FUNDarte and Miami Light Project in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium present Global Cuba Fest 2018 featuring the Piano Marathon Cubano by acclaimed pianist Tony Perez and world-renowned artist Yusa in Concert with Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez on Saturday March 10th at Miami Dade County Auditorium, followed by Dafnis Prieto Sextet and Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita on March 16th and 17th at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.
Every year, FUNDarte and Miami Light Project, in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium, team up to present Global Cuba Fest, a celebration of the culture and rhythms of Cuba, with concerts by an exciting array of artists from Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora. This year’s lineup opens with a concert featuring Piano Marathon Cubano by celebrated pianist Tony Perez and multi-instrumentalist Yusa in Concert, both appearing on Saturday March 10 at 8:30 p.m. at On.Stage Black.Box Theater at the Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135). This program will be followed by Dafnis Prieto Sextet on March 16th and Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita on March 17th at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26 Street Miami, FL 33127). These world-renowned Cuban artists will grace the Miami stage with concerts of virtuosic and soulfully rooted music that reinvents contemporary Cuban music!
Expand your musical horizons through the music of acclaimed Cuban pianist Tony Perez, considered one of Cuba’s top musical geniuses, in an unforgettable Piano Marathon Cubano that spans a range of diverse musical genres and styles, including jazz, salsa, timba, and even rock and funk. Bask in the soulful passion and sensuality of Yusa, a talented composer, multi-instrumentalist, and powerful vocalist gracing the Miami stage after successful engagements in cities around the globe. Yusa’s work defies any genre or category and incorporates world influences with introspective and transformative lyrics, often penned by the artist herself. Shake your body to the rhythms of Dafnis Prieto, one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation, known for his inventive, sensitive playing and propulsive rhythms. His compositions, like his playing style, bristle with confidence, emotion, and energy, weaving musical narratives that are inviting and reflect the expansive musical influences that permeate his life. Omar Sosa’s latest project, Transparent Water presents a perfect example of Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new musical ground through combinations that bring together diverse influences and forces. Sosa will be joined by Ovalles and Keita, who recently won the 2016 Songlines Best Album Award for Africa & the Middle East for his latest solo album 22 Strings.
Global Cuba Fest is a yearly series composed of two weekend-long events from March 10th to the 17th, featuring artists from Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora.
Global Cuba Fest showcases a fresh and varied assortment of artists that raise local and global awareness of the diversity and scope of work produced on and off the island, featuring hybrid outgrowths of Cuban creative expression as it exists in Cuba and around the world, performed by artists that maintain a solid Cuban identity while responding to contemporary global influences.
Events at Miami Dade County Auditorium:
What: Piano Marathon Cubano by Tony Perez and Yusa with Horacio El Negro Hernández in Concert
When: March 10th, 2018 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
Cost: $50 VIP | $25 Adults | $20 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited).
Tickets: on sale via Ticketmaster at 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.
More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789
FUNDarte’s 2-year Knights Arts Challenge program “From El Barrio to the Mainstage” generously supports GCF’s presentation of Yusa as a featured Miami-based artist and recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge commission.
Other two programs scheduled for Global Cuba Fest 2018 on March 16th and 17th at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26 Street Miami, FL 33127)
Dafnis Prieto Sextet in concert: March 16th – 8:00 p.m.
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita in Concert: March 17th – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: miamilightproject.com for more information and Tickets.