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Top Upcoming Latin Concerts in NYC & Miami (J Balvin, Wisin, Reik, Marc Anthony & More)

J BALVIN: VIBRAS TOUR
Oct. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Oct. 28 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena Garden
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FONSECA & BACILOS: SIMPLY CORAZONES TOUR
Nov. 20 & 21 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
Nov. 29 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
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MARC ANTHONY’S LEGACY TOUR
Oct. 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 16 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
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SEBASTIÁN YATRA Y MANUEL TURIZO U.S. TOUR 2018
Oct. 6 – Miami, FL – James l. Knight Center
Nov. 4 – New York, NY – United Palace
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WISIN: CORONA ESTEREO BEACH TOUR
Nov. 14 – Miami, FL – James l. Knight Center
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REIK:
March 29 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
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BOMBA ESTEREO
Dec. 12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
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Top 7 Reasons to Visit Buenos Aires Argentina

Buenos Aires is a pulsating, passionate, cosmopolitan city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world’s most exciting capitals.

There are dozens of reasons to visit, hence why the city has repeatedly been voted the best in Latin America by users of TripAdvisor, but here are just ten of the big ones.

1. You can dance the world’s most romantic dance in its birthplace

Sensual, nostalgic, and fiendishly difficult to learn, tango emerged in the city’s portside neighbourhoods in the mid-19th century and has since conquered the world. Today, Buenos Aires is a place of pilgrimage for tango dancers from all over, and the dance is still very much alive – danced by the young and young-at-heart well into the early hours every night of the week. As well as witnessing traditional social dancing and learning some steps at a milonga, you can treat yourself to sumptuous dinner-shows with spectacularly choreographed performances, and see live orchestras playing everywhere from cosy neighbourhood bars to grand symphony halls.

2. You can enjoy nightlife that goes on well into the morning

Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, famous for its phenomenal nightlife, which ranges from traditional neighbourhood taverns to award-winning cocktail bars, big clubs, hidden gig venues, and underground nightspots catering to every niche. The city’s incredible openness and diversity also make it the top destination in Latin America for LGBT visitors. Just be prepared to stay out late! We eat late, party late and sleep late, if at all!

3. You’ll experience sporting passion like never before

Buenos Aires is a city that lives and breathes football (soccer), and the passion can be felt in the stadiums, the neighbourhood cafes and the goal celebrations of a local amateur team. The atmosphere at the city’s stadiums has to be experienced to be believed, and the Boca vs River derby has been described as the most intense sporting event in the world.

4. You’ll find yourself in a historic melting pot of cultures

The city’s cosmopolitan, multicultural identity was forged in a melting pot of cultures, from native American and colonial Spanish roots, to the influences of immigration from Italy, France, Great Britain, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. You’ll see this eclectic mix of influences in the city’s architecture, food and in the character of its people. And while Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city always looking towards the latest trends, we also have passionate pride for our history and tradition. Feel the nostalgia in the cobbled streets of neighbourhoods like San Telmo, visit old cafes where poets used to gather, witness traditional gaucho displays of horsemanship and folk dancing at the Feria de Mataderos, and explore the political history of the Plaza de Mayo, where huge crowds turned out to see Eva Perón speak.

5. You can enjoy a wealth of culture

Long seen as Latin America’s capital of culture, Buenos Aires has almost 300 theatres, 380 bookstores and 160 museums, and some of them will take your breath away. The Teatro Colón is one of the world’s best opera houses, with outstanding acoustics and beautiful interiors, the Ateneo Grand Spendid is considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, and you’ll find creative, artistic expression not only in the many galleries and cultural centres, but in the streets themselves. The city has its own traditional form of folk art known as fileteado, recognised as cultural heritage by UNESCO, and you can find incredible street art on every corner (pay a visit to the incredible 2000m² mural El regreso de Quinquela in Barracas).

