North Beach Social celebrates the Wolfsonian FIU Museum’s ‘Turn The Beat Around’ exhibition, with an evening of Cuban music and visuals. The Wolfsonian’s exhibit, which explores cultural exchange and collaboration between Cuba and the U.S. from the 1930s to 1960s, runs through April 30th.
The concert, presented free to the public and also via live-stream, features PALO!, one of South Florida’s most popular Cuban bands, playing a set of their signature funky, jazzy salsa.
PALO!’s performances highlight the group’s extraordinary musicians, including vocals by charismatic Cuban singers Miriam Martinez, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet, and Dannah Santiago, who also plays flute. The scorching percussion of Dayron Gallardo (congas) and Otto Santana (timbales) punctuate the shows with Cuban fire. Latin Jazz saxophonist Aldo Salvent electrifies every song. Bandleader and founder Steve Roitstein fuses these elements with a foundation of edgy, unforgettable rhythms.
This event is presented by Rhythm Foundation, in partnership with The Wolfsonian-FIU. The Wolfsonian’s programming partners include Miami Soundscapes and The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab.