Modern Juice Company Stuart Adds Poke Bowls to the Menu

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Nutritious, health-conscious specialty shop adds four signature items and a DIY option to its bowl, smoothie and juice offerings  
 
Jupiter, FL – June 18, 2019 – Modern Juice Company has already established itself as a brand known for producing cold pressed juices, smoothies, and blended acai bowls in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Now, its Stuart Centre location (2325 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994) is offering an affordably-priced selection of Poke Bowls featuring diced tuna, salmon and a marinated mushroom-tofu mix tossed over a bed of rice or salad greens and loaded with vegetables and spiced with just the right amount of saucing.  
 
“Back in March we partnered with District Table and Bar for a poke pop up. Chef Jason Stocks developed the Poke Bowl menu and hit it out of the park. We ran it for a week and had phenomenal feedback,” says founder Jon Sullivan. “It was a no brainer to bring it back full time.” Sullivan is also the vice-president and general manager of Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in Jupiter, and part of the group that is developing the TideHouse waterfront dining and live entertainment concept, also in Stuart.
 
The Modern Poke includes ahi tuna, house shoyu, sesame, green onions, pineapple, avocado, seaweed, crispy shallot, Hawaiian sea salt, marinated cucumber, pickled ginger, sushi rice or field greens. The “Pele Bowl” is their take on a spicy tuna Poke Bowl, with the addition of spicy mayo, chile, and  edamame.  The Lomi Lomi Bowl is specifically for salmon lovers, and the Ai Love showcases a flavorful mix of marinated mushrooms and tofu as its main ingredient.
 
The BYOB (build your own bowl) offers patrons the ability to choose their own protein, sauces (two), veggies (four) and toppings (two). Poke is a Hawaiian word for “to slice or cut”, and the bowls have caught on here in the continental United States during the last two years.
 
Offering blended acai bowls like the North Shore (acai, strawberry, apple juice, and banana topped with granola) and the Florida Bowl (acai, orange juice, pineapple, honey topped with granola), juices such as the Beet Beet (beets, apple, carrots, orange) and the Hydration (cucumber, celery, and lemon), and smoothies like Mr. Green Go (kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, apple juice), Modern Juice Company has quickly remained a favorite with locals and those out of the area alike.
 
Modern Juice also operates its maiden location from the Fresh Market Plaza at 287 E Indiantown Rd, JupiterFL 33477. The complete menu, view-able online, is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
 
For more information, visit www.modernjuiceco.com or call 772.291.2640.
 
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ABOUT MODERN JUICE COMPANY
 
Founded in 2014, Modern Juice Company is the only juice bar in Jupiter where you can get made to order juices, smoothies and bowls. The main mission is to eliminate the impact of refined sugars and product fillers used in conventional, big chain smoothies and bowls. 
The company feels it is important to bring attention to small businesses and help to be a voice for other local, small businesses. 
 
Modern Juice Co. supports and donates to as many local organizations and events as possible, including co-sponsoring the annual Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar’s Log Jam surf contest, local athletic programs, and community beach clean and river clean ups. The store also features local art pieces, music and jewelry for sale.
 
Modern Juice began translated its menu to Spanish and Portuguese in 2017, and opened a location in Stuart during the spring of 2018. They are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call-ahead orders are welcome, and delivery is available through Bite Squad or Delivery Dudes.
 
To learn more, visit www.modernjuiceco.com, like their page on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @ModernJuiceCo and @MJCstuart.
 
 
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The 21st Afro Roots Fest Wraps in Key Largo June 29 with a Whole New Twist

Community Arts and Culture presents a celebration of international foods, local craft beers, and a taste of Miami’s music scene at the Murray Nelson Cultural Center 

Key Largo, FL – June 11, 2019 – The 2019 Afro Roots Fest  concludes at Mile Marker 102 in Key Largo on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  For the first time ever, the beloved music festival will team up with local favorite Arthur’s Caribbean Kitchen, who will create a special menu presenting a taste of international cuisines from Africa to the Caribbean. The event will also offer craft beer tastings by South Florida standouts the The TANK Brewing Company and the Florida Keys Brewing Company, in addition to featuring live music by Elastic Bond, JUke, the Nag Champayons, plus the DJ Le Spam VW Bus Experience. The result? An evolving Afro Roots Fest offering deep satisfaction for music fans and foodies alike.

