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Joaquín Núñez

Cuba Brazil Carnival Experience

Cuba and Brazil are two of the most influential countries in world music today, rich in rhythms and songs that are very well known around the world. In his energetic and interactive performance, Joaquín showcases World Music, Latin rhythms, and dance that would be experienced at carnival and other community events. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in percussion exercises, vocal chants, harmony parts and traditional dance steps, and learn about various percussion instruments used in styles such as Samba and Conga.

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $427 + HST (solo), $915 + HST (trio), $1,220 + HST (ensemble)
Audience Size: 50 / 100 / 300
School Virtual Performance Fee: $305 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: K-12
Language: English & Spanish
Availability: limited year-round
Curriculum Connections
Latin & Cuban History (Music focus)
Equity & Inclusion
Cross-Curricular Connections
Well Being
Teacher Resources
About Joaquín Núñez
Master Rumbero Joaquín Núñez Hidalgo began playing percussion instruments at the age of five. As a professional artist Joaquín had a successful music career in Cuba, performing in numerous musical events and festivals, sharing the stage with most of Cuba’s elite musicians. Eventually settling in Toronto in 1999, Joaquín quickly became immersed in the local music scene performing as a drummer and percussionist with top Canadian based artists (Jane Bunnett, Bill King, Njacko Backo, Eddie Bullen, Hilario Durán, Canadian Tenors, Luis Mario Ochoa). He has performed in many Jazz festivals all across Canada as well as internationally. He is now an accomplished recording artist, performer musician and exceptional teacher and facilitator.