01 Mar Global Cuba Fest 2015
FUNDarte and MiamiLight Project in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium, present Global Cuba Fest 2015 from March 7 through April 11 featuring some of the most prominent names in Latin Jazz, and world music. The concerts will take place at the Miami Dade County Auditorium and The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (Wynwood).
The festival kicks off with an Opening Night Contemporary Cuban Sound Extravaganza on Saturday, March 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler Street, Miami).
The remaining three events will be held at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th Street, Miami)
Yissy Y BandAncha on stage. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Picture by Generacion Asere.
Global Cuba Fest Opening Night Program:
Saturday, March 7, 2015 – From 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
6 Hours of Contemporary Cuban Sound Extravaganza!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Food Trucks and Full Bar available
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
Cost: $50 VIP, includes preferred seats at the Pit | $40 at the door, day of the festival | $35 In Advance, General Admission | $30 Students and Seniors | $25 for groups of 10 persons or more (Limited).
Tickets: on sale via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Note: In Lieu of traditional printed Tickets, wristbands will be distributed at the entrance to allow visitors to enter and leave the event
More Information: (305) 547-5414
Opening Night Lineup:
Piano Marathon Cubano featuring: Harold López-Nussa, Aldo López-Gavilán and Jorge Luis Pacheco (Cuba) on stage. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Miami Dade County Auditorium. Picture by Generacion Asere.
8:00 p.m. Piano Marathon Cubano featuring: Harold López-Nussa, Aldo López-Gavilán and Jorge Luis Pacheco (Cuba).
Three of Cuba’s top jazz pianists perform a lively one-hour marathon concert with one, two, or all three onstage at any given time. Harold López-Nussa, winner at the Montreaux Jazz Festival’s Solo Piano competition in 2005, is a celebrated figure on the European jazz scene whose unique style has garnered international attention. Aldo López-Gavilán was born to a family of acclaimed classical musicians and the London Times described him as “ not only a formidable virtuoso, but also exceeding in works that require extraordinary color and fascinating sounds.” Jorge Luis Pacheco is another of the leading pianists of the new generation of jazz in Cuba and is also a talented percussionist, composer, and vocalist.
Harold López-Nussa website: http://www.haroldlopeznussa.com/
Aldo López-Gavilá website: http://aldomusica.com/
Jorge Luis Pacheco website: http://www.pachecopiano.com/
Piano Marathon Cubano is produced in partnership with The Kennedy Center, Washington DC.
Volcán in Concert (USA) on stage. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Miami Dade County Auditorium. Picture by Generacion Asere.
9:30 p.m. Volcán by Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Horacio El Negro Hernández, Giovanny Hidalgo and Armando Gola (USA/Cuba/Puerto Rico)
Volcán, an all-star project featuring the prodigious talents of Jose Armando Gola (upright/electric bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernández (drums), Giovanni Hidalgo (percussion) and Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano/keyboard), is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage. With over 150 albums between them as leaders and side-men, these highly revered musicians have joined forces to our delight. This project by Grammy award winning artists presents the latest innovations in Latin Jazz with Afro-Caribbean and Classical influences as well as other contemporary musical genres. Each artist brings a rich history of collaboration with top names in the contemporary jazz scene, as well as international recognition to this innovative, electrifying project. As part of its current international tour, Volcán will be presented in Miami for one night only.
Volcán website: http://5passion.com/volcanv/
Lariba in Concert (USA) on stage. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Miami Dade County Auditorium. Picture by Generacion Asere.
11:00 p.m. Lariba in concert – Direct from Switzerland!
Dance to the international fusion sound of Lariba, a Latin/rap/salsa ensemble based in Switzerland. Lariba’s danceable and crowd-pleasing style of music fuses the power of Cuban rap with the elegance of Brazilian phrasings, the fury of Hip Hop with the fluidity of jazz, the contagious energy of reggae and timba with the passion of flamenco. Mutilingual lyrics add universal appeal to this upbeat musical experience.