19th Annual Afro Roots World Music Fest Coming 4/7 & 4/22

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19th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival Features Salif Keita April 7 and Vieux Farka Touré April 22

Both events to be held at North Beach Bandshell, with the Touré show dovetailing into the TransAtlantic Music Festival

Miami Beach, FL – March 21, 2017 – As one of South Florida’s longest-running musical events, the Afro Roots World Music Festival presents some of the most exciting pan-African musicians and celebrates the spread and evolution of the Dark Continent’s culture. This year, the festival’s 19th, performances are spread out over two weekends at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141) and feature the “Golden Voice of Africa” Salif Keita on Friday, April 7, followed by the “Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara” Vieux Farka Touré Saturday, April 22. Tickets for day one are available here: bit.ly/ARWMF19; day two tickets are available here: bit.ly/ARWMF19-2. Start time for both is 6 p.m.

“This year certainly promises to be one of our best, and I’m truly excited about showcasing Salif Keita and Vieux Farka Touré, two world-class artists and musicians,” says Jose Elias, founder and executive director of the Miami-based non-profit Community Arts & Culture. “Our mission with this event has always been to foster an appreciation and understanding of African music and culture, and we feel we have two outstanding examples, and more.”

Keita is considered Mali’s most well-known singer / songwriter, seamlessly combining R&B, rock and jazz into one pan-ethnic sound. Born to a royal family, the artist was disowned by his father upon announcing his intention to purse music. He first rose to prominence as part of the Rail Band, which was renamed Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux, before embarking on a solo career in 1984. He has since released more than a dozen recordings, including 2012’s Talé, his latest.

Touré is another Mali national whose sound can be described as ancient West African desert blues meets modern rock. As the son of another well-known guitarist, Ali Farke Touré, he cut his professional teeth as part of the backing band for kora master Toumani Diabaté. Originally a percussionist, he switched to guitar and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist, spanning 12 years and nine releases, he latest being 2015’s Touristes, a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Julia Easterlin

The support act for April 7 is Cortadito, Miami’s Cuban folklore masters. On April 22, Sinkane (Sudanese jazz / funk / rock) and Symbi Roots, the all-female Haitian rara band, are both scheduled to perform. A special “Road to AfroRoots” warm-up concert by the Antilles Music Ensemble also takes place at the North Beach Bandshell on March 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event coincides with the monthly Food Trucks & Music Night presented by the City of Miami Beach. This show is free and all ages are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org/afro-roots-world-music-festival or call 800.838.3006.

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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.

CAC also produces the A Day at the Beach Concert Series, which is going on five-plus years now, as well as co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area at-risk children.

For more information, visit www.communityartsandculture.org.

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


Katchafire Ignites Guanabanas with Inna Vision 3/24

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New Zealand’s Katchafire to Ignite Guanabanas March 24

Legendary roots rockers’ tour of the U.S. makes a stop in Jupiter with special guests Inna Vision

Jupiter, FL – March 14, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is a veritable oasis for live music, especially of the Caribbean kind. On Friday, March 24, down under reggae greats Katchafire will make a tour stop at the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477), for an evening of music along with special guests Inna Vision. Show begins at 8 p.m., there is no cover to attend, and 21 and over are welcome. The event is being co-presented by Roots Music and Boulevard Brewing.

“Getting Katchafire to come to Guanabanas is a major score not just for lovers of reggae music, but live music fans in general,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “They combine ska and reggae and a high-energy performance with incendiary results. Inna Vision is an equally solid get for us and will be a treat for fans as well.” Cahur’s music promotions firm Roots Music has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals for almost 20 years.

Originally a Bob Marley tribute band named after the legend’s debut recording with the Wailers Catch a Fire, Katchafire’s history begins in 1997 at the group’s hometown of Hamilton, New Zealand, in the Waikato region of the country’s North Island. Their 2002 debut single “Giddy Up” became the top-selling release of that year, which in turn made the debut full-length Revival a smash. The group now has four albums to its credit and is currently touring in support of retrospective collection called Best of So Far. Learn more at www.katchafire.co.nz.

Inna Vision is another island-based reggae outfit – the three-piece roots / reggae / dub band hails from Maui, HI. A hard-working band, the band has played more than 100 American cities during the last decade, producing four full-length and five EP releases. Their latest release is the Highest Grade EP, available on all digital distribution channels. More information available here: www.innavisionmusic.com.

