The Miami Afro Roots festival, Miami’s longest-running World Music festival again travels down U.S. 1 to Key West for a special three-night celebration of cultural diversity, featuring everything from Latin funk and electric fusion to Cuban and Jamaican rhythms, creating a world-beat soundtrack that only Miami could dream up.
Kicking off the three-day schedule is Cortadito, Miami’s premier Cuban Son group, the latest project by Spam Allstars guitarists Jose Elias. While renowned for performing the music of early 20th-century Cuba with a flair that has evoked comparisons to the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, their music could best be described as sounding like the Buena Vista Social Club but in a smaller, more intimate setting. A traditional Cuban Son group which focuses on performing the music of early 20th century Cuban origins from Son Montuno to Boleros and Bolero Son, this dynamic trio brings you back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the airwaves, an era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing the world over. Cortadito will be joined in timbales and vocals by Latin Grammy Award-nominee and Spam Allstar member Tomas Diaz.#afrorootsfestival #greenparrotbar #miamimusic#305music #cortadito#joseelias#tomasdiaz#spamallstars#keywest#bestlivemusicvenue#cubanmusic#latinfunk#localsbar#divebar#nocovernominimumnowonder