News: PINK Tickets are ready: go to any of these events at the Havana Cultura Festival, and enjoy the Cuban sabor. Our spy will be in attendance. If she sees people adding to the “gozo Cubano”… she’ll be giving out 5 free pink complimentary tickets throughout this week-end to the show of Pupy y Los Que Son Son, on Oct 23 at the Phoenix.
Jazz poet and rapera, Telmary will perform a free concert at The Gladstone Hotel on Sunday September 27 for the final party of the Havana Cultura festival.
Her 10 piece band will feature Toronto’s own Alberto Alberto, as well guest vocalist from Havana, Interactivo’s Francis del Rio. Included in the line-up as well will be Roberto Carcassés, pianist and producer of Telmary’s award winning album ‘A Diario’
The evening also includes dance performances as well as DJ Alexis spinning Cuban hip-hop and DJ Billy Bryans spinning the latest Cuban salsa and reggaeton.
THE TELMARY BAND, featuring Alberto Alberto and Francis del Rio
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St West — 416 531 4635
Doors Open 8pm Showtime 9pm
Here’s Telmary in Madrid… when she left Toronto for the European tour a couple of years back.
NEWS: Cuban Rap Group Ogguere added to the show.
and PINK Tickets are ready: go to any of these events at the Havana Cultura Festival, and enjoy the Cuban sabor. Our spy will be in attendance. If she sees people adding to the “gozo Cubano”… she’ll be giving out 5 free pink complimentary tickets throughout this week-end to the show of Pupy y Los Que Son Son, on Oct 23 at the Phoenix.
A diário… los r-r-r-rrevolucionários !
Here in Toronto together for the first time… from the country most famous for rebels… here are the foremost musical revolutionaries of their generation.
Interactivo are a collective of some of the most prominent musicians from the new wave of musicians who have transformed Cuban music in the last decade. Here are three of the most inventive members together.
This Interactivo concert features pianist/composer music director Roberto Carcassés, singer/sonero Francis del Rio and jazz-poet rapera Telmary backed up by the cream of the Toronto Cuban music scene. This will be a concert to remember!
There are also sets this evening from
Glenda E. del Monte and Mixology.
Telmary … ¡ revolucionário !
Francis del Rio has been doing the carnival comparsa song Girasoles for many years… but the version he does with Interactivo just gets tighter and better all the time…
First, Director Roberto Carcasses looks back over the band and it’s history… then Francis with Girasoles, arrollandooooooo….
Telmary … if you can’t do it in a bar with pickup musicians, you can’t call yourself a revolutionary .
Click “more” to see this one …
There will be an emergency mini-fundraiser tonight at Lula Lounge. Cuban LAZARO MIRANDO aka Chico… dancer / teacher/choreographer, promoter and friend of many many Cubans… passed away on Sunday on the road from varadero to Pinar de Rio from where he is from.
We are asking all friends coming tonight to give a donation to help send his brother JULIO to Cuba this week .
Chico used to organize the Cuban Thursdays at Convento Rico for a long time .
at LULA LOUNGE TONIGHT 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto.
THIS WEEK: Havana Cultura presents pianist/composer Roberto Carcassés performing with renowned Canadian bassist Roberto Occhipinti in a special concert in The Lounge of The Drake Hotel.
PINK Tickets are ready: go to any of these events at the Havana Cultura Festival, and enjoy the Cuban sabor. Our spy will be in attendance. If she sees people adding to the “gozo Cubano”… she’ll be giving out 5 free pink complimentary tickets throughout this week-end to the show of Pupy y Los Que Son Son, on Oct 23 at the Phoenix.
An instrumentalist of exceptional range and diversity, pianist/composer Roberto Carcassés is the leader of the jazz fusion collective, Interactivo, and is considered one of the key figures in the new generation of Cuban music that has emerged on the island since 2001.
For this concert at The Drake, Carcassés will be joined by one of Canada’s most recognized latin/jazz musicians, bassist Roberto Occhipinti, as well as percussionist Frank Durand, playing the traditional Afro-Cuban percussion instrument, the cajón.
8:00 – 10 PM
The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West 416-531-5042
Here’s a sample.. Interactivo Director Roberto leads off on the piano, Adicto a Ti :
Ernesto Brooks ( a.k.a Netto Man) was born in Havana, Cuba, first appearing with the Cuban group Klan-Destino which mixed reggaeton with Indian, ragga, r&b, and latin rhythms. He has performed with Paulito FG, Charanga Habanera, Pedrito Calvo, and Aldalberto Alvarez y Su Son. A resident of Toronto since 2005, Netto’s work with Roberto Linares Brown and Yeti Ajasin of Lady Son has earned him a reputation as one of Canada’s leading Latin/hip-hop/reggae fusion artists.(The picture below is by Roger Humbert. He would probably send us a high res version if we asked.)
As part of this year’s Havana Cultura Festival, Cuban percussionist and bandleader Joaquin Hidalgo presents his Cuban Caribbean Jazz Quartet featuring Roberto Riveron, Michael Chan and Gareth Burgess.
Lula Lounge is at 1585 Dundas St. West.
The Havana Cultural Festival is here Sept 24-27. $13 admission.
Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra is performing at Lula Lounge, as he does regularly… where he rocks the house and keeps the fans coming back.
Expect an even more electric atmosphere than usual … with the extra Cubanía in town with the Cultural Festival… new faces from Cuba and elsewhere in the crowd.
One of Toronto’s most popular Cuban music groups for years and years…
Son Aché performs their patented blend of high-energy son montuno that has been packing dance-floors for time immemorial. At Lula, Donde si no!
Cover $15 for Son Aché .
From the Salsa on St. Clair festival this summer.