Cuban heat in downtown Toronto

On a day before a major snowfall on our neighbours just over the border in Buffalo, and an infuriating mix of snow and wind in Toronto:  some photos of Cuban-Canadian singer Adonis Puentes, and legendary Cuban Tres maestro Pancho Amat. With a sizzling band, a lunchtime slice of Latin music is just what the doctor ordered. Now Buffalo’s digging out, the sun has re-appeared in downtown Toronto, and I’m still astonished by Amat’s proficiency on the Cuban six-string. Puentes is no vocal slouch, either.

Adonis Puentes and Pancho Amat - FCP Toronto
The lunchtime crowd at First Canadian Place.

Pancho Amat and Adonis Puentes, FCP Toronto
Pancho gets stuck in.

Pancho Amat, FCP Toronto
“Can I play faster? Why yes, I think I can!”

Adonis Puentes, FCP Toronto
Adonis teaching the audience some Cuban lyrics.

Pancho and Adonis ham it up - FCP Toronto
Yes, these guys really are this much fun.

Next up: Sara Dell tomorrow, and a super-secret entertainer in early December.


All photographs copyright 2014 Richard F. Wintle for First Canadian Place. As usual, more in this Flickr set.

About Richard Wintle

I am Canadian by heritage, and a molecular biologist and human geneticist by training. My day job is Assistant Director of a large genome centre, where I do various things along the lines of "keeping the wheels on". In my spare time, I tend to run around with a camera, often chasing race cars, abandoned barns, and sundry wildlife.
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One Response to Cuban heat in downtown Toronto

  1. Great pics, Winty! And you obviously have so much more of a life than I do; I haven’t seen live music in ages.