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Bazurto All Stars + Soukustek
July 21 /7:00 pm 11:00 pm
The Toronto champeta craze kicks into top gear when one of Colombia’s most popular groups hits the Lula stage alongside local champeta sensation, Soukustek.
The Bazurto All Stars was born in 2009 in the heart of Cartagena, Colombia in the Bazurto Market, amid the myriad colors, sounds and smells of that epicenter of Caribbean and African culture. They are known as the “pure party machine”, and the best Champeta band in Colombia whose 7 musicians put on an unrivaled stage show. Their concerts hook the audience from the first note with an explosive show full of contagious energy and dancing.
Doors Open: 7:00 pm / Show Starts: 8:00 pm.
Admission: $5 early bird tickets for a limited time!!!!
Please note that reservations guarantee seating – so book early and enjoy the show while exploring Lula’s delicious tropical fusion tapas, cocktails, wine and beer offerings.
SOUKUSTEK was ALSO born under the gaze of the Caribbean Sea that surrounds the Coastal city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.
“It is a combination of life experiences, dreams and joys that have fed off of our direct connection to Africa.”
SOUKUSTEK combines the rhythms and the sounds of guitars that arrived from Africa in the Seventies and seamlessly blends them with the flavour of the Colombian Caribbean. SOUKUSTEK is dance, joy, and history: it is Africa in Colombia, it is the music of the “pico” culture, “live” on stage.
More about Buzurto All Stars
TIn 2016, they won the prestigious Congo de Oro, with their mega hit “La Pupileta” which became the 2016 anthem for the Carnaval de Barranquilla, the 2nd largest carnival in the world after Rio. They won a “Premio Shock” in the same year and began churning out #1 radio hits across Colombia. They collaborated with celebrated artists Peter Manjarrés, Kvrass and Wilfran Castillo on the hits “Carnaval de Amor, La Muchachita, and El Remix de La Borrachera”. The Bazurto All Stars recently won the esteemed Congo de Oro a second time for the 2018 Carnaval de Barranquilla.
Presented with support from Ontario Creates, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario and Canadian Heritage.