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Salsa Klimax – Sat Apr 21 – Afro Latino DC

April 18th, 2012
Apr ’12
21
8:00 pm

From AfroLatino Dance Co:

“Our last **SALSA KLIMAX** party was a major, steamy HIT – thanks to your energy and passion!! Join us Saturday, APRIL 21 @ 8pm for another HOTTT Salsa Klimax partaay! ”

901 Yonge Street (one block south of Rosedale stn; walking distance north of Bloor)

$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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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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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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Rumbón para Billy Bryans – Lula, Apr 19

April 2nd, 2012
Apr ’12
19
8:00 pm

Toronto’s musical communities come out in force to support and celebrate Billy Bryans.

Throughout his 40-year career, Billy Bryans has enriched and supported numerous musical genres and communities in Toronto. From his early years as producer of the Downchild Blues Band and as the drummer for Parachute Club through to his work with Toronto’s African, Cuban and Brazilian groups (as a presenter, musician, DJ,  producer and publicist) Billy has helped transform and diversify Canada’s musical culture.

Other artists that Billy has worked include Dutch Mason, Raffi, Horn, Eyuphuro, Aline Morales, Laura Fernandez, Telmary and Alberto Alberto to name just a few.

Confirmed performers for this evening’s fundraiser include Laura Fernandez, Blue Basin, Aline Morales, Samba Squad and Son Ache. Look for dance performances by Bailaboogaloo and Casineros. The party goes all night with musicians and audiences from all walks of Toronto’s musical  life coming together to shout out (and we hope shell out) to show Billy the love.

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

Doors @ 7pm, performances begin at 8pm, $20 suggested donation.

Silent auction items will include tickets to some of the hottest shows in Toronto this spring and summer. Full list of silent auction items coming soon.

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Majestic Tropical Carnival – Apr 21

April 2nd, 2012
Apr ’12
21
8:00 pm

On behalf of Daniel Morano de La Guia Hispana… here’s information about the Majestic Tropical Carnival on April 21, 2012 at 8 pm… at the Ukrainian Hall in Toronto.

Majestic Tropical Carnival
Presentación especial de Yeyo Vargas, del programa de Alexis Valdés

Sábado 21 de abril, 2012

Ukrainian Hall
85 Christie Street (al norte de Bloor)


Invitados especiales:

  • Avana
  • Eri White
  • Hector Hernández
  • Presentación estelar deYeyo Vargas, el humorista número 1 del programa de Alexis Valdés

Tickets: $25 adelantado, $30 en la puerta.

Más información: (416)418-4725


Venta de Entradas:

TORONTO

La Cubanita Restaurante
9 Milvan Dr. Tel. 416-849-9766

Cellular Pro
1740 Jane St. Tel 416-249-7200

Toronto Latino
1786 Eglinton Ave. W. Tel 416-781-0919

MISSISSAUGA

Cafe Latino
3038 Hurontario St. Tel. 905-949-8447

Fanery’s Convenience
3085 Hurontario St. Unit 9 Tel. 905-272-9257

BRAMPTON

La Favorita
18 Queen St. W. Tel. 905-845-9262

Editorial comment: we have received criticism of the poster for this event… and have to agree: the use of black-face can’t be accepted as simple cultural difference.   It is actually offensive by normal North American standards.   We are relaying the news as it is… but with our comments.

Blackface is never OKAY.

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Tipica Toronto – Fri Apr 20 at Lula Lounge

March 30th, 2012
Apr ’12
20
8:00 pm

JORGE MAZA Y LA TIPICA TORONTO: 10:30 PM
Combining the sound of the tres guitar with two violins and a cello in a style known as charanga francesca, Tipica Toronto perform a salsa-based repertoire that reflects the grand continuum of Cuban dance music that has evolved since the 1950s.

Translation: you want to hear the jump of Aragon at their “jumpingest”…  this is the band in Toronto.

JORGE MAZA Y LA TIPICA TORONTO: 10:30 PM

ALITHEA CAMERON – 8PM

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Cafe Cubano Lula – Apr 27

March 30th, 2012
Apr ’12
27
8:00 pm

FRIDAY SALSA DANCE PARTY
Join us our weekly tropical dance party with salsa lesson, live band and DJ spinning the hottest dance floor-friendly salsa, bachata, reggaeton and top 40 hits. Cover is just $15 at the door or book a table for our dinner special (starting at $49 plus tax and tip). The admission price includes our 9PM beginner dance lesson which is followed dancing all night long!

DINNER & SHOW SPECIAL

Arrive early and enjoy Lula’s famous dinner and show package. The three course prix fixe special includes choice of appetizer, main, and dessert as well as the dance lesson and all entertainment. Starting at just $49 per person, the dinner special guarantees seating for the whole evening. Perfect for a small intimate dinner or large parties! Check out Lula’s distinctive tropical fusion menu here.

BEGINNER DANCE LESSON – 9PM
You don’t need a partner to enjoy our beginner salsa lesson! Featuring Toronto’s top instructors, the class will lead beginners through the salsa basics while more experienced dancers warm up for the best salsa party in town. Popular salsa instructor Vladimir is back.

CAFE CUBANO: 10PM
With their potent blend of dance floor friendly salsa and high-energy showmanship, Cafe Cubano evoke the spirit of the legendary dance clubs of Havana. Drawing on the skills of three of Toronto’s most accomplished frontmen (vocalists Yani Borrell, Alberto Alberto and Angel Luis Marquez) and lead by music director/pianist Jorge Betancourt, the band features some of Toronto’s finest musicians from such famous Cuban groups as Adalberto Alvarez y su Son and Cubanisimo.

DJ SUAVE: ALL NIGHT!

Door time: 7PM
Dance Lesson:
9PM with Vladimir
Live Band: Café Cubano @10PM
Admission:
$15, Dinner special starting at $49 includes cover
Reserve for dinner:
416-588-0307 or reserve@lula.ca

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Fri Apr 13, Lula has Son Ache + Roland Hunter’s ‘Toronteros’

March 16th, 2012
Apr ’12
13
8:00 pm

8 PM = Latin jazz guitarist Roland Hunter + band

Toronto-based jazz guitarist Roland Hunter launches his new CD Toronteros with an all-star latin jazz line up featuring Ali Berkok, Mario Allende,Jalidan Ruiz, Reimundo Sosa and Roberto Riverón.

10:30 PM = Son Aché

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. 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 years.

Cuban-style dance master Vladimir is booked for the lesson, just before Son Aché takes the stage.

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Hardcore Cubania, Lula Fri Apr 6: Hilario Durán, Changuy Havana

March 16th, 2012
Apr ’12
6
8:00 pm

A great night at Lula Lounge of live Cuban music…. featuring

Hilario Durán… hardcore Cuban jazz pianist of world stature…

… and Changuy Havana, Toronto’s most repartero-style timba band, graduates of the great musical schools of Cuba.

Cuban-style teacher Vladimir is the arranged teacher for the free lesson, before Changuy Havana takes the stage.

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