As the winner of the Young Talent of the Year award for the 2003 Premio Somos Latin American Achievement Awards Canada, Glenda del Monte Escalante;s extraordinary work ethic and dedication to her craft has been instrumental in her development as an artist. In a short period of time, Ms. Escalante has built an impressive musical resume, winning various competitions and being awarded scholarships from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto as well as the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and York University and the Banff Centre. Being open to a wide array of musical influences, which range from classical piano to Cuban folklore to hip-hop, R&B and jazz, she has managed to establish herself as an extremely talented and versatile musician amongst diverse music circles in Canada. Glenda is the ideal representation of a young adult making outstanding contributions to the development of the Latin American community of Canada. Pianist/composer/singer/songwriter Glenda, born in Havana, Cuba. Started music school at age 7 and has participated and placed at various competitions since then. In 1998, moved with her parents to Toronto, Canada, to continue her high school studies and under scholarship classical training at the ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (TORONTO). She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MUSIC and holds a MASTERS Degree from YORK UNIVERSITY.
Join us for our famous salsa dance party. Sonido Cubano features some of Toronto’s hottest Cuban musicians playing irresistible dance music.
Sonido Cubano was formed in 1998 under the direction of Fernando Mon Padron a.k.a “Picolino”. Since the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in Cuba, Picolino has been a prominent figure in the salsa and timba stages of Cuban music. He has performed with such greats as the original Roberto Fa, Reyes 73, La Tropicana as well as Los Van Van and many, many others. Having been travelling and performing for over 34 years internationally, Picolino found Toronto to be his home since 1995. Sonido Cubano has been a staple in the Canadian Latino movement of Cuban music. Bringing Salsa Cubana like no other band in the city, Sonido Cubano promises to keep the dancers moving.
Join us for 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.
Everybody is welcome, no cover. Musicians especially ! And some of the best are already coming…
There will be music, poetry, dancing, and drinks. Hope to see you all.
Lirason Studio 360 Dufferin( Milky Way entrance)
360 Dufferin St. Toronto. 1/2 block south of Queen and Dufferin.
10:00pm Friday Feb 11, to the not-so-wee hours Saturday.
The recent storm forced the cancellation of Humber Music’s Latin Jazz Night Concert featuring the sizzling rhythms of Hilario Duran, Luis Mario Ochoa, and Steve Mancuso – a trio of Latin jazz greats. Still, the show must go on, and the concert has been rescheduled for:
Friday, February 11, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Humber Lakeshore Auditorium
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
(one block west of Kipling Avenue)
$10 (general admission)
$5 (students & seniors)
Tickets available at the door
Latin Jazz Night will feature The Humber Latin Jazz Project led by Duran, The Humber Latin Big Band led by Ochoa, and The Humber Hand Drumming Ensemble led by Mancuso.
For concert details, please call 416-675-6622 ext. 3427.
After a jam session in New York’s Guantanamera Restaurant. Mr . Lew Soloff (trumpet, from Blood Sweat and Tears), and Glenda will be together on stage in Toronto, do not miss this concert…you are in for a TREAT!!
Glenda del E’s Q-ban Mixology featuring Lew Soloff
Friday, February 11 at 8:00pm
964 Bathurst St.
Spend the day in Havana! Every Sunday, Lula offers a salsa brunch party featuring live music by Luis Mario Ochoa’s Traditional Cuban Quartet and a beginner salsa lesson by Miko Sobreira. Perfect for birthday and family celebrations, baby showers, office and retirement parties, the $25 cover includes buffet brunch, coffee, dance lesson, live music, tax and service. Kids 12 and under are free. Seatings at 11am and 1pm.
Patrons relax and eat for an hour or so, then hear the band for 45 minutes… and dance if the spirit moves them, and it should with this excellent band! The dance lesson is 1 pm, shared by both brunch seatings.
Born, raised and educated in Havana, Cuba, Luis Mario Ochoa is an accomplished singer, guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader. Artist page is here !
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 at 9pm or book a table for our $49 dinner package.
Lula Lounge, 1545 Dundas St W… donde si no?
Photo by Roger Humbert
Cuban Salsa Night returns to the GTA!!!
Friday February 4th please join us at the Ice Lounge in getting started up for the New Year with a special night of Cuban Salsa and Casino dancing.
We will be giving out 50 free mix CDs courtesy of Toronto’s #1 Cuban disk jockey DJ Bernal, and offering two lucky people the chance to win a free ticket to our special Valentine’s Day party.
Admission is $5, bar specials all night.
The ultra modern Ice Lounge is located at 560 Danforth Ave and Carlaw just 2 blocks west of Pape Station and Parking, with 24hours Blue Night Bus service.
Dress to impress, we guarantee a HOT NIGHT!!!
Kuumba is Harbourfront’s celebration respecting Black History month. Several of the events are related to Cuban traditions, check them out:
Pablo Terry and Sol de Cuba – Cuban music
Sunday, February 6, 2011
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Afrocuban dance class with Irina – Dance
Sunday, February 13, 2011
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Cirque Afrocuban – Acrobatics -
Sunday, February 13, 2011
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Re the Cirque Afrocuban:
This demo and interactive workshop is taught by Cuban Olympian and cirque performer Eduardo Dorticos.
Combining dazzling acrobatics and expressive dance, Dorticos draws audiences into the awe-inspiring world of contemporary circus. With his expertise in gymnastics, contemporary dance and professional circus training he has created a daring and elegant act you don’t want to miss! ( from the press release)