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Haila, Leoni Torres, Caribe Girls at Ukrainian Hall, Havanarte MAY 16

May 14th, 2009
May ’09
16
8:00 pm

Update from Havanarte dated May 7:

Leoni Torres and Caribe Girls arrived in Toronto today(May 7th) with Mayito Rivera for their presentation this weekend at Cubafest at Kingston and Montreal, Haila Maria Mompie will be flying directly from Mexico City to Toronto on May 15 for the show on May 16th at Ukranian Hall, she already has all flights tickets and visas confirmed and booked.

As well as the three famous Cuban artists (Haila, Leoni and Caribe Girls) the May 16 presentation will include DJ’s Billy Bryans, DJ Carlitos, and Hansdj DJ of Atlantico Hotel in Santa Maria, one of the best DJ from Cuba.

There are still some tickets available for the May 16th presentation although they are expected to sell out before the event takes place, for web sales and more info click www.torontohispano.com or www.cubaintoronto.com

For further information and VIP tables call 647-403-7308

Last week, there was a short preview at 6 degrees.  Leoni and the Caribe Girls have got it together, to’ en talla as you can see in this Youtube clip uploaded by salsato.ca:

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Toronto Rueda de Casino Practice

February 12th, 2009
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Joseph Kim hosts a weekly practice for Cuban style Rueda de Casino in Toronto.  This is the Cuban version of square dancing… though it’s not square… in any sense of the word!

Toronto Casino Rueda Practice

Toronto Casino Rueda Practice

It’s held in downtown Toronto area, usually from noon to 3 PM on Saturdays.  It’s free of charge, while the venue is free.

IMPORTANT: Join the Facebook group to get news about each week’s meeting.  Some need to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond control!

“There are a very few casino rueda classes in the city. Most of them rarely go beyond the basics. Most of them do a kind of North American style casino rueda, which is not that exciting nor dynamic.”

And some of them even avoid playing Cuban music.  If that leaves you wondering, “what’s the point?!” then this practice is for you.

Not only Casino de Rueda (salsa dancing in a wheel, cuban style), but a bit of partner dancing, plus “nothing but 100% current Cuban dance music” make this a unique opportunity in the city.  No teacher is present, it’s a cooperative approach.  Bring a partner, or come alone.

Click here to access the Facebook Group.  If you don’t have facebook, email Joseph for information.

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