6. Festivals and events

A guide to what’s happening in Buenos Aires throughout the year.
• 125th Argentine Open Polo Tournament: One of the world’s greatest polo tournament every November – December.
• International Tango Festival and World Cup: (Every August. 2018 edition: August 9 – 22) Two weeks of concerts, shows, classes and milongas every August. Come to watch, listen or dance!
• BA International Jazz Festival: (November 14 – 19, 2018) Everything from Bebop to jazz fusion at this international festival every November.Click here for more

7. You can eat like a king

Designated Ibero-American capital of Gastronomic Culture 2017, the city boasts outstanding culinary options, from elegant 19th and early 20th century “bares notables” to some of Latin America’s most acclaimed contemporary restaurants and bars. Dining is important in Buenos Aires, and you can enjoy the world’s best steaks, Argentina’s famous malbec wines, and hearty Andean fare, plus there’s pizza, pasta and ice cream on every corner thanks to the city’s Italian heritage. Buenos Aires boasts several restaurants recognised in Latin America’s 50 Best. Local treats to look out for include the traditional infusion mate and addictive alfajores – chocolate-covered double-deck cookies filled with caramel-like dulce de leche.

Bryant Park’s “Dance Party” highlights different Latin genres with Live Music and Free Dance Classes

Bryant Park presents their spring / Summer series, Dance Party. A free outdoor event that features Live Music and Dance Classes for a unique experience each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm-7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm-8:30pm. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including bachata, tango, salsa, and more.

Tangolandó: Wednesday, May 16, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Tangolandó is a new form of dance music that fuses tango with varieties of Latin and African rhythms. Learn the steps to this cross-cultural art form, and then dance to live music by the artists – Sofia Tosello and Yuri Juarez – who helped create it.

Cumbia and Vallenato: Wednesday, May 30, 6:00pm–8:30pm
One of the most well-known and acclaimed Colombian musicians in New York, Gregorio Uribe brings his powerful band to perform a show featuring two classics of Colombian folk music: Cumbia and Vallenato.

Bachata: Wednesday, June 6, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Beloved Bachatero Wilson Daniel and seven other talented musicians from the Dominican Republic come together to play bachata with a classical feel and rooted sound.

Latin Festival: Friday, June 8, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Latin Festival is the grand finale of Dance Party, a series hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Festivities start at 5pm and continue until 10pm.

An innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music for five decades, the Grammy-nominated New Swing Sextet plays Cha Cha and Boogaloo tunes that capture the excitement and turbulence of 1960’s New York. Renowned Venezuelan percussionist Luisito Quintero, whose 3rd Element project was nominated in 2015 for the Best Latin Album Grammy, infuses salsa music with Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create a fresh and dynamic sound.

Global Latin Superstar Juanes to Launch 2018 North American “Amarte Tour” with Fast-Rising Latin Alternative Star Mon Laferte

Latin Rock’s leading global ambassador and the most-awarded solo artist in Latin Grammy history, Juanes, today announces the 2018 North American “Amarte Tour” with Latin Alternative’s new leading-lady Mon Laferte. Produced by Live Nation and also including special guest Caloncho, the tour will kick off April 20 in Orlando, Florida and continue across North America for an additional 15 dates, wrapping May 20 in Temecula, California. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 8 at LiveNation.com.

The tour announcement follows closely behind recent Latin Grammy wins for both artists. Juanes’ critically-praised, and chart-topping Mis Planes Son Amarte (Latin Music’s first major visual album) received two new awards this year, increasing the Colombian superstar’s career tally to a staggering twenty-five combined GRAMMY & Latin Grammy Awards. With a rare five-star Rolling Stone review and pick as “One of the best albums of 2017,” Mis Planes Son Amarte also just earned a 2018 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Latin Pop Album.” Hailed by TIME as “one of the 100 Most-Influential People in the World,” and The New York Times as “Latin America’s soulful poet,” Juanes has built a distinctive sound that fuses his love of rock & pop, with multi-layered songwriting, and a deep reverence for the traditional folk and other indigenous rhythms of the continent. With eight multi-platinum albums to his credit, Juanes has notched eleven #1 Billboard singles, and holds multiple chart records. He is also one of Latin music’s leading social media voices and a dedicated global activist, with wide ranging charitable efforts.

Mexico City based, Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte is “One of the rising stars of the Latin music world.” Following the release of her new album “La Trenza,” MTV named Mon Laferte as this year’s Best Artist In Mexico, while NPR, All Music, The New York Times and more have also applauded the album. Most recently, “La Trenza,” received an impressive five Latin Grammy nominations, with Mon Laferte taking home the award for “Best Alternative Song”- recognizing “Amárrame,” her hit duet with new tour partner Juanes.

