Dancing on the Pier. This is the remaining salsa night for the season. It’s at Harbourfront Centre, 7 p to 9 pm.
Apparently they’ve had some decent live dance music, including musicians of Son Ache band… such as Ricky Franco, Alexis Baro, Roberto Linares Brown variously… though didn’t see any need to advertise that… it may be worth catching it if you’re able!
Gelico is selling his work @ affordable prices!
Come take advantage of this sale!
Original paintings, watercolours, sketches, cartoons and more!!
August 11 2012
Free Pop Corn
Wine and Cheese!
Fresh after a night of ripping up the World Beat Stage at the Beaches Jazz Festival…
Changui Havana (they changed the spelling) is back at their de facto home base… Lula Lounge.
Saturday night, 10 pm, hot hot Cuban rhythm…
Singer-songwriter Pepe Cubas, sings in Toronto as part of the “Debates on Cuba” series of events put on by Accents on Eglinton bookstore.
1790 Eglinton Ave W
Yes, that is Celia Cruz in the photo, who shared various international stages with Pepe …
Cuba has been at the forefront in Latin America of efforts to increase the understanding of LGBT community.
Thurs July 26, one of Cuba’s most famous movies, Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberries and Chocolate)
Plus, “¿Oye Que Vola?” … What’s up… interviews with Cuban LGBT workers. FREE….
- Thursday July 26, register at 6:30pm
- The 519 Community Centre, Room 201
- 519 Church St, N of Wellesley St E, Toronto
“Cuba! Friend to the World!”
- Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
- 100 Queen Street West at Bay
- 1 pm to 8 pm
Cuban Dance bands:
- Yani Borrell y Los Clave Kings
- Pablo Terry and Sol de Cuba
Free Salsa lessons, Display and Info tables… and a clown!
Beer Garden, Cuban Food from La Cubanita Restaurant
(9 Milvan Dr – Plaza Latina, Lunch till Dinner 2 lights west of Weston Rd & just north of Finch W.)
Organized by Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto
As we get ready for the upcoming Charanga Habanera show in Toronto… news of a new CD being planned, thanks to TimbaPorSiempre.
“The work continues for ‘ David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera’, returning now from their recent tour in Europe. They are already working on a new “lite” CD… currently planned as 5 or 6 songs … but of a different soft from what we have heard in recent years. For sure, one song will be a bachata, but little else is known… except for sure, the new project will be a success!
This July 28 and 29 there will be a show in the ‘ Karl Marx’ theater … and next year will be the 25th anniversary of the group.
Here’s a recent TV presentation of one song, “Yo tengo tu amor”. (thanks to TimbaPorSiempre for the story)
In years past at the Beaches Jazz festival, Cuban music has been represented… in both it’s dynamic current forms and the ossified shapshots of old style Cuban music… the latter preferred by most Latins… who became detached from the Cuban scene somewhere around the revolution.
All this stuff WAS mixed together at the stage called “Latin Square” in previous years…
BUT… a new stage has been added in 2012, “World Beat Stage”. This stage is within a stone’s throw from the Boardwalk Cafe restaurant, just north of the volleyball area at the beach.
THAT’S where you go to hear modern Cuban dance music … the WORLD BEAT STAGE… you won’t find them at the Latin Square stage
Notable at World Beat Stage:
Fri Jul 27
- 12 NOON: Joaquin Hidalgo – Rumba workshop
- 8 pm: Changuy Habana – plays some of the Classics of Cuban dance music in a modern Cuban percussive style
Sat Jul 28
- 12 NOON: Joaquin Hidalgo – Rumba workshop
Sun Jul 29
- 12 NOON: Joaquin Hidalgo – and RUMBA SQUAD
- 7:30 pm: Marta Elena, ex of Anacaona (top Cuban band)… brings a top-notch band playing modern Cuban dance music, the energetic polyrhythmic “timba” style included
Marta Elena, ex of Anacaona, leads "La Maquina de la Salsa"
We previously posted a link where you can buy, download, and use ANYWHERE your own copies of the new CHARANGA HABANERA CD, “Acabaito de Nacer”.
Now you can also easily listen online for free. Of course, it works only if you are connected to the web, the site is not busy, and if you don’t want to have it on your player or phone even when disconnected. But… it is free… this news from PlanetTima.com.
It’s Dark….LET’S GLOW!! (wear white)… Afro Latino Dance Co, 901 Yonge St. 8pm to midnight
$7 cover includes:
~ Free Refreshments
~ Free Dance Lesson (different content each month)
~ Intermissions: fun and easy-to-follow Salsa Sueltas & Ruedas
~ DJ YumaNiche (spinning hot Timba & Salsa (+splashes of Reggaeton, Bachata and more!!!)
**SALSA KLIMAX**….COME GET YOURS!!!