Hilario Durán “Contumbao” – Latin Festival 2017

Hilario Durán Contumbao at Latin Festival 2017 - Photo by Danilo Navas

Latin Festival 2017: Hilario Durán

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Doors Open: 7:00pm / Show Starts: 8:00pm
Admission: $15 – Buy your advance tickets here
Dinner reservations guarantee seating
Make reservations here or by calling Lula – 416.588.0307 – See dinner menu here
Co-presented by the Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association and Lula Music and Arts Centre as part of the 2017 Latin Festival.

About Hilario Durán

One of the premier exponents of Latin Jazz, the Cuban born Hilario Durán was born in Havana, Cuba into a musical family surrounded by a variety of diverse musical influences on a daily basis. Hilario’s formal music training, combined with a deep understanding of traditional Cuban music, as well as a love for jazz, allowed him to play a key role in the integration of Afro-Cuban music and jazz; his musicality transcends the broad spectrum of musical styles with high level of artistry.

Hilario Durán represents an important aspect in contemporary Cuban music as well as in Cuban music history; he is a virtuoso player, arranger, composer, and bandleader in his own right. Since arriving in Canada, Hilario has established himself in his own name. Hilario Durán is a multi Canadian Juno award winner and nominee; an American Grammy nominee; a multi Canadian National Jazz Award winner & nominee; and the proud recipient of the 2007 Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award, from Latin Jazz USA, for talent and outstanding contributions to Afro Cuban Jazz and Latin Jazz. Immigrated in 1998 to Toronto, Canada and named one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians in 2009. www.latinfestival.ca.

The Latin Festival 2017

The Latin Festival 2017 is a unique one-week event that celebrates the culture of Latin America from Saturday October 21 to Friday October 27, 2017 at Lula Lounge in Toronto. This flavourful festival will showcase the finest Latin music in Canada, along with a featured film and a samba drumming workshops. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment by top performers such as Juno winner Hilario Durán Quartet, Latin Divas Eliana Cuevas and Valeria Matzner; Café Cubano, one of Toronto’s most popular salsa bands, rising star Manny Cardenas and his band, Samba Toronto and Spanish rock battle of the band with Saul Torres Band and The Paper Parachute band. There will be a showcase of a Latin Film with commentaries and a samba drumming workshop by Samba Toronto.

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