Juanes’ 2018 North American “Amarte Tour” Dates With Mon Laferte and Special Guest Caloncho:

Friday, April 20, 2018 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Friday, April 27, 2018 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Friday, May 04, 2018 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sunday, May 06, 2018 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
Friday, May 11, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena at San Diego State University
Friday, May 18, 2018 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at The Palms
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Temecula, CA Pechanga Theatre

Connect with Juanes at: www.juanes.netTwitterFacebook, & Instagram

Connect with Mon Laferte atwww.monlaferte.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week 2017, included as one of the CFDA’s Fashion Calendar Important Dates, will debut eight vibrant 2018 Resort collections from international designers with all runway shows taking place at Ice Palace Film Studios. Sustainable fashion is an approach to the design and sourcing of clothing that aims to create beautiful, high-quality pieces while minimizing the human and environmental impact of production. With the desire to communicate this message, Miami Fashion Week, in collaboration with MDC’s Miami Fashion Institute and the Knight Foundation, is proud to present the MIAFW Master Class program focused on sustainability. Top industry experts will lead classes in their respective fields while raising awareness about the importance of ethical manufacturing.  #MIAFW #MIAFW17 #MIAFW17BASH @MiamiFashionWk

Wednesday, May 31,
6:00PM Kick-Off Party at Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell City Centre *By invitation only.

Thursday, June 1,
7:00PM Silvia Tcherassi Runway *By invitation only.
8:30PM Designers Dinner at Delano South Beach *By invitation only.

Friday, June 2,
06:00PM Shantall Lacayo Runway
07:00PM Custo Barcelona Runway *By invitation only.
08:30PM Antonio Banderas Benefit Gala – BUY TICKETS

Saturday, June 3,
12:30PM Influencers Brunch *By invitation only.
6:00PM Fisico Runway *By invitation only.
7:00PM Yirko Sivirich Runway
8:00PM René Ruiz Runway *By invitation only.
9:00PM Miami Fashion Week Bash – BUY TICKETS

Sunday, June 4,
6:00PM Ágatha Ruiz De La Prada Runway *By invitation only.
7:30PM Ángel Sánchez Runway *By invitation only.
8:00PM Closing Party *By invitation only.

More info at www.miamifasionweek.com

OLGA PERICET: MOSAIC at Repertorio Español

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Olga Pericet, who is celebrated worldwide for her brilliant footwork and creativity, returns this summer to Repertorio EspañolShe received “The Critical Eye Dance Award” in 2014 and in 2015 the “Max Award” for the best female dancer.

Olga Pericet has dazzled audiences worldwide–in Spain, London, China, and Australia among others–with her incomparable talent. This summer she returns to once again take Repertorio Español’s stage and offer audiences an unforgettable experience. Get ready to see a breathtaking performance that uses the elements of light and vivid colors to compliment the intricate choreography only Olga Pericet can create and perform!

“Who is Olga Pericet?, the answer keeps changing. Joined by three other performers…on the Repertorio’s small stage, Ms. Pericet, a compact powerhouse of a dancer, passes through many moods and modes of performance.” – Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

Tickets start at $35. Premium seats available. Recommended for adult audiences  – See more at: http://repertorio.nyc/#/event/a0SE000000PotCQMAZ

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Friday, August 18, 2017 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00 PM

Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Friday, August 25, 2017 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 PM

Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:30 PM

Monday, August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Friday, September 1, 2017 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 3, 2017 2:30 PM

Peralta Project’s “Merengue Rock” Collection

“As a 1st born generation Dominican York growing up on the 80s/90s merengue is what blasted from the speakers from our house parties. Birthday parties went on till 7pm and then it was the adults time to party. The kids entered into the biggest bedroom to play and fall asleep on top of the coats waiting for their parents to pick them up to go home.

With this series I want to honor our icons and legends and make them cool and relevant in today’s times. When I hear that music it makes me think of family, togetherness, immigrants arriving to this country and having each other’s back. It was an innocent time when everything was new. A new life to make in Nuevo York with traces of the mother country through music”. – M.Tony Peralta

Visit the Peralta Project online shop at www.PeraltaProject.com

The Road To The Calle Ocho Festival 2017

Since 1978, Carnaval Miami has been organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and is held annually between February and March.  Through the dedicated support of the club’s members, volunteers and dedicated corporate and community partners, Carnaval Miami has grown into one of the largest Latin cultural celebrations in the United States, culminating with the world-famous El Festival de la Calle Ocho (Calle Ocho Festival).

