Cortadito, Nag Champayons & DJ Ephniko 8/25


Guanabanas Serves Cortadito, the Nag Champayons and DJ Ephniko for Noche Latina August 25

Monthly Latin music series returns with two Miami-based bands – one Cuban folk and the other Afro-Galactic / tropidelic funk – plus a world music DJ

Jupiter, FL – August 6, 2018 – Noche Latina, the monthly Latin music series at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477), returns on Saturday, August 25, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m.  and will feature Cortadito (Cuban folk), the Nag Champayons (Afro-Galactic / Tropidelic), and DJ Ephniko (multi-cultural tunes). Experience the best South Florida-based Latino music acts in an enchanting, outdoor setting on the Loxahatchee River. No cover, all ages welcome to the early show; 21 and over after 9 p.m.

“The double bill of of Cortadito and the Nag Champayons is an excellent mix that our loyal Latin music fans very much enjoy,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “The combination of Cuban folk and spaced-out Miami funk is a potent one, and adding Ephniko to the mix means we are in for quite a flavorful afternoon and evening.” Cahur is the head of Roots Music, Inc., which for 20 years has offered music management, production and promotions services out of Jupiter. Cahur is also the master sound engineer at Guanabanas.

From inception, Cortadito’s focus has been performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century: the Son MontunoGuarachaBolerosNengon, and Bolero Son styles. This dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world, and when Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. From time to time, Cortadito is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Learn more at They are celebrating the release of their latest CD, Canciones de Julio.

Miami’s Afro Galactic / Tropidelic funksters the Nag Champayons blend African, Caribbean and North American influences into a unique and extremely danceable sound. They continue to play local and regional music festivals, and are currently in the studio recording new music. 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

Ephniko is the front man for the Nag Champayons, but he is also a very in-demand world music selector. The Baranquilla, Colombia-born MC approaches crowds as a rhythm shaman looking to heal their stress and sadness by taking them on a journey. He does so by combining tribal-like acoustic sounds from folklore all over the world with the electromechanical vibrations of the first world inner cities where he found his musical voice.

There is no cover; 21 and over are welcome after 9 p.m. For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit



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 Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional 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 561.747.8878or emailing

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