Sunfest presents a special concert and salsa dance party with Toronto's Lula All Stars.
The Lula All Stars debut CD release, "Salsa de la Buena", is a uniquely-Canadian version of “salsa dura”, influenced by traditional Cuban son, contemporary timba, tropical dance movements from Colombia and Venezuela as well as beloved, classic Fania recordings. This high-energy salsa big band, led by Sean Bellaviti and Luis Orbegoso, delivers the very best of Lula Lounge, Toronto's premier world music venue. Featuring topflight vocalists and soloists backed by an A-list lineup, performing original, salsa compositions, the band is comprised of musicians with roots from across the Americas. A hit with audiences of all ages at Sunfest, Nathan Phillips Square, Cultura and Brampton Jazz Festival, PANAMANIA, Toronto Jazz Festival and Salsa on St. Clair, the irresistible rhythms of Lula All Stars brings all the excitement of Canada’s urban salsa scene to any stage!
"Born out of Toronto's hot spot for crossing cultures, Lula All-Stars are the elite players of a sizzling salsa scene. A dream team of salseros, the cream of the crop, you can not sit still when they fire up!” - Derek Andrews, Mundial Montreal & Global Cafe