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Art of Cuba, Queen Gallery: 382 Queen St.

June 1st, 2010
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www.QueenGallery.ca
382 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 1T1

Arte caribeño “A group painting exhibition”

Select Caribbean Artists now being represented by Queen Gallery.   Manuel Hernandez Valdez, Milene Busutil Salgado, Alexeir Diaz Bravo, Jorge Delgado Gutiérrez, Elías Federico Acosta Pérez, and more.

[Note: All apparently Cuban artists: why is the exhibit called Caribeño?]

June 4 -June 29, 2010
Saturday 1-5 pm
Tuesday – Friday 11am–6pm

Opening reception:
Saturday June 5, 2010, 2-6 pm

In this exhibition, there is a real ‘life’ to the works, a happiness and light that can only come from a place with such island colours and radiant sun. This exhibition showcases vibrant, colourful works from contemporary Caribbean artists illustrating a culture of art and imagination. With abstract, surrealist, and figurative works, we learn about the people of the Caribbean through their colours and contemporary styles and ideas.

On the canvases from Manuel, the greens, oranges, blues and yellows vibrate. Even in the predominantly black and white works from Jorge Delgado Gutierrez, although there is minimal colour, the textures are lively and animated. Milene Busutil Salgado translates dreams, history, and poetry into paintings.  Visually, she aims to engrave the image in the observer’s mind.  In these energized works, one can see the legacy of preceding masters’ skill, with the addition of a refined, contemporary Caribbean style.  While viewing these pieces one perceives a whole world, a personality, a culture, which words are not aptly able to describe.

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Pacha Lounge — Live timba, Sundays in Toronto

May 27th, 2010
May ’10
27
9:00 pm
Jun ’10
6
5:00 pm
Jun ’10
13
5:00 pm
Jun ’10
20
5:00 pm
Jun ’10
27
5:00 pm

Pachá Lounge is a new hot spot on Sunday afternoon. The boys from Cuba get to play hot cuban salsa, TIMBA — live on stage, there’s nobody to tell them not to at Pachá.

There’s a Facebook page: but you have to log in to facebook to see it. So let’s put the current info here:

K F!GGy In Conjunction with RHYTHM and ROOTS Presents…

PROJECT SOUND© LATINO EN VIVO

LATIN LIVE OPEN JAM

EVERY SUNDAY

PACHA LOUNGE
1305 DUNDAS ST WEST
(Dundas W / Dovercourt).

No duds in the band, this is the core, others will drop in:

YOSVANI CASTANEDA VALDES Lead Vocals/Violin
JORGE BENTANCOURT Keys
ALEXIS BARO Trumpet
YOSER RODRIGUEZ Bass
JALIDAN RUIZ Drums/Timbals
JORGE LUIS PAPIOSCO Percussion

@ 5:00PM SALSA CASINO WORKSHOP ~ BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
From 5PM ~ 8PM with the Most Advance Casino Round in the City!!

Featuring…

VLADIMIR ARANDA RIVERA
@ 416-666-2441. rhythmandroots@sympatico.ca OR vladbaila@hotmail.com

Sure it’s the same night as Babaluu’s Cuban night, with DJ Billy Bryans. But … not so hard to hit both spots, Pachá starts early enough !

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Sunday night series, Glenda del E and Mixology, Trane Studio

March 20th, 2010
Apr ’10
11
8:00 pm
Apr ’10
25
8:00 pm
May ’10
9
8:00 pm
May ’10
23
8:00 pm
Jun ’10
13
8:00 pm
Jun ’10
27
8:00 pm

Nights of great music … from Cuban Son, Soul, Jazz, R&B, funk, timba… who knows… come and see for yourself…

And it’s a CD release party… it’s all original material for Glenda’s coming CD.

Feature a great lineup of musicians, some scheduled, some surprise…

Pianist GLENDA DEL MONTE ESCALANTE (a.k.a GLENDA DEL E) will be painting the canvas of the TRANE STUDIO’s STAGE w/ MIREYA ESCALANTE, ELMER FERRER, JUAN PABLO DOMINGUEZ, MARIO (MAYITO) DEL MONTE JR., AHMED MITCHEL….and some special guests …different everytime…!!!!

Cover charge, only $10

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