The successful timba night continues at Ice Lounge… the DJ is Bernal… from the source… Cuba.
It all starts with a fun rueda lesson with the popular Trevor… 9 pm.
560 Danforth Ave near Pape.
“Ogguere” from Havana will be perforingm at the legendary El Macambo music venue Dec 3 2010. They are a very exciting band and are considered by many to be one of Cuba’s most important new music groups! They have developed solid Toronto fans after their appearances at Havana Cultura, Gladstone Hotel and other venues.
Ogguere have performed and/or recorded with everyone from The Roots, Common and Green Day to Los Van Van and other Cuban greats! They have even recorded in the same studio as the world famous “Buena Vista Social Club”.
Join Ogguere and their 7-piece band for an amazing night of live Cuban hip-hop/soul, dancing, and experience the “new sound of Havana”!
Ogguere will be joined by the musical force of Jason Palma (from the famous Footprints parties), Afroqbano (from Chi-Town) and Gary d Gish.
This is also a charity event, so all proceeds from the bar will go directly to helping displaced children in Haiti via “Serving Charity”. For more info on Serving Charity please check out: http://www.servingcharity.com/
The El Mocambo, in association with the Serving Charity Foundation, has graciously offered to donate all revenue generated at the bar the night of the Ogguere concert, to an orphanage in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, for orphaned or abandoned Haitian refugee children. It will be an amazing night to hear the new sounds of Havana while supporting a great cause!
Every Sunday enjoy the best Casino Rueda instruction in town… for only 5 bucks.
Be part of the circle, get in and out, and swap partners, in all the Rueda glory! Dame, Dile que No, Prima, Prima con hermana, Exhibela, Vacilala, 70, Sombrero doble & much more…..
Featuring the re-knowned Sarita Leyva, and our adored house DJ Carlitos, do not miss this opportunity to learn or refine your Casino Rueda skills!
Class price: 5.00
Babaluu Supper Cluba: 136 Yorkville Avenue, Lower Level
General Information: (416) 515-0587
Israel “Toto” Berriel and Mario Allende from the group, Bomba lead an afternoon workshop exploring Afro-Cuban drumming and singing as it is maintained in Matanzas, Cuba. And now, Duane Wrenn (from Michigan) has been added to teach one hour of rumba dancing, accompanied by Toto and Mario on percussion.
This is a rare chance for Toronto to experience the beauty and strength of Matanzas style, Afro-Cuban folkoric music. Come and le…arn from the source, and explore how these rhythms and songs can add to your musical vocabulary.
Duane’s dance class will perfectly compliment the drumming and singing class and will allow workshop attendees to experience the three most important elements of rumba in their proper context.
All ages and levels are welcome. Drummers, bring your conga or cajón.
$25 for Drumming, singing AND Dancing (1:00 pm to 3:15pm)
$20 for Drumming and singing only (1:00pm to 2:15pm)
$15 for Dancing only (2:15pm to 3:15)
About Israel “Toto” Berriel:
Toto was born in Matanzas and began his career at age 16. He joined Afrocuba in 1988, and in 1991, began singing with Los Muñequitos de Matanzas with whom he toured internationally. Toto and Los Muñequitos were part of the Grammy winning recording “La Rumba Soy Yo” in 2006. Residing in
Canada since 2001, Toto continues to perform with Bomba and teach traditional, popular, and folkloric music in Canada and abroad.
About Mario Allende:
Born in Chile and raised in Canada, Mario is the driving force in Bomba! He mixes the drum kit, timbales, congas and myriad percussion instruments as effortlessly as he incorporates the traditional and contemporary styles that give the band their unique sound. A studied yet emotional player, Mario is restlessly creative and performs with the spirit this music demands. For the past 15 years, Mario has been traveling to Matanzas, Cuba deepening his knowledge of rhythm in one of the island’s centers of Afro-Cuban culture.
About Duane Wrenn:
Duane Wrenn, the man behind Energetic Soul Studios, is an
exuberant and exciting personality. At the turn of the millenium, one fateful night at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, duane found his true passion: Salsa. Immediately falling in love with the dance, he spent all of his spare time studying and training this sultry, yet graceful art.
A special gift to the Toronto audience only ! Pedro Calvo will be making a special guest appearance with Los Van Van in Toronto Saturday November 27 2010.. This is something extremely special that Okokan decided to do !
Tribute to Pedro Calvo by virtually all the most popular singers of Cuba:
Cuban music is unique in the way it is inseparable from dancing. Many of the best Cuban dance songs are inseparable from one man, a standout singer … Pedro Calvo.
He is the man with the signature white hat and moustache known everywhere in Latin America and beyond… whose image was almost the trademark of Los Van Van for decades. The man who was the biggest Cuban heart-throb since the days of Beny More, whose name could hardly be said by a Cuban woman without a catch in the throat.
See his article in Wikipedia
TOP of the top international stars of Cuban dance music since 1969, Los Van Van come for their 6th visit to Toronto. They tour the world, and fans of all backgrounds, all ages, come to listen, dance, and sing all their hits new and old – 19+ event.
|Phone: 416 836 2600 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.cubaintoronto.com|
… the best salsa dance party in town. With their potent blend of dancefloor-friendly salsa and high-energy showmanship, Cafe 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.
