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The Wonder of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

If you have ever had the pleasure of being in Japan between late March and early May, you have undoubtedly experienced the wonder of cherry blossom season. Known as “sakura,” cherry blossoms bridge the gap between old and young, ancient and modern as the country finds...

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Brilliant Lights in Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most dynamic cities in the US; an entertainment capital and global incentive meetings hub as well. Viewed from outer space, the Vegas strip is the brightest spot on our planet both for its brightness and diversity of colors. TOCA...

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Bossa Nova Sinfónico & TOCA Culture: Resounding Success in Havana

The sun had not risen on the morning of May 11th when Robson Coccaro, President of TOCA Culture, was already being interviewed by Univision Television Network at Miami International Airport about the upcoming performance of Bossa Nova Sinfónico in Havana. The interview session culminated with...

Cienfuegos: Cuba’s Hidden Gem

Perhaps many of our readers have never heard of the city of Cienfuegos in Central Cuba, but it is time to take notice of this beautiful enclave by the sea! The Pearl of the South—as locals affectionally call it—sits by a vast bay and harbor...

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Miami’s Extraordinary Beaches: Something for Everyone

Though  South Beach cannot be missed for its flamboyant range of day and nightlife, we at TOCA Events feel it is incumbent upon us to introduce you to some excellent alternatives for basking in the sun. The sandscapes of Miami are many, making it easy to find your perfect...

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Curating Experiences

Every now and then we have to stop and think about how grateful we are to have gotten into the business of curating experiences through TOCA Events. Uniting people together through entertainment and the beauty of other cultures is certainly the perfect formula for helping make life so rich and varied. We...

Havana’s International Jazz Festival and TOCA Culture

Picture a crowded basement. The lights are dim, the air thick with smoke and anticipation. A late night set is well into its umpteenth hour as local and international jazz greats make their way to the stage, adding their particular stamp to the continued improvisation. It...

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Bossa Nova Then and Now

Who among you haven't hear the song "The Girl from Ipanema?"  Very few, we are sure, as the song has been ubiquitous ever since it was created by bossa nova king, Antonio Carlos Jobim. With its cool, laid back sound enhanced by the whispery voice...

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The Burgeoning Dance Scene in Cuba

Having recently returned from an inspiring trip to Cuba, we were deeply affected by the spirit of the people there.  Their profound love of life, indomitable spirit, and a fierce energy filled with the joy and lust for making the most of each day is ubiquitous in...