The Allende Arts Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of:
Opening concert: Wine generously provided by the Consulate General of Chile
And of course - none of this would be possible without the support and commitment of our incredible volunteers - cheers to you our amazing community builders!
Closing Party: "Salsotika and DJ Suave"
Lula Lounge's Salsa Saturday
Saturday, October 1st 9pm
1585 Dundas Street West
To book your tickets visit Lula.ca http://www.lula.ca/
Join us for dancing after 9pm ($15 includes a salsa lesson!) or come early and enjoy Lula's $49 dinner and show package. The dinner package guarantees seating for the night and includes appetizer, main course and dessert, the 9pm beginner salsa lesson and three sets by the live salsa band.
Formed in the summer of 2009. Salsotika deliver classic salsa music from the 80s and 90s. Influenced by the Willie Rosario band of the 80s, Salsotika is directed by timbalero Johan Aguirre (of Son Ache fame) and fronted by the charismatic Ricky Franco on vocals. Peruvian-born percussionist Johan Aguirre began playing percussion at age 13 and was influenced by masters such as Manny Oquendo, Jose Luis Quintana ?Changuito?, Willie Rosario and Chago Martinez. Although his first instrument was bongos, he soon began playing congas and timbales around town in the local salsa scene. His first appearance was with Grupo Mora at the age or 15. He subsequently worked with many other local bands such as Furza Latina, Sensation, and Juno nominee, Domnicanada. In 1998 he recorded his first album, entitled Saborijen, which featured his vocal abilities, and shortly after joined Son Ache as the group's resident conga player. Among his more notable performance/recording credits are Son Ache, Ricky Franco, Luis Orbegoso's Moda Eterna, Pacande, Robert Micheals, Johannes Linstead, Ray Sepulveda, Willy Rivera, Antonio Cartagena and Willy Gonzalez.