A special offer for area businesses (Friends of The Royal):

  • A pair of tickets to Interactivo Dec 15th, 2012.

  • Invitation to the reception/after-party.

  • 50 $5 discount coupons for your customers.

  • A frameable Certificate of Appreciation.

Price: $100 + HST



To purchase:


Call festivalXpress at (416) 785-6127 or (416) 785-0291
or email and mention "Interactivo".



Interactivo is a music collective begun by Roberto Carcasses in Havana, Cuba around a core group of five musicians: Roberto Carcasses, Yusa, Francis de Rio, William Vicanco and Telmary Diaz.  Credited as being the "director" of the group rather than the leader, Roberto Carcasses prides himself on Interactivo’s free-form, experimental, and collaborative nature.  Over the years, new members have joined the band, including Olivier Valdes, Rodney Barreto, Yaroldi Abreu, Carlos Rios, Raul Verdecia, Julio Padron, Carlos Miyares, David Suarez, Alexey Barroso, Juan Carlos Marin, Brenda Navarrete, Marjorie Rivera and Lisset Ochoa, among others.

Continuous changes to the lineup and introduction of new talent has given Interactivo the freedom to explore and fuse all genres of music.  Traditional Afro-Cuban beats mingle with jazz, soul, rap and funk music which highlights the individual musicians strengths as well as the group's success at collaboration.

The release of their newest album, Cubanos por el Mundo, has launched a world tour.  Numerous other renowned artists took part in the recording sessions, among them: singer and chekeré player Oscar Valdés, vocalist Bobby Carcassés, bassists Carlos Ríos, Feliciano Arango and Néstor del Prado, drummers Adel González, Rodney Yllarza Barreto and Oliver Valdés; guitarists Elmer Ferrer and José Luis Martínez; trumpetists Julio Padrón, Carlos Sarduy, Carlos M. Miyares and David Suárez; vocalists and chorists Marjorie Rivera, Melvis Santa, Santiago Feliú, Descemer Bueno, David Torrens, and Kelvis Ochoa
Proceeds from this performance will, in part, assist UNICEF acclaimed Cuban children's theatre group La Colmenita with the purchase of new camera equipment to help chronicle their global quest for peace, harmony and the sanctity of youth

Read about The Royal Theatre's History, Restoration and Renaissance.


Check out this Interactivo video on YouTube.

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