“We are  thrilled to conclude the 21st edition of the festival with the addition of a culinary twist,” says Jose Elias, festival founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “The event will  celebrate the diversity of Miami’s local music scene, with something for fans of all genres, be it Latin funk, rock, blues, or psychedelia.” Elias has organized Afro Roots Fest for 21 years, the last two enjoying multi-county runs, including stops in the Florida Keys.

Also, there will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, plus a Moksha Virtual Reality Gallery curated by the Moksha Arts Collective. The festival will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Murray Nelson Cultural Center (102050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037). All ages are welcome. Admission is free, with a $10 suggested donation. 

Free transportation to and from the event aboard the Afro Roots Jam Bus will be available from The TANK Brewing Company (5100 NW 72nd Ave, Bay A-1, Miami, FL 33166).  It will depart at 1:30 p.m. and return by 10 p.m. Seating is limited so those interested must RSVP on the festival Eventbrite page

Nacional Records recording artists Elastic Bond were established in Miami in 2006. Originally a loose studio collaboration between Venezuelan producer-musician Andrés Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto, the band now fuses funk, hip-hop, soul and Latin into a sound self-described as psychedelic tropical soul written and performed in Spanish and English. Their latest release is 2017’s Honey Bun, a collaboration with Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada as co-producer. www.ElasticBond.com 
 
JUke is a four-piece, “post-blues,” hybrid with a high motor and bottomless soul. Spearheaded by frontman / harmonica player / singer Eric Garcia, the band’s content touches on non-traditional subject matter while simultaneously keeping the crowd moving with a smile on their faces. They are jam festival favorites, appearing at events such as WaneeHulaweenAURAMagnolia Fest, and the Orange Blossom Jamboree
 
Miami’s Afro Galactic / Tropidelic funksters the Nag Champayons blend African, Caribbean and North American influences into a unique and extremely danceable sound. Their most recent release is the single and video for “Brazilian LSD”, which served as a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious and ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com.
 
Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam spins all manner of genres, from Miami funk to soul, salsa to world music and everything in between. He has held many high-profile DJ residencies, and spun at countless private and corporate events. Le Spam also records and produces music from his City of Progress Studio in North Miami and leads the Latin Grammy-nominated and nationally and internationally-touring band the Spam Allstars, are one of Miami’s most popular and longest-running bands.
 
The event is being made possible with the generous support of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and the Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center.
 
High resolution images and videos are available. For more information, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 305.853.8800.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE
Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.
 
In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.
 
For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.
 
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Michael Mut
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Miami’s Electric Piquete Celebrate Cuban Independence Day at Dunedin Brewery Friday, May 17

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Dunedin, FL – May 6, 2019 – Two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” Electric Piquete will return to Dunedin Brewery (937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698) on Friday, May 17, 2019 for a very special Cuban Independence Day celebration. The award-winning Miami banddeftly fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. There is no cover charge, and 21 and over are welcome, and the music begins at 9 p.m.  

Band co-founder and bassist Michael Mut shares: “Cuba shares many historical parallels with Tampa, and May 20 being the 117th anniversary of the day the the island nation declared independence from Spain, what better place to celebrate than the Dunedin Brewery?” The band wrote and released a single called “En La Playa Giron” as a tribute to veterans of the Cuban Bay of Pigs Invasion, and also penned a tribute to Cuban revolutionary hero Jose Marti called “De Cara al Sol“. 

Electric Piquete first debuted at the venue in November 2016. They are currently working in a double-A side to be released digitally and on vinyl. Prior to issuing a live recording in 2018 called “Chunk“, the release a Singles Collection is available digitally and on CD. A video for their single “Cut Me Loose” is streaming on YouTube. The band has played the main stage at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina, as well as several major music festivals in South Florida. The band are becoming more frequent performers on the West Coast of their home state.

As the oldest microbrewery in Florida, Dunedin Brewery and their dedicated staff of beer enthusiasts strive to meet the challenge of creating amazing craft brews. Their brews are hand-crafted in small batches, 15 barrels at a time. Much of their production supplies the pub’s on premise taps, while they also ship kegs out to bars and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Dunedin Brewery also feature a full culinary menu and tours of their facility. 