Note from Albena de Assis, of Afrolatino Dance Company.
Saturday, November 20 · 4:00pm – 8:00pm, at 585 Yonge Street, there will be the Dance Your Heart Out fundraiser (facebook link).
Did you know that every year approximately 1.7 million people die worldwide from cardiovascular disease? What is even more alarming is that most forms of heart disease and stroke can be prevented.
For the first time, Afrolatino Dance Company and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are joining forces for an upcoming fundraising event, the Dance Your Heart Out dance-a-thon. This is your opportunity to help raise money and awareness for this worthy cause, while doing what you love, dancing! Studies have shown that dancing increases life expectancy and promotes cardiovascular health.
Dance Your Heart Out will be taking place on November 20, 2010 as an interesting twist to our normal Saturday evening social. To kick off the night, we will be having a mini workshop taught by the Afrolatino Dance Company teachers, where you will get to sample rumba, afro-cuban, reggaeton and dancehall!
Also, Melissa Noventa and Raul Garcia will be performing at 5pm. Don’t miss this great performance!
The dance-a-thon will begin following the “mini workshop”. We ask that each registered participant in the fundraiser please raise a minimum of $50, all proceeds will go directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The dance-a-thon challenge involves 45 minutes of non-stop dancing, so go ahead and show off your salsa, samba, reggaeton and rumba moves for a great cause! Do you have what it takes?
In addition to the prizes that you may be eligible from Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Fit For Heart program, the top three participants with the highest pledges will be rewarded with great prizes courtesy of AfroLatino Dance Company! There will be a $10 entrance fee for those who wish to participate in the dance-a-thon but who did not register and raise pledges, and most of these proceeds will go towards the fundraiser. There will also be a regular salsa practice after the dance-a-thon.
PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT AND DANCE YOUR HEART OUT!
* Start: 4pm
* Mini Workshop: 4:30-5pm
* Performances: 5-5:15pm
* Dance-A-Thon & Prizes: 5:30-6:30pm
* Salsa Dancing: 6:30-8pm
To start a team, join a team, join as an individual, track your progress or simply sponsor a friend click here:
I always thought the two musical islands should have more to say to each other… although it’s tumbao vs reel, rum vs whiskey, session vs. descarga, craic vs morumba ;-).
CeltFest Cuba , the caribbean celebration of music and dance that has migrated from the celtic nations of Europe to the New World takes place in Havana April 15-24 2011. Musicians of the celtic music diaspora are hosted by Galician and Asturian traditional musicians. Galicia and Asturias, the nations now part of Spain, are considered Celtic nations and the music of the gaita (Spanish bagpipe) has been part of the history of Cuba since the island’s colonization.
Non-cuban event from Snjezana, but a worthy one:
Step by Step Art Fundraiser for children’s Christmas drive for Colombia
Thursday Dec. 02, 2010 at 6-10pm – With Live music and a raffle!
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.
Help to offer an unforgettable Christmas to a child in Bonafont Colombia, while enjoying art from some up and coming Colombian artists!!!!
Ways you can support:
• Take home beautiful art
• Bring a gift
• Monetary donation
contact Snjezana or Carlos for more info
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Those of you who know duane know that he one of the most sought after cuban salsa and dance teachers in North America. His classes at casino congresses are always filled to the max with people traveling specifically to experience his unique and energetic style of teaching. Torontonians may also recognize duane from his performances on stage with Los Van Van and Pupy y Los Que Son Son. Check out some of his videos:
This lesson is FREE with regular admission to the club ($5) and will start sharp at 9PM. E-mail us at HavanaNights.TO@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Alex Cuba for winning the Latin Grammy award recently… read more!
There will be a lucky winner drawn at the Los Van Van concert to attend this night !!!
From Yanet at Osculum Productions:
This Canadian weather has me convinced that it’s time I brought a little ‘Cuban
Heat’ to Toronto. Come and support Osculum Productions and my new project,
‘Lola! Lola!’ while you have the the night of your life…Cuban style.
With an Open Bar, Delicious Tapas, Sexy Cuban Dancers and a Cuban Band to set
the mood, this will be the party that dominates the water cooler conversations
Your $100 ticket ensures that every little detail is taken care of so you can
leave your wallet at home and let loose at the hottest Cuban party this side of
See you at the party!
Surprise of this night, Benny Escalante, son singer of the Buena Vista age in Cuba… and Glenda’s grandfather.
Sun. November 21:
08:00pm: Glenda del E’s Q-ban MIXOLOGY
“Pianist/Singer-Songwriter Glenda del Monte Escalante (Glenda del E) has emerged into one of “Toronto’s finest pianists” – Billy Bryans. Glenda del E’s Q-ban Mixology is a Cuban ensemble the blends Afro-Cuban, jazz and classical sounds with funky beats and world influences. They create a blend of sounds that take audiences through a meditative and entertaining journey. Come to experience Glenda del E’s original
compositions and lyrics, melding with all her music influences.
