The Caribbean Danceband is Toronto’s best choice for high quality West Indian dance music. Perfect for corporate functions, weddings, family parties and community shows, The Caribbean Danceband is a rare hit for all ages and gets everyone on the dance floor from 8 to 80! From the latest Soca, Calypso and Reggae tunes to beloved standards by Marley, Belafonte and Sparrow, the Caribbean Danceband will have your guests singing along as they “jump up” for a real “bachanal!”. The Caribbean Danceband members are corporate professionals with several decades of combined experience performing around the world. We guarantee a worry-free event that features some of Toronto’s most talented singers and musicians delivering high-energy dance tunes, soul stirring ballads and pulsing Caribbean grooves. Get ready to Conga Line!! The group has performed for Cibc, Royal Bank, Scotia bank, Loblaws, Granite Club, Royal Canadian Yaught Club, Ash Ridges bay Yaught club, Skydome for the Blue Jays, LCBO, Toronto Island, Weston Harbourcastle, Harbourfront, Four seasons hotel, Ontario Tourism and marketing, Also performed on wedding SOS, Party mamas, For Bacardi rum, Appleton rum, Blue mountain resort, CNE, Ontario place, International food show,Wedding show, Woodbine Race track, Mohawk Race track, Ajax Downs, Sick kids hospital for the herby fund and Caribana.
Plakaso is a vibrant and dynamic group offering a fiery blend of Latin and Rumba Flamenco rhythms combined with rich guitar driven melodies. The core and founding members of the group, Spanish guitarists Bill Katsioutas and Jeff Edge, perform convincing renditions of their repertoire as a duo and as a trio or quartet with added bass and percussion. Plakaso has entertained and heart warmed audiences of all ages performing many concerts, festivals as well as corporate and private events across Ontario. Some of these include Taste of the Danforth Festival, Taste of Toronto, Oshawa Jazz Festival and performances for the Guitar Society of Toronto, Master Card and the Toronto Star. As well as live performances Plakaso has also been heard on Jazz fm 91, CBC radio and CFRB.PLAKASO- “Worlds of music from the Mediterranean to North and South America!” A vibrant and dynamic duo or trio offering a fiery blend of Latin and Rumba Flamenco rhythms. Heart-warming audiences playing a unique blend of Bossa Nova, Rumba and Jazz. “Flavour the sounds of Plakaso!”
The pan is a chromatically pitched percussion instrument made from fifty five gallon drums. In fact, drum refers to the steel drum containers from which the pans are made. The pan is struck by a pair of straight sticks tipped with rubber; the size and type of rubber tip is unique to the class of pan being played. This skill and performance has been conclusively shown to have grown out of Trinidad and Tobago’s early 20th century Carnival percussion groups known as Tamboo Bamboo. The pan is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Metis Fiddler Quartet is a bilingual performing arts group that specializes in performing and interpreting Canadian Metis and Native oldstyle fiddle music. The group adds a contemporary flair to tunes passed down to them by elders from across Canada. Born with proud Métis roots in Winnipeg, this versatile bilingual family ensemble is currently based in Toronto. Siblings Alyssa, Conlin, Nicholas, and Danton believe in the importance of sharing this ancestral idiom of fiddle music, and continue to acquire and interpret fiddle tunes, exploring their cultural repertoire. Collaboration with senior artists has been key for the group in order to ensure that these important cultural traditions are received and passed on to future generations. Additionally, the group has been honoured to study and perform with accomplished Elders: Lawrence “Teddy Boy” Houle and James Flett from Ebb and Flow, Manitoba; James Cheechoo from James Bay, Ontario; John Arcand from Debden, Saskatchewan; and Colin Adjun from Kugluktuk, Nunavut.
Latin Duo – FARRUCAS – Laura Spada (Toronto, Canada) and Jorge Cuamacás (Ecuador, South America) are the latest addition to the exciting and exhilarating world of Latin Fusion. With their cultural mixture of rhythms and an extensive variety of instruments used in studio recording and public performances, they have allowed themselves to deliver an exotic flavour to their public. With only four years of existence as a Latin Duo, their number of performances has been gradually increasing, mainly in Private Functions, Festivals, Shopping Centres, and Restaurants, in and out of the Toronto region.
Mexican Mariachi, the sound is clean and dynamic resulting in a captivating musical presentation. The group have performed all over Ontario and have appeared at numerous special events including numerous festivals, the Canadian National Exhibition, and the Royal Ontario Museum. They have appeared on CBC Radio and CITY TV’s Breakfast Television. The group have achieved “Best of Festival” awards from the Barrie Jazz and Blues festival. This group is ideal for wedding entertainment, company meetings, conferences, corporate picnics and all types of parties.
Silhouettes Steelband Caribbean Sounds combo musical styles include Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Island Tunes, jazz and contemporary music.Featuring sounds of the Steel Pan, the band will combine their sound with various instruments from lead vocals to acoustic guitar to provide a whole new sound. The combo’s talented membership can bring any musical compilation or anthology to life.
As the ensemble makes it’s mark on entertainment scene, the band can vary in size based on the desires of each client. The band provides musical entertainment for clients and events of all sizes. Whether your function is corporate or private, we can meet your needs. Pan is the sound of the Caribbean. Like waves crashing on the shore or the rustling of coconut trees, steel pan is an integral part of Caribbean culture. “Steel pan is the newest percussion instrument in the 20th century,” Pan players, also known as pannists, memorize all of their material. It is a display of skill and also a tradition that finds its roots in the times of slavery, when slaves were barred from learning to read.