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums / vocals, Chris Correoso (guitar), Rich Dixon (trumpet / flugelhorn), Raymond Ayala on congas / cajon / vocals, Charles “Chip” Gardner on keyboards and Robert Smiley (tenor sax). For more information, please visit www.ElectricPiquete.com

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Afro Roots Fest Returns to Islamorada on Memorial Day Weekend

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Community Arts and Culture presents a day of live entertainment at the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District Sunday, May 26 featuring the Spam Allstars, Grupo Barrio Abajo, Morikeba Kouyate, David Feder, FABI, and Venezonix   

Islamorada, FL – May 7, 2019 – The annual Afro Roots Fest concert series returns to the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Last year, the event drew world music lovers from all over South Florida to the Florida Keys Brewing Company,and enjoyed a day-long run of live music, vendors, and musical workshops. This year, the lineup will feature another eclectic roster with some familiar faces on Sunday, May 26 at 151 Morada Way, Islamorada, FL 33036, beginning at 3 p.m. All ages welcome; $10 suggested donation. 

“We’re excited to be back in lovely Islamorada and are especially thankful to our wonderful partners and sponsors, the Florida Keys Brewing Company,” says Jose Elias, festivalfounder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “We look forward to honoring the ultimate sacrifices made by the members of the U.S. Armed forces with a day of incredible music in a stunningly beautiful setting.” Elias will also play the tres and guitar with the Spam Allstars.

A Latin Grammy-nominated and nationally and internationally-touring band, the Spam Allstars are one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, longest-running and accomplished bands. Part Afro-Cuban, part hip-hop, part funk, part electronica, they were founded by musician, producer, and musicologist Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam. The group’s latest recorded effort is called Trans-Oceanic, their sixth full-length released in 2016. Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com.

Group Barrio Abajo seeks to raise international awareness of the folkloric musical heritage of the Caribbean Colombia by presenting styles such as cumbia, bullerengue, porro, chandé and more than thirty other unparalleled musical rhythms. Globally, their home country is known for cumbia and vallenato, but these are just two parts of their musically diverse heritage. Barrio Abajo performed during the 2018 edition of Afro Roots Fest Islamorada. Learn more about them here: www.facebook.com/GrupoBarrioAbajo.

Kouyate is a native of Senegal and an Afro Roots Fest repeat performer. He is a Kora master and a trained Griot, meaning he captivates audiences with his 20-string, harp-like instrument and maintains a tradition of West African oral history through song. His performances are like beautiful, melodic storytellings. Click https://youtu.be/n0O4eqU-wcA to see him in action at the festival’s 2014 incarnation in Little Haiti. 

Feder fuses his background of jazz and classical music with Flamenco folk stylings and a multi-cultural island vibe. His music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs ConsideredWorld Café LivePBS Art LoftNPR’s Folk & Acoustic Music, among other outlets. Feder spent six weeks at the top of the Broadjam World Music Chart with his critically acclaimed album “Black Emerald” and has been featured on All My Children(ABC), Art Loft (PBS), the NBC Good Morning show, National Park Service educational videos, and Florida Everglades documentaries.

FABI is the musical project led by multi-instrumentalist Fabi Patino that blends world-beat with rootsy grooves. Venezonix is the brainchild of Elastic Bond’s co-founder and keyboardist Andres Ponce, a mix of Afro-Venezuelan rhythms with electronic sounds. AGPA DJ Selector will entertain the audience in between live sets.

The events are being made possible with the generous support of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Keys ICE (Islamorada Community Entertainment), the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, and the Florida Keys Brewing Company. 

High resolution images and videos are available. For more information, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 305.916.5521.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Afro Roots Fest Debuts in Homestead at the Historic Seminole Theatre April 27

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Award-winning Cuban artist Danay Suarez and Keys-based guitar virtuoso David Feder to perform concert in the heart of the city’s extraordinary, restored district

Homestead, FL – April 7, 2019 – An important premiere such as this calls for a remarkable venue. The Afro Roots Fest will make its debut in the City of Homestead at the historic Seminole Theatre (18 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 with a special presentation of Cuban singer / songwriter Danay Suarez and Islamorada-based guitarist David Feder beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are available online at bit.ly/ARH19. The event is being produced and presented by the Miami-based musical non-profit Community Arts and Culture (CAC).  

“The musical driver of this year’s festival is the celebration of women in world music, and we would be hard-pressed to find anyone better than Danay to represent the vanguard of Afro-Cuban music today,” says Jose Elias, festivalfounder and CAC’s executive director. “We know that audiences will truly enjoy her art and connect with her music, as will they with David’s, who is an exceptional talent on guitar.”

