On Feb. 23, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) continues  its Hot Havana Nights! series with two exciting Cuban bands.

Yaíma Sáez Bejarano is an outstanding singer of Cuban music originally from the Cuban province of Camagüey. With her powerful, velvety voice, Yaíma Sáez is counted among a long line of female vocalists in the styles of bolero, filín, canción, son and the most authentic popular Cuban music. Yaíma’s music provides a fresh and unique contemporary perspective, descending all musical genres, while paying homage to her indigenous Cuban roots. She performs in Spanish, English and Portuguese and able to switch from bolero to blues with ease.

Jane Bunnett, the soprano saxophonist and flautist whose name is synonymous with Afro-Cuban jazz, hits the stage with her founded collective of young female musicians known as Maqueque, who were recently nominated for best Latin jazz album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.  

“This group entrances listeners with a clave-induced set of Afro-Cuban, booty-shaking world jazz that would have made Dizzy smile,” says Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times.

Tickets start at $45, and can be bought at the box office (905-306-6000) or online at livingartscentre.ca. 

Anyone who purchases a ticket to see Yaíma Sáez Y Su Grupo and Jane Bunnett and Maqueque is automatically entered to win an all-inclusive Cuban vacation, courtesy of Hola Sun Holidays. Purchase tickets to two or more of the LAC Hot Havana Nights! shows for an even higher chance of winning. Groups of 10 receive three entries to the contest and three more for every additional 10 tickets. Buy tickets to three Hot Havana Nights! shows and save 10 per cent.

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