Featuring Interactivo and Rita Rosa. April 1, 2012.
FUNDarte and Miami Light Project proudly present the 5th Season of Global Cuba Fest, featuring the enchanting children´s musical play “Once upon a time in the Caribbean”, by Rita Rosa Ruesga, and direct from Cuba, Interactivo, the most provocative timba-funk band performing for the first time in the U.S.
At 3:00 p.m., parents and children will enjoy a different family engagement with “One Upon a Time in the Caribbean”, by the twice Latin Grammy-nominated Rita Rosa. In this musical tale, which is in the tropical islands of the Caribbean, Rita Rosa, the humming bird and the coqui frog are singing along when they notice a happy street vendor asking Maria Moñitos to marry him. At the end of the day, all of them invite the public to dance in a great and colorful “Fiesta” surrounded by coconuts, bananas and kites. The event is free and open to the public.
Interactivo will heat up the BandShell at 7:00 p.m., with their U.S. premiere. The group was founded in 2001 under the direction of renowned Cuban keyboardist Roberto Carcassés, and within a few years, it turned into the most interesting musical expression of contemporary Cuban musical fusion, mixing traditional Cuban rhythms like danzón, bolero and son, infused with generous helpings of jazz, rock and pop. Although this is their very first time in the U.S, Interactivo is an internationally acclaimed Cuban fusion ensemble whose sizzling performances and recordings have already taken Europe and the Americas by storm. Get ready to dance!
Global Cuba Fest is FUNDarte’s signature series (co-presented yearly with Miami Light Project) dedicated to presenting the finest in contemporary performing arts from Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora.
Admission for “Once upon a time in the Caribbean” by Rita Rosa Ruesga is free. Tickets for the Interactivo concert are $ 20 and can be purchased online at www.fundarte.us.
FUNDarte at the North Beach BandShell
Collins and 73rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33141