Skip to main content

Odessa/Havana - Jewish Cuban Mash Up at Toronto's Ashkenaz Fest

From a media release - Jewish-Cuban fusion at the Ashkenaz Festival Toronto - they've gotten rave reviews wherever they've played:

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Buchbinder's
Odessa/Havana
At the Ashkenaz Festival
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2010 7:00 PM
Harbourfront Centre in The Brigantine Room

Odessa/Havana, David Buchbinder’s Canadian Folk Music Award-winning, Jewish-Cuban fusion ensemble, returns to its Ashkenaz Festival birthplace to debut  whole new repertoire. The concert will
introduce the audience to the music of their second album, La Roza, set for an international February 2011 release on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. It will also feature vocals for the first time in Odessa/Havana’s history.

From the band’s first performance 2006, Odessa/Havana creator David Buchbinder, key collaborator Hilario Durán, and their ensemble of crack World and Jazz musicians have been impressing critics and delighting audiences with their “unique” and “utterly brilliant” creation based in the powerful musical traditions of the Jews and the Cubans. Their first album was named as the #1 Jazz CD of 2007 by both Toronto Life and Allmusic.com, and was named as a top 10 Jazz CD of 2007 by many critics. The band has performed sold-out concerts across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto.

To mark their return, Odessa/Havana will perform with a guest vocalist: Juno nominee Maryem Tollar. “I’m really excited about working with the vocals,” says Buchbinder, also the founding Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival. “Audiences love singers; they can bring us even deeper into the emotion of the music. [...] The festival is a great place to show this work to a knowledgeable audience, both fans and other artists. I wouldn’t want to be presenting it for the first time anywhere else.”

You can check them out here

Line up:
David Buchbinder: trumpet/compositions • Hilario Durán: piano/compositions
Aleksandar Gajic: violin • Roberto Occhipinti: bass • Mark Kelso: drums
Rick Shadrach Lazar: percussion •Colleen Allen: saxophone/clarinet
SPECIAL GUEST: Maryem Tollar: vocals
David Buchbinderʼs Odessa/Havana • Ashkenaz Festival

Details:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2010 7:00 PM
Harbourfront Centre in The Brigantine Room
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

imagineNATIVE’s EMBARGO COLLECTIVE
to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …