23 Oct Global Cuba Fest 2009
Miami Light Project and Fundarte present the 2nd Annual Global Cuba Festival. Hosted at the beautiful North Beach Bandshell, Global Cuba Fest will feature some of the best in contemporary Cuban music including Grammy Award winner Albita, Alex Cuba and Yosvany Terry.
Feb 6, 2009. 8:00 p.m, Albita in Concert. North Beach Bandshell
Known as the Cuban diva, Albita graces audiences with her Cuban renditions of dance and soul. The Miami-based ten-time Grammy Award nominee and two times Grammy Award winner kicks off the 2nd Annual Global Fest with a smokin dance party under the stars.
Feb 7, 2009. 8:00 p.m Alex Cuba in Concert. North Beach Bandshell.
Singer-songwriter Alex Cuba’s trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro (cowbell) anytime.
Feb 8, 2009. 8:00 p.m. Yosvany Terry in Concert. North Beach Bandshell.
Yosvany Terry’s voice and style are unique and complex, marrying Cuban and American musical traditions to create a new and exciting sound. The New York–based Terry brings Afro Cuban folklore alive with his saxophone. Join us for the closing night of Global Cuba Fest for music and dancing under the full moon.
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.
Founded in 1989, Miami Light Project is a not-for-profit cultural organization which presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world; supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists; offers educational programs for students of every age; and cultivates the development of new audiences reflecting the diverse cultural and economic make-up of South Florida. Miami Light Project is a cultural forum to explore some of the issues that define contemporary society. www.miamilightproject.com