Showcase Series: Conpambiche - An Afro-Dominican Jazz Experience
Date and time
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St W
Directions: Concerts are located in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
Offered in English.
Dominican-born percussionist Junior Santos and members of the Araguacu Latin Dance Company will join their talents and passions, inspired by their Latin roots, to celebrate the colourful and dynamic characteristics of Dominican Republic folklore. Join us, as they present Pambiche, a dance music genre derived from Merengue Típico, originating on the Caribbean island in the late 1800's and known as the oldest style of dancing.
Taking place in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Showcase Series features artists and creatives from the Asian, African and Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas, to celebrate and amplify voices of colour through creative expression, storytelling and cultural participation.
Please register for this program in advance on the COC website!
Canadian Opera Company
Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. General Director Perryn Leech joined the company in 2021, forming a leadership team with Music Director Johannes Debus and Deputy General Director Christie Darville.
The COC enjoys a loyal audience, including a dedicated base of subscribers, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. Its diverse repertoire includes new commissions and productions, local and international collaborations with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracts the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists.
The company is an incubator for the future of the art form, nurturing Canada’s new wave of opera performers and creators with customized training and support. The COC’s purpose-built opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, is hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world.