Road to Afro Roots Miami Beach

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The Road to Afro Roots Travels through North Beach
 

Miami Beach, FL – February 7, 2019 – In keeping with this year’s theme of celebrating women in world music, the Road to Afro Roots shifts back to Miami Beach this month and next with a pair of free events. On the heels of a successful launch last month in Jupiter, the series will see Venus Rising Drum & Dance Ensemble paired up with the African Watoto Dance Theatre on Thursday, February 28, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. Then, Sol + the Tribu will perform March 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The two evenings serve as a warm up for the Afro Roots Fest concertfeaturing a double bill of African chanteuses in Mauritanian Griot Noura Mint Seymali and Malian singer / guitarist Fatoumata Diawara. They are slated to perform on April 6, 2019, as will the African Watoto Dance Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and pre-sale tickets are now available for $28 online through bit.ly/ARFMB19they will be $35 at the door. All ages are welcome.

WHO / WHEN:

February 28 – Venus Rising Drum & Dance Ensemble (African, Caribbean, Brazilian and Middle Eastern music and movement styles), and African Watoto Dance Theatre (youth-led West African dance)

March 28 – Sol + the Tribu (electronic music with Afro-Cuban rhythms, cumbia, reggaeton, funk, blues, and hip-hop)

WHAT: the Road to Afro Roots concert series

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

More information available at 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.
 

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Michael Mut
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Venus Rising Drum & Dance Ensemble
African Watoto Dance Theatre
Sol + the Tribu
Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach – click here for tickets


Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights Presented by Roots Music, Inc.

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Guanabanas February Live Music Highlights

Who: Roots Music, Inc. presents several high-profile live musical events throughout the month of February.

What / When:

Rare Creatures –  alt rock – Wednesday, February 6, 9 p.m. 
The Lee Boys 
– soul / R&B – Saturday, February, 9, 9 p.m.
The Elovators with special guest BrettStaska – reggae – Friday, February 15, 9 p.m.
lespecial – experimental rock – Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9 p.m.
East Harbor – indie rock – Wednesday, February 20, 9 p.m.
Steady Flow – funk / rock – Friday, February 22, 9 p.m.
Dr. Bacon – Appalachian funk – Saturday, February 23, 9 p.m.
iMayday!, RDGLDDRN and LittleStranger – reggae / hip-hop – Wednesday, February 27, 8 p.m.

Where: Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, 960 Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL, 33477

No cover, 21 and over welcome to all the performances. For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of February events, 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
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Guanabanas Hosts ¡Mayday!, RDGLDGRN and Little Stranger February 27

Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar and live music venue showcases reggae / hip-hop mashup groups

Jupiter, FL – January 29, 2019 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Roots Music, Inc. have for a decade plus teamed up to bring the North Palm Beach area an eclectic offering of live music.On February 27, 2019, they will present perhaps one of their most diverse lineups yet: iMayday!RDGLDGRN (red, gold, green), and LittleStranger, three groups that span multiple genres. They will grace the stage located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477 beginning at 8 p.m. Show is free; 21 over are welcome.

“We’re more than excited about the trio of musical acts set to come through here in late February,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “You can’t really do better than iMayday! as far as South Florida-grown hip-hop is concerned, and I am stoked to finally get them at the venue. RDGLDGRN’s sound is infectious; and Little Stranger’s opening set will be like icing to this musical cake.” Cahur is the Roots Music head who is responsible for booking all of the live music at Guanabanas. He’s also the lead sound engineer and is himself a guitarist.

iMayday! sprang from a Miami, FL suburb called Kendall in 2006, achieving initial notoriety with a viral YouTube hit called “Groundhog Day”, which featured DJ Craze and Cee-Lo Green. They eventually signed to rapper Tech N9ne’s label Strange Music, and have subsequently issued six full-length releases on the imprint, including their latest, South of 5th in 2018, which debut at number one on the Billboard reggae chart. Additional information: www.maydayonline.com.

