Interactivo en concierto Interactivo
Interactivo in an interactive concert!
Direct from Havana, Cuba, and for one night only, Interactivo will perform, along the most outstanding and talented Cuban musicians, singers and songwriters of contemporary music scene of today, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. at The Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
Interactivo is easily the most notorious of contemporary Cuban bands rocking the island today. They serve up a special brand of Cuban fusion, with Timba, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop and other new tropical genres filtered by the genius arrangements and sizzling performances of many of Cuba’s most talented and world-renowned musicians, singers and songwriters of today. Introducing their latest release “Que lindo es el amor”, these wildly popular artists set fire to the stage, lead by pianist Roberto Carcasses and accompanied by band members Telmary, Francis del Rio, William Vivanco, Melvis Santa, Brenda Navarrete, Juan Carlos Marin, Carlos Rios, Yissy and Julito Padron. Also sharing the stage is Vanito Brown, Luis Barberia and Nam San from the famous band “Habana Abierta”, along with Cuban favorites Gema Corredera, Mayito Rivera, Elain and David Torrens. You are in for an amazing night of some of the hottest, newest, funkiest timba dance music you have ever heard!
About the Company:
Interactivo is a music collective begun by Roberto Carcasses in Havana, Cuba around a core group of five musicians : Roberto Carcasses, Yusa, Francis de Rio, William Vicanco and Telmary Diaz. Credited as being the « director » of the group rather than the leader, Roberto Carcasses prides himself on Interactivo’s free-form, experimental, and collaborative nature. Over the years, new members has joined the band, including Carlos Rios, Julio Padron, Juan Carlos Marin, Brenda Navarrete, among others. The frequent line-up changes and comings and goings of its members has made Interactivo utterly indescribable and unable to be pinned under one musical genre. Traditional Afro-Cuban beats mingle with jazz, soul, rap, and funk music, which highlights the individual musicians strengths as well as the groups success at collaboration.
About the Artistic Director:
Also known as Robertico, Roberto Carcassés graduated in percussion from the National School of Arts in Havana in 1991. He toured as a pianist with the Grupo de Santiago Feliú in Argentina, Germany, and Spain between 1992 and 1995. He took part in a tour in Spain and the US with the group Columna B, in 1998–1999. During this period, he taught in the Jazz Workshop of Stanford University. Carcassés has been invited to perform at many international jazz festivals, including the Barcelona Jazz Festival (1997), the Havana Festival (1995, 1996, 1997) and the Utah Jazz Festival (1998). In 1997, Roberto Carcassés composed the soundtrack for the film Violetas (México), as well as some songs for the films Cuarteto De La Habana (Spain) and New Rose Hotel (US).
ABOUT THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium opened its doors in 1951. It has a splendid history as one of South Florida’s premier performing arts centers. This popular multipurpose theatre features Art Deco Revival décor. It offers two dynamic presentation styles: a 2,372-seat theater that can host major dance, theatre and music performances; and a 250-seat black box theatre in which both the audience and performers share the stage of the auditorium, adapted into an innovative studio theatre for more intimate - and often cutting-edge - shows. In January 2012, the operation of Miami-Dade County Auditorium was transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs, which has a track record and reputation of innovation and artistic excellence.
Project support for Interactivo comes in part from the Miami Dade County Auditorium, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; Xael Charters, The Knight Foundation, Glassworks Multimedia, Barefoot Wine, Romaldesign, The Deauville Hotel, The Miami Herald, MAG, WLRN and WDNA.
High-resolution images and video are available upon request –
Performers are available for advance interviews –