The four-time Grammy-nominated Suarez is a thoughtful, eloquent vocalist who singularly combines soul and hip-hop with reggae and the traditional Cuban styling called son. Her latest offering Palabras Manualesfeatures contributions from Stephen MarleyIdan RaichelRoberto Fonseca and Jason Matthews. A veteran of many major national and international music festivals, Danay won the prestigious La Gaviota de Inspiración award during the 2017 Festival Viňa in Chile.

Feder fuses his background of jazz and classical music with Flamenco folk stylings and a multi-cultural island vibe. His music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs ConsideredWorld Café LivePBS Art LoftNPR’s Folk & Acoustic Music, among other outlets. Feder spent six weeks at the top of the Broadjam World Music Chart with his critically acclaimed album “Black Emerald” and has been featured on All My Children(ABC), Art Loft (PBS), the NBC Good Morning show, National Park Service educational videos, and Florida Everglades documentaries.

Now in its 21st year, the Afro Roots Fest – named one of “South Florida’s Ten Best Music Festivals” by the Miami New Times – is a travelling affair that brings music from the African diaspora and the Caribbean to the masses.

This event is being made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Knight Foundation. For more information, call 786.650.2073 or visit www.AfroRootsFest.com.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Higher Vibez Tour Featuring Peter Dante, Beebs and Members of Tunnel Vision Stops at Guanabanas April 18

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Jupiter, FL – April 3, 2019 – Question: what do you get when you combine a Hollywood veteran, a Florida-based funk / soul / ska temptress and two members of a SoCal ska / reggae / surf rock powerhouse? Answer: the Higher Vibez Tour! Peter Dante, Beebs from Beebs and Her Money Makers, and Hayden and Jacob from Tunnel Vision have aligned their creative talents to bring Jupiter music fans an acoustic experience filled with new looks at popular originals, classic sing-alongs, and a charisma that joyfully captivates an audience. Show takes place at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 9 p.m., and is open to those 21 and over.

“This show is a can’t miss / must-see affair,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Join us for an evening of musical fun and high vibrations.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago and now manages rock and reggae acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. The venue’s lead sound engineer, he books all of the musical acts; he’s is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist. Guanabanas, the award-winning and popular waterfront venue, is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

A West Hartford, CT native, Dante is a frequent collaborator with comedian and filmmaker Adam Sandler. He’s starred in pictures such as Waterboy (1998), Little Nicky (2000), Big Daddy (1999), 50 First Dates (2004), and Mr. Deeds (2002), and appeared on the Larry Sanders Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Grandma’s Boy (2006), and Strange Wilderness (2008). His latest film is 2013’s Grown Ups 2. Dante is also a singer / songwriter.  

Based in Orlando, FL, Beebs has been recording and touring with her band The Money Makers since 2010. Since releasing a debut EP Welcome to Bartertown in 2011, they have crisscrossed the States in support of Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and Five Iron Frenzy, and played all 40 dates of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Her latest full-length release is a solo recording called Eye Shine (2016); last year she issued a single called “Life is Too Short”, which was remixed by the Sabotage Soundsystem.   

Hayden Hansen (guitar / vocals) and Jacob Hernandez (bass) make up two-fifths of the popular Orange County surf / reggae / ska band Tunnel Vision. The boys grew up with instruments in their hands and skateboards under their feet. Surf industry professionals, Hayden and Jacob have worked for Rip Curl and Lost Enterprises. They have released two full-lengths with Tunnel Vision to date, the latest being 2018’s Days Away.

For more information about the show and the venue, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

 Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
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786.426.2277


Guanabanas to Host Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers April 11 & 12

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Artists in town for the annual Tortuga Festival to play warm up shows at the Jupiter waterfront bar and restaurant

Jupiter, FL – March 27, 2019 – Held on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Tortuga Festival is a three-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. Two of those names – Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers – will play separate free shows at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on April 11 and 12, 2019, respectively. The waterfront venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477; both performances are open to those 21 and over.

“We’re always stoked about having Mishka rock the stage here at Guanabanas,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Wheeland Brothers have made some seriously catchy noise on the touring circuit, enough to garner a vaunted Tortuga date.” Cahur, the lead sound engineer who books all of the live music at Guanabanas, founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago. This facilitated the successful management of rock and reggae acts, and production and promotion of local and regional concerts. He is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

Though born in Bermuda, Mishka was raised in the Caribbean. His career officially launched with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then, he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and T.V. all over the world. Winner of the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009. Mishka’s songs have topped the Billboard Magazine Reggae char       t three times, and his sixth release, the independent Roots Fidelity, was issued in 2015.

