Cuban percussionist and bandleader Joaquin Hidalgo brings his traditional latin jazz trio to Lula for an early dinner hour set.
Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo born and raised in Cuba, earned his degree in percussion at the National Art School of Havana. Some of his alumni include Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Gonsalo Rubalcaba.
As a professional artist Joaquin has had a successful music career in Cuba. Performing in multiple music events and festivals, he shared the stage with some of Cuba’s most elite musicians such as Jose Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Emiliano Salvador, Miguel Anga, Juan Pable Torres.
Since his arrival in Canada in 1999, Joaquin has performed with arious artists in most of the festivals in the country as well as internationally (Barbados, Montreal, Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival). Other than finding him performing in these venues, Joaquin is also bringing his vast performing experience to the classroom by offering numerous clinics and workshops. As a master Afro-Cuban percussionist, Joaquin has worked closely with other renowned clinicians such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Nii Tettey Tetteh and locally Rick Lazar, Njacko Backo, Hilario Duran. Currently, Joaquin is also the leader and director of the Afro-Cuban percussion ensemble “Havana Rumba” and the traditional Cuban music trio “Cubanos”.
Joaquin produces live shows featuring Canada’s elite Cuban musicians, including the “Rumberos Afro-Cuban Master Sessions” and the Distillery Jazz Festival. He recently performed as the percussionist for the “Dirty Dancing” theatrical show.
$10 at the door. $44 package includes any appetizer, any main, any dessert and the whole night of live music.
Followed by KC Roberts at 10pm.
Singer/songwriter Laura Fernandez launches her long awaited Spanish language album ‘Un Solo Beso’ with a special concert at Lula Lounge on October 27.
Laura has been an essential supporter of the live Cuban music scene in town with her radio show Saturday afternoon on CJRT.
Recorded over the last year with producer Billy Bryans, ‘Un Solo Beso’ features many of Toronto’s finest latin jazz musicians and arrangers including Hilario Duran, Elmer Ferrer, Alberto Alberto, Luis Mario Ochoa and Roberto Linares Brown – who will be joining Laura on stage.
Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 8pm. Cover charge is $10.00 at the door. ‘Un Solo Beso’ will be on sale at Lula Lounge for the evening.
from Jane B:
Myself & Hilario Duran will be performing our Duet show at The Gate 403.
Admission is $10.00 hope to see you there
Toronto, October 20 — 7:00 pm
Celebrate Cuba’s Day of Culture!
Room 205, Claude Bissell Wing, Robarts Library, 140 St. George St.
Organized by the Toronto Forum on Cuba,
Celebrate Cuba’s Day of Culture with Brian Gordon Sinclair’s performance of his play “Hemingway’s HOT Havana” as well as poetry presented by Carlos Angulo, Keith Ellis, Arnold Itwaru and an introduction from the Cuban Consul in Toronto.
Note from the promoter:
Attention timberos, casineros, salseros and rumberos!
The party is on Halloween Friday, October 29th, at the chic and sexy Ice Lounge!
Mysterio productions is proud to bring you a Halloween timba jam session with one of TO’s best, DJ EVILoution playing the classics and the latest in the genre.
All salsa dancers are invited to this unique event at the elegantly cool venue to strut their stuff to the hot sounds of timba.
Doors open at 9pm with no cover. The Bar is fully loaded with your favourite beverages. Come with or without costumes.
Join us in celebrating Cuba in Toronto and supporting our continual efforts in promoting our favourite dance music La Timba.
Further information can be obtained @ icelounge events or at (416)-435-4791.
560 DANFORTH AVE
TORONTO, ON M4K 1R1, Canada
HAVANA NIGHTS is back!!! Please join us on Friday October 29th at the newly renovated Epic Lounge (formerly Cocomangos) for an amazing night of salsa and casino dancing, with the latest timba music from DJ Bernal, directly from Cuba.
The last Havana Nights event (held on September 30th) was a success, with over 100 attendees. Good people, good music, good drinks… it was an awesome night!
Cover is only $5 all night, and there will be a free salsa lesson for beginners at 9pm. SPREAD THE WORD to all the salseros, casineros, timberos, mamberos, and sandungeros and support great music and dancing in the GTA!!! (btw, this is not a Halloween event per se, but costumes are always welcome)
1355 St. Clair Ave. West (and Lansdowne)
As part of Afro Fusion Thursdays at Lambadina Resto Lounge
Cuban rap duo Obsesion will be performing LIVE!
“A partnership—both in their work and personal life—MC Magia and Alexei (“El tipo este”) have dedicated more than 10 years to this, their musical baby. For them, rap is a means to an end—a way to talk about every-day issues such as their neighborhood, every-day struggles, feminism, racism, love and humour.” -CubaAbsolutely. Profile at Havana Cultura.com
Lambadina, 875 Bloor St W Upper Level
Doors open @ 9:00 pm
Lula Lounge presents the best salsa halloween party in town. Prizes for most creative Halloween disguise. With their potent blend of dancefloor-friendly salsa and high-energy showmanship, Cafe Cubano evoke the spirit of the legendary dance clubs of Havana.
Join us for dancing after 9pm ($15 includes the lesson) or come early and enjoy the $49 dinner and show package. Our dinner package guarantees seating for the night and includes any appetizer, any main course and any dessert, the 9pm beginner salsa lesson and three sets by the live salsa band.
Reservations are not required for just the lesson and dancing portion of the evening.
Some of the best arrangements from Cuba’s Caballero del Son, Adalberto Alvarez, came from the mind of this brilliant pianist… along with a lot of piano playing on the recordings.
Bandleader/arranger/pianist/composer extraordinaire, Roberto Linares Brown presents an all-star line-up of the finest Cuban musicians in the country. $15 Admission includes the dance lesson with Ana Machado at 9pm or book a table for our $49 dinner package.
This is a hot show…
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W presents:
… the best salsa dance party in town. With their potent blend of dancefloor-friendly salsa and high-energy showmanship, Café Cubano evokes the spirit of the legendary dance clubs of Havana.
Dancing after 9pm ($15 includes the lesson) … or come early and enjoy our $49 dinner and show package. Our dinner package guarantees seating for the night and includes appetizer, main course and dessert, the 9pm beginner salsa lesson and three sets by the live salsa band.