RDGLDGRN hail from Reston, VA. The group first came to prominence with the release of their 2011 single “I Love Lamp”, which got them noticed by industry heavies such as DaveGrohl, who drummed on their eponymous 2012 debut EP, PharrellWilliams, who co-wrote and produced a track for same, and producer KevinAugunas. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their next release, which is being produced with the help of a PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign. More details at www.rdgldgrn.com.

The brothers from other mothers John and KevinShields comprise the quirky Philly by way of Charleston indie duo known as Little Stranger. They are all about originality, with every song being a separate work onto itself, making them inhabitants of a relatively unexplored niche of alternative  / hip-hop. Visit them online at heylittlestranger.com.

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
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


The Afro Future of World Music is Female!

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April 6 Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach Concert a Celebration of Women in World Music  

Community Arts and Culture, MDC Live Arts, and the Rhythm Foundation present Noura Mint Seymali, Fatoumata Diawara and the African Watoto Dance Theatre at the North Beach Bandshell April 6

Miami Beach, FL – January 16, 2019 – The Afro Roots Fest concert planned for Miami Beach will be all about the feminine spirit of world music, featuring a double bill of African chanteuses and a team of local dancers. Mauritanian Griot Noura Mint Seymali and Malian singer / guitarist Fatoumata Diawara 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.  

“For 20 years, Afro Roots Fest has brought the finest in traditional and contemporary African music to South Florida,” says Jose Elias, festival founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “This year, you can add futuristic to the repertoire as the festival will showcase two extraordinary female artists in Noura Mint and Fatoumata. We are excited about having the Watoto dancers present once again.”

Seymali is one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries, and is known for applying the ancient musical traditions of the griot with a savvy contemporary aesthetic. Faithful to her Moorish roots, her sound is led by the raw music of the azawan, a word in Hassaniya that refers to the ensemble of traditional instruments in Moorish culture; the ardinetidinit, guitar, and t’beul. She has recently collaborated with Damon AlbarnBaaba MaalTinariwenSpoekMathamboOumou Sangare and Shabazz Palaces, and appeared at major music festivals throughout the globe.
 
Born to Malian parents in Ivory Coast, Diawara is also a social activist and actor with an acclaimed movie credit (Timbuktu, 2014). Her music combines electric guitar lines with the ancient African strings of the Kora and kamel ngoni, and a drum kit blended with the timeless rhythms of traditional percussion. She’s touring in support of her latest release called Fenfo (meaning “something to say”), which is Grammy-nominated and features original songs that cover such timeless subjects as respect, humility, love, migration, family, and how to build a better world for our children. The release made the New York Times and President Barack Obama’s “Best of 2018” list, as well as the year-end lists in MOJOThe GuardianThe Sunday Times, and fRoots. She has also enjoyed several recent high-profile collaborations (Albarn, Herbie HancockSnarkyPuppyLed Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones) and festival appearances.  

The African Watoto Dance Theatre is comprised of dancers from many genres of the African diaspora. The company’s repertoire includes original choreography in traditional West African dances, and Afro-fusion of modern and contemporary, Haitian folklore, Caribbean, Congolese Soukous, and storytelling. The company promotes the African arts specifically for the local communities that do not have access to an authentic cultural experience.

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.

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.
 
ABOUT MDC LIVE ARTS
Miami Dade College (MDC) is proud to be the home of MDC Live Arts: Miami’s most eclectic performing arts series. Created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo, MDC Live Arts has a celebrated history of bringing extraordinary national and international performing artists to Miami. The annual series presents today’s most exciting artists and designs meaningful engagement between these artists, the students of MDC, and the greater community. MDC Live Arts seeks artists from across the globe who push boundaries and honor traditions relevant to Miami’s diverse community, and aims to offer audiences opportunities to discover new ideas, perspectives and forms of expression
More details: mdclivearts.org.
 
ABOUT RHYTHM FOUNDATION
Founded in 1988, The Rhythm Foundation, is a not-for-profit cultural organization that is a foremost presenter of international music in the US. The Rhythm Foundation has presented concerts, festivals and events featuring over 800 established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences. In 2015 The Rhythm Foundation began year-round management of the North Beach Bandshell amphitheater for the City of Miami Beach.
Learn more at www.rhythmfoundation.com.


