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Son Aché – Lula TONIGHT

May 25th, 2012
May ’12
25
10:00 pm

One of the best dance bands in Cuban music, on tonight at Lula Lounge…

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. We can accommodate a small intimate dinner or large parties! Check out Lula’s distinctive tropical fusion menu here.

DANCE LESSON  - 9:30PM

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.Vladimir is back by popular demand.

SON ACHE – 10:30PM
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.

DJ – ALL NIGHT with DJ Suave

Door time: 7PM
Salsa Lesson: 9:30 PM
Live Band: Son Aché@10:30PM
Admission: $15 admission includes dance lesson
Dinner, dance lesson, and show special starting at $49

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Havana Nights – Pupy Pre-Party, Performances May 12

May 10th, 2012
May ’12
12
9:00 pm

You can’t only think of the big show, and the after-parties.

Don’t forget about the PRE-PARTY.

Casineros Unidos presents…

HAVANA NIGHTS SALSA PARTY – Pupy Concert Pre-Party and Performances!!

Come warm up on Saturday May 12th, 9PM-2AM at Havana Nights for Pupy y Los Que Son Son, the salsa concert of the year which will take place the following week at the Phoenix Concert Theatre!

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

- Come early at 9PM to enjoy a complimentary salsa lesson!

- Special live dance performances by the Damidance Student Performance Team and the Le Danz Performance Team!!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 12, 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!! Come and join us for the hottest salsa event in town!!

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“Orishas” Workshops, Accents on Eglinton Bookstore Friday May 4

May 3rd, 2012
May ’12
11
7:00 pm
May ’12
17
7:00 pm
May ’12
25
7:00 pm
May ’12
26
6:30 pm

“Orishas” : Workshops on Afro-Cuban Culture and Santeria (Part II)

Friday at 7:00pm until Saturday at 10:00pm

Accents on Eglinton Bookstore, 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, phone: 647-352-8558.

Áccents Bookstore is pleased to present

“Orishas”
Workshops on Afro-Cuban Culture and Santeria (Part II)

with Babalawos, Santeros, Musicians, Dancers and Writers

May 4, 11, 17, 25 and 26, 2012

First Session (May 4, 2012 @ 7:00pm): “Africa and the Orishas in Cuba” (Facilitator: Abubacar Fofana, Researcher, York University)

Second Session (May 11, 2012 @ 7:00pm): “Oshun” (Facilitators: Carlos Gardo (Babalawo), Julio Rigores (Practioner of Elegua), Consuelo Herrera (Afro-Cuban Dance Instructor and Practioner of Oshun) and Reimundo Sosa (Afro-Cuban Percussion Instructor and Practioner of Oshun). Special Event for Mother’s Day.

Third Session (May17, 2012 @ 7:00pm): Book Club: “The Accidental Santera by Irete Lazo” (Facilitator: Tricia Thomas, Teacher). (Books and discussion questions available at Áccents on Eglinton Bookstore)

Fourth Session (May 25, 2012 @ 7:00pm): Book-Brindis (Wine & Cheese Event): El Lirio del Prado by Reynaldo Fernández Pavón (This session will be held at Gélico Gallery located at 264A Christie St (Christie and Dupont), phone: 647-774-6262)

Fifth Session (May 26, 2012 @ 6:30pm): Book Launch: “El Lirio del Prado” by Reynaldo Fernández Pavón at Áccents on Eglinton Bookstore (647-352-8558) (this session is free)

Áccents on Eglinton Bookstore
1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, phone: 674-352-8558
Cost for each session: $12 dollars
Register for all 4 sessions in advance for $45 dollars!

Please join us for this interesting journey through one of the most relevant aspects of Cuban culture!

Abubacar Fofana Leon is the Cuban proprietor, check out afro-latino literature in the store.

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Special: Cafe Cubano, Tipica Toronto, Alithea Cameron – Fri May 4

April 30th, 2012
May ’12
4
8:00 pm

Look at all this entertainment, at a regular price, and a good cause is being served too!

IMMIGRATION FUNDRAISER
Jorge Maza gathers an all star line up of Toronto salsa talent to raise money to assist with immigration legal fees for members of Toronto’s musical community. With Tipica Toronto, Cafe Cubano and an early set by Alithea Cameron. Come out and support the musicians that make our city’s vibrant salsa scene possible. Lula is proud to host this event and will donate all revenue from ticket sales and cover charge to support the cause.

JASS con SALSA FRIDAYS
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. Admission includes our 9:30 PM 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. We can accommodate a small intimate dinner or large parties! Check out Lula’s distinctive tropical fusion menu here.

BEGINNER DANCE LESSON – 9:30 PM
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. Vladimir will be teaching tonight.

JORGE MAZA Y LA TIPICA TORONTO
+ CAFE CUBANO: 10:30 PM
With Tipica Toronto, Cafe Cubano and an early set by Alithea Cameron. 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. 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.

DJ SUAVE
Suave is undeniably one of Toronto’s most versatile and talented DJs. With over ten years of professional experience, Dj Suave has worked extensively with the prominent DJ company Veriation Music and attended Scratch Lab DJ Institute, further developing his mastery of the complex art of the turntable.

Door time: 7PM
Alithea Cameron: 8PM
Dance Lesson: 9:30 PM with Vladimir
Live Band: 10:30 PM
Admission: $15
Reserve: 416-588-0307 or reserve@lula.ca

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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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Pupy y Los que Son, Son – buy tickets online now !

March 26th, 2012
May ’12
19
9:00 pm

Click here to buy your tickets, and start planning your night … Saturday May 19 2012 , the only place to be in Toronto is the  Phoenix Concert Theatre, where Cuba’s premier dance band is doing it Cuban style… Pupy y Los que Son, Son.

18 of the worlds best dance band musicians… 2 superstars of the Cuban timba world… extra performances…

See all the details… posters… PayPal link

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