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SALSA KLIMAX Dance – Sat April 21 – at AfroLatino Dance Co

April 16th, 2012
Apr ’12
21
8:00 pm

It’s at 901 Yonge Street (one block south of Rosedale stn; walking distance north of Bloor).

It’s more SALSA KLIMAX!!! Saturday, APRIL 21, 2012 @ 8pm to Midnight.

$7 cover includes:

  • Free Refreshments
  • Free Dance Lesson (different content each month)
  • Intermissions: fun and easy-to-follow SUELTAS & RUEDAS
  • DJ YumaNiche (spinning hot Timba & Salsa (+ splashes of Reggaeton, Bachata, Kizomba and more!!!!)

Last time DJ YumaNiche left you wanting more…come and get it April 21.

**SALSA KLIMAX** …..COME GET YOURS!!!!

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Rumbón para Billy – Thu Apr 19 2012, Lula Lounge, a big deal

April 16th, 2012

REMINDER:

What could bring acclaimed Cuban music artist Alex Cuba here to Toronto from Vancouver… to perform for free… on very short notice?

The answer is, a benefit for one of the most loved entertainment personalities in Canada.  Billy Bryans has the support of the top entertainment people in Toronto and across Canada, and he needs your support too.

Even if you wouldn’t know Billy to see him, if you have at any Cuban music based event… a little bit of the credit for all of it belongs to him.  No-one has done more to make the scene what it is today.

From his stint as drummer with Parachute Club, to Brazilian music support, to Cuban music support, and much more… Billy has done it all in this town.

All proceeds will go to help with the costs of palliative care for Bryans as he deals with cancer for the second time.

Toronto Sun:

“We’re really touched and amazed by how many musicians, dancers and producers are stepping forward to contribute — some who know Billy from 40 years ago and some from groups that Billy only started working with since his first round of cancer five years ago,” Lula Lounge’s Tracy Jenkins tells me. “The benefit is also a way for us to connect with all the other people in his world and to show him our love and appreciation.

The show is posted here, set for Lula Lounge Thursday evening April 19, 2012.

Confirmed performers include Alex Cuba, Laura Fernandez, Aline Morales, Samba Squad, Son Ache and dance troupes Bailaboogaloo and Casineros Unidos.

And if you can’t go, you can pay a little bit back to Billy for what he has done, by buying a ticket (click on the date), and sending an email to info@lula.ca… to say that you won’t be able to come to the show, but please make sure the proceeds of your tickets go to help Billy.  They’ll be able to sell the seat again to someone else who wants to help…

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Eliades Ochoa, Opera House Sat Apr 28 POSTPONED

April 16th, 2012

We have just received notice that this concert is POSTPONED:

Due to a recent conflict with tour dates and traveling schedule, Eliades Ochoa’s upcoming shows in Canada will be postponed until late Fall, 2012.

NEW concert dates will be announced shortly in all (3) cities, Montreal, Ottawa/Gatineau and Toronto, Canada.

Full refunds are available at all Ticketmaster locations, any recent ticket purchase WILL BE HONOURED at the future show date to be announced shortly in the selected city.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Amazing things happen… Pupy promotional video

April 10th, 2012

Que cosas tiene la vida, amazing things happen….

Yes the song speaks for itself… si tu no bailas con esto, tu no bailas con nada! …. if you don’t dance to this, you just don’t dance  …

May 19 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre

Los que Van, Van y han ido … Pero los que Son, Son !!

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Non-c: Guayacan – Apr 7, Mirage Hall, Albion Road

April 5th, 2012

Non-Cuban event but interesting for fans of latin music:

Celebrando su Aniversario
de 25 Años de Música en Toronto

Desde Colombia:

ORQUESTA GUAYACAN

Sábado 7 de Abril, 2012

Mirage Banquet Hall & Convention Centre
1917 Albion Road.
(West of Highway 27)

Get Your Tickets Now

$46 Advance – $70 Vip

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Or maybe… Parece Mentira… Pupy’s new songs

April 4th, 2012

… how to pick the best song on Pupy’s new CD… songs we will be hearing live at Pupy’s concert May 19 in Toronto

Those who long for the old days of straight Cuban tumbao, almost a “son” feel… long before reggaeton… might find this one appeals the most… Parece Mentira, originally done when Pupy was with Los Van Van, and sung by Angel Bonne.  Revised version is very solid, very traditional, sung be El Noro!