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


TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant Coming Stuart

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Guanabanas Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Launching TideHouse  Waterfront Restaurant in Stuart 

  Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venture’s management announces new eatery concept in Martin County 
  
Jupiter, FL – December 10, 2018 – Most know that the traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, but Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is celebrating a decade of serving delicious, award-winning fare, tropical drinks and offering up some of the area’s best live music by bringing Martin County a newly developed concept called TideHouse Waterfront Restaurant. The new dining and entertainment brand will be in the renovated space located at 915 NW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994 and open in 2019.  
  
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this important milestone than to introduce our plans for this beautifully improved waterfront location,” says Guanabanas General Manager / Vice President Jon Sullivan. “Our views of the St. Lucie River promise to be breathtaking, and our menu will reflect the pride we take in offering our patrons quality and service.”    
  
The planned cuisine will be a diverse mix of classic American, Pan-Asian/Polynesian and Mediterranean influences. It will share Guanabanas’ commitment to sustainability, using fresh seafood as well as incorporating plenty of options if seafood and shellfish aren’t your thing. The menu will feature a wide array of influences and is sure to have something for everyone. TideHouse will offer lunch and dinner service every day, as well as adding breakfast on the weekends.  
   
There are plans to have live music several nights a week. It will be produced by Roots Music Inc. who manages the music program for Guanabanas, so you can expect the same great mix of talent. The styles will be similar to the sister restaurant in Jupiter, performing a mix of surf rock, roots, reggae, Latin, acoustic and jam band music.  
  
“We are excited about the renovations to the property which enhance the panoramic views of the St. Lucie River and maximizes the indoor/outdoor experience,” said Chad Van Boven, President of Guanabanas Restaurant. The property owner has worked diligently to develop a plan to increase parking availability and created easy access to the restaurant. Valet parking will also be available and will be complimentary. Boat access will also be available through the marina.  
  
Guanabanas Restaurant is located near the Jupiter Inlet at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. The formal 10th anniversary celebration takes place Wednesday, December 26, 2018, featuring all-day featuring food and drink specials ($3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos,  50-cent wings and clams), and live entertainment by The String AssassinsClement Aubrey and OneTribe, and Moska Project beginning at 4 p.m. 
    
For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878. For updates please visit www.tidehouse.com or follow the account on www.instagram.com/TideHouseStuart.  
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Guavatron and SOWFLO at Guanas for NYE

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Guavatron and SOWFLO Play New Year’s Eve 2019 Bash at Guanabanas

Local fusion / improve masters and Southwest Florida reggae rockers co-headline free year-end show

Jupiter, FL – December 11, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar will end 2018 in much the same fashion as it began and spent the entire year: offering a beautiful, serene ambiance, coupled with fine food and service, and presenting some highly-entertaining live music. Guavatron and SOWFLO are set to play the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477 beginning at 9 p.m. on December 31, 2018. Show is free and 21 over are welcome.

“We brought together two of our favorite acts,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Both artists come from different places musically but together it will be a great jam rock sandwich for everyone. Guavatron’s improv-based jams never disappoint, neither does SOWFLO’s good time / Island party vibe. We invite everyone to celebrate what’s been an amazing 2018 and ring in what’s sure to be a fantastic New Year with us” A family man, Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas, and is himself a guitarist.

Equal parts tropical fruit, band and transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet, Guavatron is a fusion four-piece based in West Palm Beach. With an emphasis on improvisation, Guavatron creates a fresh sound at every show while staying true to their dance, rock, electronica, and funk roots. They are regulars at Guanabanas’ Jerry Garcia birthday celebration. This year’s performance at Hulaween has put them at the top of the Florida jam band scene, and 2019 looks to take the band to a whole new level. Catch them in this intimate setting for NYE before it’s too late. Learn more about them here: guavatron.bandcamp.com.