For more information, please 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 Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

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 Foundation, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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


Birdman’s Clambake Debut at Stage Wynwood 3/18

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Birdman’s Clambake Debut at the Stage Wynwood March 18

Wynwood, FL – March 7, 2017 – Miami-based rock and blues trio Birdman’s Clambake are set to make their debut at a new entertainment spot called the Stage Wynwood on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Located at 127 NW 23rd St Miami Florida 33127, the event is taking place in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. There is no cover to attend and 21 and over are welcome. The band will play two sets beginning at 10 p.m.

The Stage Wynwood is a performance venue that caters not only to live music, but also hosts DJs, theatrical events, and private parties. The space first opened in November of 2016 with a special anniversary celebration for the famed Venezuelan TV program Latin Angels. It features a full-bar and a kitchen offering international cuisine favorites such as arepas, pepitos, hamburgers and more.

Clambake is led on guitar and vocals by Sean “Birdman” Gould, a renown South-Florida musician, session player, and sound engineer. The group also features Monchy Coruguedo on drums and vocals, and Michael Mut on bass and vocals. Ed Rosado, Mut’s rhythm section partner in Latin funk band Electric Piquete, will substitute for Coruguedo on March 18.

For more information, call 305.502.0691.

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


The Lords of 52nd Street Live at Hialeah Park 4/1

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The Lords of 52nd Street Play Free Show at Hialeah Park April 1st

 

“Billy Joel’s Original Hitmakers” Will Take Stage in First “Garden Show” at Iconic Venue
Hialeah, FL March 8, 2017 – Earning a well-deserved reputation as “Billy Joel’s hitmakers,” The Lords of 52nd Street toured and recorded with the legendary “Piano Man” for over a decade and played a major role in the worldwide success of Billy Joel’s formidable sound.

After a long separation, The Lords of 52nd Street reunited several years ago and are once again bringing the music they played in famous venues like Wembley Stadium, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Budokan, to audiences across America.

The Lords of 52nd Street will give music fans in the Miami area an “up close and personal” experience when they perform on the Paddock Garden stage at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino on Saturday April 1. The free concert, scheduled for a 9 PM start, will be the first “garden show” at this iconic South Florida venue and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the festival-style event.

Billy Joel and The Lords of 52nd Street enjoyed worldwide acclaim in the late 1970s and early 1980s, recording Grammy award winning albums such as 52nd Street (1978), Glass Houses (1980), and The Nylon Curtain (1982).

After being inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014, The Lords of 52nd Street returned to the stage together and haven’t looked back since then. The band played in front of a sellout crowd at The Space at Westbury in New York in February 2016 and returned there for a similar performance earlier this year.

Critics have praised the band and their shows have awed music lovers of all ages. For more information, visit www.HialeahPark.com or call 305.885.8000.

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ABOUT HIALEAH PARK 

Hialeah Park began making history in 1922 as the Miami Kennel Club, the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America, founded by Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. In early 1925, the newly renamed Hialeah Park opened for thoroughbred racing over a one-mile dirt track.

Today Hialeah Park is home to a state-of-the-art casino, which began operations in August of 2013. It features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, electronic roulette and blackjack, South Florida’s most popular poker room, several restaurants and cocktail lounges, and seasonal quarter horse racing. Champions Simulcast Center and Sports Bar, on the second floor of the iconic Clubhouse, is open year-round, offering bettors world-class horse racing action from across the United States.

Newly redesigned space is available for weddings, quinces, and special events. The park’s vast outdoor space is also available for events. An official corporate partner of the University of Miami, Hialeah Park is listed as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

With entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah Park is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Michael Mut Frank Fiore
Mut Communications
Founder
Hialeah Park
VP of Entertainment
786.426.2277 305.885.8000
info@mutcomm.com ffiore@hialeahpark.com

Jim Camacho to Launch New Web Series March 24

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Jim Camacho to Launch New Adventures in Songwriting Web Series March 24

Labor of musical love presents some of his favorite songwriters, ponder the mystery of where songs come from, and create a new song every show

Miami, FL – March 7, 2017Award-winning composer Jim Camacho’s latest musical creation is the brand-new web series called Adventures in Songwriting, which will begin streaming on YouTube and be available as an iTunes podcast beginning March 24. There will be a show the night before the launch to celebrate the new series at the Luna Star Café (775 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161). Jim will play along with his first guest on the series, the legendary Charlie Pickett. Staying with the songwriting theme, there will be an open mic kicking off the night from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All ages welcome, cover charge is $5.

