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Global Cuba Fest in Miami Beach

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Global Cuba Fest Miami Beach

On Friday, March, 15th, at 8:00 p.m. The Deauville Hotel Jazz Club will re-open its doors with a unique concert by some the best Cuban singers and songwriters currently based in Madrid who have been revitalizing the Cuban music scene in Spain for more than a decade.

Yadam will bring his unique cutting-edge lyrics and electrifying energy to the local stage along with Pavel Urkiza, an exceptional guitarist and songwriter, whose music combines indigenous and New Age sensibilities with traditional Cuban rhythms and Jazz, and for the first time in the U.S., the talented Julio Fowler, representing the new wave of Cuban singer songwriter whose music is an original mixture of identity & vanguard, an assembly of his Cuban roots with a medley of international musical trends that complement it. These 3 musicians will perform together in an unprecedented collaboration that celebrates the best of the post-filin generation, and the new fusions of the Diaspora’s most innovative and poetic songwriters and interpreters.

On Saturday, March 16th, at 2:00 p.m. at the North Beach Band shell, a Special Interactive Concert and workshop for Children and Families featuring award winning Miami-based percussionist Hilario Bell.  This is an offering for the whole family and will be a FREE EVENT! 

Also on Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. at The North Beach Bandshell, the New York based saxophonist and world-class chekeré player Yosvany Terry and his quintet’s multidisciplinary presentation of “Afro Cuban Roots” with Osmany Paredes, Yunior Terry and Pedrito Martinez as invited artists. This performance is followed on the same night by the Miami-based Grammy Award winner Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez who will heat up the dance floor with his high-powered, sizzling contemporary Afro-Cuban percussion, accompanied by his Italy-based Jazz troupe Italuba, performing for the first time in the U.S. 

On Sunday, March 17th also at The North Beach Bandshell, The Creole Choir of Cuba performs a concert of vocal music honoring the history of their Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. The Creole Choir’s ten remarkable singers have nurtured traditional Haitian resistance songs and revived vocal traditions passed down through their Haitian-Cuban families since the early 19th century, gradually incorporating contemporary Haitian influences into their unique hybrid sound.  This unforgettable concert will delight audiences both young and old and unite Miami’s Cuban and Haitian communities in a celebration and homage to our shared cultural roots. 

Other activities, such free workshops, receptions, post-performance parties and other events will be happening during this month-long celebration of contemporary Cuban music and artists. For more information on Global Cuba Fest, please email us at, call us at 305.316.6165, or visit our website at