Past Dates

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Parc Fernand-Bouffard, Longueuil
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Duvernay et Albani
Longueuil, Quebec
Canada [map]

Friday, July 1st, 2016

L'Olympia de Montréal
RAFAEL OPENING for GENTE DE ZONA - 9:00pm (doors at 8:00 pm)
1004 Ste-Catherine Est.
Montréal, Quebec H2L2G2
Canada [map]
Price: www.admission.com

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Rafael guest of Toto Laraque
Rafael guest of Toto Laraque
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

RAFAEL (Solo, corporate)
Montreal, Quebec
Canada [map]

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Latin Club 649
Rafael & Energia Dominicana BIRTHDAY BASH w/Special Guests - 10pm doors
1112 rue Saint Catherine (Metro Peel)
Montreal, Quebec H3B-1H4
Canada
(514) 830-3727 [map]
Price: $8.00

Friday, December 11th, 2015

RAFAEL SPECIAL GUEST OF EL QUINTO SALSA BRAVA
1585 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6K 1T9
CA
416.588.0307 [map]

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

ACEM Anniversary Private/Corporative
Rafael Solo
Hotel de ville- City Hall
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Festival Saint Remi
RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO
Saint Remi, QC [map]

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Edmonton Latin Fiesta
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Edmonton, Alberta [map]

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Edmonton Latin Fiesta
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Edmonton, Alberta [map]

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

PANAMERICAN GAMES TORONTO 2015
RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO
Toronto, ON
Canadea [map]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

PANAMERICAN GAMES TORONTO 2015
RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO
Toronto, ON [map]

Friday, July 17th, 2015

PANAMERICAN GAMES TORONTO 2015
RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO
Toronto, ON [map]

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

SASKATOON REGGAE FESTIVAL
RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO
Saskatoon, SK
Canada [map]

Friday, June 12th, 2015

RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA TIRANDO DURO - 9:00 pm
4328 St-Laurent
Montreal, QC h2t2w8
CA [map]
Price: $7.00

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Centre Culturel Colombie de Montreal
RAFAEL ENERGIA DOMINICANA SOLO - 22h
7064 St.Hubert
Montreal, Quebec H2S2M9
Canada
514-266-2514 [map]
Price: $5.00

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Milatina Celebration
RAFAEL ENERGIA DOMINICANA SOLO - TBC
Eva Lounge
Montreal, Quebec [map]
Price: TBC

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

La Zone
Rafael with Freddy Anthony Celebrating Dominican Independence Day - 10:00 pm
2660 Jarry East
Montreal, QC H1Z2C7 [map]
Price: $10.00

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Jeunesse au soleil Fundraiser
RAFAEL SOLO PERFORMANCES with Pascal Laraque
Robin des bois
Montreal, QC [map]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Le Salon de la mariee
RAFAEL SOLO PERFORMANCES
Palais des congres
Montreal, QC [map]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Club 649
Rafael guest of House Band
Montreal [map]

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 9:00 pm
4328 St-Laurent
Montreal, QC h2t2w8
CA [map]
Price: $8.00

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Jeux Quebec
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Ville de Longueuil [map]

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

St. Lazare Cultural Event
Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 7:30 pm
St. Lazare, Quebec
Can [map]

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Festival International Rythyms du monde de Saquenay
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Chicoutimi, Quebec [map]

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Parterre au Quartier du spectacle
Montreal, QC H2W 1Z5
CA
(514) 499-9239 [map]
Price: Free-Gratuit

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 8:00 pm
Scene Bell
Montreal, QC
CA [map]
Price: Free-Gratuit

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Gala Event - Casa Italia CFMB Radio
Rafael Solo - 5:30 pm
505 Jean Talon
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 9:00 pm
4372, boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z5
Can
(514) 845-5447 [map]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ecole secondaire Horizon jeunesse
Rafael Solo - - 12:00 pm
Laval [map]

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Robin des bois
Rafael Solo - Fundraiser- Jeunesse au soleil/Sun Youth Event - 7:30 pm
Montreal [map]
Price: $45.00

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Salsa Rica Dance School
Rafael Solo
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - TBC
4328 St-Laurent
Montreal, QC h2t2w8
CA [map]
Price: TBC

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Sobriety House Heritage Rehabilitation
Rafael Solo - 7:00 pm
Huntington, Quebec [map]

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

ALBUM LAUNCH-LANCEMENT- CLUB DE NUIT SOUTH BEACH
ALBUM LAUNCH- RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA- ENAMORARSE EN LA PLAYA - Doors at 8:00 pm; Show at 9:00 pm
6821 rue Saint Hubert
Montreal, QC H2S 2M7
Can [map]
Price: $10.00

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Street Date: Enamorarse en la playa!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Culture en cavale/Maison de culture LaSalle
Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 7:00 pm
LaSalle Parc Ménard (Angle Clément et Des Oblats)
LaSalle, QC
Contact Vivo Musique: 514-276-6870 [map]
Price: Open to the public

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Bureau Tourisme Republique Dominicaine
Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Private Event
Montreal, Quebec
Can
Vivo Musique 514-276-6870 [map]