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Havana Nights Party – Lambadina Lounge – Sat Apr 14

April 4th, 2012
Apr ’12
14
9:00 pm

Casineros Unidos presents….

Lambadina Lounge is once again hosting our Havana Nights salsa party on Saturday, April 14th, from 9PM – 2AM.

Check out this great venue at LambadinaLounge.com

- Your favourite DJ BERNAL will be spinning the best in timba, salsa, reggaeton and more!

- Come early at 9PM to enjoy rueda led by Trevor and our friends at the Toronto Casino Rueda Practice.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 14, 9pm-2am

Location: Lambadina Lounge, 875 Bloor Street West, on the corner of Bloor and Ossington (Right at Ossington Station)

Cover: $5 before 10PM and $10 after 10PM

Aqui el que baila gana!!

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Jane Bunnett, Spirit of Music – instruments for Cuban schools – Hugh’s Room Apr 11

April 4th, 2012
Apr ’12
11
8:30 pm

Hugh’s Room

Wednesday April 11, 2012

Tickets: $25 Advance/$27.50 Door (includes HST)

Performance: 8:30pm

Request a reservation

Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana , Molly Johnson, Hilario Duran, Joaquin Hidalgo’s Rumba Square, Heavyweights Brass Band and many more !

Star studded party to raise money for Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer’s ” Spirit of Music” project/charity.

As part of this year’s 30th anniversary of Jane Bunnett’s 30 years of Cuban exploration, one again, Jane and crew are raising funds and instruments for Cuban inspiring music conservatories.

For more than 20 years Jane, friends and repair crew have have been visiting schools across the island, taking donated and bought musical insruments, supplies, spare parts and music directly to the student who need them.

With some of the most gifted repair technicians in Canada ,we set up a mini repair shop in a school for a week. The students get to see their damaged instruments fixed while learning basic repairs.

At the same time we offer workshops and master classes in Jazz and Classical music . At the end of the week, the students whose instruments are beyond repair receive a new or high quality used one.

Please come out and support this wonderful event on April 11th at Hugh’s Room. Also if you would like to donate any funds, instruments or anything musical please contact Jane at janeb@janebunnett.com.

To view Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer’s ” Spirit of Music” project/charity video please click!

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Alain Perez – Ignacio Berroa – Hilario Duran – more – Lula, Thu May 17

April 4th, 2012
May ’12
17
8:00 pm

Doors 7 PM
Alain Perez, Robi Botos, Mario Allende 8PM

Ignacio Berroa, Hilario Duran, Roberto Occhipinti, Luis Deniz 10 PM


Tickets:  $15 adv / $20 door
Dinner menu available reserve@lula.ca or 416 588 0307 or use the OpenTable reservation system. Dinner reservations guarantee seating.

LULAWORLD: LATIN JAZZ FROM CUBA TO MADRID, NEW YORK AND TORONTO:

Don’t miss the most exciting night for latin jazz in Toronto this year.

LULAWORLD presents two concerts by two international guests — Cuban jazz greats Alain Perez and Ignacio Berroa. At 8pm, Perez, one of the most in demand Cuban bassists performing and recording today is joined by two stellar Toronto based musicians – Robi Botos on piano and Mario Allende on percussion. Our second concert features Cuban jazz legend Ignacio Berroa with our own local treasures Hilario Duran (piano), Roberto Occhipinti (bass) and Luis Deniz (sax).

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Paquito d’Rivera joins Hilario Duran Big band – Sat May 5, Koerner Hall

April 4th, 2012
May ’12
5
8:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning sax master Paquito D’Rivera joins internationally renowned pianist and arranger Hilario Durán with his big band of 20 stellar Latin jazz artists. One of the world’s most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin jazz, Latin Jazz Corner wrote that Hilario Durán is one of the world’s “contemporary Cuban pianists that moved jazz into the 21st century.”

Please join us in the lobby after the concert for a Postlude Performance by The Patrick O’Reilly Trio.

Saturday May 5, 2012
Koerner Hall
Price starting at $39.00

Please join us in the lobby after the concert for a Postlude Performance by The Patrick O’Reilly Trio.    Saturday May 5, 2012Koerner HallPrice starting at $39.00

Grammy Award-winning sax master Paquito D’Rivera joins internationally renowned pianist and arranger Hilario Durán with his big band of 20 stellar Latin jazz artists. One of the world’s most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin jazz, Latin Jazz Corner wrote that Hilario Durán is one of the world’s “contemporary Cuban pianists that moved jazz into the 21st century.”

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