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Local vocalist and composer Eliana Cuevas is joined by the virtuosic Venezuelan guitar and cuatro player Aquiles Baez with his trio direct from Caracas. Don't miss this extremely rare opportunity to hear traditional Venezuelan rhythms in Toronto. The night kicks off with a set by Toronto-based Brazilian guitarist Wagner Petrilli.
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Introduction by bassist, composer, producer Roberto Occhipinti
Opening Set by Wagner Petrilli at 7:30pm
Following up on the success of his debut solo CD Confissão, Brazilian guitarist Wagner Petrilli was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Folk Award. Having been mentored by the likes of Filo Machado, Helio Delmiro and the great Canadian-Brazilian guitarist Celso Machado, Petrilli has been a central figure in the Brazilian music scene in Toronto for the past 18 years.
With four full-length albums and numerous national and international tours to her credit, Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Eliana has performed and recorded with JUNO Award-winning artists Jane Bunnett, Jesse Cooke and Alex Cuba.
Aquiles Baez Trio - Direct From Venuezuela
Internationally-renowned Venezuelan guitar and cuatro master and Aquiles Baez brings his traditional and jazz fusion trio to Toronto for the first time. With seventeen albums to his credit, the outstanding composer and performer has recorded and performed with Paquito D' Rivera, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Aquiles Machado, Romero Lubambo and Richard Bona. Winner of the prestigious William Leavitt Award from Berklee College where he serves as a faculty member, Baez was featured in the music documentary Calle 54.
Lulaworld 2016 Events @ Lula Lounge
Jun 1- Yoser Rodriguez CD Launch + Laura Cole + Cécile Doo-Kingué
Jun 2- Los Poetas Remix Launch + Fito Blanko
Jun 3- Gabriel Palatchi + Changarón Del Norte
Jun 4- Ola Fresca direct from NYC
Jun 5- Elsten Torres and Amanda Martinez
Jun 7- Kafinal + Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd
Jun 8- Wagner Petrilli + Aquiles Baez Trio + Eliana Cuevas + Jeremy Ledbetter
Jun 9- D'BI. & THE 333 + ABAKOS (Pierre Kwenders x Dear Denizen)
Jun 10- Toto Berriell + Mario Allende Group + Dailyn Martinez + Roberto Linares Brown + Roicel Riveron
Lulaworld Stage @ Dundas West Fest June 11
10:30am- Viva Puerto Rico at Lula Lounge
11:00am- Grand Bateria Express - Street dance
1:30 pm- Viva Puerto Rico at Dundas West Fest
3:00pm- Roicel Riveron + Roberto Linares Brown
4:30pm- Aquiles Baez Trio
6:30pm- Toto Berriell + Pablo Cardenas + Mario Allende
8:30pm- Junior Teixeira + Batucada Carioca
June 4 and 11- Samba Dance workshops
June 6- Songwriting workshop with Elsten Torres at Small World Music Centre
June 11- Grand Bateria Expresss - Community drumming and dance in the street
June 13- Samba Drumming workshop with Junior Teixeira from Monobloco