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

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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

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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.

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Multi-Genre Musical March Madness at Guanabanas

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Run of three shows March 16 to 20 to showcase musical diversity offered at the Jupiter waterfront venue, one of which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Jupiter, FL – March 5, 2019 – March is known for the coming of spring, a major college basketball tournament, and the celebration of a popular Irish saint. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month will also serve as a testament to the incredible range of music offered up to fans, particularly the stretch of shows planned for mid-March. It includes the debut of the Balkun Brothers on the 16th, a special Exmag St. Patrick’s Day 4 p.m. show, and the return of Roosevelt Collier on the 20th. The popular waterfront venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477; all performances are free and open to those 21 and over.

“The third week of the month is going to be pure fire and we’re excited to be presenting this wide a range of music,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Balkun Brothers are a duo of seriously talented siblings, Exmag’s sound is very unique to say the least, and Roosevelt ‘The Doctor’, is very well known and loved around these parts.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago, which has allowed him to successfully manage rock and reggae acts, and produce / promote local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas; Matt is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist.

An internationally touring rock n’ roll band, the Balkun Brothers hail from Hartford, CT. Their sound is equal parts rock, blues and metal forged by older brother Steve’s custom-built baritone and resonator guitars, and younger brother Nick’s relentless drum pounding. They are touring in support of their new release on the French imprint Dixiefrog Records called Devil on TV, which was recorded in part at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN and produced by the heavy-hitting rock engineer Steve Albini. Learn more at www.BalkunBrothers.com.  Showtime on March 16 is 9 p.m.

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. The band’s brand of funk evokes the Twin Cities’ musical godfather Prince, but breaks new ground with its smooth electronic originality. EDM Chicago insists that “there is nothing less than real about these fellas”, and the Huffington Post said of their music: “familiar as it is unique, reaching across genres and audiences”. Listen at exmagworldwide.com.

Turnout at Guanabanas is always high for Roosevelt Collier, as his take on soul, funk and R&B is sonically and hip shakingly appealing. A veteran of the music festival set, where has performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers, TedeschiTrucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and more, Roosevelt is now on tour promoting his debut album called Exit 16, which in the artist’s words is him “telling a story of who I am, where I’m from, and where I’m going.” Learn more at www.RooseveltCollier.com; music begins at 9 p.m. on the 20th of March.

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.

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Balkun Brothers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493
Exmag: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724
Roosevelt Collier: https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258

Live Music at Guanabanas in March

The Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar and music venue to host a number of high-profile late winter / early spring events

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Jupiter, FL – February 26, 2019 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar(960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) and Roots Music, Inc. have planned a diverse slate of live entertainment for the month of March, beginning and ending with local favorites, and peppered with nationally touring acts in between.

Here is the lineup:

Fusik Returns March 2

Florida funk band Fusik will perform at Saturday, March 2, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2252302505011633.

Groove Fetish Rocks March 8

Wilmington, North Carolina’s Groove Fetish makes its way to Guanabanas Friday, March 8, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1966000010116317.

Guavatron Lands March 13

West Palm Beach-based electro rock and jam band Guavatron return Wednesday, March 13, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/617776258665450.

Balkun Brothers Premiere March 16

The psychedelic rock / punk / metal / funk group Balkun Brothers, led by the brothers Nick and Steve from Hartford, CT, will debut Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1180657855431493.

Exmag Play St. Patrick’s Day

Minnesota hip-hop / jazz trio Exmag will perform a special early set Sunday, March 17, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2266475103607724.

Roosevelt Collier Returns March 20

South Florida’s sacred steel / funk / soul / jam master Roosevelt Collier returns Wednesday, March 20, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/383126439173258.

The Orange Constant Rock March 27

The Statesboro, GA vintage rockers known as The Orange Constant make their way to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) Wednesday, March 27, 2019, beginning at 9 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1703808416386230.

Billy Gilmore and Friends Head Back March 30

Billy Gilmore (The Grass is Dead) and a bunch of his friends will perform Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. Free show; 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2192323521019265.

For more information about the show and the venue, and for the full lineup of March 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


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.
 

MEDIA CONTACT
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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.

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Michael Mut
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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.


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Michael Mut
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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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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.

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