SOWFLO were last seen and heard at Guanabanas’ Dirty River Reggae Fest and are South West Florida’s rock / reggae musical torchbearers. Based in Naples, FL, the band crisscrossed the American mid-west this summer, promoting their upcoming album New Shoes and their latest single called “Amalia”. SOWFLO teamed up with Damain Marley‘s engineer Marc Lee and keyboardist Young Pow to craft their latest offerings, which are dropping in 2019. The quintet’s sound is best described as a blend of rock, reggae, acoustic, hip-hop, dub, and surf, mixed in with good vibes and ganja. More details: sowflo.com.

Guanabanas is marking their 10th anniversary the Wednesday prior to New Year’s Eve with an all-day celebration featuring food and drink specials and live entertainment. Also, they are unveiling a new dining and entertainment concept in Stuart called TideHouse. The final Noche Latina of 2018 takes place Saturday, December 29, 2018 featuring Miami’s Electric Piquete and The Spam Allstars

For more information about the show 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


Noche Latina at Guanabanas December 29

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Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars Return to Guanabanas for Noche Latina December 29

Monthly Latin music series closes 2018 with two of Miami’s premiere Latin funk bands

Jupiter, FL – December 6, 2018 – The final Noche Latina / Latin music night of 2018 promises to be a very funky one. Miami’s ElectricPiquete(4 p.m., all-ages) and The SpamAllstars(9 p.m., 21 and over) will grace the stage at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (location: 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477) on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Both performances are free.

“These two bands will create one seamless and absolutely danceable afternoon and evening for music fans,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We always look forward to having them here and the local community has tended to respond quite positively to them.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc., more than 20 years ago, and has successfully managed rock and reggae acts, and produced and promoted local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer, books all of the live music at the venue, and is also an accomplished guitarist.

Electric Piquete have the distinction of being the first band to play a Noche Latina, in addition to being two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners. They mix Latin jazz with American funk and rock elements to form a largely instrumental, instantly-catchy sound. The band are currently in preparations to back soul music legend Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”) in a series of concerts and in the recording studio. More information:www.ElectricPiquete.com.

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 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.

Noche Latina began as a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration three years ago and has remained a very popular recurring event. Guanabanas regularly hosts reggae, acoustic and surf-rock bands, so the Latin flavor serves as a quite an interesting musical counterpoint.  

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
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Years 12/26

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Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary December 26

Award-winning waterfront venue begins second decade of serving the Jupiter community with all-day specials and a triple-header of live music

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – Ten years in the restaurant business is quite an amazing achievement. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is much more than just a restaurant, however. For a decade, the popular waterfront venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River, has not only been presenting the best live local, regional and national acts, but also giving back to the community, all while racking up some impressive awards.

“A commitment to providing our clients the highest quality ingredients, incredible support from our local community plus a family-friendly atmosphere has been the key to our success,” says Vice President Jon Sullivan. “We intend to continue to offer the best fresh from Florida seafood, the finest entertainment, and to keep Guanabanas a great place for people to come hang out with friends and family.”

Clients can take advantage of food and drink specials the entire day after Christmas as part of the celebration, including $3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos, as well as 50-cent wings and clams. There will be live entertainment by The String Assassins, Clement Aubrey and One Tribe, and Moska Project from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission is free; 21 and over are welcome from 9 p.m. onward.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure programming  the music here for the last 10 years,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to the celebration and to 10 more great years.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. He not only designed the sound system at Guanabanas, but is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at the venue.

From its humble beginnings as a one-time sandwich shop / kayak rental place in 2004-2005, Guanabanas has grown into a local mainstay. Building on the “Old Florida” look and feel, owners President Chad Van Boven, along with his wife Jeannie, created a sense of community, first hosting a charity-driven “Therapy Thursdays” event that evolved into the recurring Give Back Thursday, which has helped many local charities, and raising more than $180k during the last half-dozen years.

Along the way, Guanabanas has been named “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by the Palm Beach Post and “Best Restaurant” by SouthFlorida.com, been featured on PBS Local, Emeril’s Florida, Chef Michele Bernstein’s Check Please, become a favorite hangout of professional athletes and international celebrities, launched a successful monthly Latin Music Night, and rolled out both a food truck and a delectable weekend brunch menu.