***Surprises every night!!! Special guests, Raffles, a Cuban Drink…
:: Glenda del E – piano/vocals
:: Mireya Escalante – vocals
:: Juan Pablo Dominguez – bass
:: Elmer Ferrer – guitar
:: Mario (Mayito) del Monte Jr. – drums/percussion/trumpet
:: Ahmed Mitchell – drums/percussion
www.myspace.com/glendadelmonteescalante | www.myspace.com/mireyaescalante
www.myspace.com/mayitodelmonte | www.elmerferrer.com
DJ EVILoution spinning the best in timba & cuban salsa…free salsa dance lessons @ 9pm.
Mojito special all night—TTC accessible, 2 blocks away from Pape Station and parking. Elegant & hot!!!!
Where to stand to get the best view of Samuel … or Yeni… or … whoever:
Click for the stage plan.
LISTADO DE LOS PARTICIPANTES
1-JUAN CLIMACO FORMELL CORTINA BAJO-CANTANTE
2-YAIMARA GONZALEZ GASTELUA RELACIONES PUBLICAS
3-YENISEL VALDES FUENTES CANTANTE
4-ROBERTO HERNANDEZ ACEA CANTANTE
5-MARIO ENRIQUE RIVERA GODINES CANTANTE
6-ABDEL RASALPS SOTOLONGO CANTANTE
7-SAMUEL FORMELL ALFONSO BATERIA
8-FRANCISCO DE ASIS FORMELL CORTINA PRODUCTOR
9-ALVARO COLLADO MARTINEZ TROMBON
10-HUGO ANTONIO MOREJÓN GOMEZ TROMBON
11-JUAN ERNESTO NODARSE NOA INGENIERO DE SONIDO
12-JAVIER LEON PENA INGENIERO DE SONIDO
13-BORIS ERNESTO LUNA MENDEZ TECLADO
14-PAVEL MOLINA RUIZ BAJO
15-JORGE LELIEBRE SORZANO FLAUTA-VOZ
16-PEDRO CESAR FAJARDO ALZAGA VIOLIN
17-EDMUNDO CARLOS PINA MACHIN TROMBON
18-MANUEL LABARRERA HERNANDEZ CONGAS
19-IRVING ROBERTO FRONTELA RICO VIOLIN
20-ROBERTO CARLOS RODRIGUEZ VALDES PIANO
21- JULIO ELADIO NOROÑA CRUZ GUIRO
22-PAMELA FORMELL DELGADO DIRECTORA ARTISTICA
DJ Bernal presiding with Salsa con Timba…
Drawing on Cuban musical themes as well as Jewish and Jazz traditions, Odessa/Havana
blows back into their Toronto home at Lula Lounge for an evening of unforgettable music.
The unique project has been called “an utterly brilliant and deeply moving collaboration that gives an entirely new meaning to the termworld fusion” (allmusic.com), and “a thoughtful, high-powered collision of two musical cultures [that] sounds natural, organic[and] brilliant. (All About Jazz.com).
Israel “Toto” Berriel and Mario Allende from the group, Bomba lead an afternoon workshop exploring Afro-Cuban drumming and singing as it is maintained in Matanzas, Cuba. Toto is appearing also before Los Van Van the evening of the same day.
This is a rare chance for Toronto to experience the beauty and strength of Matanzas style, Afro-Cuban folkoric music. Come and learn from the source, and explore how these rhythms and songs can add to your musical vocabulary. All ages and levels are welcome.
Alfredo Caxaj is the organizer and soul behind the annual Sunfest in the summers of London Ontario, personally I have missed maybe 2 of these in the last 10 years… a truly great festival showcasing the best of music from this planet.
He also promotes a year long concert series, and Nov 12 is the concert of Septeto Nacional.
Queen Gallery proudly presents Kamyl Bullaudy Rodriguez’s rooster paintings from November 11-30, 2010. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 3:30 to 6:30pm. Kamyl’s expressive roosters are fun for everyone.
Queen Gallery is located in downtown Toronto at 382 Queen Street East (Queen and Parliament) and has just recently celebrated its first-year anniversary. The gallery presents an array of local and international artists, from emerging to established, have new exhibitions every two to three weeks and are most definitely worth a visit.Please visit http://www.QueenGallery.ca for more information.Queen Gallery382 Queen Street
East,Toronto, OntarioM5A 1T1(416) email@example.com
A master of contemporary Cuban art, Bullaudy’s range of production is impressive, including charcoal murals, collages, paintings that incorporate coloured pulp made in a blender from discarded paper and egg cartons, and the lively run of roosters soon to be exhibited at Queen Gallery. One need not even witness the artist at work to sense the marvellous energy with which these pieces are executed.
For those who actually like the music … and a band that does it with fuerza máxima … there has never been a better night than Oct 1. At least, until the Train pulls in Nov 27!
Roger Humbert has hardly missed an exciting concert of Cuban music in town for years, and Elito night was no exception. With his permission, here’s a selection of his pictures.
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Take a look … and you will see exactly why you cannot miss the Los Van Van show Nov 27! Sure to match the energy here… and will no doubt draw even more excited fans.