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This event has been temporarily postponed. We apologize for this inconvenience. Information about rescheduled dates coming soon

For tickets reimbursement Please call the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office at (305) 547-5414 /

For more information Please call FUNDarte at 786.348.0789 /



FUNDarte, Miami Light Project and The Rhythm Foundation in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium present Global Cuba Fest 2020 closing night featuring Piano Marathon Cubano by Jorge Luis Pacheco, and Mambo #2020 “Mambo meets Timba”, by Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo Orchestra in Concert, on March 14th at 8:00 p.m. at Miami Dade County Auditorium.



Closing Night at Miami Dade County Auditorium


The music is back to Miami’s Little Havana! This year we close with the explosive music of Piano Marathon Cubano & Mambo #2020 “Mambo meets Timba”.

8:00 p.m. – Piano Marathon Cubano featuring: Jorge Luis Pacheco (Cuba)

The event will be opened by one of Cuba’s top pianists perform a lively marathon concert. Pacheco is a passionate, extravagant, exciting entertainer on stage and constantly captures the audience’s attention with his heartfelt performances and electric energy.



Jorge Luis Pacheco, is one of the leading pianists of the new generation of jazz in Cuba. He won the “Audience Award” and the “Second Jury Award “at the International Jazz Piano Competition Montreux Switzerland in July  2014. In 2017 Pacheco also won the best solo and performance award in the  jazz contest “Made in New York” in New York City whit one of his on compositions. He is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and singer. More information about this artist at:


“Pacheco is fast and furiously earning a reputation for being a gifted pianist, percussionist, composer and musical director, and his upcoming CD, ..produced by Chucho Valdes, displays his technical mastery and musical mastery.”

by Melanie Futorian / All About Jazz



9:00 p.m. – Mambo #2020 “Mambo meets Timba”, by Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo Orchestra in Concert.


Alain Perez and the great Julio Montalvo Orchestra invite you to join them for the closing night of Global Cuba Fest, at the world premiere of their concert, “Mambo #2020.”

Mambo Meets Timba is a rhythmical journey through the different genres of danceable Cuban music, beginning with the classic Danzón, seasoned with Latin Jazz, and topped with a dollop of the newest sounds and rhythms from the island, all executed with mastery and virtuosity by more than 20 musicians united on stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium.

This is a show that will delight dancers of every persuasion, where you’ll get to hear renditions of the most magical moments of a musical era, with sounds that are alive in the DNA of Cubans and in the musical legacy that this tropical island has gifted the entire world with.




Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz.


Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own projects and as a sideman, in the San Javier Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac France, Granada Jazz Festival, Valencia Jazz Festival, Lugo Jazz Festival and Universijazz, Ciudad Real, Art Basel Party Miami Desing District 2017 & 2018 with Julio Montalvo Orchestra. He has shared the stage with musicians from the international jazz circuit such as: Pat Metheny/Perico Sambeat Sedajazz BB, Team Cuba, Alain Perez, Imo Tébar, Dominique D’ Piazza, Darryl Hall, Claudio Roditi, Donald Edwards, Miguel “Angá” Diaz, Mark Nightingale, Jose Negroni, Mike Mossman, Lucrecia, Oscar D’ León, J.A El Canario, Aymeé Nuviola, Gladstone Galliza, Ramon Cardo Big Band, Edmundo Carneiro, and more. More information about this artist at:


“Julio Montalvo is one of the great trombonist of Cuba, his album Mother earth is dedicated to the great Cuban percussionist Angá. It is a combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with new trends of modern jazz, offering a warm fusion of Latin Jazz.”

by CD Baby


Alain Perez is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and composer. He is known as one of the most versatile artists in the Cuban contemporary scene. In his talk, Alain has worked with Celia Cruz, Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente, Diego El Cigala, Los Van Van and Issac Delgado. In 2015, he was nominated for the Grammy Latino Awards by the album El alma del Son: Tributo a Matamoros.



Alain Perez was nominated to the Latin Grammy Awards 2017, for his album ADN, recorded with distinguished musicians such as Rubén Blades among others. More information about this artist at:


“Alain Perez is a prodigy from Trinidad that’s making popular Cuban music for the 21st century. Nurtured by some of the greatest names in the world of flamenco, jazz and timba, he declares that his musical search is about safeguarding the past for a more fruitful future.”

by Havana Cultura


What:             Mambo #2020 “Mambo meets Timba”, by Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo Orchestra in Concert (be preceded by Piano Marathon Cubano featuring Jorge Luis Pacheco)

When:            Saturday, Mar. 14th at 8:00 p.m.

Where:          Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Cost:              $30 in advance / $35 at the door / $5 discount for students ( -18) and seniors (+65) with ID

Tickets:, by phone (800) 745-3000. No service charge at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Info:                (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789 /


The International Cultural Partnerships Program at Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs supports this concert.



Global Cuba Fest 2020 also features:


MARCH 7th – Opening Night at North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach

What:             Yelsy Heredia in Concert and Brenda Navarrete 

When:            Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Where:          North Beach Bandshell, (7275 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33141)

Cost:              $25 Early Bird | $30 General Admisision | $35 Day of the show


Info:      | 786.453.2897 – 305-672-5202


MARCH 11th – The Party Goes On at The Citadel Rooftop

What:             SOL AND THE TRIBU / DJ EDGARO

When:            Wednesday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Where:          The Citadel Rooftop, 8300 NE 2 Ave, Miami

Cost:              Free admission with RSVP


Info:      | phone: 305-576-4350


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.

Financial and administrative support for Global Cuba Fest 2020 is provided in part by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The Miami-Dade County Auditorium; The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Citadel; El Nuevo Herald; Pamela Restaurant, and The Broadmoor Hotel.

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