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performing with Giovany Arteaga @ “Jazz on the Rocks”

Our second performance at the annual series “Jazz on the Rocks” on the rocky shore of Lake Echo in Morin-Heights. We performed a repertoire of traditional Cuban music facing the lake for an audience who came to listen right from inside their rowboats and other non-motorized boats. Among attendees was the legend of Quebec song, Robert Charlebois. The lake is named “Echo” because of the  reverberation which is produced naturally.

 

Here is a photo I snapped during our setup of the view from our “stage”. The audience came and attended the show from their boats! The conguero who can be seen at the bottom of the picture is “Panga”, one of the best percussionists in Cuba, who performs and records with the biggest acts such as the Buena Vista Social Club, etc. He was visiting some family in Canada & we had the honor of having him play with us!