Interactivo, Featuring Roberto Carcasses, to Bring Cuba to Miami, 3/8
Directly from Havana, Cuba, and for one night only, Interactivo will perform, along the most outstanding and talented Cuban musicians, singers and songwriters of contemporary music scene of today.
The concert is set for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St Miami, FL. Admission: www.ticketmaster.com and by phone 800-745-3000. Prices: $40, $35, $30, $5 off in each price for Students (18-), Seniors (65+). Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, $10 off in each price.
Interactivo is easily the most notorious of contemporary Cuban bands rocking the island today. They serve up a special brand of Cuban fusion, with Timba, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop and other new tropical genres filtered by the genius arrangements and sizzling performances of many of Cuba's most talented and world-renowned musicians, singers and songwriters of today. Introducing their latest release "Que lindo es el amor", these wildly popular artists set fire to the stage, lead by pianist Roberto Carcassés and accompanied by band members Telmary, Francis del Rio, William Vivanco, Melvis Santa, Brenda Navarrete, Juan Carlos Marin, Carlos Rios, Yissy and Julito Padron. Also sharing the stage is Vanito Brown, Luis Barberia and Nam San from the famous band "Habana Abierta", along with Cuban favorites Gema Corredera, Mayito Rivera, Elain and David Torrens. You are in for an amazing night of some of the hottest , newest, funkiest timba dance music you have ever heard!
About the Company: Interactivo is a music collective begun by Roberto Carcassés in Havana, Cuba around a core group of five musicians : Roberto Carcassés, Francis de Rio, William Vicanco and Telmary Diaz. Credited as being the "director" of the group rather than the leader, Roberto Carcassés prides himself on Interactivo's free-form, experimental, and collaborative nature. Over the years, new members has joined the band, including Carlos Rios, Julio Padron, Juan Carlos Marin, Brenda Navarrete, among others. The frequent line-up changes and comings and goings of its members has made Interactivo utterly indescribable and unable to be pinned under one musical genre. Traditional Afro-Cuban beats mingle with jazz, soul, rap, and funk music, which highlights the individual musicians strengths as well as the groups success at collaboration.
About the Artistic Director: Also known as Robertico, Roberto Carcassés graduated in percussion from the National School of Arts in Havana in 1991. He toured as a pianist with the Grupo de Santiago Feliu in Argentina, Germany, and Spain between 1992 and 1995. He took part in a tour in Spain and the US with the group Columna B, in 1998-1999. During this period, he taught in the Jazz Workshop of Stanford University. Carcassés has been invited to perform at many international jazz festivals, including the Barcelona Jazz Festival (1997), the Havana Festival (1995, 1996, 1997) and the Utah Jazz Festival (1998). In 1997, Roberto Carcassés composed the soundtrack for the film Violetas (México), as well as some songs for the films Cuarteto De La Habana (Spain) and New Rose Hotel (US).