New Miami On Stage series begins with a free concert by Anabel and Ke o Ke 3/6/10

New “Miami On Stage” Series
Presenting South Florida Performing Artists
Begins Saturday March 6 With A Free Concert By Anabel & Ke o Ke

A community’s culture is created by those who live and work there. Miami already has a homegrown, exciting contemporary performing arts scene, but it can only continue to grow if area artists have high-quality, public showcases that expose their talent to South Florida audiences. The new Miami On Stage project will do just that by presenting locally produced work on a regular basis. It will feature some of the best of Miami’s performing artists in a series that takes place in Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood, beginning March 6 with a free “tropical fusion” concert by Anabel & Ke o Ke at the North Beach Open Space Park. Miami On Stage is produced by FUNDarte, one of the South Florida’s most adventurous and successful presenters of alternative culture, particularly with a Latin flavor.

Singer Anabel is based in South Florida but was born in Cuba to a musical family. She has been a member of such groups as Salsabrava and Retrozon, as well as pursuing her solo career as an interpreter of diverse musical styles, including salsa, bolero and son. Since 2005 Anabel has been based in South Florida and led her own group, Ke o Ke, showcasing her unique fusion style. She has shared the stage with musicians such as Willy Chirino. Albita Rodriguez and Cachao. This first Miami On Stage concert, just steps away from the ocean in a beautiful outdoor setting, begins at 4:00 pm as the sun begins to go down, and promises to be a hip-shaking musical journey through contemporary Latin musical genres. It is co-presented with the City of Miami Beach as part of its Arts in the Parks program.

“We are so pleased to be able to launch our new, annual Miami On Stage series this year, and provide a professional venue for contemporary, regional performing artists who the general public here is often not exposed to, “ says Ever Chavez, Executive Director of FUNDarte. More information about the upcoming Anabel concert, which is free and does not require a ticket, and the entire series, can be found online at www.fundarte.us or by contacting FUNDarte at info@fundarte.us or (305) 316-6165. North Beach Open Space Park’s entrance is at 81 Street and Collins Avenue.

Miami On Stage will continue on the first Saturday of each month, through June of this year. April 3rd will feature the great timba band Tiempo Libre at North Beach’s Byron Carlyle Theater with the Miami premiere performance of their Bach in Havana, a salsa meets Classical music mash-up based on the CD of the same name, which this year was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets on Sale Now!

In addition to each Saturday’s featured performance, there will be free tie-in events throughout the week in the North Beach neighborhood, including panel discussions with the artists, special programs for youth and outdoor activities. These will include free yoga classes on the beach Mondays and Fridays at 7:00 am at Ocean Terrace and 73 Street, as well as a Farmer’s market in Normandy Isle Circle Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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