“The idea of the show is to explore what songwriting is all about and what makes a person want to become a songwriter and express themselves in that way,” says Camacho. “You can say a lot in three minutes, and a great song can reach places that are ineffable. ‘What’s that part all about?’ Those are the kinds of discussions we want to have on this show / podcast. Oh, and write a song by the end of the show as well.”

The host and featured artists will share stories about their path in music, what led them to want to become a songwriter and, how they write. By the end of each episode, Jim and company will create and perform a new original song. Webcast from the artist’s YouTube page located at www.youtube.com/JimCamacho and podcast on iTunes (be sure to subscribe), the series will produce at least one episode per month.

The first episode features the rock legend Pickett, guitarist / vocalist and bandleader of the 80’s outfit Charlie Pickett and the Eggs. Future episodes will highlight punk / rocker Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors / Shark Valley Sisters), and indie songwriters Roger Houdaille and Michelle Grand, also known as Ex-Norwegian. Additional artists from Nashville, TN and the UK will be announced soon.

Shot at Camacho’s South Miami home studio, the series is lensed and edited by Juan Davila, a frequent collaborator who produced many of Jim’s latest videos. Those interested in being a part of the open mic on March 23 at the Luna Star Café can email jcopenmic@gmail.com to sign up – slots are limited.

For more information visit, AdventuresinSongwriting.net or call the Luna Star at305.799.7123.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2016, Camacho released four singles and videos: “Make It to the Morning Light”, “Ugly / Messenger”, a split single collaboration Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters), “How Do You Like Me Now”, and “Big Little World”; the latter two from his reissue Everywhere – Deluxe Edition. Jim is currently putting the finishing touches on a new full-length album for release in 2017, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat.
For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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


19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert 3/18

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19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to be Held at The Wynwood Yard March 18

Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida & Modern Galaxy TV again host benefit concert featuring Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, Telekinetic Walrus, Nag Champayons and more

Miami, FL – February 21, 2017 – An overwhelming 71% of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 on November 8, 2016, making medical marijuana legal in the state as of January 3, 2017. Yet, the fight still continues. With the state house and senate set to convene and create and or modify existing rules, there are still the issues of access and free market availability that need to be addressed. Add to that the specter of a newly-confirmed, ultra-conservative U.S. Attorney General, and one can see the path to medicinal cannabis relief is still hazy.

Enter the 19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert hosted by Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida and Modern Galaxy TV, to be held at The Wynwood Yard (56 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127) on SATURDAY, March 18, 2017. Tickets for the event, which is being billed as a “Celebration Festival”, are $15 in advance and available online at bit.ly/19thMMBC; show is open to those 18 and over. Admission for those aged 18 – 20 will be $25 at the door.

“For nearly two decades, Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida have combined an eclectic music festival with an informative conference to be a platform for community interaction,” says Ploppy Palace’s Flash, event organizer. “This dynamic forum has grown throughout the years, as the movement has strengthened. Our expanding coalition says that as long as it takes to change the laws and make medical marijuana accessible to those in need, the Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will continue to fight to generate more public support!”

Live music acts include Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, TelekineticWalrus, Tamboka, Nag Champayons, Rhythm Flow, Gypsy Cat, DJ Zehno, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Bodizepha, Sarah Packiam and Marquise FairFusik kicks off the event at 4:20 p.m.

The confirmed speakers are: South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Dr. LindaKaplan, marijuana attorney Michael Minardi, NORML of Florida Executive Director Karen Goldstein and more. Spoken word artists include Alonso, Rio and others. There will be live art by Anibal Fernandez and more, as well as dance and performances by Elviza, Sofia Luna, Melody Gedeon, JasonWilliams and others to be announced.

Some of the vendors include: The Wallflower Gallery, Brickell Smoke Shop, Vape & Smoke ShopBiscayne, Progressive Rags, Nug Brand and more. Production support will be offered by Ploppy Palace Productions, Modern Galaxy TV, 7th Circuit Productions, The Wynwood Yard, Resurrection Drums, and Mut Communications.

As a fundraiser, Ploppy Palace, CMI Vibe Music and The Wheel Party have produced a compilation CD for the cause called Legalize It! Vol. 1: It’s Natural! Featuring 18 tracks of music, the collection is available now at www.legalizepot.us or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/legalize-it!-its-natural/id745390408.

