Benise’s spectacular new PBS production ‘Fuego!’ is one hot night! The Emmy Award-winning composer and virtuoso guitarist takes his audience on an unprecedented journey of music and dance that celebrates the fire, passion, and spirit of Spain. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise is backed by a stage full of an international cast of musicians and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, China, Venezuela and the U.S. that will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars.”FUEGO! captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. BENISE debuts all new music, dance and costumes, adding his signature twist on such classics as “Granada,” “Malaguena,” “Moonlight Sonata,” “Asturias” and “Adagio.”
Beyond the new material, BENISE says the live show will incorporate “some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ and some AC/DC.” BENISE adds, “This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone. I hope people will be inspired–by our story, by the music, by the production–and have the passion to follow their own dreams. I have always been a gypsy and love to travel, my heritage is Bohemian (from Prague), so I think it’s in my blood. I can’t wait to go to new cities, meet new people, and play every night–it’s what I live for.”
Benise performs Saturday, October 13, 8pm at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. More information at MiamiDadeCountyAuditorium.org. Brought to you by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135