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


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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Sun Ra Arkestra in Concert on Miami Beach 4/7

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Sun Ra Arkestra and Morikeba Kouyate Mark 20 Years of the Afro Roots World Music Festival April 7

Event at North Beach Bandshell begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages; tickets available online

Miami Beach, FL – March 13, 2018 – The Afro Roots World Music Festivalcomes full circle for its 20th anniversary celebration, featuring  Sun Ra Arkestra in concert on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33141).  The music begins at 7 p.m.with special guest Morikeba Kouyate. Tickets are available online at bit.ly/2BtQdOq. This year’s edition of the festival, which is curated and run by the non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture (CAC), features more than 50 international and local acts from all over the world, in venues from Jupiter to Key West.

“The whole concept of the Afro Roots Fest initially came together as a tribute to Sun Ra himself,” says Jose Elias, founder and executive director of CAC. “I had just seen the film A Joyful Noise and it inspired me so much that I put together a band called the Afro Polyphonic Space Orchestra and created the festival around it.”  Fast-forward twenty years, and the tribute has evolved into a successful yearly musical and cultural community program.

Directed by alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, the Sun Ra Arkestra are musical torch-bearers for the late, great keyboardist and big-band innovator born Herman Poole Blount. The Arkestra carry on the traditions set by the cosmic philosopher, complete with full costumes and the “Songbook from Saturn”. They maintain a busy touring schedule and continue to release albums, beginning with 1999’s Song for the Sun. Learn more at www.sunraarkestra.com.

Kouyate, a native of Senegal and an Afro Roots Fest favorite, is a Kora master and a trained Griot, meaning he maintains a tradition of West African oral history through songHis handmade instrument is a captivating 20-string, harp-like beauty, which he wields powerfully in his melodic storytelling. Click https://youtu.be/n0O4eqU-wcA to view a clip of him at the festival’s 16th incarnation.

Named one of “South Florida’s Ten Best Music Festivals” by the Miami New Times in August,  the festival will continue the celebration of its 20th anniversary with a journey into the Florida Keys for the first time on April 28 at the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District (151 Morada Way, Islamorada, FL 33060.

The Miami Beach show is made possible through the support of the MiamiDade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami Beach Cultural ArtsCouncil, and is being presented in part by MDC Live Arts.

For more information, ticket links and the full performer lineup, please visit www.afrorootsfest.com 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.

CAC also produced the A Day at the Beach Concert Series, which enjoyed a five- year run, in addition to co-producing 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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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.

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Fred Wesley Headlines “A Mid-Winter’s Funk Fantasy”

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James Brown Band Alum Fred Wesley Headlines “A Mid-Winter’s Funk Fantasy” February 4

Funk forefather to appear with his band The New JBs, plus Roosevelt Collier, DJ Le Spam and kids from the Guitars Over Guns Organization

Miami Beach, FL – January 10, 2017 – When the legendary James Brown issued his famous early 70s edict to “Make It Funky”, trombonist Fred Wesley answered the call. As the leader and musical director for Brown’s renowned backing band The JBs, Wesley is largely responsible for the arrangements heard on some of the Godfather of Soul’s biggest hits. Wesley and his band The New JBs will headline “A Mid-Winter’s Funk Fantasy” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141).

Hosting the show is Miami-based non-profit organization Community Arts & Culture, which fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities. Founder and Executive Director Jose Elias offers: “I’m truly excited to offer this funk-tastic lineup that not only includes one of the genre’s godfathers, but also features locals Roosevelt Collier, DJ Le Spam, as well as Guitars Over Guns, who do great work with at-risk youth here and in Chicago.”

The event is part of the ongoing A Day at the Beach Concert Series, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary last fall. Tickets are $30 and available online through http://bit.ly/DATB2017MWFF; doors open at 5 p.m. and the show is all-ages.

An active recording and performing artist in his 70s, the Columbus, GA-native Wesley also served as arranger for another standout funk act, P-Funk. He led the Horny Horns and also collaborated on solo projects by fellow JBs alums Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis. Fred has also recorded and performed with Count Basie, as well as on solo outings by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and countless other names. This will be The New JBs’ first-ever performance in Miami.

Collier is also known as “The Dr.” because of his mastery of the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live shows. He’s notably performed alongside artists such as the Allman Brothers, Los Lobos and the Del McCoury Band. A favorite on the jam band scene, Collier will be backed by the Phunk Phactory on February 4th.

Andrew Yeomanson AKA DJ Le Spam is an award-winning musician, producer, and funk selector. When not recording local acts, he works to preserve and restore classic R&B and funk at his home studio City of Progress. Yeomanson also leads the premier Miami Latin funk band the Spam Allstars, who recently released a highly-anticipated collection of songs called Trans-Oceanic. He will be spinning records from his collection of rare 45s in between the live acts.

