Cassava Latin Performing Live At Dundas Square
Welcome to CASSAVA LATIN Band we'll make you want to dance to HOT LATIN SOUNDS, learn about AMAZINGLY DIVERSE LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC & CULTURES that will make you want to TRAVEL TO LANDS OF MAGIC AND COLOUR
Cassava is a Toronto based Latin band that performs different styles and rhythms from many areas of Latin America. The music reflects the colour and flavor of Latin styles such as Salsa, Cha cha-cha and Bolero from Cuba, Bossa Nova and Samba from Brazil, Cumbia from Colombia, contemporary Latin-Jazz and Fusion.
Cassava's colourful performances at festivals, clubs and special events involve audience participation and never fail to keep the crowd moving to real Latin rhythms: 'We make the whole audience participate and feel like a part of the show'.
Since 1997 Cassava has been performing at various festivals such as Sante, Ritmo y Color Latin Festival at Toronto's Harbourfront, Northern Lights in Sudbury, Niagara Falls, Barrie's Kempenfest, Mariposa, Oakville Jazz Festival, Hamilton Jazz Festival, Sun Fest in London and the Taste of The Danforth in Toronto, to mention some. Cassava has made a successful tour trough the Maritimes provinces performing in Halifax, Nova Scotia and major theatres such as the Capitol in Moncton and the Imperial in Saint John.
Parallel to their performances, Cassava works with professional dancers creating an incredible show for the big stage. They also provide frequent Rhythm & Dance workshops for corporate and educational events. This way, Cassava brings its music to school and university students. The musicians also explain the variety of rhythms integral to the music they perform: 'We are always pleased to give the audience the opportunity to learn more about Latin music, and to show the differences between the various styles'.
The band's original compositions by Rodrigo Chavez has been played by CBC Radio in English and Radio Canada in French, also broadcasted concerts with choirs such as Orpheus, Cantores Celestes, Jubilate Singers and Bell Arte. The latest CD 'Encuentros' has been played in radios and dance halls of Tokyo, Brussels and Oslo. CASSAVA just finished now a new CD with original compositions by Rodrigo Chavez and Fredy Suarez entitled 'COLOR DE RUMBA'