Fri., May 24 – Jahfe at Jazid, 11 pm
Miami Beach will be full of hot spots and parties this Memorial Day Weekend, but Jazid will be serving up something special for the locals, with a performance from Reggae group Jahfe. The local group is comprised of Miami musicians with strong Haitian roots, promoting spirituality and cultural awareness through their music. Their live performances feature a full band, complete with brass section, and three vocalists who take turns singing, making for a captivating dynamic.
Sat., May 25 – Suenalo! at PAX, 10 pm
Locals know that anytime Suenalo! hits the stage, it's time for one thing: to start moving. The funk, reggae, rumba grooves that Suenalo! performs are irresistibly catchy and are impossible for feet (and hips) to ignore. The group brings in more than just a Latin vibe, also bringing in elements from Afro-Caribbean and electronic beats to add another layer to the descarga. Catch the group this Saturday in Brickell at PAX, starting at 10 pm.
Sat., May 25 – The Medicine Box, Conjunto Progreso at The Stage, 9 pm
The Stage hosts two groups with strong Miami roots on Saturday: The Medicine Box and Conjunto Progreso. The Medicine Box is a local group comprised of musicians from two other local bands that have created a sound that rests somewhere between blues, Latin, and rock. Bringing the Cuban sound to the forefront is Conjunto Progreso, who have been consistently bringing audiences back to the classic era of Cuban music since the early 2000's. Both groups will be showcasing Latin influences, lending itself to an amazing night of music.
Sun., May 26 – Danay Suarez at Blackbird Ordinary, 8:30 pm
Danay Suarez brings to the forefront a rare combination seen here in the city: a Cuban female rapper, who features hip hop beats with jazz and reggae influences. Performances by Suarez feature deeply introspective lyrics, paired with a voice that features a soulful quality to it. The Cuban artist raps and sings about Cuban life, social issues, and distinct perspectives on life. With so many influences and sounds coming together from one artist, this show is a definite rarity, blending the lines of genres with ease.