Southern California siblings Nate and Travis Wheeland grew up in Orange County surfing and jamming, all the while powered by hole-in-the-wall bought Mexican food. They churn out inspiring melodies and honest lyrics combined with fun acoustic beach vibes. Their latest studio effort, Lost in the Key of Sea, released in 2016, has taken the pair on tours across the States with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Green, and Shwayze.

The Tortuga Music Festival works with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans, and to support scientific research, education, and ocean conservation initiatives. Also scheduled to perform:  Kenny Chesney, Flo Rida, Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Wailers, and others. Learn more atwww.TortugaMusicFestival.com. Both Mishka and the Wheeland Brothers have been featured on Chesney’s Sirius XM music selector program No Shoes Radio.

For more information about the shows and the venue, visitwww.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

 Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Afro Roots Fest Shifts to Key West, Celebrates Cuba April 18 – 20

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Community Arts and Culture presents a series of events designed to highlight Cuba’s contribution to world music at The Green Parrot and The Studios of Key West, featuring The Spam Allstars, Cortadito, and Electric Piquete 

Key West, FL – March 20, 2019 – As it did for the first time last year, the Afro Roots Fest concert series will head down U.S. 1 for a stop at Mile Marker 0 April 18 through 20, 2019. Afro Roots Key West will serve as a celebration of Cuba’s importance not only to the world of music, but to the Conch Key’s prominent role in the history of Cuba, featuring a music documentary, live music, even cigar-rolling.

The festivities will open Thursday the 18th with Miami Latin-funk band Electric Piquete’s debut at The Green Parrot (601 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040) at 9 p.m. On Friday, April 19, a screening of the documentary Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World at The Studios of Key West (533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040) will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, Cuban folk act Cortadito celebrates Cuba with a performance also at TSKW on Saturday, 8 p.m., and then the Spam Allstars perform at the official closing party at the Green Parrot beginning at 10 p.m.      

“Key West is inextricably woven into the fabric of Cuban colonial history, similar to how African influences are embedded in Cuban music,” says Jose Elias, festival founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “We look forward to celebrating these historical and musical parallels at some of the island’s premiere spots in The Studios of Key West and the Green Parrot.” Elias is Cortadito’s co-founder and tres player, and also performs with the Spam Allstars.

Electric Piquete is best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. Named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times in 2009 and 2015, the band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. They will be joined by special guest Tomas Diaz on vocals and percussion. Show is free and open to 21 and over. Learn more at www.ElectricPiquete.com.  

Directed by CynthiaBiestek and RubenGomez, the 2018 musical documentary Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World follows the path of a poor country musician from Eastern Cuba who rises to the challenge of spreading his beloved traditional music to the whole world, along the way finding success as a member of the legendary Cuban group the Buena Vista Social Club. $10 tickets to the screening at The Studios of Key West are available online here, followed by a Q&A with Biestek and a reception.

Cortadito specializes in performing Cuban music from the early 20th century, transporting listeners to a time when Trio Matamoros and Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world.  The band, who recently released a new EP of music called Canciones de Julio, faithfully performs standards in the traditional stylings called Son MontunoGuarachaBoleroNengon, and Bolero Son. In 2018, Cortadito served as the backing band for the Buena Vista Social Club legend Ochoa himself. Learn more at www.CortaditoSon.com. Get tickets to their event, which also includes a complimentary traditional Cuban rum drink called a mojito, plus cigar-rollers here: bit.ly/ARKW19.  

The Spam Allstars are not only one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, and longest-running and accomplished bands, but they have been nominated for a Latin Grammy and toured nationally. Part Afro-Cuban, part hip-hop, part funk, part electronica, they were founded by musician, producer, and musicologist Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam. The group’s latest release is their sixth full-length called Trans-Oceanic (2016). Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com; 21 and over welcome to their show at Green Parrot.

The events are being made possible with the support of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, the Ambrosia Key West, The Studios of Key West, and The Green Parrot.

