Steps Studio’s Jennifer Aucoin presents Salsa on St Clair again this year. Here’s some of the content with the Cuban tumbao you are looking for:
Saturday July 9 – Main Stage
Founded on October 2010 in Toronto, this orchestra of 12 great cuban musicians graduated from the Cuban’s art schools, offers the new latin flavour. Have been performing a repertoire based on the most popular Latin dance rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata and son, among others.
Saturday July 9 – Main Stage
Born on November 11, 1972 in Matanzas, Cuba, Alberto Alberto began his musical career at the tender age of 5 when he performed in children’s song festivals both nationally and internationally. After many years of devotion and intense training, Alberto graduated from the vocal studies program in 1992.
Alberto’s professional career began with a big break at the age of 17 by landing a position with the esteemed Cuban group Orquesta Pakasón led by Delio Cardoso. He went on to perform and record with many of Cuba’s finest musicians.
Since moving to Canada in 1999, Alberto Alberto has lead the wave of Cuban musicians who have transformed Canada’s Latin music scene. He has toured internationally with Juno award winner and Grammy® nominee Jane Bunnett, has recorded several albums with Juno award winning pianist Hilario Durán, and regularly joins Latino celebrities such as Oscar De León and the Afro-Cuban All Stars on stage when they visit Toronto.
“Traigo de Todo”, an independent production recorded in Canada and Cuba, is Alberto’s latest career accomplishment, which was directed by Grammy® Award winner Joaquin Betancourt.
A ‘singers’ singer’, with great range and dazzling improvisational skills, Alberto Alberto matches his considerable technique with an infectious personality and stage presence, making him the total package of entertainer, composer and gifted artist.
ACHE WOMEN POWER
Saturday July 9 – Main Stag
This Toronto- based female Latin band performs many styles of music such as: Salsa, Latin Jazz, Traditional Son, Cha-Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton, Boleros, Vallenatos, Classical and more. ” Ache ” has been performing for many years in different venues and festivals such as The Royal Ontario Museum, Metro Convention Center, YMCA, Canada’s Wonderland, College Festival, Corso Italia, Ontario Place, TLN festivals, Hispanic fiesta, Salsa on St. Clair and also different venues out of Toronto: London ( ON ), Hamilton, Guelph and Edmonton.
Saturday and Sunday July 9 & 10 – The Festival
One of Toronto’s most popular Cuban music groups, Son Ache performs their patented blend of high-energy son montuno that has been packing dance-floors for many years. Their appeal derives from a successful melding of diverse talent, infectious energy, years of combined musical education, knowledge and experience, and the obvious affection for the music they play: a driving and aggressive tumbao which gives the group it’s contemporary urban edge and ˜sabor (flavour). Son Ache maintains the integrity, tradition and passion, while broadening the allure of old Cuban son, and engaging a wider audience of dancers and music lovers of all backgrounds… see “www.myspace.com/elsonache”
Full schedule is on the web.