World/Latin/African/Ethnic

Lula All Stars

Influenced by tropical dance movements from Colombia and Venezuela, traditional Cuban son, contemporary timba and beloved, classic Fania recordings, Lula All Stars delivers the very best of the exploding Toronto salsa scene that finds a home at the world music venue, Lula Lounge.

Attila Fias

Multi-faceted pianist Attila Fias is a Hungarian-born composer, arranger, producer who has established himself as a Brazilian specialist, and respected international artist. His group Que Isso has been called "Toronto's preeminent Brazilian Fusion Jazz collective", playing a mixture of 1980's Brazilian Fusion and Fias' original compositions, paying reverence to the classics while still pushing the envelope in the Brazilian-jazz idiom. As a performer, Fias he has toured world-wide with Oscar-winner A.R.

Kobi Hass Quartet

Kobi Hass is an electric and upright bass player. In 2010 Kobi relocated with his family from Tel Aviv to Toronto where he now resides and performs. As a young man Kobi started performing as a professional electric bass player in various bands and groups, playing a wide range of music styles from jazz through Israeli folk music to rock, in countries including included Israel, USA, England, Germany, Austria, France, and Soviet Union. At the same time Kobi performed as double bass player in major musical and theatrical shows.

Guy Mintus Trio

Guy Mintus, 22 years old Israeli born pianist, composer and arranger, is a recent recipient of the 'Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award' by ASCAP and of two 'Down Beat Magazine Student Awards' for Outstanding Jazz Performance and Arrangement.

Anat Cohen Quartet

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing Anat’s 2008 headlining set with her quartet at the North Sea Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group – whooping it up when pianist Jason Lindner followed her clarinet trills on a Latin-flavored number. . .

Jane Bunnett: Maqueque

Canadian saxophonist Jane Bunnett has introduced many great Cuban musicians to North American audiences, including Dafnis Prieto, Yosvanny Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. she has recently assembled an exciting new sextet featuring the finest young women musicians in Cuba. Maqueque consists of Jane and virtuoso drummer Yissy García, dynamic percussionist Dayme, Yusa on tres guitar and fretless bass, pianist Danae, and Magdelys on batás and congas. Their youthful energy, blend of traditional Cuban music and folkloric rhythms will have everyone on their feet.

Amanda Martinez

Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Martinez was born to a South African mother and a Mexican father; her music blends the spirit of these cultures with a swirl of Latin soul. Her upcoming album, Libre, (2019) means “free,” and celebrates her eclectic roots and inspiration. The collection features guest artists and includes African, Latino, and pop influences, expressing her desire that her music remain free, unconfined to genre.

Autorickshaw

Autorickshaw is a genre-bending, post-fusion powerhouse world-renowned for their seamless and downright cool-sounding blend of Indian classical music, jazz, pop and live-looping technology. Their music lies on the cultural cutting edge and the world has taken notice, with three JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year and numerous awards worldwide. Their latest album, 'Meter', showcases the sultry, sophisticated vocals of Suba Sankaran, anchored by the rapid-fire bass-lines and beatboxing of Dylan Bell over a bed of blistering tabla grooves by Ed Hanley.

Viva Mexico Mariachi

Viva Mexico Mariachi is one of a kind Multicultural mariachi band ensemble based in Toronto. It blends talent, charisma and experience in its professional, lively, energetic, outstanding and even virtuoso performances.

Viva Mexico Mariachi is a blend of classic and ethnic Mexican instruments: Trumpets, Violins, Vihuela, Guitarron and Guitar. We congratulate to accompanny the powerful Mexican vernacular voice of Cecilia Guerrero.

Pages