May 25

Lulaworld 2013
Adonis Puentes Sabor a Café CD Release

Saturday, 25 May 2013

A nominee for both Juno and Grammy Awards, Adonis Puentes has toured with Irakere-veteran Maraca Orlando Valle and shared the stage with Latin music luminaries Larry Harlow and Ruben Blades
Lulaworld 2013 <br> Adonis Puentes Sabor a Café CD Release

Event Details

  • 7:00PM
  • 10:00PM
  • $20 at the door
  • Lula Music and Arts Centre
  • $54 dinner and show package, Lulaworld special: $5 discount on dinner package tonight for groups of 6 or more.
  • To reserve a table for dinner please use open table or call 416 588 0307. Advance tickets purchased through paypal will not be mailed. Tickets do not guarantee seating.

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Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre

Like his fraternal twin Alexis, now better known as Alex Cuba, Adonis Puentes was destined to become a music star. Sabor a Café, his latest CD and first collection of original compositions, fulfills the Cuban-Canadian singer’s destiny.

Co-produced with Alberto Lopéz, Sabor a Café is a sensuous and profound recording with dramatic arrangements. Grounded and nourished by his roots, Adonis Puentes is a compelling singer, an elegant composer and an original lyricist.

“The new work from Adonis Puentes will surprise many. The variety of the songs, excellent and original arrangements, and the superlative quality of the musicians, produce a record that I consider one of the best I have listened to in some time...I recommend [it] with all my heart.” — Ruben Blades


Dinner Menu

Lula's culinary team has created a distinctive menu that like Lula itself, is decidedly international with a Latin soul that shines through in everything we do. Check out Lula's new tropical fusion menu.


Lulaworld 2013 - Lula's Latin Soul

May 10 to 31: 16 Concerts! 5 CD Releases! More than 120 artists representing more than a dozen countries.

Each May, the annual LULAWORLD festival gives Lula Music and Arts Centre the opportunity to work with local artists to create special presentations that push our programming into new areas, to encourage first time collaborations and to include special guest artists from outside of Toronto as well as artists from musical cultures and genres that may not be represented at Lula on a weekly basis.

This year's festival opens with night of Ethiopian jazz and closes with an evening dedicated to the history of Brazilian samba with a special guest dancer / choreographer visiting from Brazil. Other projects featured in the festival include an evening that blends soul and world influences, a collaboration between international Ukrainian musicians with a local visual artist and an evening produced in conjunction with Jewish Music Week.

Although, our reach is wide, there's no denying that Lula was born with a Latin soul. When planning this year's festival, we looked at the latest projects by Toronto artists and were amazed by the depth, variety and caliber of the work being brought forth by Latin music communities over the last year. As a result, this year's festival includes many aspects and elements of Latin music as it blends with and informs other genres. This year's concerts (which include 5 CD releases!) will reveal the Latin soul as it is expressed joyfully through classical, hip hop, reggae, Afrobeat, Jewish music, jazz and straight-ahead salsa!

LULAWORLD is made possible by the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council as well as our sponsors CBC Radio, Toronto Hispano, Telelatino, Mill Street Brewery, Brazil Travel and Dr. O.K..

Lula Music and Arts Centre would like to thank its presenting partners: Tridha Arts Association, Batuki Music Society, Dos Mundos Arts and Media, Uma Nota, aluCine, Cuba in Toronto, United Soul and Solid Garage, Jewish Music Week in Toronto, Small World Music and Dance Migration.

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