This five-part festival will take place at Hugh’s Room – one of Canada’s premier live music venues.
FIRST STOP – CUBA on Tuesday, August 6, 2013
David Buchbiners’ “Oddessa Havana” featuring Hilario Duran
Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with JUNO-winning pianist and composer Hilario Durán and a crew of Canada’s top jazz and world musicians to present this exciting Jewish-Cuban fusion. Working with award-winning producer (and band member) Roberto Occhipinti, the ensemble has captured the fresh, fiery and innovative sound that ignites audiences at every performance. The sound is unique and compelling…about as far from Desi Arnaz meets Fiddler On The Roof as you can get!
SECOND STOP – VENEZUELA on Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Eric St. Laurent & Eliana Cuevas
This double-bill features a set by Eric St. Laurent Trio who perform instrumental music based on Central and South American rhythms. Eliana Cuevas, a native of Venezuela, will perform songs from her most recent CD with George Koller on bass, Mark Kelso on drums and her husband Jeremy Ledbetter on keys.
THIRD STOP – SOUTH AFRICA on Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bruce Cassidy’s “Tribute to Hugh Masekela”
Bruce spent over ten years in South Africa and became good friends with Hugh Masekela. He has formed a nine-piece band to pay tribute to one of Africa’s best-loved musicians.
FOURTH STOP – FRANCE on Friday, August 9, 2013
Lyne Tremblay and Amy McConnell’s “From Paris with Love”
Songs made famous by Edith Piaf, Joesphine Baker, Django Rheinhardt and more…as performed by Lyne Tremblay and Amy McConnell, with Drew Jurecka (violin), Jesse Barksdale (guitar) and more!
FIFTH STOP – INDIA on Saturday, August 10, 2013
“Music for Snake Charming”
Rez Abbasi is coming up from New York City and will perform with his trio that features Rich Brown on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums. Rez will play music from his various albums…and the evening will also feature a surprise guest appearance!