and a live performance by Rochester's own Orquesta Antonetti to dance away the night.
Click on this beautiful picture (by Roger Humbert, Live Music Report) for Lula Lounge event information !!
1585 Dundas Street West
Doors at 7:00 PM
Dinner reservations ensure best seating…….
Info 416 588 0307
Jazz poet/rapera Telmary Diaz and singer/composer Alberto Alberto join forces at Lula Lounge on January 30th for a new combination of timba, hip-hop, funky jazz and alternative Cuban sounds.
Both are dynamic Cuban performers who have worked with a wide variety of artists both on and off the island – including Los Van Van, the Afro-Cuban All Stars Changuito, Hilario Duran, and many many others.
Telmary and Alberto will be applying their unique chemistry to compositions from Cuban alternative artists such as Gema y Pavel, Havana Abierta, Francis del Rio, and, of course, Telmary's songs from her award winning 'A Diario' album.
The band they have assembled contains some of the finest players in Toronto including pianist David Virelles, drummer Frank Durand, Riveron on bass, Jalidan Ruiz on percussion, with an added horn section and special guest ex Bamboleo/Sur Caribe violinist Yosvani Casteñeda.
Music provided by dj Billy Bryans
The line up
Alberto Alberto: Cantante
David Virelles: Keyboards
Frank Durand: Drums
Jalidan Ruiz; Congas
Jorge Maza: Flute and saxophone
Luis Deniz: Saxophone
Yosvani Casteñeda: violin
Co-sponsored by Toronto Womens Bookstore and CubainToronto.com.
Lula Lounge is home !
Cubaintoronto has a new hero : Pisicore ! Casino archival footage ! Finally Rosendo & Caruca who started it all !
This is truly one of the most valuable gems of the history of Casino .