Monday, October 25, 2010

Comfort Food for Rainy Days

It is that time time of the year ..... rainy days in Vancouver

Cloudy, cold, rainy .....

So, If you can't take it anymore ....

Have some comfort food ...

Delicious Vietnamese Pho Soup from Royal Restaurant in Kits



Homemade Lentil Soup

Wonton Soup from Win's Chinese Restaurant in Kits
Prime Rib Stuffed Yorkshire from The Sunset Grill in Kitsilano 



Tea and Pumpkin Pie

What's your favorite comfort food?














Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn Fair at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Autumn Fair at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
A nice and with lots of fun Autumn Fair was celebrated today at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
pumpkin carving

Dancing and Live music....


Monday, October 18, 2010

Songs of the Soul Fundraising Concert at El Barrio Restaurant Latino in Vancouver



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Joaquín Ernesto


Local Vancouver musicians captivated the audience with songs of the soul at "Singing For Mexico" fundraising concert held at "El Barrio Restaurant Latino" in Vancouver last Saturday October 16th.

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Rolo Preza




El Barrio Restaurant Latino in Vancouver probed to be a great stage for this event where customers enjoyed great Latin American food and music.

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Sangre Morena singing La Bamba


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Sangre Morena singing Cielo Rojo





Musicians who performed at this event included:


  • Joaquin Ernesto : Co-op Radio show host and musician.Flamenco and Romantic Tangoproducer and host.
  • Rolo PrezaRumba Calzada Vocalist and percussionist.
  • Sangre Morena: Romance, passion and lively rhythms. Sangre Morena is a musical duo that performs music from Mexico, Latin America and Spain. We bring the most beloved Spanish-language songs to life with beautiful, passionate singing and the fiery sounds of the Flamenco Guitar. Sangre Morena website
  • Michelle Cormier - Las Norteñitas del Norte
  • Sonia Mejía - Traditionals dances from El Salvador and Mediterranean (Arab/Flamenco) Dances.



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Michelle Cormier Las Norteñitas del Norte



This Event was organized by Casa Meshiko Vancouver Hurricane Relief Mexico 2010 ) and volunteers, artists and media including:
Proceeds will be donated to Cáritas México charitable organization. If you need more information, want to participate as a volunteer or make a donation please contact Javier Romero at Casa Meshiko Vancouver phone 604-278-8108..



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Singing for Mexico" Fundraising Concert at Restaurant El Barrio in Vancouver



Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy another great evening with Latin American local musicians and delicious food next Saturday October 16th at El Barrio Restaurant.

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Share with us an appointment with the Angels, a night full of songs of the soul and solidarity in favor of our brothers affected by tropical storms in Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Oaxaca Mexico at El Barrio Restaurant Latino .
Time: 7 PM / ENTRY BY DONATION.
Call for reservations: 604-569-2220
Click the link to add the event on your Facebook account: Cantando por México/Singing for Mexico 

Musicians to perform at this event:
  • Pablo Oyarzo: Being exposed to his latin roots and culture by way of his family and friends, Pablo's love for music became deeper and more profound. Pablo Oyarzo MySpace.
  • Sangre Morena: Romance, passion and lively rhythms. Sangre Morena is a musical duo that performs music from Mexico, Latin America and Spain. We bring the most beloved Spanish-language songs to life with beautiful, passionate singing and the fiery sounds of the Flamenco Guitar. Sangre Morena website
  • Joaquin Ernesto : Co-op Radio show host and musician.Flamenco and Romantic Tango producer and host.
  • Oliver Santa Maria
  • La Gitana
  • Rene Hugo y sus amigos: Influences - South American folk music traditions, flamenco, jazz... Rene Hugo y sus amigos MySpace.
  • Café con Leche: focuses on the latin romantic music such as boleros, ballads and other mexican songs.Café con Leche website
  • Rolo Preza: Rumba Calzada Vocalist and percussionist.
  • Michelle Cormier
  • Sonia Mejía and Maquilishuat Group - Traditionals dances from El Salvador and Mediterranean (Arab/Flamenco) Dances.





Events organized by Casa Meshiko Vancouver ( Hurricane Relief Mexico 2010 ) and volunteers (artists and media: Latino Soy 96.1 FM , 102.7 FM Co-op Radio, Acento Latino TV, CJSF Radio).
Proceeds will be donated to Cáritas México charitable organization. If you need more information, want to participate as a volunteer or make a donation please contact Javier Romero at Casa Meshiko Vancouver phone 604-278-8108..





Sunday, October 10, 2010

Va por Veracuz and Cantando por Mexico in Vancouver


Excellent Latin American local musicians, delicious Mexican food and a great multicultural attendance with a big Canadian heart were the wonderful setting of " Va por Veracruz" fundraising concert held at "Doña Cata" Mexican and Taquería Restaurant, last Saturday evening October 9th in Vancouver.


A lovely warm evening surrounded by friendship and great performances by Latin American musicians based in Vancouver, where The Philippines was also represented by Jose, the great guitar player of Sangre Morena duet.





Local Musicians who performed at this event included:




  • Sangre Morena: Romance, passion and lively rhythms. Sangre Morena is a musical duo that performs music from Mexico, Latin America and Spain. We bring the most beloved Spanish-language songs to life with beautiful, passionate singing and the fiery sounds of the Flamenco Guitar. Sangre Morena website






  • Pablo Oyarzo: Being exposed to his latin roots and culture by way of his family and friends, Pablo's love for music became deeper and more profound. Pablo Oyarzo MySpace.





  • Café con Leche: focuses on the latin romantic music such as boleros, ballads and other mexican songs. Café con Leche website
  • Rolo Preza: Rumba Calzada Vocalist and percussionist.

A big thanks to Doña Cata Mexican Restaurant and their staff for letting use their premises and help to held this concert.

"Hurricane Relief Mexico 2010" organizers want also to thank the following restaurants where you can find collection jars till the end of October:
Dona Cata Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria
5076 Victoria DriveVancouver, B.C.
604-436-2232
Calli Restaurante Mexicano
1102 Davie St.Vancouver, B.C.
604-633-9950

The Sunset GrilL Neighbourhood Pub & Restaurant
2204 York Ave.Vancouver, B.C.
604-732-3733
The Burritos Bros.
2209 West 1st Ave. at Yew
Vancouver, B.C.
604-737-8222



Following Events:
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy another great evening next Saturday October 16th and Friday October 22nd:
Event: Cantando por México/Singing for Mexico:"Share with us an appointment with the Angels, a night full of songs of the soul and solidarity in favor of our brothers affected by tropical storms in Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Oaxaca."
Date: Saturday, October 16

Time: 7 PM / ENTRY BY DONATION.
call for reservations: 604-569-2220
Performers include: Joaquín Ernesto, Sangre Morena, Michelle Cormier and Sonia Mejía.

Event: Gypsy Theory. A night of instrumental and accoustic music from all gendres! . Read more at MySpace
Where: Café Montmartre, 4362 Main St., Vancouver
Date: Friday, October 22th
Time: 8:00 PM

).Proceeds will be donated to Cáritas México charitable organisation. If you need more information, want to participate as a volunteer or make a donation please contact Javier Romero at Casa Meshiko Vancouver phone 604-278-8108..

Beautiful Autumn Days in Vancouver


Isn't Vancouver just beautiful in Autumn?