20 - February - 2019

Cafe Con Pan

Folk - Latin - Roots - Son Jarocho - World
From Toronto, Ontario


Café Con Pan play son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico. They explore the roots of son jarocho while connecting with other traditions from Latin America and beyond. Alec Dempster and Kali Niño began playing as a duo in 2004. They met in the town of Santiago Tuxtla in 1996, where Kali is from, and famous for its musical heritage. Over the past decade they have maintained a multi-disciplinary relationship with son jarocho embarking on projects, which combine research, collaboration, visual arts, teaching, and producing. Their performances are guided by Kali´s uplifting voice and her effusive zapateado dancing. She began dancing and singing as a child, surrounded by legendary son jarocho musicians, skillfully combining the vigorous impetuous of the jarocho genre with an introspective quality. Alec plays an array of traditional  instruments such as la leona, la guitarra de son, la jarana and el pandero.  Their move to Toronto in 2009 marked the beginning of a new phase of creativity and collaboration with musicians such as Chris Banks, Araz Salek, Brian Katz, Jessica Hanah Deutsch, Jaron Freeman-fox, La Marisoul, Alejandra Robles and Nick Storring. Café Con Pan performs in duo, trio, quartet and larger formats


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Harbourfront Centre - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Band Members

Kali Nino
Alec Dempster


Nuevos Caminos a Santiago
Anona Music, 2012

Cafe Con Pan
Anona Music, 2012


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