Saturday January 29 8pm
Cuban Music, Snacks, Mojitos!
Ottawa South Community Centre
Sponsored by OSCA. Proceeds to the Friends of Lansdowne Legal Challenge.
Tickets and information available at www.oldottawasouth.ca
and at the Old Firehall 260 Sunnyside Avenue -- (613)247-4872
Havana Night will be an exciting and fun evening of Cuban music, Cuban food and Cuban drinks; the Cuban music will be provided by the trio of Caridad Cruz (vocals/bongos), César Ricardo (vocals/guitar/bass) and Israel Martinez (guitar/vocals) and the Cuban food will be prepared by Oslaide Guerra of the Havana Cafe & Catering at 1200 Bank Street. There will also be dance instruction for those interested!
Caridad Cruz has performed at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, NAC's Fourth Stage, Casino du Lac Leamy Festival of Sound and Light, and Canada Day celebrations at Major's Hill Park. "Havana native Caridad Cruz packs a powerful punch," pronounced the Ottawa Citizen in 2007. "She's an entertainer, a crowd pleaser. With her powerful voice and no-holds-barred personality, she knows how to get people up dancing and singing." Toronto's Now Magazine review of her appearance at Harbourfront in 2004 enthused that "...fire-spirited opener Caridad Cruz erupted into life. Stashed in the Latin artist’s arsenal was... a voice that could easily be confused with that of her namesake, elder Cuban music icon Celia Cruz."