Here are some events leading up to El Festival de la Calle Ocho which takes place March 12th, 10am -7pm.

Carnaval Miami 2017 officially kicks off on Saturday, February 11th with the Miss Carnaval pageant. The pageant winner will not only be awarded cash prizes and scholarships, but the opportunity to be the face of Carnaval Miami 2017 with sponsored entry into the Miss Florida USA pageant.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

February 11 36th Annual Miss Carnaval Miami

Manuel Artime Theater

A pageant of elegance, beauty, talent and poise to select Miss Carnaval Miami 2017 and court. The winners become hosts of all Carnaval Miami 2017 festivities, and brand ambassadors for the Kiwanis Little Havana Foundation throughout an intense year of activities. Tickets available through Eventbrite. [link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-carnaval-miami-2017-tickets-31430311909]

March 4 – 5 19th Annual Carnaval on the Mile

Downtown Coral Gables (Alhambra Circle)

A festival of art, jazz and funk, fine cuisine, cocktail pavilion and children’s entertainment all weekend long. Three concert stages, a mile of paintings, crafts, photography and jewelry of the highest caliber; one cultural experience for the enjoyment of all age groups.

March 4 – 5 2nd Annual Cork & Fork

Coral Gables, Miracle Mile [this will change. Pending meeting this weekend]

The food and wine tasting event will feature the hottest chefs, local restaurants and international wines combined for two days of unrivaled culinary tastings, intimate cooking demonstrations, exclusive book signings and live entertainment. Tickets available through Eventbrite. [link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cork-fork-carnaval-on-the-mile-tickets-29537702062?aff=es2}

March 7 36th Annual Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest

Aspiring chefs in three categories compete in one of the most popular food

competitions in South Florida. Culinary aficionados will have the opportunity

to showcase their creativity against other food enthusiasts and compete for a

variety of cash prizes

March 8 36th Annual Carnaval Miami Domino Tournament

Domino Park

A popular domino tournament for golden age seniors held in the heart of Little Havana.

March 9 36th Annual Carnaval Miami Golf Classic

Miami International Links

Connect with VIPs at this Carnaval Miami-flavored tournament to benefit the Kiwanis Little Havana Foundation’s scholarship awards.

March 10 Carnaval Live! Gala

Jungle Island

An upscale, black tie gala attended by executives of multi-national corporations in a world-class setting.

March 12 40th Annual Calle Ocho Festival

SW 12th to 27th Avenue

The culmination of it all! The world’s largest ‘Hispanic’ festival! Block after block of Little Havana full of musical stages, international food, dance, sampling sites and family entertainment to celebrate life and all Hispanic ethnicities. Tickets for a first ever VIP tour, limited to 100 spots, available through Eventbrite.

Carnaval Miami is organized annually by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation’s youth development programs. For more information about the Kiwanis of Little Havana, or Carnaval Miami 2017 sponsorship opportunities, visit http://carnavalmiami.com and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@KiwanisKCLH) and Facebook (@KiwanisLittleHavana) for real-time updates.

Running with the Beef presents La Puesta del Sol

Inspired by Spain’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Running with the Beef returns on this Saturday, July 16th, with an all-inclusive evening of Mezcal and barbecue, all served up along Manhattan’s scenic East River.

PUESTA DEL SOL: MEZCAL Y BARBACOA

Our all-inclusive evening session will have a specially curated Mezcal tasting with both VIP (4:30-8:30PM) and GA (5:30-8:30PM) options. La Puesta del Sol –  Mezcal y Barbacoa will feature a great line-up of chefs from the following restaurants all working with D’Artagnan, Tortilleria Nixtamal and Danny Mena’s Mezcales de Leyenda:

  • Anthony Sasso for Casa Mono
  • Julian Medina for Toloache
  • Danny Mena for Hecho en Dumbo
  • Ivan Garcia for Mesa Coyoacan
  • Cosme Aguilar for Casa Enrique
  • David Navarro for Jimmy’s No. 43
  • Barbara Sibley for La Palapa
  • Ed McDevitt for Rosa Mexicano
  • With desserts by Fany La New Yorkina

Vegetarian options will include Corn on the Cob (Street Version), cheeses and breads (all food subject to change).

