Jazz at MOCA featuring Leslie Cartaya 9/27/19

Jazz at MOCA featuring Leslie Cartaya
Friday, 09/27/2019 – 05:30 pm – 10:00 pm
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
Cost: Free

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to present an expanded event as part of its Jazz at MOCA series on Friday, Sept. 27 including a performance by singer Leslie Cartaya, a panel discussion and O, Miami.

MOCA will present an electric performance by singer Leslie Cartaya series who will be joined by lively salsa dancers as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Cartaya was born in Cuba and grew up enjoying of musical improvisation with her family. Traditional Cuban music runs in Cartaya’s veins, and jazz and American funk have shaped her artistic expression. Cartaya vocalizes Caribbean, Afro-American, Afro-Latin and Latin American musical rhythms to create a harmonious fusion. Singing is Cartaya’s therapy – at an early age, she learned to express her joys, passions, sadness and melancholic moments through her music.

The museum will also host “What it Means to be Hispanic in America Today,” a thought-provoking panel discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Antonio Martinez, former district director of Dade County Public Schools. Speakers will comprise of Hispanic artists of various mediums including writer N.J. Perez, the author of “Heart of a Cuban”, artist Edison Penafiel, who is an exhibiting artist of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition, and singer Leslie Cartaya.

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