Guitars Over Guns Organization (or GOGO) is the brainchild Dr. Chad Bernstein. Founded in 2008, the volunteer project has offered music and mentoring at seven schools in Miami and Chicago. They work collaboratively with schools and communities to deliver high-impact, arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. The GOGO kids ensemble will be performing live, marking the first time many of them will be showcasing their skills in a professional setting.

For more information, please visit www.communityartsandculture.org 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 Afro Roots World Music Festival, one of the longest-running events of its kind, 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.

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A Day at the Beach Series’ 5th Anniversary is 11/26

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A Day at the Beach Celebrates Five Years of Music at the North Beach Bandshell November 26

A Day at the Beach Concert Series, presented by Miami non-profit organization Community Arts & Culture (CAC), will be celebrating five years of music on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the North Beach Bandshell. Location: 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141.

Scheduled to appear:

Nil Lara
Elastic Bond
Birdman’s Clambake
Aaron Lebos Reality
DJ Ephniko Dialecto

In addition, there will be live painting by local visual artist Amos, crafts for sale by various vendors, and a full liquor bar.

CAC aims to foster appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures. Show is all-ages; admission is $5. For more information, visit www.CommunityArtsandCulture.org.

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18th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival 9/3

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Chicago Afrobeat Project and Aurelio Martinez Co-Headline Afro Roots World Music Festival September 3

Nigerian rhythms and Garifuna culture highlight the 18th annual event to be held at the North Beach Bandshell  

Miami, FL – August 16, 2016 – The 18th annual Afro Roots World Music Festival, one of the area’s longest-running concert series, will take place on Labor Day Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the historic North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139). Co-headliners Chicago Afrobeat Project and Honduran Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez will be supported by locals Uma Galera plus DJ Moses. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the first act will go on at 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15 and available online at bit.ly/ARWMF18 at that price until September 2. Admission on the day of the show is $25; all ages are welcome.

The Chicago Afrobeat Project has emerged as one of the genre’s most prominent and successful touring American acts, having mastered a sound that successfully weaves the uniqueness of the Chicago music scene with a distinct Nigerian style of music. The group previously collaborated with drummer Tony Allen (Afrobeat granddaddy Fela Kuti‘s drummer), and are currently promoting their latest release Nyash Up!, which is their fourth official album. It incorporates elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, rock, jazz and funk.

Also featured at this year’s festival is Aurelio, who was born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on Honduras’ Caribbean coast. He may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in the Garifuna tradition, which encompass the African and Caribbean Indian roots of his ancestors. Specifically, he is a descendant of a group of shipwrecked slaves who intermarried with local natives on the island of St. Vincent who were deported to the Central American coast in the late eighteenth century. The artist also served his community for years as a legislator.

Local openers Uma Galera are an experimental reggae band who play Latin-tinged grooves laced with rock, funk, ska and more to create what they call “world soul music”. Their fitting name means “one crowd”, as their bouts of musical improvisation inspire unity and grow good vibes. Spinning the best from the different eras and sub-genres of world music will be DJ Moses, a mainstay of the festival for more than ten years now.

The festival is produced by local non-profit organization Community Arts & Culture  and is generously bering underwritten by the Knight Foundation, theFlorida Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. Event sponsors include Ocean Terrace Holdings, Blackwell Rum, 7th Circuit Productions, and the Rhythm Foundation.

For more information, visit www.AfroRootsFest.com.

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Jazid Celebrates 20 Years of Live Music June 11

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Jazid Celebrates 20 Years of Live Music with Jahfe and Inna Sense June 11

 

Miami Beach’s longest tenured night club celebrates two decades of live music during one special night

Miami, FL – May 3, 2016 – For 20 years, Jazid (1342 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139) has truly been “all about the music.” From their beginnings in 1996 as a jazz club featuring Bobby Stringer and MichelleMcCloud, to the early 2000s residency by the Spam Allstars, to Wednesdays featuring Locos Por Juana (2007-2012), to Suenalo Saturdays 2004 – 2012, to the Reggae Sundays currently dominated by Jahfe and Inna Sense (both of whom will help the club celebrate 20 years). On Saturday, June 11, 2016, Jazid will be celebrating two decades of live music by hosting two of the area’s most irie reggae bands. Music begins at 11 p.m., cover is $10 and 21 and over are welcome.

In looking back on his time as owner, Daniel Wohlstein offers: “My favorite performance was Suenalo March 4, 2006, the very day after I bought the club. I was so happy and I had such a good time and remember I sitting in the middle of the dance area my business partner Carlos Rojas, and club was simply packed up to the stairs. The little club that could has endured and persevered.” Wohlstein bought the club from founders Chezare Mazoli and MichelleMcKinnon.

Co-owner Tony Alarcon offers: “I see Jazid as a Mecca for musicians and DJs from all genres and cultures. It is basically the CBGB’s of Miami, a culture in and of itself, an ecosystem of sorts. It is a real place for real people in a town glittered with pretentious and capitalistic aspirations. Jazid has withstood the test of time and will continue to do so for many years to come.”

