|Location:||Nathan Phillips Square|
|Address:||100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 - Toronto, Ontario|
PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square Co-produced with the City of Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square will come alive with exciting free programming Tuesday, July 21 with David Buchbinder & Guests, Danilo Pérez & the PANAMANIA Lula Big Band, Los Van Van, The Thirst for Love and Water, The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Take in more than 130 acts from across the Americas over 23 days. Nightly Victory Celebrations and fireworks. Jumbo video screens with live Games coverage, and a special live broadcasting of the Pan Am Opening Ceremony on July 10. Free and open to the public.
Founded in Cuba by Juan Formell in 1969, using a charanga line-up (flute, string instruments, and rhythm section) as its base, Los Van Van added trombones, and was the first Cuban group to use synthesizers and drum machines. Initially, their sound was a fusion of son montuno, rumba, and North American rock and pop. Later Van Van incorporated funk, disco, and hip hop. The group had a Grammy Awards in 2000 and their song A Cali was the winner at Feria de Cali in 2009. Los Van Van has consistently managed to adapt its style to the times, and remains, after 44 years, Cuba’s most popular dance band.
Los Van Van Performing at TD Sunfest Festival 2014
14 May 2015 Dario Calle