While the pandemic prevents us from gathering in the old Lula style, we've refocussed on supporting Toronto Latin, Brazilian and global roots artists and audiences through online concerts, workshops and virtual dance parties as well as through out Lulaworld Record label.

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October 9, 2020

Toronto-based, JUNO-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble OKAN delivers their sophomore album, Espiral, today on the Lulaworld Records label. 

Led by violinist, Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist, Magdelys Savigne, OKAN fuses their Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms. Listen to Espiral here and join us for a live stream concert at 8pm on Friday October 16th, presented by Lula Music and Arts...

October 7, 2020

Lulaworld Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of The Gold Diggers by Montreal-based, salsa dura innovators Lengaïa Salsa Brava.

Boasting a powerful horn section consisting of three trombones and a baritone sax, the multi-award winning Legaïa Salsa Brava has performed at festivals such as Lulaworld, Salsa in Toronto and Nuits d’Afrique and completed an extensive tour of Colombia in 2019.

The album The Gold Digger...

August 7, 2020

Lula Music and Arts Centre is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing collaboration with the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC),

Join us Saturday, August 8th at 4pm Vancouver and 7pm Toronto time, live from the artists' home.

With six full-length albums and numerous national and international tours to her credit, Venezuelan-Canadian vocalist and composer, Eliana Cuevas, has grown into an accomplished aw...

2019 Canadian Latin Award nominees SWA Salsa Orchestra fuse traditional salsa with the rhythms of hip-hop, R&B, and soul, putting an urban twist on traditional Latin American sounds.

As well as making great music, the Toronto-based band also has a mission to collaborate with and support emerging artists, offering them musical training and professional opportunities. The members of SWA are not only colleagues, but also...

January 18, 2020

While a quiet candle-lit dinner for two and a box of chocolates can be lovely, Lula Lounge’s Valentine’s Day events offer guests the chance to put a creative spin on their plans this year with a different kind of night out (and no need for worry - dinner is still happening!)

With its romantic lighting and intimate ambience, Lula Lounge is always a top-choice Toronto restaurant for Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception....

This New Year’s Eve, we’re suggesting 5 resolutions you can get started on at Lula's NYE party, while having a fantastic time doing it! Learn new dance steps, meet new people in a safe environment, eat more veggies, support the arts and local businesses in Toronto!

November 13, 2019

New Year’s Eve 2020 at Lula Lounge is your ticket to a one-night exotic vacation without having to leave Toronto! 4-course dinner, best mojitos in town, Havana decor, fun dance lesson, exquisite Cuban salsa band & DJ - all the right ingredients for a memorable beginning of the new year!

October 9, 2019

Photo by Anna Encheva

Toronto-born, of Mexican decent, Ricky Franco formed his powerhouse P-Crew Orchestra after living and working in New York City for 5 years. After decades of fine-tuning his musical craft, Ricky is bursting with energy and creativity!

Interview by Zamira Lacosta

Ricky Franco is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musical director who believes music is the ultimate mode...

A 5-day festival of concerts and workshops celebrating local and international women percussionists with roots in Brazil, Jamaica, Venezuela, Cuba, India, Korea, Japan and First Nations.

Women in Percussion showcases groundbreaking  international and local percussionists who have defied the social norms that have historically deterred many women from pursuing drumming and percussion. While the featured artists are based in dive...

Fans of Latin jazz, Brazilian and world music will want to check out the latest single by the women-led Afro-Cuban ensemble OKAN. Mas Que Nada is an original composition by Cuban composer Robertina Morales. OKAN's arrangement incorporates some heavy Brazilian influences and features Toronto-based Brazilian percussionist Mari Palhares, who is also well known to Lula audiences for her Forróbodo parties.

The track features the bri...

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