For more information, visit www.medicalmarijuanabenefitconcert.com or follow the movement on Twitter @MedMariConcert and Instagram on
@MedicalMarijuanaBenefitConcert, and the conversation using the hashtag #MMBC19.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Pete Rock Takes vs DJ Premier 3/4

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 Pete Rock Takes on DJ Premier in Exclusive Battle at Sidebar March 4

Legends go head to head beginning at 9 p.m. in the downtown Miami venue, with support from DJs Heron and Selfborn

Miami, FL – February 22, 2017 – Two of the biggest names from the hip-hop and rap production game will be battling it out at Sidebar (337 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33130) on Friday, March 4, 2017. Pete Rock (Ghostface Killah, Pharoahe Monch, Dead Prez, Talib Kweli) will take on DJ Premier (Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Mos Def) in a vinyl skirmish that has only occurred four previous times – once in Japan and three times in the U.S. Tickets are $25 – $45 and available online at bit.ly/PRvsDJP; 21 and over are welcome to the event.

Co-presented by DNA Entertainment and Addictive Affairs, the evening will also feature music by DJs Heron and Selfborn, two of Miami’s top hip-hop selectors. “We’re excited about the opportunity to showcase Pete Rock and DJ Premier, two extremely talented individuals at the top of the any rap list of producers and collaborators,” says Addictive Affairs head DJ Heron. “This rare duel will be one for the ages.” 5 Star Entertainment and Clockwork Music are also supporting the event.

Bronx, NY-native Pete Rock first rose to prominence as one half of a duo with C.L. Smooth in 1991.  After three releases with Smooth, Rock began a solo career and immersed himself in production, working initially with his cousin, the late Heavy D. His production credits span 31 artists also including PublicEnemy, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica, Mick Jagger, Madonna, and LadyGaga, and cross five genres (hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop and jazz).

Rock’s latest joints include tracks by J Dilla, De La Soul and Sadat X, as well as a record with Smoke DZA called Don’t Smoke Rocks and one with Smooth called T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You). In the works: Petestrumentals 3 and Soul Survivors 3, plus collaborations with Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Anderson Paak.

Born Chris Martin in Houston, TX, DJ Premier cut his production teeth with Gang Starr’s 1989 debut. He went on to have a hand in some of the most important East Coast rap classics: Illmatic by Nas, Ready to Die from Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Black on Both Sides by Mos Def. A multi-instrumentalist who studied computer science at Prairie View A&M, Premier’s recent credits include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, RobbieRobertson and The LOX.

For more information, please visit bit.ly/PRvsDJP or call 786.703.6973.

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


Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and the Nag Champayons 2/25

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and the Nag Champayons for Noche Latina February 25

Latin funk by Electric Piquete for happy hour and Afrogalactic / tropidelic sounds by Nag Champayons in the evening on tap

Jupiter, FL – February 7, 2017 – In resuming its monthly Noche Latina (Latin night) series, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is playing host to another double header of Latin music on Saturday, February 25. Electric Piquete will play three sets of Latin funk from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Nag Champayons follow that up with their signature blend of psychedelic and Afro-Caribbean sounds beginning at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.

Electric Piquete are a definite crowd favorite and they always deliver a funky, fun performance,” says Guanabanas Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “The Nags debut here several months ago elicited a great reaction from our regulars, which made the decision to bring them back an easy one. We are looking forward to it and remain committed to offering the best local Latin sounds to Jupiter music fans.”

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”. They also braved Hurricane Matthew to make their debut at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Nag Champayons continue to raise the Miami musical bar in terms of creativity, messaging and collaborative efforts with each new release. They put out a heady and infectious new single, and visually stunning video called “Brazilian LSD” in December of 2016, a follow up to 2015’s masterful Rising Sounds of a Sinking City, a darkly serious, ominous 21-minute environmentally-conscious theme. They continue to play local and regional music festivals. For more details, visit www.NagChampayons.com

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please 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 Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

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 Foundation, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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


Hialeah Park Presents Free Concerts by The Habana Boys

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Hialeah Park Presents Free Concerts by The Habana Boys

 

Fountain Terrace concerts set for Friday March 3, Saturday March 4, and Sunday March 5; bilingual group performs a musical variety including opera, Motown, international classics

 

Hialeah, FL February 15, 2017 – Question: What do you get when you cross ll Divo and the Jersey Boys? Answer: The Habana Boys. The talented group is embarking on its first tour of America, and Hialeah Park Casino (2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013) will be one of the first stops.

