Bandleader/arranger/pianist/composer extraordinaire Roberto Linares Brown presents an all-star line-up of the finest Cuban musicians in the¬†country.¬† If you were at the Pupy show, you saw Pupy hand over his piano to the man … and let Roberto rock the house for a while.
Read the review of Roberto’s CD at the world’s premier Latin Music mail order house, Descarga.com.¬† And buy it!
Roberto Linares Brown began his profesional career with Valentin y Los Del Caribe where he learned an international repertoire playing at the tourist resorts and showbars throughout Cuba. Roberto moved to Havana where he joined the legendary timba group Azucar Negra as piano player. But it was in 2001 when he joined Adalberto Alvarez y su Son as pianist and arranger that Roberto Linares Brown got to display the full range of his considerable talents. Over the course of three albums and countless tours throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, Roberto Lineras Brown gained the reputation as one of Cuba’s most talented arrangers and composers. Since moving to Toronto in 2004, Roberto has performed with Cafe Cubano, Yani Borrell,and is part of the Salsa Africa project.
Drop in for a special 1 hour show of Cuban Traditional music at Young Centre, North York $20 as part of Canwest Cabaret series.
Inspired by Cuban music icons of the early 20th century such as Miguel Matamoros, Ignacio Pi√Īeiro and Los Compadres, Luis Mario Ochoa presents his latest project: The Cuba Tradicional Sextet. The band recreates in its authentic form the son Cubano, the most popular of the Cuban genres: a result of the blending of Spanish and African roots in the Caribbean island. This was the pre-Buena Vista Social Club era of Cuba in the 1920\’s and 30\’s. The Cuba Tradicional Sextet features bandleader Luis Mario Ochoa on lead vocals and guitar, Pablosky Rosales on vocals and tres guitar, Alexander Brown on trumpet, Paco Luviano on bass, and Rosendo \”Chendy\” Len Junior and Senior on back vocals and percussion.
MORNING AFTER: A great show… Pupy has put together a very solid platform for his music.¬† Without the superstar singers of the past, there is no let-down: you just notice more what a great band and what great music.
LATEST HOT NEWS: Get ready… the entire band 16 piece band … with Candido & PUPY… arrived safely from Havana to Montreal yesterday.
They play Quebec city Thursday night… organized by Francois from doscondos dance studio.¬† Then Montreal on Saturday night at Caballeros sports club.
Friday October 23 is our night here in Toronto !
More exciting news:¬† We have a part of the international and talented¬† cast from Beat the World , “fabulous dancers” who will be coming to dance and share in the fun. Keep your eyes open for this movie in 2010 – Hip Hop like you’ve never seen it before .
Antolin el Pichon with Yuliet and Heydy from Punto G will be dropping in to promote their show with Havanarte next week OCT 30.¬† Abdiel Hernandez will be our MC.
Part of our mission with Okokan and cubaintoronto is to help other promoters in teh city. We will be doing giveaways of tickets from JOEY ARROYO -¬† GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO ( NOV 29)¬† ¬†-¬† LOS ADOLESCENTES¬† (NOV 14)¬† ANTOLIN EL PICHON ( FRI OCT 30)
5$¬† Off coupons to continue the party Saturday night at LULA lounge with Roberto Linares Brown¬† http://www.lula,ca
Be sure to check out http://www.Afrolatinodc.com for week-end workshops with DUANE WRENN (MICHIGAN)¬† and CONSUELO HERRERA from Cuba, ANA MACHADO from Cuba, and ALBENA dE ASSIS hosting all of it.
UPDATE: Keep your ears open for interviews and Radio shows:¬† Rochester radio Jazz90.1fm; Guelph DJ Gury Gury www.live365.com; Maria Elena CKLN; CIRV/ONDAS HISPANAS; 91.1 Jazzfm; CBC Radio; CIUT FM.
Thanks always for your support ! It is because of all of you : dancers and the music lovers !
UPDATE 2: short ads are¬† posted to YouTube, watch for showings on TLN-tv soon.
