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New Date: April 26 - Music of All Latitudes Part II: featuring Amanda Martinez


The NEW DATE had been set for MOAL Part II Concert featuring Amanda Martinez

Saturday, April 26, 2008

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We apologize for any inconvenience.


On Saturday, April 26 (NEW DATE), 2008 at 7:30pm, Latin Jazz vocalist Amanda Martinez will headline Part II of the Cultural Affairs concert series in the ARC Theatre, with special guests, Kevin Laliberte, Drew Birston, Osvaldo Rodriguez, and Chendy Leon.

Tickets are $12 Adults and $10 Students/Seniors and can be purchased from the UofTtix Box Office. Tickets are on sale now from Room B320 (UofT Scarborough) and UofTtix (Arbor Room Hallway of Hart House, UofT), weekdays 11am to 5pm. Online ( -24 hours) and Tel (416.978.8849 - Weekdays 11am to 5pm) are also available.

The goal of Music of All Latitudes (MOAL) is to offer a fusion, variety, and richness of musical invention. Past performers include Duo Diorama, autorickshaw, the Toronto Tabla Ensemble, the Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble, Ballet Creole, Maderaz, Ron Korb, Adonis Puentes, Tasa, the Madawaska String Quartet, GaPa, Heather Bambrick, Adam Solomon, and this season’s other headliner, Maza Mezé.

About the Artist

Having been immersed in the melodies of Latin jazz giants, Amanda Martinez's own stylized mixes of bossa-infused Afro Cuban rhythms, Mexican folk, and jazz leave Latin music lovers enthralled, amused and blissfully mesmerized. "Music is in my blood. It was always a part of family gatherings" says Martinez, born to a Mexican-born father and South African Jewish mother.  Traveling to Mexico and Cuba gave her a feel for the jazz, Latino and Afro Cuban music scene in which she has been performing since 2001. Amanda is a vital force for the Latin music community, promoting both local and international artists through her weekly radio show Café Latino on JAZZFM91 that she hosts and produces. Since entering Toronto's jazz and Latin music scene as band leader and singer, Amanda Martinez has performed in duo to octet formations at festivals such as TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival, The Distillery Jazz Festival, and Harbourfront's Ritmo y Color Festival. A regular at jazz clubs in the downtown core, the rising vocalist has been featured on CBC's Big City Small World, Metro Morning with Andy Barry, as well as OMNI Culture and Bravo!

“Remember the name Amanda Martinez because we’re going to hear a lot more form this very talented Canadian Latina artist. She captures the raw emotion and passion of Latin music that is well beyond her years, making the rest of us sit up and listen.” [Claudia Garcia de la Huerta, Host, Big City Small World, CBC Radio 99.1FM]

MOAL is presented by the Cultural Affairs Music Committee, University of Toronto Scarborough and is made possible through the generous support of Manulife Financial, MBNA, TD Meloche Monnex, the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, the Council on Student Services, and the Scarborough Mirror (Official Media Sponsors).

The University of Toronto Scarborough is located at 1265 Military Trail (South of Hwy 401 at Morningside). Please visit for maps and parking rates.

For more info, please visit or call 416.208.4769.

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