A duo comprised of Sha Shanon and Esther Fortune, Jahfe is an international powerhouse pop-roots-rock-reggae band whose rising popularity and following is due to their take charge attitude and uncompromising conscious message. Jahfé dedicates its voice to speaking out against the injustices that plague the world today, and have been featured in documentaries about domestic violence, and worked to increase awareness about the Darfur genocide, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and many of the other untold stories of injustice in the world. They released a new 420 single April 20th called “Ganja Luv”, which is streaming from their website at jahfemusic.com.

The brainchild of vocalist Jimi Dred, Inna Sense has built a solid music career around a riveting stage show with a repertoire of captivating original songs. With the highly anticipated release of “Everything Included”, the group is ready to take the world by storm. They have been delivering high energy shows to loyal fans across the United States, from California to Miami, Hawaii, the Caribbean and even in the royal halls of Monaco. The music delivers a rootsy, heart-thumping groove that is impossible not to dance to, and their members have worked with well-known artists like Julian Lennon, Kymani Marley,Blues Traveler, Inner Circle, Maxi Priest and others. For more information, visit innasense.com.

Some of the club’s notable past honors include “Best Small Music Venue” and “Best Reggae Night” by the Miami New Times, “Best Live Music of South Florida” by AOL City Guide and “Mejor Musica en Vivo en La Playa” by OceanDrive en Espaňol. Notably, Quiet Riot played Jazid at some point during the last two decades. Some of the more high-profile visits have been by JamesHetfield from Metallica, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Fito Paez.

Perhaps the most notorious visit and performance was from none other than the late, great Prince. In 2008, the Purple One dropped by and sat in with Xperimento on a Wednesday, then with Suenalo the very next Saturday; a photo of the Suenalo session has been circulating in the media recently.

DJ’s for the evening of June 11 are Lance-O (Kulchashok), Swaggah (NYC), and Vendetta (MIA). For more information, visit www.jazid.net or call 305.673.9372.

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Third World Headlines A Day at the Beach Concert 4/16 & 17

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Third World Headlines the Two-Day April Edition of the A Day at the Beach Concert Series

 

Miami Beach, FL – March 30, 2016 – Community Arts and Culture and Intune Productions present the spring edition  of A Day at the Beach concert series, two days of music, art and kid-friendly activities at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33141) on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016. Presale tickets for day one are $20 (http://bit.ly/DATB0416) and $30 the day of the show; doors open at 2 p.m. Day two is free and open to the public, with activities beginning at 12 noon.

 

The reggae ambassadors Third World headline the first day of music, which will also feature performances by Jo Mersa and Yohan Marley, Big Harvest, Uma Galera, and a special performance by the Miami Latin funk and worldbeat band The Baboons, who are celebrating the release of their new CD titled Spanglish.   DJs Gravy and Tom Laroc will be spinning music between sets, and there will be a selection of food, drinks, and goods for sale.

 

Third World has blazed a trail in reggae music, performing and recording together for more than 40 years. Jo Mersa and Yohan, grandsons of the legendary Bob Marley and eldest sons of Stephen Marley, represent reggae music’s next generation of talent. Big Harvest and Uma Galera play authentic roots rock reggae ripe with soulful guitar riffs and sometimes augmented by horns; they are bi-lingual English and Spanish.

 

The Baboons create a seamless fusion of all the worldly influences found on the streets of their hometown into a global gumbo with a unique Miami sound. Spanglish is their third full-length album. Laroc is known as a leading East Coast video DJ; Gravy creates unique environments and brings diverse groups of listeners together through his rice and peas collective.

 

Day two will feature yoga with Afrobeta, one of Miami’s premiere electro-pop bands and a frequent performer at Ultra Music Festival, “Mommy and Me” yoga with Nicola, a performance by the Guitars Over Guns organization’s students and alumni (GOGO), the Gypsy Latin sounds of Tamboka, and the Monkey Village All Stars celebrating their 15th Anniversary and DJ sets by Ephniko in between it all. GOGO volunteers work with at-risk youth at area schools, mentoring them with music.

 

Monkey Village is a collective of musicians that lived, jammed and performed together, giving rise to several local mainstay groups, including Suenalo. Ephniko also collaborates with several prominent Miami groups and makes music with his own project, the Patacon Conspiracy.

 

A Day at the Beach Concert Series is underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, and the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support comes from Blackwell Rum, Shake 108, Rock the Moon Productions, Dancehall USA, Large Up, Moksha Family Arts Collective, 7th Circuit Productions, and Elation Vodka.

 

For more information, visit the brand new dabmusicfestival.com website or call 786.218.6854.

 

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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 by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities.

 

CAC also produces the Afro Roots World Music Festival, one of the longest-running events of its kind, as well as co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area at-risk children.

 

For more information, call 786.218.6854 or visit dabmusicfest.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

 

Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

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