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Salle Chopin
Fiesta Merengue, Bachata, & Salsa - 19:00-1:00 am
685 8e avenue
Lachine, Quebec H8S 3B4
Can
514-639-6780 [map]
Price: $15.00

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Maison de la culture Cote des neiges
Rafael & Energia Dominicana with special guest Toto Laraque
5290 Ch. de la Cote des Neiges
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Dominican Republic Independance Day
Rafael & Energia Dominicana - TBC
Montreal, Quebec [map]
Price: TBC

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint Michel-Parc Extension
Rafael & Energia Dominicana with special guest Toto Laraque
Eglise Saint Rene Goupil- Eglise aire ouverte
Montreal, Quebec [map]

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 22:30
Campus d'Edmunston
Moncton, NB NB
CA [map]

Friday, January 25th, 2013

SINGLE RELEASE DATE: BAILAME!
"BAILAME" - 11:00 pm
Fiesta at SALSATHEQUE !!!
MONTREAL, QC [map]
Price: Contact Rafael or Vivo Musique f

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bistro Bon Ton
RAFAEL SOLO - 9:00 pm
8612 rue Centrale
LaSalle, Quebec
514-365-2513 [map]
Price: Reservations necessary

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana
4328 St-Laurent
Montreal, QC h2t2w8
CA [map]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana: Halloween Party! - 21h
4372, boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z5
Can
(514) 845-5447 [map]
Price: $10.00

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Bistro Bon Ton
Toto & Rafael duo SENTIMIENTO - 7:00 pm
laSalle, Quebec [map]

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Rafael & Quarteto Energia! - 10:00 pm
1560 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montreal, Quebec H2L 2V3
Can [map]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 9:00 pm
4328 St-Laurent
Montreal, QC h2t2w8
CA [map]
Price: $7.00

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

(TBC)
Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 9:00 pm
Montreal [map]

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 5:00 pm
Parterre au Quartier du spectacle
Montreal, QC H2W 1Z5
CA
(514) 499-9239 [map]
Price: Free-Gratuit

A special presentation for this wonderful festival.....!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Verdun - Evento Latino
Rafael- invitado Solo) - 4:00 pm
Price: Free-Gratuit

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana- Celebrates St. Jean Baptiste - 10:00 pm
4372, boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z5
Can
(514) 845-5447 [map]
Price: $10.00

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

TOTO & RAFAEL avec invité spécial /featuring special guest pianist RAFAEL ZALDIVAR - 20h30; 21h45; 23h
1254, rue Mackay
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H4
Can
514 931 6808 [map]

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DESCRIPTION :

(Français )« SENTIMIENTO » Un ‘sentiment’: Amour et passion, pimentés de rythmes dominicains et haïtien, voici l’invitation que vous propose Toto & Rafael- composé du virtuose Toto (Toto Laraque, Le gitan créole, Haïti/Montréal, Canada) à la guitare, Rafael (Rafael Wilsikin Medina, Rafael & Energía Dominicana, République Dominicaine/Montréal, Canada) à la voix et avec invité spécial, le pianiste Rafael Zaldivar (Cuba/Montréal - Rafael Zaldivar a remportait le Concours de la relève Jazz en rafale en 2009, Révélation Radio-Canada en 2010-2011, le prix Découverte de l’année aux Prix Opus du Conseil Québécois de la musique, 2011) vous présente leur spectacle intime « Sentimiento » qui met de l’avant un répertoire original incluant aussi des interprétations de chansons classiques d’amour tout comme les standards de la musique romantique latine.. tels que boléros, bachata, merengue, konpa sur un thème et esprit Caribéen, avec sentimiento.

(English) « SENTIMIENTO » A ‘feeling’: Toto & Rafael invite you to share an acoustic evening of Dominican and Haitian rhythms with the acclaimed guitarist Toto (Toto Laraque, Le gitan créole, Haiti/Montréal, Canada) and Rafael (Rafael Wilsikin Medina, Rafael & Energía Dominicana, Dominican Republic/Montreal, Canada) on lead vocals and featuring special guest pianist Rafael Zaldivar (Cuba/Montreal, Canada: Laureate of the Jazz en rafale Competition in 2009, named Révélation Radio-Canada 2010-2011, Conseil québécois de la Musique “New Artist of the Year” Award) together present an intimate concert: "Sentimiento" - interpretations of standards and original songs from Latin American repertoire, such as love songs, boleros, bachata, merengue, konpa- with a special Caribbean sentimiento and sprit.

