Sunday, July 19, 6:00 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W, Toronto
The anthem Cuba composed for the 2015 Pan American Games anthem will be performed by its composer and his band at a free concert at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto tonight. Cesar ‘Pupy’ Pedroso and his 16-piece band “Los Que Son Son” are playing a free show as part of the Panamania arts and cultural progam of the XVII Pan American Games.
Pedroso is a beloved pianist in Cuba, who became famous with his Orquesta Revé and as a founding member of Los Van Van, writing many of their most well known songs. In 2001, he founded his own band, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, who have recorded many albums together.
Cuba’s anthem for the 2015 games, “Panamericanos” was originally composed after Pedroso was approached to write the official theme song for the Toronto games, which was eventually done by Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder. Nonetheless, Pedroso’s song – in Spanish, English and French – and its infectious rhythms have accompanied the Cuban delegation in Toronto.
Tonight Pupy and Los Que Son Son will be joined by fellow Cuban singer Yaíma Saenz to sing the anthem.
Don’t miss this free performance in Toronto!
César “Pupy” Pedroso – Panamericanos