25 Jul Francisco El Hombre in Concert! Out in the Tropics 2020
FUNDarte and The Rhythm Foundation present Francisco El Hombre in Concert! April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. | North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach. (7275 Collins Avenue Miami Beach). This event will be the opening of Out in The Tropics 2020, a performing arts series with daring and innovative performances that showcase artists and projects addressing Gender Politics, Sexuality, and LGBTQ identity.
In partnership with Miami Dade County Auditorium this year’s Out in The Tropics (11th Edition) will feature Pioneer Winter & Legna Rodriguez (Miami), May 1st & 2nd at 8:000p.m. | On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium. Extrema, by Marco Flores, Jun. 6 at 8:00 p.m. | The Colony Theater.
Francisco El Hombre in Concert!
Thursday, April 23rd at 8.00p.m. at North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach.
Don’t miss this electrifying performance with one of the most powerful shows of the new Brazilian music.
Composed of both Mexican and Brazilian musicians, the group “Francisco, El Hombre” has recorded a song that has become the anthem of the Feminist movement in Brazil with the release of their video “Triste, louca ou má.” Their lyrics speak to the current social and political moment in Brazil, and take inspiration from their travels touring in Latin America.
“We are the borders I have crossed,” says the lyrics of the song entitled “Francisco, el Hombre,” from the band with the same name. The band believes there is no border that cannot be crossed through music. The Portuguese and Spanish lyrics have forged a cross cultural connection with the people of Latin America. Their concerts are a spectacle of rhythmic explosions, engaging the audiences in singing along in both languages.
Francisco El Hombre pours gasoline in monotony with the new album “Rasgacabeza”
by Pedro Antunes/ Rolling Stone Brazil
What: Francisco El Hombre in Concert!
When: April 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
Where: North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach.
Cost: Event is free with suggested donation on entry
Tickets: Free with RSVP: Rhythm Foundation
More information: www.northbeachbandshell.com | (305) 672-5202
www.fundarte.us | (786) 348-0789
April 23rd at 8.00p.m. El Hombre in Concert! at North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach. (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141). 75 minutes with no intermission.
Francisco El Hombre on stage at SESC Bom Retiro, Sao Paolo, 2017. Photographer Leca Suzuki
About the Artists
After travelling around the world with their instruments, Mexican brothers Sebastián and Mateo Piracés-Ugarte moved to Brazil in the mid 2000s, naturalized themselves, settled in the district of Barão Geraldo in Campinas, São Paulo, and formed the band with the objective of ” quitting jobs, college and every ‘bond with society'”. The name of the group was inspired by a figure of the same name of Colombian folklore, known for his street performances of the accordion.
Until 2015, they had already done two South-America tours, with the second being called “Mochilazo” In the beginning of that year, after a show in Mendoza, Argentina, they were robbed and lost all their belongings, including instruments and documents. They only made it back to Brazil after an on-line campaign, help from friends and the local community, and funds raised via public performances with borrowed instruments.
In April 2015, they released their EP La Pachanga!, with six original tracks. The release event took place at the Centro Cultural São Paulo on 7 May, where they also recorded a video for the track “Dicen” (They Say), which featured Chilean singer Francisca Valenzuela in the studio version. According to the founding brothers, the track was created so they could talk to their young nephews about dictatorship. The EP also features the track “Minha Casa” (My House), the only totally in Portuguese written in Africa.
In June 2016, they released a video for the track “Calor da Rua”, produced by Curumin and Zé Nigro, which deals with domestic violence and would be part of their debut album. The album, titled SOLTASBRUXA, was released on 2 September. It was produced by Zé Nigro and it featured guest performances of Liniker and Apanhador Só, besides political lyrics with social commentary.
Their lyrics speak to the current social and political moment in Brazil, and take inspiration from their travels touring in Latin America. “We are the borders I have crossed,” says the lyrics of the song entitled “Francisco, el Hombre,” from the band with the same name.
FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical, and social perspectives. More information at: http://fundarte.us/
The Rhythm Foundation, is an award-winning non-profit cultural music presenter. Founded in 1988 in Miami Beach with the goal of increasing multicultural awareness through the presentation of live music, the Rhythm Foundation produces concerts by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures of greatest relevance to South Florida’s diverse audiences. Since 2015, we have managed the historic North Beach Bandshell for the City of Miami Beach. http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/
The 2019-2020 U.S. tour of of Francisco, El Hombre is supported in part by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America.
Project and organizational support for FUNDarte’s Out In The Tropics 2020 comes in part from: the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami Dade County Auditorum; the Knight Foundation; the National Endowments for the Arts; the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Centro Cultural de España; Instituto Cultural de Mexico; Miami Beach Botanical Garden, University of Miami Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund; Miami Light Project; Pamela Restaurant; Romaldesign; Generación Asere; Glassworks Multimedia; The Broadmoor Hotel; Miami Art Guide; MiamiArtZine; and The Miami Herald.