Carlos Bastidas Band
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Carlos Bastidas Band

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
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"Great Music"

"Thanks for a great evening of Latin music! On behalf of the Ontario Place team, you and your band were great!"
Lori Todd, Manager, Events & Entertainment Ontario Place-
- Ontario Place

"CD release"

“The pieces recorded by Carlos on “Passion Latina” are musically very well-crafted, with high quality of interpretation. They are bringing some of the beautiful, lesser-known Colombian rhythms, to audiences in this part of the continent”
Spanish Daily Newspaper-El Popular- - El Popular Newspaper

"Highlights of the Festival"

“Carlos… your performance was certainly a highlight!”
Maggie Rust, The Word on the Street Toronto - Word on the Street Toronto

"Best Show of the Concert Series"

“Thank you Carlos…! Your Latin Journey program had the best attendance and highest rating by guest evaluation for the entire summer series. The audience appreciated your professional yet engaging manner. And your music was absolutely the best! The delight and enthusiasm of the crowd dancing on the drive was a first for On the Verandah”.
- Friends of the Museums Mississauga


Loco Love 2002
Pasion Latina 2004



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.