Puesta del Sol will also feature 20+ different Mezcal brands, including:

  • Mezcales de Leyenda
  • Fidencio
  • Koch
  • La Venenosa
  • Peloton de la Muerte
  • Jolgorio
  • Ilegal Mezcal
  • Marca Negra
  • Santa Pedrera
  • Del Maguey
  • Siembra Metl

DJ La Huaracaha will provide the tunes with Rana Santacruz providing additional entertainment, and each person will receive a commemorative Mezcal glass.

TICKETS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE. UNLIMITED BEER, WINE, FOOD AND FUN! ON THE WATERFRONT! VIP AND GA OPTIONS.

Click here for tickets and more information

Festival brings Latin American culture to Seoul

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The Viva la Vida Festival invites people to learn more about Latin American culture beyond football and Carnival.

Unlike other festivals that usually take place outdoors with many tents selling crafts and food, this festival takes a different approach. The Viva la Vida Festival, which lasts until the end of this month, brings the events indoors.

One may wonder why an event dedicated to a region famous for outdoor festivals is being held indoors, but the move has a purpose. The organizers have chosen different shops and cafes that sell items or food inspired by Latin America as venues, so attendees can continue to visit even after the festival is over.

The festival aims to give locals an experience similar to travel, such as having to find a restaurant serving regional cuisine using a mobile map application. Although the venues are spread out across Seoul, most can still easily be found because they are either in the Hongdae area in northwestern Seoul or in Gangnam District in southern Seoul.

The festival offers tango and salsa classes, survival language classes for travelers, music concerts, and even the chance to visit the homes of people from Latin America in Seoul to learn more about how ordinary people cook and eat at home.

“Just like you plan out your own trips, you can cherry pick time and content you want to customize your own festival,” said the festival organizer.

Many of the interesting events of the festival kick of this weekend. On Saturday, those interested can participate in a tango class or go enjoy a home-cooked meal at the home of a Mexican who has lived in Korea for more than 10 years. To keep events small enough for more intimate experiences, most of the events are open to a limited number of people. The first-come, first-serve home-cooked meal is open to five guests, while the tango class is inviting up to 15. The class is at local dance studio El Tango, so anyone who gets hooked after one class can sign up for a regular program.

An art class on Sunday invites people to bring in any artifacts people have kept from their visits to Latin America, or any objects that remind them of the region. For about two hours, participants will get to decorate a notebook with bus tickets or any other small souvenirs they might have hesitated to throw away but don’t have much value other than nostalgia. And the skills learned at the session can definitely be used again to commemorate future travels.

A movie night on Sunday is welcoming more guests than other events as it can hold up to 20. Two movies will be screened tomorrow at Glory Pub and Cafe in Mapo District, northwestern Seoul. The Brazilian movie “The Second Mother,” which was released here in November, and the 2010 documentary “Maids and Bosses,” which shows the social strata in Latin America through a relationship between a live-in maid and her employer, will be shown. By juxtaposing the relatively better known and lesser known movies back-to-back that show different aspects of Latin American family and social values, the festival hopes to inspire in moviegoers more in-depth interest in the prevailing issues of the countries.

One of the events being widely promoted to public is the Sofar Sounds concert. Although the concert series never releases information about the artist line-up until the concerts begin, the concert has agreed to feature Latin American music for its April 29 show as part of the festival.

The festival has been created not only to show the diversity of Latin American culture, as well as to shed light on those who need help. It was organized by Craftlink, a social venture set up to provide financial help to women and children in Guatemala and other nearby countries.

“There are many contents that go beyond Mexican food or popular travel destinations such as Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat and Peru’s Machu Picchu, but those are still lesser known,” said Martin Ko, the founder of the company. He became familiar with Latin America during his travels in 2012, and became aware of many things people there lack. He now brings bracelets made by women in Guatemala to Korea, and includes the stories behind the items and color patterns. These bracelets are also available at shops during the festival.

“A little thing I can do here now is to spread the word on fun cultural contents I got to enjoy and hope such joy can turn into more financial gains for locals there.”

All the proceeds of the festival will be donated to nongovernment organizations in Latin America.

Source: KJD