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Dance in the street, make the summer last – Rueda de la Calle Mon Oct 17

October 16th, 2011

Make the summer last… Indian summer is here in Toronto… !

Rueda de la Calle (+ tax) is still going strong, the corner of Spadina and Bloor, Free of charge.  Monday evening at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Bring a sweater if you want, but you’ll probably take it off once we start with some of the latest timba from Issac Delgado, Pupy, Charanga Habanera…. and the golden oldies, all great music from Cuba.

We’ll stop doing Reuda de la Calle for the season someday… but not yet… because the people keep coming … that’s all it takes … que suena la timba!  Rueda de la Calle (+tax) is on Facebook.

Toronto Casino Rueda Practice continues indoors through the winter, every Saturday.  Look for us on Facebook also.  It’s a private group, so request to join and you will be up to date.  Free.

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Osmani Garcia, PMM – Nov 4, at Latin Fever!

October 12th, 2011
Nov ’11
4
9:00 pm

CONCERT featuring … Directly from Cuba… Previously with David Calzado’s Charanga Habanera…

Osmany Garcia and PMM

PMM … los que mueven la Habana

CLICK FOR online TICKETS – tickets also sold at several locations


Presented by: Havanarte Productions y Latin Fever

Place: Latin Fever Nightclub, 2222 HWY 7 Vaughan ON
Date: 04 Novemnber, 2011
Price: $30 in advance, $35.00 at the door
Info: 416.895.5638

Osmany Garcia and PMM, both for the first time in Toronto!

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Havana Nights presents Havana Lounge, Oct 20 at Cayo Coco

October 12th, 2011
Oct ’11
20
9:00 pm

Join us Thursday Oct 20th from 9:00PM to 1:00AM at the beautiful CAYO COCO resto-lounge for a night of great music and dancing.

Inspired by the classic dance bars, cafés and lounges in Centro Havana, we invite you come sip mojitos, socialize and dance the night away to smooth Cuban salsa, timba, and son spun by Toronto’s premier latin DJ BERNAL.

Cover is $5 and domestic beer and Havana Club drink specials will be in effect all night!! Kitchen open until midnight with great tapas and remember, those who arrive <9PM will enjoy no cover and an extended version of Cayo Coco’s famous $4.50 Happy Hour Martini’s (4:30pm-9PM)!

A guarachar!
www.clubcayococo.com
havananights.TO@gmail.com
facebook.com/havananights.TO
havananights-toronto.blogspot.com

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Kings of Salsa – Sony Centre, Sat Oct 22

October 12th, 2011
Oct ’11
22
12:00 pm

“Kings of Salsa”…  at the Sony Center…  it’s a long way from the streets of Los Sitios to the Sony Centre stage.  But as these shows go, this is a good one: this one brings us the spirit of Cuba intact.

It’s adjusted to suit our show business expectations in Canada, but the sabor is unadulterated: the dancers are the real deal, the musicians play the real tumbao of Cuba.

Sony Center
Sat October 22, 2011 8:00PM

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See them twice: If you’re not doing much the Wednesday before, here’s a novel idea:  Go to the show in Buffalo and add in some USA shopping, casino (gambling – not dancing!), nice hotel… and see the show in Buffalo as a warmup to the local show… the links contains a $70 off offer…

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Son Aché at Lula – Oct 21

October 6th, 2011
Oct ’11
21
10:00 pm

Son Aché is the current definition of “dance party” in Toronto.

One of Toronto’s most popular Cuban music groups, Son Aché performs their patented blend of high-energy son montuno that has been packing dance-floors for many years.

Just $15 for dancing only or $54 for the dinner, dance lesson 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.

Click for Son Ache sample music.

This collaboration of some of the top Cuban/Latin musicians in Toronto began in 1999 with mutual goal to compose, interpret and perform classic son montuno, the root of contemporary salsa. 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 ?abor (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


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Cafe Cubano at Lula – Oct 8, 29

October 6th, 2011
Oct ’11
8
10:00 pm
Oct ’11
29
10:00 pm

Join us for 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. Dj Jimmy Suave.

416 588 0307

http://lulalounge.ca

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Sundays, Iya Ire at Epic on St. Clair – 4 pm

October 6th, 2011
Nov ’11
6
4:00 pm
Nov ’11
13
4:00 pm
Nov ’11
20
4:00 pm
Nov ’11
27
4:00 pm

Place:Epic Lounge,
1355 St. Clair W @Landsdowne
Toronto

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’!!!

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Brunch like a Havana hotel, Sundays

October 6th, 2011
Nov ’11
27
11:00 am
Dec ’11
4
11:00 am
Dec ’11
11
11:00 am
Dec ’11
18
11:00 am
Jan ’12
1
11:00 am
Jan ’12
8
11:00 am
Jan ’12
15
11:00 am
Jan ’12
22
11:00 am
Jan ’12
29
11:00 am

The beat goes on – the contra-tiempo beat that is… as Lula continues the successful Sunday Brunch !

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.

phone 416 588 0307

http://lulalounge.ca/Events/2011/september/SundaybrunchSept11.html

2   SEATINGS EVERY SUNDAY-

  • EARLY SEATING Arrive for brunch at 11am, dance lesson at noon and live band at 12:30.
  • LATER SEATING Arrive for brunch at 1:30pm, dance lesson at 2pm, live music at 2:30

2 SEATINGS EVERY SUNDAY

EARLY SEATING Arrive for brunch at 11am, dance lesson at noon and live band at 12:30.

LATER SEATING Arrive for brunch at 1:30pm, dance lesson at 2pm, live music at 2:30

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Havana Nights invades Six Degrees – tonight!

October 4th, 2011
Oct ’11
4
10:00 pm

Havana Nights invades 6-degrees tomorrow Tuesday Oct 4!!! FREE COVER FOR THE 1ST 40 PEOPLE TO MENTION HAVANA NIGHTS AT THE DOOR BEFORE 11PM!!! Come enjoy guest DJ Bernal spinning timba and salsa in between the band sets and Casineros Unidos performing ~ 1045PM!!

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