Friday, March 4, 2016
Patricia Cano was born in Sudbury, ON where she grew up in a Peruvian household. Upon graduating from University of Toronto in Theatre and Spanish Literature, Patricia spent five years working in Paris (France) with the world-renowned theatre company Le Théâtre du soleil, during which time she was sent to Seoul (South Korea) for three months to study traditional South Korean folk singing and drumming. After leaving the French company, Patricia spent 7 months in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) listening, playing, singing and feeling her way through the exceptional Carioca music scene! In 2009, Patricia launched her singing career here at home with her debut album called “This is the New World”, co-created — in four languages — with her Brazilian musical partner, Carlos Bernardo. This album won “Best Album — Solo artist” at the NOMFA 2011 (North Ontario Music & Film Award Conference).
The Eva Cassidy Show
Saturday, April 9, 2016
the show takes you on a journey from Eva Cassidy’s humble beginnings in Washington DC, to some of her most magical moments on stage and ultimately her untimely death in 1996. A melodic journey that is as eclectic as it is interesting. With over 25 songs it’s an audible feast of musical styles ranging from jazz and blues, to gospel, country and folk. “Just none of that pop crap” as Eva would say. Where else can you hear Stormy Monday, Over the Rainbow, Wayfaring Stranger, Fields of Gold and Danny Boy all in one setting? Cayla deftly blends these songs together seasoning them with her own brand of wit and sparkle.
Cayla is joined on stage by the charismatic and gifted Tom Pickett adding some funk and good old fashioned soul to the mix. When these two join forces magic ensues. It is pure delight. They have so much fun performing one can’t help but smile.
With a spectacular four piece band headed by Bill Sample on piano and featuring such celebrated musicians as Rene Worst on Bass, David Sinclair on Guitar and Buff Allen on Drums the music sizzles to perfection. More than a concert “How Can I Keep from Singing” is a unique show full of surprises and one not to be missed. If you are unfamiliar with Eva Cassidy, her fans from around the world would tell you she’s worth getting to know. And if you are already a fan, you know what a delicious treat lays in store for you.