Carlos Bastidas Band

Carlos Bastidas Band

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Carlos Bastidas Band are the winners of the Latin-American Achievement Award for Toronto’s Best Musical Expression, 2005.


Carlos Bastidas Band

Winners of the Latin-American Achievement Award for Toronto’s Best Musical Expression, 2005

Finalist for the 2009 Marty Performing Awards.

Carlos Bastidas’ music is best described as an innovative blend of Folk, Afro-Cuban and Jazz music. He is an award-winning composer and master performer of the South American bamboo flutes. See to learn more about his exciting new CD “Latin Journey”.

Carlos completed a Masters of Music from the University of Ottawa and also earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.

Carlos has performed with classical music ensembles as well as several world music ensembles in the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Cuba. In Canada, he has performed at the Harbourfront Centre, Canadian National Exhibition, Ontario Place, Word on the Street Festival, Celebrate Toronto Street Festival at Dundas Square, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, The Living Arts Center in Mississauga for the Latin American Achiement Awards, the Museum of the Civilization in Ottawa and other venues.


- Full-Length Concert: 60 minutes, 4 exceptional musicians.
- Outreach: 40-minute educational shows for school audiences, university master classes and community workshops (English & Spanish)
-Workshop: 40-minute Latin American Music Workshop on Bamboo flutes and Spanish Guitar. Exploring instruments construction, Latin Folk Rhythms and cultural traditions.
- Unique Collaborations: dynamic collaborations with mega shows with community orchestras; with dance companies, and look forward to more exciting opportunities.
- Special Events: appearances tailored to Awards Events, Fund-raisers, Official Building Openings, Green Events, etc.


Loco Love 2002
Pasion Latina 2004

Set List

45 - 60 Minutes Set

Most of the music performed by Carlos Bastidas Band is composed by Carlos Bastidas, SOCAN.

-Jazz Club
-Manana de Carnaval
-Latin Flair
-Toronto Bossa
-Flamenco Mix
-Smooth Guajira
-Salsa and Tabuli
-Oye Como Va