May 17

Lulaworld 2013
Yani Borrel CD release + Afro-latino Dance School & DJ Suave

Friday, 17 May 2013

One of Toronto’s best-loved salsa singers, Yani launches his first CD. His debut (self-titled) solo release is destined to become a classic for salsa dancers, both locally and internationally.
Lulaworld 2013 <br> Yani Borrel CD release + Afro-latino Dance School & DJ Suave

Event Details

  • 7:00PM
  • 10:30PM
  • $15
  • Lula Music and Arts Centre
  • $49 dinner and show package includes 2 concerts.
  • To reserve a table for dinner please use open table or call 416 588 0307.

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Recorded in Colombia and produced and arranged by Toronto’s Roberto Linares Brown, the album has unique harmonic qualities that show off Yani’s distinctive vocals. Fans of artists such as Victor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa or Marc Anthony will love this accessible and irresistable new recording.

Yani developed his unique vocal style and dynamic stage presence with well-known Cuban show bands including the internationally-acclaimed orchestra, Valentin Y Los Del Caribe. In Toronto, he leads his own project The Clave Kings and performs regularly with the popular Café Cubano, Cojunto Lacalu and the Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra.

Dinner and Show Special

Each Saturday, Lula Lounge offers a $54 dinner and show special that includes our three course dinner, the dance lesson at 9pm and the live salsa band at 10:30. Prefer to dine tapas style? Substitute two appetizers for the main course! Dinner reservations guarantee you seating for the whole night!

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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