World/Latin/African/Ethnic

Wilbur Sagunaraj

Musical Sensation and performing artist , Wilbur Sargunaraj is one of the most original talents the music industry has ever seen. His self titled and self released debut album “Wilbur Sargunaraj” continues to rake in impressive reviews while the super hits “Love Marriage” and “Cricket” have people across the globe begging for more. With the release of Wilbur’s video for “Love Marriage” on YouTube, he saw over 100,000 views the first week, and has already sailed past 800,000. He has just launched his sophomore album "Simple Superstar" and is now looking towards the film industry.

Roberto Linares Brown

One of Cuba's most talented arrangers and composers, Linares Brown began his career with Cuban groups Valentin y Los Del Caribe, Azucar Negra and Adalberto Alvarez. He was a catalyst for the creation of Lula Lounge's popular Havana Norte series which has featured a who's who of Toronto-based Cuban musicans. Linares Brown has been contributing to the series since 2006 performing original compositions that became the basis of his brilliant 2008 solo release, "Que No Se Pierda La Essencia".

Luanda Jones

Brazilian singer/songwriter Luanda Jones presents a unique blend of bossa nova, funk, jazz and samba exploring the Brazilian classics as well as Jones' own finely-crafted original compositions. Luanda launched her highly- acclaimed debut CD Aquarella earlier this year.

The Donefors

Definition: done for informal in a situation so bad it is impossible to get out. The DoneFors are Janine Stoll, Brian Lahaie, Paul MacDougall and Liam Smith.

Bold lyrics, unpredictable arrangements, experimental style merging, and engaging live shows are all part of The DoneFors experience. They embody a pop, folk, world, jazz, rock sound they’ve coined Canadiana Vanguard — a musical expression that spans genres, stretches boundaries, and stays rooted in an instrument’s true sound.

Alexander Brown Quintet

In 1997, Alexander received his Master’s degree in Classical Music at
the Instituto Superior de Artes, one of Cuba’s foremost prestigious
institutions. He continued at the same institution as a trumpet teacher
until 2005.

In 2004 motivated by new musical ideas Alexander formed his own
quartet where he experimented mixing Cuban rhythms with jazz
styles. At the same time he was invited to play with saxophonist Dave
Murray to record Murray’s CD “Now is Another Time”, exposing
Cuban artists to audiences across the globe. He also recorded on

Beverly Taft's Bossa Nova Project

Beverly (with Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Jordan O'Connor on bass and Chris Gale on sax) pays tribute to Brazilian composer and icon Antonio Carlos Jobim and his contemporaries in English and Portuguese, celebrating the beautiful melodies, harmonies, rhythms and lyrics of the classic bossa nova era of the 1950s and '60s.

Kyle McGyle's "What's This?"

Kyle McGyle’s "What's This?" plays contemporary Brazilian jazz. Their infectious rhythms and engaging melodies are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping and your thoughts warm and sunny.

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