The sound is flawless. The melody emanating from the twelve musicians known as: Charanga Tipica Tropical is as good as good will ever get. This is a cohesiveness which can only be achieved after nearly forty years of playing together. It is the fusion that we know as â€œsalsaâ€, being played the way it was meant to be played; with violins, flute, piano, trombones, bass, and of course: percussion, plenty of percussion.
On the dance floor some of the best dancers anywhere are going all out. Now, this is not the watered down stuff that you see on some tv shows, nobody here is dancing for ratings, they are dancing for the sheer enjoyment of moving their bodies to the rhythm of the music, and the moves are simply amazing. The dance floor is big enough to accommodate pros and amateurs alike, everybody has a smile on their face.
â€œHavana Fusion Undergroundâ€ is the brainchild of Rene Gueits, a salsa dancing master himself and owner of â€œSalsa Loversâ€, Miamiâ€™s premier salsa dancing school (98,000 students so farâ€¦and counting). Gueits has brought together the band, cigar rollers, a dance art exhibit, a dance showcase by the salsa lovers student team and even a latin food truck to make this an unforgettable event in what could easily be described as the most eclectic place to party.
We are at the Performing Arts Exchange or â€œPAXâ€, a venue preferred by some of the best known international artists such as Ricardo Arjona, Chino y Nacho and Gaby Moreno just to name a few. Thereâ€™s reason for these artists to want to perform here. Roxanne Scalia, one of the founders explains it this way: â€œPAX is about finding the authenticity in artâ€¦everything we book at PAX is very scrutinizedâ€¦we are an independent performing arts centerâ€¦we focus on latin and world music â€¦we have over 740 yards of acoustic soundâ€ she adds: â€œMy whole intention of opening this place is I want every customer to walk out with something moreâ€¦ when you give good art, you walk out that much smarterâ€.
To find out about Salsa Lovers:Â www.salsalovers.com
To find out about events at PAX:Â www.paxmiami.com
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