Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad World Holiday Tour Plays Toronto

Jose Feliciano

Epilepsy Cure Initiative, in conjunction with Bravo international Singers on Stage is pleased to announce that José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad World Holiday Tour will be stopping in Toronto on Saturday November 27 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. Tickets are $55, $75, $95, $125, $150 and are available at www.Ticketwindow.ca or by calling 1-877-700-3130.  The tour is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the legendary Feliciano hit and perennial Christmas favourite, “Feliz Navidad”.

 

In 2009, NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) inducted “Feliz Navidad” into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, which “serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts and honours recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance”. A fitting tribute for a song that not only merges cultures, but also receives more radio play than any other Christmas record.

 

Asked why he felt it important to support this cause, Feliciano quoted Pop John Paul II: “Not the worldly riches make a man great – but how he shares them with others.”

 

Margaret Maye, of Bravo International Singers on Stage, is herself an accomplished Mezzo-soprano and will also be performing that night.  The event is to benefit Maye’s charitable foundation, the Epilepsy Cure Initiative (ECI). As the parent of a child with uncontrolled epilepsy, Maye founded ECI to create awareness and understanding of epilepsy and to bring an end to myths, misconceptions and fear of both seizures and the disorder, as well as to discrimination against people with epilepsy. ECI is also committed to promoting ketogenic diet therapies, supporting epilepsy research and informing the public about the urgent need for increased efforts in epilepsy research to advance new treatments that offer better seizure control and fewer side effects. As well ECI is advocating for a more effective and improved formalized epilepsy care system being brought to Canada.

 

 

José Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics throughout the world as “The greatest living guitarist”. Referred to as “The Picasso of his Realm,” Feliciano’s accolades are repeatedly celebrated. Guitar Player Magazine awarded him “Best Pop Guitarist,” placing him in their “Gallery of the Greats,” and he’s been voted both Best Jazz and Best Rock Guitarist in the Playboy Magazine reader’s poll, as well. He’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records; has won sixteen Grammy nominations, earning him eight Grammy Awards and is in receipt of countless prestigious awards the world over.

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