HEADLINER: Marta Elena
Saturday, June 24 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday, June 24 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm


Not all 'salseros' have been male artists, and Marta Elena is one of the names of that exception. Singer, Composer, Percussionist and Band leader Marta Elena belongs to a younger generation of Cuban musicians who are happy to honour the island nation's Afro-Latin musical roots while looking for new ways to express the music that courses through the vein of the country. 

Marta Elena has created an extensive library of original compositions that can be heard on Marta's new album 'Cuban Connection', which showcases Cuba's bright traditional blasts, bringing out an irresistible collection of danceable and delicious rhythms. Guaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha, Cumbia, Rumba and Salsa in an eclectic selection of foot-tapping' in a unique and intoxicating style to break all the rules. 

Papaya Sound Experience
Friday, June 23 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, June 23 - 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Saturday, June 24 - 2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

Papaya is a high energy band focused on elevating the celebration to the next level. With its many configurations and musical arrangements, Papaya connects with the audience to bring the singer and dancer we all have inside of us.  

We stroll through decades of the best Latin music and compile everything into an unforgettable show. We have performed at many events, big or small, weddings, and many other celebrations.  

Papaya was founded in late 2018 and has rapidly become one of the favourite bands in the Latin scene, performing in Canadian events (City of Pickering Summer Concerts), private events (Suah: La Weca), weddings, and many other upscale celebrations. We look forward to making you dance and sing your heart out!  

Luis Franco
Saturday, June 24 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 24 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm


Venezuelan singer and composer based in Toronto, Canada since 2018.  Boasting a 30-year professional career that has taken him to many stages around the globe like Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, United States, and Mexico, Luis now brings his Worldwide Salsa show to audiences across Canada to further expand his musical journey and bring some hard-hitting salsa for dancers and lovers of the genre to enjoy and sing along.   
Latin Swing Orchestra
Saturday, June 24 - 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24 - 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Saturday, June 24 - 9pm - 9:30pm

 

Bass player Fhanor Molina, began his musical experience at an early age in the city of Cali-Colombia, where he has participated in several large musical groups and Salsa bands. He is a highly recognized Latin artist in the community and has had the opportunity to record several professional LP's and perform internationally. 

After years of musical training and dedication, Fhanor Molina started his own Latin orchestra know as the Latin Swing Orchestra, to carry forth a modern musical legacy of Salsa and Tropical Music. The Latin Swing Orchestra is a group of professional musicians that has had the opportunity to participate in numerous festivals such as the Beaches Jazz International Festival, TD Niagara Jazz Festival, Brantford Jazz Festival, as well as private and local parties in various cities throughout Ontario. 

 

DJ icePink
Saturday, June 24 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, June 24 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm

DJ icePink mixes Bachata Sensual, Urban Kiz and Brazilian Zouk and she is resident DJ at TenC Dance Company at their SBKZ Thursday Socials. In 2021, during the Covid pandemic, she began co-producing music remixes for Bachata Sensual and Brazilian Zouk. Her Bachata mixes, because she is also a dance instructor, are full of upbeat energetic latin vibes to please the most hardcore bachateros & bachateras.  

La Borinqueña

Sunday, June 25 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

La Borinqueña is a salsa band in Toronto with an authentic sound and hard beating tunes focused on the dancer. Created in 2017, La Borinqueña has already made a name for itself among musicians and audience.La Borinqueña is a salsa band in Toronto with an authentic sound and hard beating tunes focused on the dancer. Created in 2017, La Borinqueña has already made a name for itself
among musicians and audience.

The Orchestra’s main style is influenced mainly from Puerto Rican salsa style and singers. The style is relaxed yet with intense rhythms, strong horn arrangements and catchy singer lines,
producing an authentic blend of conservative and aggressive salsa style.The Orchestra’s main style is influenced mainly from Puerto Rican salsa style and singers. The style is relaxed yet with intense rhythms, strong horn arrangements and catchy singer lines, producing an authentic blend of conservative and aggressive salsa style.