 Toto Laraque: www.totolaraque.com

Rafael & Energía Dominicana: www.rafaelenergia.com

Rafael Zaldivar: www.rafaelzaldivarmusic.com; www.myspace.com/leonardorafaelzaldivar

Rafael Zaldivar Management & Booking: http://www.effendirecords.com/en/artist/rafael-zaldivar

MEDIA CONTACT: Simon Fauteux, Relations de presse (Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill) (514) 544-7013 simon@sixmedia.ca

For further information: Glenda Rush (514) 276-6870 glendavivo@sympatico.ca (Vivo Musique Internationale)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Rafael & Energia Dominicana - 8:30 pm
4372, boul Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z5
Can
(514) 845-5447 [map]

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Shows- past-pasado
Shows-past

HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECTACLES-SHOWS- APPARITIONS-APPEARANCES

Upstairs Jazz Club                               Toto, Rafael & Rafael Zaldivar 2012

Club Balattou                                      Rafael & Energia Dominicana 2012

Balmoral Club                                      Toto & Rafael 2011

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique      Rafael & Energia Dominicana, 2011, 2010

Festival International Rythmes du Monde de Saguaney            Rafael & Energia Dominicana, 2011, 2009

Bureau Dominican Republic Tourism Office                               Rafael Solo. 2011

Mundial Music Canadian Conference Showcase                        Toto & Rafael, 2011

Concordia University Guest Lecture – Music of Hispaniola         Toto & Rafael, 2011

Belle et Bum 25th Anniversary TV Appearance                          Rafael guest of house band, 2011

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Whistler Live!                     Rafael & Energía Dominicana, 2010

Festival La TOHU La Falla                                                         Rafael & Energía Dominicana, 2010

Heritage House Rehabilitation Centre                                        Rafael Solo-and talk 2011, ongoing volunteer

Benefit for Haiti- Cultures Creations Productions                        Toto & Rafael 2010, volunteer

Club Balattou                                                                           Rafael & Energia Dominicana 2011, 2010

Soirées Acoustique Rafael Solo                                                  2010

Soirées Musicales La Petite Marche                                           Toto & Rafael Duo, 2010

Consulat Venezuela Nuits Blanche                                             Rafael with Kullak & guest, 2010

Benefit for Haïti: L'école secondaire Mgr-A.-M.-Parent               Toto & Rafael Duo, 2010, volunteer

Benefit for Haïti Club Balattou, Montréal                                    Toto & Rafael Du,o 2010

Opening: Centre des Arts                                                         Rafael avec/with Aldo Mazza, 2009

Festival Expo Latino Calgary, Alberta                                         Rafael Solo 2009

Fiesta de Independencia Dominicana, Montreal                           Rafael Solo 2009

Canadian Cancer Association, Relay for Life, Montreal                 Rafael Solo 2009 volunteer

‘Nuits Blanche’ Fiesta Centro Cultural Venezuela, Montreal           Rafael Solo 2009

Radio Canada Internacional – Paloma Martinez                           Toto & Rafael 2008 & 2009

Desfile Dominicano, Montreal                                                      Rafael Solo 2008

La Palace, Montreal                                                                    Rafael Solo 2008

Café Volver, Montreal                                                                Toto & Rafael 2008

CJNT- TV “Foco Latino: Interview Omar Alexis Ramos                 Rafael Solo 2008

El Caballero Sports Club, Montreal                                               Rafael Solo 2008

Festival Internationale del Merengue Montréal                              Rafael Solo 2008

Guest Lead Vocalist:  

Estofa Band, Lead Vocalist: Club Med; Club Medley; Desfile Dominicano; Festival Internationale del Merengue Montréal; Fiesta Radio 89.3 FM Los Sabados Rumberos, Club 649.

CD Estofa Band.

Opening act appearances for: Aventura, Centre Pierre Charbonneau-Montréal & Toronto; Monchy & Alexandra, Medley-Montreal & Toronto; Grupo Mania, Medley- Montreal & Toronto; Tono Rosario, Metrópolis, Montreal/Toronto; Yoskar Sarante, Centre Hellénique, Montréal,/Toronto.

Papa AP: CD Assesina - 2 original songs-composer/singer Rafael

Back-up Vocalist:

Cuco Valoy: Montreal & Toronto shows

Aramis Camilo: Desfile Dominicano-Montreal

Charlie Rodriguez, Benny Sadel, Sandy Reyes, Montreal shows

Joaquin Diaz: Bobards, Montreal

Other events as guest lead vocalist: Festival Magog, Festival Chicoutimi Rythmes de Mondes, Quebec; Rythmes Mont Tremblant Festival; Desfile Dominicano, Montreal; Festival International del Merengue Montreal.

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada [map]

January 2015

Studio Writing Sessions Rafael
Preparing new ALBUM TBC

December 2014

Rafael Christmas CFMB AM Onda Latina
Montreal [map]

December 2014

Rafael Single Promo Canada

November 2014

Rafael Single Promo Canapaign Canada

2014

Summer Concerts
Rafael & Energia Dominicana

Can [map]

June 2014

VIDEO "MARGARITA"
"MARGARITA" de RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA
International [map]

November 2013

Media Promotion
Rafael & Energia Dominicana- Enamorarse en la playa
Canada- The World!

514-591-5406 [map]

October 2013

ALBUM RELEASE & ALBUM PRODUCTION: RAFAEL & ENERGIA DOMINICANA
The Debut Album of Rafael & Energia Dominicana
Recording Studio Pascal Laraque
Montreal, Quebec
Can
Vivo Musique 514-276-6870 [map]