The Spirit of Cuba Lives in Toronto

Had the pleasure of catching my first Casa de la Musica last night at the Gladstone Hotel. WoW!!! I’m still in awe of what I witnessed!

Basically Casa de la Musica brings the dance, food, and music of Cuba to the Gladstone every other Sunday. Just $10 cover and those who show up early get a free dance lesson from Sarita. If you worked up an appetite after the lesson or after dancing you could purchase a plate of rice, pork, plantains and salad ($10). Soooo good!!! The highlight for me was the MUSIC!!!

It’s always nice to see music played live. Casa de la Musica always features a solid live band. I had heard about the high level of talent that usually plays the events and was not disappointed. This week’s feature was Robelcys & Black Market. I was blown away. Of course the dance floor was a blaze evenly matching the energy on stage (I’m sure the dance lessons came in handy). DJ Vladimir and DJ Billy Byrans kept the rhythms rolling in between the band’s sets.

The best thing I found about the evening was that it brought out singles and couples of all ages and of course everyone had a great time. I’m definitely going to catch up with Casa de la Musica when it returns to the Gladstone in a couple of Sundays. I very much recommend this Sunday night tradition!!!

Casa de la Musica
The Gladstone Hotel.
1214 Queen Street W. @ Dufferin.
7:00pm-10:00pm. Cvr. $10.

7:30-8:30pm Lesson w/ Sarita

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