High resolution images and videos are available. For more information, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 305.296.0458.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.
For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

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Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
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Jim and John Camacho of The Goods to Release New Music, Celebrate at Bar Nancy April 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Double A-side “Marshmallow” / “Vera” by the Camacho Brothers to be issued on Record Store Day 2019

Miami, FL – March 19, 2019 – The Camacho Brothers, Jim and John, co-founders of the 1990s major-label garage rock / power pop group The Goods, will celebrate the release of their new self-titled 7” on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bar Nancy in Little Havana (2007 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33135). The record will feature the two releasing new music together for the first time since their previous group’s disbanding in 1999. The show is free and open to those 21 and over; music begins at 9 p.m.

“I’m extremely proud of the new music that John and I have created, and I am very excited to share it and the stage with him once again,” offers Jim. “Also, being that it is ‘Goods’ Friday, don’t be surprised to see some old friends join us.” Jim, who sang lead and played bass for The Goods, has continued his career in music as a solo artist, releasing multiple albums, singles, collections, box sets, and videos, earning several notable awards along the way.

Jim has written music for film and TV, as well as other recording artists, some who have enjoyed multi-platinum success. Jim also writes for musical theater, those works include: Mouse King, which has become a South Florida holiday tradition; The Cavie Islander and the Troll; and the Guru of Gir, which will enjoy a performance at the Mandelstam Theater in South Miami on Thursday, March 21.

“This originally started as an anniversary album commemorating the first recording Jim and I ever did, an EP cassette entitled Jim & John Camacho and Their Band of Local Heroes, but we missed the deadline, so it became a full-length,” shares John. “I am super happy about that, as I think it’s some of the best music Jim and I have written.” John played keys and was lead vocalist in the Goods, and went on to form the bands Mongo, MHC and Depot Street, the latter of which is currently having critical and commercial success across the Southeastern US.

In 2014, John was one of 14 pianists worldwide to participate in the Dublin International Piano Festival. He is an established poet, with publications in numerous literary magazines throughout North America and Europe.

“Marshmallow” recaptures the sunny, intelligent, and piano-driven music the siblings were previously known for creating. The mid-tempo rocker is resplendent with shiny vocal harmonies, and is pure pop bliss sung by Jim. “Vera” strays to the reggae end of the spectrum, with John assuming lead vocal duties. Muscular and groovy, the song also features a very tasteful horn arrangement, and lyrics that celebrate one of the South Florida music scene’s best known and loved music fans.

They assembled an A-list cast of musicians to perform on the new disc, including: Roger Houdaille (Ex Norwegian), Fernando Perdomo, Izo Besares (Humbert / I Don’t Know), Tony Oms (The Goods), Juan Davila, Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Steph Taylor (The State Of), Tim Hamilton, and Zach McRary (Electric Jelly Funk).

The new release was recorded at the Shack North Studios and Ark South Studios by Ferny Coipel and Jasper Cunningham; the horn parts were captured by Caleb Louie at RFG Studio. The songs were mixed by Leo Partipillo at PMB Studio; mastered and lacquer created by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.

An all-star band of local heroes is set to perform the songs, as well as other new Camacho Brothers material, and material from each brother’s solo career. A special media preview is available here.

For more information, visit www.CamachoBrothers.com or call 305.397.8971.

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Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach ft. Fatoumata Diawara and Noura Mint Seymali April 6 at North Beach Bandshell

MEDIA ALERT

Miami Beach, FL – March 13, 2019 – Next month’s Afro Roots Fest concert on Miami Beach will celebrate the feminine spirit of world music with a double bill of African chanteuses and a team of local dancers. Mauritanian Griot Noura Mint Seymali and Malian singer / guitarist FatoumataDiawara will perform at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141) on April 6, 2019, as will the African Watoto Dance Theatre. This is the first official concert of the Afro Roots Fest’s 21st season; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are now available for $28 online through bit.ly/ARFMB19, and will be $35 at the door; all ages are welcome.  

This event is being co-presented with MDC Live Arts and the Rhythm Foundation, and is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, the Doris Duke Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council.

WHO: Fatoumata Diawara and Noura Mint Seymali

WHAT: Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

TICKETS: $28 online now; $35 at the door

Full press release available here; high resolution images and videos are available. For more information, please  visit www.CommunityArtsandCulture.org or call 305.672.5202.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE
Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

In addition to the joint venture with the Little Haiti Community Center called Let the Children Have Music, and the ongoing World Music Tuesdays series at the Wynwood Yard, CAC co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area schools.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com