1355 St. Clair W @Landsdowne
Iya Ire is back with their Sunday rumbas on St. Clair! Come join us as we continue the Cuban tradition of closing out the week with a buena rumba!
Iya Ire is Toronto’s only regularly performing Afro-Cuban performance group but we need all of YOU to come out and support us in order to keep things going!
Cover is only $5 for 4 full hours of intense Afro-Cuban percussion and dance.
Traen guaguancó, columbia, Abakuá, batá- y si no bailas con esto, no bailas con na’!!!
Hilario Durán – Celebrating the first 35 years!
Tickets: $20 advance $25 at the door
Marking, the 35th anniversary of the beginning of his musical career, Cuban Canadian pianist Hilario Durán kicked off a twelve month celebration with a performance by his renowned 13-piece Latin jazz band with special guest Jane Bunnett at Lula Lounge in September of last year.
The year-long celebration included a sold out performance as part of the Olympic cultural programming in Vancouver, an appearance at the prestigious Lewiston Jazz Festival and very successful European, US and Canadian tours.
Fittingly, a year later, Durán returns to Lula with a retrospective that presents music from all eras of his first 35 years of composing, performing and recording.
With long-time collaborators Yailen Duran, Joaquin Hidalgo, Luis Mario Ochoa, Alexander Brown, Roberto Occhipinti, Mark Kelso, Luis Deniz, Pol Coussee, Christopher Butcher, David Dunlop and Jeff King, Durán will present a wide variety of music ranging from jazz, rumba and samba, to bolero, waltz, and Cuban son showcasing both his versatility and virtuosity. The evening will include duet pieces with special guest Jane Bunnett as well as a performance by his dynamic and highly-acclaimed trio (comprised of Roberto Occhipinti and Mark Kelso). Audiences will hear first hand why Hilario has been hailed internationally for his finesse, authenticity and fire!