As if Suenalo wasn’t enough on Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th the music continues when Afrobeta’s Cuci Amador and Tony Smurphio (dubbed the hardest working ‘fro in show business and also the keyboardist from Suenalo), bring their colorful explosion of feel good lyrics, electronic beats and psychedelic mischief to the Green Parrot’s stage late-night.
Afrobeta so completely encapsulates so many different aspects of Miami music it’s hard to fit them into a musical box. One would be hard pressed to choose between disco house, ghettotech and funk. Smurfio and Cuci have inevitably created a new sound, culling influence from their heroes Bjork, Celia Cruz, Erland Oye, Chicago, Van Halen, Infected Mushroom, Juana Molina and Mouse on Mars.
Without a doubt, success is in the cards for this quirky pair. winners of this years New Times Groove On Battle Of The Bands and MySpace Latino’s Get Your Band Sponsored showcase competition.