Latin singer brings enchanting songs to beach stage

Counting down to the Harrison Festival of the Arts

Eliana Cuevas performs July 18 on the beach stage during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Admission is a $2 donation.

Maybe it’s all this FIFA World Cup fever, but this week’s pick as we countdown to the Harrison Festival of the Arts is Venezuela’s Eliana Cuevas.

All true festival fans know that the beach is where the musical magic happens, as the leaves of the willow trees gently blow in the breeze and the sounds of summer fill the air.

Cuevas’ performance promises to be enchanting, and one not to miss.

Born to a musical family in Cuevas grew up to the sounds of salsa, joropo, pop and Brazilian music, writing her first song by the age of nine. After moving to Toronto, she boldly began using a fake ID to play the city’s top jazz clubs despite being underage.

Singing for Brazilian, flamenco and jazz ensembles influenced her eclectic sound. Her engaging voice and songwriting on topics from adventure to forgiveness wowed the local music scene, hailing Eliana as ‘Canada’s Latin Music Queen’ (680 News).

As much a product of the pan-Latin mix of Toronto as of her native Venezuala, Eliana Cuevas is a soulful and captivating performer.  Her music evokes the great Latin American popular singers, combining sensitivity to the lyrics she sings with an impressive musicality, influenced by pop and jazz.  Through years of touring around the world, across Canada, and collaborating with Juno Award-winning performers, she has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette.  Eliana will be performing with her band of exceptional jazz and Latin musicians, on the beach stage on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

The beach stage is jam packed with affordable entertainment throughout the festival, with performances throughout the day on the weekends  and in the evenings on weeknights.

Purchase a festival button for full access to the beach shows for $20, or $2 a day.

To see video of Cuevas and many other performers who will hit the beach during the 10 day festival, visit www.harrisonfestival.com.

 

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