Miami On Stage at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium

From April 18 through 20, 2013.

FUNDarte presents its annual declaration of the arts via Miami On Stage 2013, April 18-20. The cleverly curated weekend features new, hybrid music and art installations from Miami-based performers. The venue? Miami’s new vortex for homegrown performance visionaries: the On-Stage Black Box Theater at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Miami On Stage’s theme this year features Miami’s current crop of outstanding Latino musicians that are leading the pack, colliding their traditional ethnic roots with mainstream pop influences: singer Leslie Cartaya, percussionist Alfredo Chacón and rapero Mr. Haka. The weekend happening also includes an added visual arts component from multimedia artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, who takes Miami On Stage’s eclectic energies and wraps them all up into a bow with one of her thought-provoking visual installations, “mujer_city-MIA.” Her new experiential film creation confronts topical women’s issues and tackles thorny sexual stereotypes by weaving itself invasively throughout the theater’s common areas (and into theater-goers minds).

Celebrating its fourth year, Miami On Stage provides a catalyst for Miami artists to present original work at a critical point often neglected by the local performance-series circuit – the jumping-off place just beyond the premiere and commissioning stages. This creates a much-needed platform for new performances to reach a wider range of audiences during the three-night showcase.

April 18, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
Nocturne I: “No Pares” by Leslie Cartaya
Leslie Cartaya, the front-woman for Palo! Miami’s signature Afro-Cuban Funk band, is known for enchanting audiences with her talent for fusion and her unpredictable blend of musical styles. The vocalist will be performing new music from her debut release “No Pares.”

April 19, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
Nocturne II: “Magic Place” by Alfredo Chacón
Latin Jazz wizard Alfredo Chacón is a percussionist and vibraphonist who will perform new songs from his release “Magic Place.” His music is infused with influences from Latin America, Brazil, Europe and even Scandinavia, yet still rooted in the African rhythms of his native Cuba. He has conceived a heart-stopping evening aimed at leaving his audience breathless.

April 20, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
Nocturne III: “Autorretrato” by Mr. Haka
The underground rapero Mr. Haka is a force to be reckoned with in Miami’s local Latin Hip Hop scene. His versatility and lyrical prowess merge raw Hip Hop, Urban Fusion, and his Latin roots. Mr. Haka will be performing new music from his debut “Autorretrato.”

Tickets are $20 per performance, with a $5 discount for students and seniors and can be purchased online at or

FUNDarte at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33125

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