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Sat weekly: Harvest Presents Ìlúçgbê, Cuban and Jamaican

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Harvest Presents: Ìlúçgbê.

A weekly event bringing Cuban and Jamaican roots…every Saturday

Location is Harvest at 992 St Clair

Ìlúçgbê – in Yoruba means community. Netto Man’s Ìlúçgbê event aims to bridge lovers of Cuban and Jamaican culture through music creating one community – Ìlúçgbê

Host: Netto Man

Saturdays:Doors @ 10pm
Cover: Free

Live Rumba Sessions 10-11pm
With Raymundo Sosa – percussionist extraordinaire straight outta Cuba..

Music provided by
Dj Kenadrop (Ragga Jungle, Reggae)
Dj D’Boys (Afro – Cuban Fusion, Urban Organic)
Dj Kush Nubia (Afro Fusion, Reggae)

And various artists passing through touching the mic creating a wicked vibe…

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Sat afternoon: Toronto Casino Rueda Practice

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Joseph hosts this, and says:

Do you want actually dance CASINO, and not LA or NY styles, in your ruedas? Me too.

Anyone want to meet regulary to do some casino rueda, Cuban style?

I am not a professional or dance instructor. You teach me what you know and I teach you what I know. The important thing is to keep dancing.

As it turns out, we are meeting every Saturday downtown, 12-3 PM in a central downtown location. And alternate Thursdays, about 8-10 pm, same location. Find out more details by emailing: joseph kim <joekim27@yahoo.com>. There is no FINANCIAL cost… but you WILL be required to sweat… dancing with “vigah”… to 100% Cuban timba music. Join the mailing list via Facebook to be updated on last minute changes.

Click here to see a team performance we put on at the recent Pupy show.

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Viva Celia – A tribute to the great Celia Cruz: Lula, Sat May 22

April 11th, 2010
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At LULAWORLD 2010…  Saturday, 22 May 2010:   Viva Celia – A tribute to the great Celia Cruz

Musical director Sean Bellaviti gathers an all-star line up of Toronto salsa talent to pay a musical homage to the one and only Queen of Salsa. Featuring vocalists

Patricia Cano, Alberto and Alberto and Luis Mario Ochoa.

Like jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, Celia had the unique ability to take standards and make her version the definitive recording – creating classic after classic over the course of her five-decade long career. From the early days in Cuba to her work with the Fania All-Stars in New York and her numerous world tours, we see the whole history of salsa itself reflected in the career of this remarkable artist. Celia was perhaps the most loved salsa vocalist of all time with twenty-three gold albums and and a Grammy award to her name. With arrangements contributed by eight different Canadian latin jazz and salsa artists including Cuban-born, Juno-winning pianist Hilario Duran, the Lula All-Stars’ Viva Celia goes beyond the performance of Cruz’s numerous hits and aims to honour the spirit of Celia’s inimitable sound and creative energy.

Sean Bellaviti (music director, piano, and arranger)
Luis Orbegoso (music director, congas, vocals, and arranger)
Patricia Cano (lead vocals)
Alberto Alberto (lead vocals)
Rudy Bolaños (bass)
Luis Mario Ochoa (tres, vocals, and arranger)
Chandy León (timbales)
Alex Godinez (bongo/timbalitos and coro)
Daniel Stone (minor percussion, vocals, and arranger)
Chris Butcher (1st trombone and arranger)
Christian Overton (2nd trombone and arranger)
Tony Carlucci (1st trumpet)

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