Spam Allstars at Festival Miami @ UM on Sunday afternoon 10/12/08

It is a great honor for Spam Allstars to be invited to appear in the 25th Anniversary season of Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami 2008.

Please join us as we present – Spam Allstars – An Electronic Descarga

Sunday, October 19th
at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
University of Miami Coral Gables Campus

Spam Allstars – An Electronic Descarga

Miami’s own DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop and dub to create a sound that is unique – an electronic descarga. It’s not a known genre. It’s hard to describe. It attracts many types of people. But as they look out and see couples dancing salsa, next to break-dancers, and festival-goers driving for hours to catch a show — they know something very special is going on. This is a sound that has been developed and influenced by all the cultures present in Miami, and the backgrounds of the individual members of the band.

The band performs 200+ shows per year across the US. They have released six CD’s to date, with the most recent – Introducing Spam Allstars (World Music Network/Ryko) – released globally in August of 2008. They were honored to have their Fuacata Live (Spamusica Records) recording nominated for a Latin Grammy.

Performing today are Andrew Yeomanson/DJ Le Spam (turntables & samplers), Jose Elias (guitar), Tomas Diaz (timbales, vox), AJ Hill (saxes, vox), Chad Bernstein (trombone, vox) and Ted Zimmerman (trumpet). Frost Music School graduates that play with Spam Allstars include Chad Bernstein, guitarist Adam Zimmon, saxophonist Steve Welsh, and Ted Zimmeran. The band’s most recent video (Gallo Pinto) was also produced and directed by UM Film School graduate Miguel Ferrer.

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