Dance Band Night: Ivan 'Melon' Lewis Cuban Swing Express FREE
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
The US debut of renowned Cuban born, Spanish-based pianist Ivan "Melon" Lewis' landmark Cuban Swing Express! 10 top Cuban musicians working in Madrid, playing a mix of traditional and new music a repertoire - Perez Prado, Benny Moré, Ernesto Lecuona, reworked Herbie Hancock and Rolling Stones as well as new songs by Melon himself. Melon is recognized as one of the most talented pianists of his generation, with multiple Latin Grammy nominations, and a list of collaborators who include Buika and other top artists today. Before the band, enjoy a cha cha cha dance lesson Happy Hour with Kings Dance Studio.
Miami Global Dance Night
Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
St John's on the Lake, 4760 Pine Tree Drive
The multicultural Peter London Global Dance Company presents five world premieres of contemporary choreography based on the tango. The choreographers are South Florida natives now working around the world, and utilizing Native American, Caribbean and Latin music in their pieces. Tickets $20 - $25