The Cuban Dance Festival schedule is up, organized by AfroLatino Dance Company with teachers profiles.¬† Go to dance festival events, receive a coupon for $5 off on Roberto Linares Orq, Lula Lounge, Saturday night.¬† You are entitled to one of these coupons also by attending the Pupy show on Friday night.
FRIDAY OCT 23 2009 Cubaintoronto.com presents PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON with CANDIDO FABRE
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street Toronto
also including dance performances and music by Miami’s DJ Melao,
$30.00 advance tickets …¬† $40 at the door
Dance performance 9.45pm .
Showtime 10.45 (first of two sets)
Infoline 416 836 2600
Two Giants of Cuban Music Collaborate for Unique Toronto Concert
One of Cuba’s most famous bandleaders PUPY PEDROSO returns to Toronto on October 23 – this time bringing a true legend of Cuban vocals CANDIDO FABRE – for an unprecedented evening of Cuban son, salsa and timba music direct from Havana.
One of the true giants of modern Cuban music with both LOS VAN VAN and his own group LOS QUE SON SON, PUPY PEDROSO will lead his crack 16 piece band through the songs that have made him famous in Cuba and throughout Latin America and Europe.
Adding to the evenings festivities will be Pupy’s collaboration with singer CANDIDO FABRE, famous for his unique improvisational skills and original songs that have been performed by artists such as Celia Cruz, Issac Delgado, and Oscar D’leon.
The opening event of the first annual Cuban Dance Festival, Pupy Pedroso’sconcert will be augmented with dance performance by Duane Wrenn from Energetic Soul Studios in the U.S.A.
The October 23rd concert will also present North America’s best known timba DJ, direct from Miami – DJ Melao.
Advance tickets are available in Toronto : Soundscapes ( 572 College st #537-1620) , Bolis Books ( 872 Bathurst st) , Super Latin Music ( 1088 St Cair Ave W #416-654-2217) Scarborough : Rincon Latino (1352 Kennedy Rd 416-615-2675) ¬†Mississauga : 4URConvenience ¬†(3070 Hurontario #905-272-9257) ¬†and other locations to be announced.
Roble de Olor (Scent of Oak) 2003 Dir. Rigoberto Lopez
Featured at 10th Havana Film Festival in New York this is a love affair of two new immigrants to 19th Century Cuba.¬† A Haitian woman and German tradesman battle against the racist mores of the times.
Thurs. Oct. 22, 9:30 pm
Memorias de Subdesarollo (Memories of Underdevelopment. (1968) Dr. Tomas Gutierrez Alez
This 35 mm classic film is the story of a wealthy Cuban who chose to stay in Cuba following the 1959 Revolution.
Followed by: Panel Discussion: Culture, Politics and Film in Cuba with Alexandra Anderson (Ryerson Film studies) and Yuleyvis Valdes Alvarez from the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC)
Fri. Oct. 23, 7 pm
La Edad de le Peseta (The Silly Age) 2005, Dir. Pavel Giroud
A beautiful film of the relationship between a ‚Äútween‚ÄĚ boy and his grandmother set in pre and post revolutionary Cuba.
Fri. Oct. 23 9 pm
Kangamba (2008) Dir. Rogelio Paris
This an action packed adventure film about Cuba‚Äôs participation in the 1980‚Äôs war in Angola.¬† It tells the story of Cuban and Angolan fighters pinned down in the small town of Kangamba by UNITA troops and their South African/US overlords.
Followed by: Panel Discussion: Africa and Cuba, Culture and Politics Today.¬† Yuleyvis Valdes Alverez, Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC)
I am assured from several places this pub intends to offer you a CHEAP night out… but the food is very good!
Trying out for a regular Friday spot, are the Clave Kings, well known Cuban musicians about town featuring Yani Borrell, Roberto Linares Brown, Yilian Cardero and Jalidan Ruiz.¬† Yes, some of the best.¬† “Y si tu no bailas, var√≥n… a mi me llevo la banda…”
Brand new pub at Jane and Bloor, near the subway, 4 floors.