Electric Piquete Play the Northwood Mango Festival Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
Miami, FL – May 31, 2017 – Miami’s Latin funk fusionistas Electric Piquete head to the historic Northwood Village in West Palm Beach for the annual Mango Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event is free, family-friendly and features a culinary contest, a chef showcase, a kid’s village and cultural performances from 12 noon to 10 p.m. The band will play a 90-minute set beginning at 6:30 p.m. Location is 516 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. Having played virtually every major venue and music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. Plans are underway to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary this summer.
The Northwood neighborhoods and broader West Palm Beach communities have a rich history of mango cultivation, and likely one of the reasons why there are so many mango trees in this area. The Gale House at 401 29th Street in Northwood is said to be the site of the first fruit-bearing mango tree planted in the United States. The Northwood Mango Heritage Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, free event open to the entire community.
Electric Piquete will feature special guest drummer Fabio Patino (FABI, Lanzallamas, Suenalo) for this performance. For more information about the fesitval, visit www.NorthwoodMangoFest.com. To learn more about the band, click www.ElectricPiquete.com.