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Alexander Brown Quintet feat Hilario Durán & Elizabeth Rodriguez

Alexander Brown Quintet featuring Hilario Durán & Elizabeth Rodríguez

Caliban Arts Theatre is delighted to be launching a series of concerts with the Alexander Brown Quintet, featuring Alexander Brown, Juno winner Hilario Durán,...
OKAN + Guaracha y Son - A night of Cuban Jazz and Son

OKAN + Guaracha y Son: A Night of Cuban Jazz and Son

WHEN: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM WHERE: SMALL WORLD MUSIC CENTRE: 180 Shaw Street, Studio 101, Toronto TICKETS: $10 ADV / $15 DOOR -...
Amhed Mitchel - Naciente

Amhed Mitchel Presents: Naciente

If you’re not a Cuban musician living in Toronto chances are you might not have heard a great deal about Amhed Mitchel. But that...
Miguel de Armas Quartet: What's to Come

Miguel de Armas Quartet: What’s to Come

The pianist Miguel de Armas is blessed with a magnificent tumbao and he uses it to great effect on What’s to Come. But if...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Hilario Durán: Songs of Longing

Svetlana Boym was the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, lived between 1959 and 2015, and has been...
Hilario Durán: Contumbao

Hilario Durán Presents: Contumbao

Although the brilliant, virtuoso pianist Hilario Durán might be heard in a recording studio warming up by playing a Bach Partita or one of...
Sean Bellaviti and Conjunto Lacalu: Toronto Mambo

Sean Bellaviti Conjunto Lacalu: Toronto Mambo

If there is one place outside Cuba, El Barrio and the Bay Area, where African music survives and thrives it is in Toronto. This...
Zeynep Ozbilen: Zest

Zeynep Ozbilen Presents: Zest

If the idiocy of so-called “cultural appropriation” were to be taken any more seriously than it is right now, would that ever make it...

Alexis Baró & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project: Sugar Rush

Canada sometimes feels a lot like the Afro-Cuban mainland. The country is bristling with talent from the fabled island of the Orishas among other...
Alexander Brown - The Process

Alexander Brown: The Process

Alexander Brown is a truly gifted trumpeter. The Cuban-born Canadian, of African Cuban heritage plays with breathtaking honesty. There is a great unquenchable fire...

‘Papiosco’ and Iroko Project: Ancestral

It seems both significant and appropriate that the eminent rumbero, Jorge Luis Torres Paumier “Papiosco” should choose the iconic “Iroko” tree as the title...

Amhed Mitchel and the Breath of Life Project – Path to Heaven

There are few young musicians who embrace their music with as much mysticism as the Cuban-born, Toronto...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: A Memorable Night in Toronto with Poncho Sánchez

As part of the Royal Conservatory 2012-2013 Season, ¡Qué Rica Cuba! Series, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sánchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring...
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Jane Bunnett: The Spirits Were Dancing In The Flesh

Concert Review: Jane Bunnett with special guest Chucho Valdés Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Koerner Hall, Toronto Notes were fluttering out of the bell of the...

Conversation with Jorge Luis Torres ‘Papiosco’

Conga player and percussionist Jorge Luis Torres “Papiosco” was born in Havana City in 1969 He began to play Cuban percussion as a 3 years...

Laura Fernandez – Un Solo Beso (Self Published – 2011)

There is a certain fire that burns with a quietude that, although atypical of the Latin soul, still contains much of the passion that is contained in it. In fact the passion is so contained that the fire actually soars with its very chill. The music of Laura Fernandez “burns” with this cold fire. Much of Miles Davis’ music was “hot” in that sense (that) it burned with a similar quiet fire. Conventional wisdom dictates that Latin music is not meant to be cool but fiery and hot [...]

Glenda Del E: Q-Ban Mixology

If Glenda del E succeeds in doing what she has set out to do with Q-Ban Mixology, she will be one of the few...

Jane Bunnett and The Cuban Piano Masters at Koerner Hall

This unique musical group was first conceived in Havana, Cuba in 1992 at the National Theatre with the great Cuban pianists José María Vitier and the late Frank Emilio. It was brought to fruition in Canada in 1993 with a ground-breaking concert at the Glenn Gould Theatre (CBC) and became Jane Bunnett's recording debut for EMI/Bluenote [...]

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