The Deering Estate Cabaret Concert Series featuring Karina Iglesias – rhythm & blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop 8/27/11

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Concert at 8 pm; Gate opens at 7 pm
The Deering Estate Stone House Ballroom
16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami FL 33157
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It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.

Single tickets are $20 or $55 for the three-concert series package. Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee of $2.50 for each single ticket. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm & blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop, Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.

A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs in earnest during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song. On “Song For Her”, from her forthcoming album, Karina’s classically-trained voice unveils the nuances of her lyrics and adds layers of meaning and emotion that are more commonly found in operatic vocal performances.

With this record, Karina explains, I want to incorporate the sounds of the artists that have influenced me and, while paying tribute to them, carve out my own space and create an album with a neo-soul pulse that pushes the boundaries of the genre. You can clearly hear this approach within the framework of a song like “Gone”, where multi-layered vocal harmonies and candid lyrics soar above an old-school groove, engaging the listener from the moment Karina opens the first verse.

In 2009, Karina was chosen to be one out of an eight-person choir/ensemble hired by the Miami Dolphins (Dolphins Voices) through Emilio Estefan to sing the anthem at all home games.

With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.