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..