World music can expose listeners to the mariachi horns of Mexico, the thumb pianos of Africa, or postmodern compositions for the howling emptiness of Antarctica. Sample cosmopolitan sounds with this GrouponLive deal to see Jorge Martinez with special guest Oscar Lopez at Hugh's Room. For $21, you get one general-admission ticket for Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. (up to a $42 value, including all fees).
Sizzling flamenco riffs engulf the jazz cabaret at Hugh's Room tomorrow night when strumming Latin superstars Jorge Martinez and Oscar Lopez take to the intimate stage. Flavouring his classical guitar with jazz, rock, and a hint of nutmeg, Martinez brought down a house of thousands at the Montreal International Jazz Festival with his blistering, booty-moving arrangement of "Black Orpheus." Also heating up the stage, Oscar Lopez favors a sensual, more traditional style that the Calgary Herald's Swerve Magazine noted as showcasing “gymnastic fills, trills, and arpeggios... [and] fearless bursts of flamenco riffage.”
The cozy venue realizes the dream of club owner Richard Carson's late brother Hugh, who tragically, unexpectedly passed away in 1999 just as the pair was preparing to open a theatre. A sing-around regular and folkie to the core, Hugh dreamed of opening a Toronto stage to attract the likes of Connie Kaldor, a feat now accomplished many times over. Now 11 years after opening, the club has expanded from a strictly folk-oriented venue to include jazz, world music, and country acts.
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