The Habana Boys will perform on the Fountain Terrace, located just outside the Hialeah Park Casino on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 10 p.m., and on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. All three concerts will be free of charge and open to concert-goers of all ages. There are themes planned for each concert day. Friday night is “Girls Night Out” with Hialeah Park reporter and 93.9 MIA on-air radio personality GiGi Diaz, DJ Salin, and an exclusive free drink special.

Saturday is “Meet-and-Greet Night” with an opportunity to meet The Habana Boys in the Havana Café from 8-10 PM. There will be a special reserved VIP seating area available for the Saturday show and DJ El Russo will spin music before and after the performance. The Sunday afternoon concert will be “Family Day” with AM 670 La Poderosa and DJ Larry Lopez on hand to provide music and banter.

The Habana Boys – Ian Sanchez Guerra, Rey Reyes Bravo, Yunior Luis Perez Valdez, and Giraldo Carmenate Izaguirre – are all classically-trained singers whose ages range from 22 to 29. Musical director Hector Manuel Quintana Ferreiro often appears on stage with the group and the choreography is directed by Alberto Concepcion Rodriguez, who operates the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba.

Formed in Havana in August 2015, the group’s set list covers operatic pieces such as “Una Furtiva Lagrima” and “O Sole Mio,” Broadway staples from WestSide Story and Les Miserables, 50s and 60s standards by The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Jackie Wilson, Cuban standards from the Buena Vista Social Club, and contemporary hits by Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, and Marc Anthony.

Click here to view videos about The Habana Boys. For more information about the concert venue, please visit www.HialeahPark.com or call 305.885.8000.

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ABOUT HIALEAH PARK 

Hialeah Park began making history in 1922 as the Miami Kennel Club, the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America, founded by Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. In early 1925, the newly renamed Hialeah Park opened for thoroughbred racing over a one-mile dirt track.

Today Hialeah Park is home to a state-of-the-art casino, which began operations in August of 2013. It features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, electronic roulette and blackjack, South Florida’s most popular poker room, several restaurants and cocktail lounges, and seasonal quarter horse racing. Champions Simulcast Center and Sports Bar, on the second floor of the iconic Clubhouse, is open year-round, offering bettors world-class horse racing action from across the United States.

Newly redesigned space is available for weddings, quinces, and special events. The park’s vast outdoor space is also available for events. An official corporate partner of the University of Miami, Hialeah Park is listed as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places.

With entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah Park is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Michael Mut Frank Fiore
Mut Communications
Founder
Hialeah Park
VP of Entertainment
786.426.2277 305.885.8000
info@mutcomm.com ffiore@hialeahpark.com

Danay Suarez at El Tucan Miami March 8

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Danay Suarez Celebrates Release of Palabras Manuales at El Tucan on International Women’s Day

Miami, FL – February 14, 2017 Soulful Cuban songstress Danay Suarez will celebrate her highly-anticipated new release Palabras Manuales on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with a free 18 and over show at El Tucan (1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130) featuring a number of surprise special guests. The first single from the collection is called “Integridad”, which will be released February 17 and features Stephen Marley.

Suarez’s new release, available on all digital platforms March 3, is mixed as one seamless record. It also includes production from Marley, Idan Raichel, Roberto Fonseca, Jason Matthews, as well as Suarez. Featured artists include Marley, Raichel, Fonseca, Aja Monet and El B de Los Aldeanos. Contributing musicians: Hector Junior Ferreiro, Nick Tannura, Aaron Glueckauf, Julito Padron, Rodrigo Zambrano, Josh Allen, TedZimmerman, Sam Savugn, DJ Le Spam, and Philbert Armenteros

“This album must be listened to a few times in order to hear all of its intentions,” says Suarez. “I truly enjoyed the creative process of weaving the words with the melodies, and pondering the significance of each letter, rhyme, passage in reverse, and moments of lyrical singing.”

The artist was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba, and is recognized as one of the principal figures in Cuba’s underground rap movement.  Thoughtful and eloquent, Danay uniquely combines soul and hip-hop with reggae, and the traditional Cuban styling called son.
For more details, visit www.DanaySuarez.com. For more information about the venue, navigate to eltucanmiami.com or call 305.535.0065.

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MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
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