Chanquito was accompanied by by The T.O. Cuban All-Stars (David Virelles, Joaquin Hidalgo, Alberto Alberto and Chendy Leon Jr). He opened with a Latin-influenced jazz set followed by an energetic salsa set. Toronto's own Salsa On Six and dj Billy Bryans were also on the bill.
Born in Cuba in 1948, Changuito Quintana is considered the man most responsible for the polyrhythmic foundation of Cuban salsa and timba. He was the original drummer for Los Van Van (the most popular Cuban orchestra in the world) where he introduced the world famous songo rhythm.