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
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Playlist Disco Concert / Harry Wayne Casey Honored 12/9

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Town of Miami Lakes Hosts Disco Concert Featuring Playlist, Honors Harry Wayne Casey 12/9

Miami Lakes, FL – November 29, 2018 – It’s time to play that funky music! The Town of Miami Lakes and its Cultural Affairs Committee presents Disco Concert featuring disco cover band, The Playlist.

The Playlist was founded by lead vocalist Mireya ValdesMedina and husband Tony Medina (guitar / lead vocals). It also features drummer Monchy Coruguedo, and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut, who currently play in a separate musical project along with Tony. Additional musicians include: Rene Martinez and Rey Diaz, percussion, Lizzie Valdes and Alex Diaz (vocals), keyboardist Betzy Consuegra, and Robert Smiley (sax / flute).

You will not want to miss a special recognition given to Harry Wayne Casey (“KC”) from KC and the Sunshine Band! KC will be receiving a proclamation from Mayor Manny Cid and fellow councilmembers.

This “Get Down” event will also include food trucks and other refreshments for concert-goers!

For FREE General Admission tickets or tickets with a drink package, visit www.toml.eventbrite.com

WHERE: Miami Lakes Picnic Park West, 15151 NW 82nd Ave,
DATE & TIME: Sunday, December 9th at 6 PM to 9:30 PM

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Road to Afro Roots Begins in Jupiter on January 25-26

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The Road to Afro Roots Fest 21 Begins at Guanabanas in Jupiter on January 25-26

Colombia’s Grupo Barrio Abajo, Cuba’s Cortadito and the Republic of Congo’s Toto Omana open the third decade of one of South Florida’s longest-running music festivals

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – The 21st iteration of the Afro Roots Fest will pick up right where it left off – taking the music directly to the people, instead of having them travel to one signature event as in year’s past. The kickoff event will again take place at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, Florida 33477) over the span of two days. Grupo Barrio Abajo opens the festivities Friday, January 25, 2018 with a 21 and over performance beginning at 9 p.m. The following day, Saturday, January 26, Cortadito (4 to 7 p.m., all ages welcome) and Toto Omana (9 p.m., 21 and over) round out the Road to Afro Roots lineup.

“It gives me great joy to start the journey to the Afro Roots Fest by presenting these three diverse groups at what is Palm Beach’s premiere live music venue,” says Jose Elias, founder and executive director of Community Arts and Culture (CAC). “We are excited to bring the Jupiter music-loving community a slice of the Caribbean and some amazing sounds from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fans will love the brilliant crossover artist that is Toto Omana.” Elias is a guitarist / tres player who performs with the Spam Allstars, and his own groups Cortadito and the Nag Champayons. He is also a producer and Grammy-nominated musician and recording artist.

Group Barrio Abajo’s aim is to raise international awareness of the folkloric musical heritage of the Caribbean Colombia. They present 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 pieces from their puzzle of musical heritage. Barrio Abajo’s professional musicians intend to change this perception. Learn more about them here: www.facebook.com/grupobarrioabajo.

Cortadito’s specialty is performing Cuban music from the early 20th century, which transports 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. Cortadito is occasionally is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Learn more at www.CortaditoSon.com.

The singer / songwriter / guitarist from Kinshasa, Republic of Congo Omana is primarily influenced by Franco and OK Jazz. His music combines African Soukous with American R&B, funk, and soul. Toto speaks more than 12 languages, and also sings in Swahili, Mandingo, English, Spanish, and French, and appeared as a guest on the Grammy-nominated group, Conjunto Progreso’s record Master Sessions Descarga & Son. He is set to release a full-length set on Afro Roots Recordings in 2019, which is being produced by Elias.

“We’re happy to able to continue building on this wonderful musical relationship with Guanabanas and Roots Music, Inc., and continue to make the festival accessible to world music fans in Palm Beach,” adds Elias. The festival will also feature a variety of local and international acts, and is being held at venues throughout South Florida. For more information, please visit www.AfroRootsFest.com or call 561.747.8878.

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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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