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Live on the Patio: Café Cubano

August 9 /5:00 pm 8:30 pm

Live on the Patio: Café Cubano

Fri Aug 9 FREE Entry
Doors open at 5PM
Music starts at 6PM

Presented in partnership with Lula Music and Arts Centre

Led by pianist Jorge Betancourt and featuring some of Toronto’s top players, Café Cubano was one of the first all-Cuban, full salsa bands formed in Canada. One of the most popular regular contributors to the Cuban Friday series at Lula Lounge, the group has spawned numerous other projects and continues to be a trailblazer in the city’s timba scene.

Born in Camangüey, Cuba, the son of a famous symphonic orchestra conductor, Jorge Betancourt began his career with Charanga 86 before going on to work with Orquesta Trinima, Salsometro and the influential Valentine y los del Caribe. In Canada, he has earned a reputation for his animated stage presence and an inventive fusion of salsa, RnB, funk and timba with traditional son and guaracha forms.

Live on the Patio at Roy Thomson Hall presented by TD, supported in part by Canadian Heritage, official beer partner Ace Hill

View the 2019 lineup roythomsonhall.com/liveonthepatio


August 9
5:00 pm 8:30 pm


Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7 Canada
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+1 (416) 593-1643