MIAMI, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Eventus and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced today the creation of a new concert series, CUBA BEAT, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida. The innovative series which begins on September 27th as part of the 2014-2015 season, will spotlight the best in Cuban music by celebrating diverse musical genres and its creators. Every show will feature a different artist, each a master of the highlighted genre. Four-show packages, which guarantee the same premium seating locations for every concert, range from $230-$610. Packages can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at http://www.arshtcenter.org .
The four shows scheduled for the initial season are: SON, GUARACHA & RUMBA featuring Oscar D’Leon and his Orchestra on September 27th; SALSA: THE MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ featuring Lucrecia, Xiomara Laugart, Aymee Nuviola and the Celia Cruz All-Stars on November 1st; CHARANGA featuring Hansel & Raul and the reunion of Charanga 76 on April 25, 2015; and THE MIAMI SOUND featuring Willy Chirino with special guest star Carlos Oliva rounding out the first season of CUBA BEAT on June 13, 2015.
“Music is my passion. Through the years, I have worked with many of the masters of Cuban music, and I am very excited to pay homage to them through this unique series,” said Nelson Albareda, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® – winning producer, and president of Eventus. “I am proud to present this first-ever concert series, which serves as a platform to educate and enrich our community with the sounds and heritage of Cuban music. Together with the Arsht Center, I am looking forward to making Cuba Beat an ongoing year-round cultural event,” added Albareda.
The series, which will be performed in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, will be presented on Saturday evenings at 8 PM.
“Inspired by Miami’s rich Hispanic culture, Cuba Beat is a terrific and exciting addition to the Arsht Center’s diverse year-round programming mix,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Arsht Center. “This series promises to highlight the roots of Cuban music and the outstanding proponents of that sound that hail from all over the world.”
CUBA BEAT will also feature an educational component which will connect high school music students with the featured artists in an experience that will highlight the different music styles that comprise this rich musical heritage.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.
Eventus is an experiential, sports, entertainment, and shopper marketing company focused on connecting brands with consumers. Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties, and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States. For more information on Eventus, please visit http://www.eventuslive.com .
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Visit http://www.arshtcenter.org for more information.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit http://www.BaptistHealth.net .