25th Anniversary Season Celebration honoring Gilberto Gil
Sunday October 21st, 7PM
New World Center, Miami Beach
Presented with support from Espirito Santo Bank, AmericanAirlines and Baptist Health
An exclusive U.S. solo concert by Brazil’s legendary singer and composer. Gil’s impact on Brazilian culture has been tremendous. His four decades of groundbreaking musical creation and collaboration have encompassed encompassed everything from baião and samba to MPB, rock, reggae, and axé. We welcome this great artist back to the stage after his years serving as Brazil’s Minister of Culture. The evening includes dinner, drinks, silent auction, after show party with DJ Da Lua of Bossacucanova – all at the ultra-chic Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Your ticket also includes an annual Rhythm Foundation membership, with its year-round benefits.
Basic level membership (1 ticket) $125 each
Friends level membership (2 tickets) $350
Order today by phone: 305-672-5202, or visit the New World Center box office.
Friday November 2nd, 9PM
Grand Central, Downtown Miami
Paris’ coolest band has some new twists. The group is staging Dawn of Innocence, a musical by French fashion designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac that brings together their sublime bossa nova-loungey recast of New Wave hits with a fantastic stage show. The troupe now includes Miami’s own Liset Alea.
This is a general admission club show.
Saturday December 1st, 8PM
Manuel Artime Theater, Miami
Presented with support from TAM Airlines
The Brazilian poet, singer and composer is known as much for his groups (Titas, Tribalistas with Marisa Monte and Carlinhos Brown) as for an extensive solo career that now spans 30 years. His music melds his love of experimental sounds, modern dance scores, poetry, literature — within Brazil’s fantastic pop tradition. He visits Miami en route to Carnegie Hall’s landmark Voices of Latin America series.
This is a general admission seated theater show.
Femi Kuti and Positive Force
Sunday January 13th, 8PM
Grand Central, Miami
The legacy of Fela Kuti lives on through his sons and the bands they continue to influence. Femi has taken his father’s Afrobeat and mixed it up with his own love of jazz and funk.
Saturday January 19th, 8PM
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure. If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” — Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist. The 12-member “little orchestra” whose music is a jet-set global frolic makes their much anticipated return to Miami.
Tickets: $25 – $95 online plus fees or the Fillmore box office. Tickets go on sale Friday August 24th at 10AM.
Rhythm Foundation members! Order directly: 305-672-5202 and save the fees.
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Free and partner events:
Italian HIT Week, Unexpected Sounds from Italy, 2012
- Fri. October 12th, 10PM
Puglia Sound System night, with Mama Marjas and Boom da Bash.
Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. Call (305) 672-5202 or online.
PAX, 337 SW 8 Street, Miami
- Sat. October 13th, 6PM – 11PM: Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Italy
A FREE day of the biggest Italian bands: Subsonica, Negrita and Mannarino in the amphitheater. The beautiful ArtsPark will be filled with diverse Italian food, exhibitions of Italian fashion and design. The family friendly venue also has activities for kids.
Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood
- Sun. October 14th
Italian DJ party at Segafredo Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Miami Nice Jazz Festival
October 26 and 27, Gusman Theater, Downtown Miami
Two nights to explore the full spectrum of jazz, from straight ahead to Latin fusion. The esteemed Festival from Nice, France launches a Miami edition, bringing to town a series that features DeeDee Bridgewater, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band, Kyle Eastwood, Andre Ciccarelli, FIU Big Band with vocalist Sally Night and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Nicole Henry. And more!
Tickets are $25 to $75 plus fees. on sale now through GusmanCenter.
Details about the entire festival at MiamiNiceJazzFestival.com
Big Night in Little Haiti
Free, every Third Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center
Presented by Madame Gougousse Foods
A great way to enjoy Haitian music and art – all in the heart of Little Haiti
The September 21st edition brings classic konpa big band Les Freres de Jean to the plaza, with an opening set by Empress Addi.