María del Carmen Munné, emigró con su familia a Miami, Florida en el 1962 desde la Isla de Cuba. En su hogar, siempre se escuchaba la música en Español de artistas favoritos y la música en Inglés de su país adoptivo. Este amor e influencia del arte de ambas culturas se convirtieron en el fundamento de lo que es ella hoy artísticamente. María del Carmen, conocida por su público como “La Munné” trae a sus presentaciones la riqueza de su extensivo repertorio en ambos idioma. La dualidad de esta artista hace que ella disfrute de un publico de varias generaciones. En sus propias palabras: “Es tan importante mantener la música viva. Si yo puedo inspirar a alguien, si puedo despertar algo dentro de ellos, eso es una bendición.”
Maria Del Carmen ha sido invitada a programas de TV internacionales y locales, a “Hoy Como Ayer” en Miami. En el Club Mambo’s Café en Los Ángeles, California. Como estrella invitada especial en el show de la cantautora Cubana, Candi Sosa en Alfaro’s Lounge de Miami. Tambien, se ha presentado Casa Panza, Galería Cuba Ocho, I Love Calle Ocho y en Alfaro’s Lounge, donde sus shows se realizan con entradas agotadas durante todo el año.
Su primera producción, “Alma, Cuerpo y Corazón”, debutó hace tres años. Actualmente está finalizando las grabaciones de su próximo CD, “La Munné: Ternura y Pasión” cual estara a la venta en Marzo del 2014. Su primera producción en Ingles, “All of Me” incluirá music de jazz, entre otras.
HAVANA, Cuba—On the margins of this isolated country better known for cigars and Castro, a vibrant heavy metal scene flourishes. The most iconic stars are the members of Zeus, the country’s oldest heavy metal band. They’ve performed in Havana since the 1980s, when this American-influenced music was officially banned by the Castro government.
The long-haired rockers (called “freakies”) were thrown in jail and concerts were broken up by state police. Thirty years later, rock music is tolerated, but barely. A government bureaucracy called the Agency of Rock controls Cuba’s heavy metal scene. Every concert and every record must be cleared with the Agency’s director of Rock. It’s a sign of the changing situation in Cuba, but it’s also an absurd position for the country’s heavy metal musicians.
To play their music, Zeus and their diehard fans must fight to be true to themselves within the confines set by the Cuban government. “People always listen to the hardest music because it is a way of reaffirming their passion and liberty against everything that is imposed on them,” says Ivan Vera, the guitarist for Zeus. “That, I believe, is the reason for heavy metal.” American filmmaker, Nicholas Brennan, has spent the past four years capturing Zeus’s story and the broader history of heavy metal in Cuba in the feature-length documentary film, “Hard Rock Havana.” With over 120 hours of footage filmed inside of Cuba, Brennan has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to edit the film and share this band’s story. For an inside look at the Cuba’s metal scene, see the film’s Kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicholasbrennan/hard-rock-havana
Derek Garcia and his twin brother Eric grew up loving Halloween and as kids they were influenced by their father and his stories of how he would make his own Halloween costumes. Also Their first trip to Universal Studios Orlando was a major influence and seeing the live “Horror Makeup Show” which explained a lot on the Special FX makeup industry. The show had a big impact on them and help them further grow their interest in movie FX makeup. From then on they grew up making monster makeup creations every Halloween.
With expertise in airbrushing, painting, sculpting and concept design, Derek and Eric have worked alongside each other on numerous projects, including seasonal work at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights, Grinchmas and Beetlejuice Graveyard Review, a live stage show in Orlando Florida.
Derek went on to also work at Horror Nights at Europa Park in Germany, and working on Commercials and TV shows filmed in Miami like “Burn Notice”, “The Glades”, and “Graceland”. Eric has also worked 3 years as a seasonal makeup artist at Halloween Bash at Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
Derek And Eric Garcia were also contestants in the SyFy channel’s hit reality Makeup FX competition series “Face Off” season 3.
It’s been said that animals have a natural and spiritual power to connect with humans and if we open our hearts and minds we can establish mutual communication.Is it possible to exchange information with the animal kingdom and how can we become one with nature? Is there a method we can apply to connect with our animal spirit guides? What journey must we embark on to recognize, nurture and honor our animal guides?And when we begin feel conscious about where we’ve been and where we are headed, we have lived most of our lives. Do we have enough time to make changes, to fix the mess, the pain we have and the pain we have caused others.Do we have time? What is time? Is it real or is time an illusion? Is time superficial? Does it have a beginning and an end? Does time have healing properties?
What are the aspects of time travel? How can we use time to fulfill our dreams and heal soul wounds? And how can we vibrate at the same frequency with those we love and admire?
Daysi Celia Almiralles la compositora, Música y Letra, de la Canción Oficial del Treinta Aniversario de la Calle Ocho, de los Kiwanis de la Pequeña Habana,“El Carnaval de Miami”, interpretada por la reconocida famosa cantante cubana Albita Rodríguez y la cual fue celebrada con una larga conga arrollando por la Calle Ocho de Miami. Otro de sus temas “Cubano de Corazón”dedicado al famoso bajista cubano Israel López Cachao, ha sido grabado por su misma banda Cachao’s All Star Bandsiendo el debut de la canción en el MDC LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2008, en un homenaje al Maestro Cachao.
“MI ENTREGA” (My Surrender)is the latest musical production of pianist-composer Daysi Celia, who in this CD beautifully performs 13 popular songs and her own compositions in a variety of rhythms.
My Guest Co Host: Ms. Monica Rosales, Director of DocMiami.org
Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars.
Mr. Martinez was previously the Creative Director of the Miami World Cinema Center, where he has served as a producer on several independent feature films, many of which have premiered at film festivals such as MIFF, Marbella, and South by Southwest. Mr. Martinez is currently working with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba on an ambitious digital media project to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the Island.
Jose Luis graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.
When detectives respond to a crime scene in Orlando, Florida, during the “summer of hurricanes” in 2004, they find Charlie Brandt hanging from the rafters in the garage of Michelle Jones’ home, his niece. Inside the house, they find a scene of horror that reminds them of other murders… In 1978, 13-year-old Carol Lynn Sullivan’s head was found inside a rusty paint can in Osteen, FL; her body was never found. Homeless transient Sherry Perisho was murdered in 1989, after moving to Florida from Illinois. Finally, in 1995, Miami prostitute Darlene Toler was deposited on the side of the road, wrapped up “like a package.” Perisho and Toler had their hearts removed; all three had been decapitated; and all three are believed by investigators to have been the prior victims of Charlie Brandt. The true story of the crimes committed by Brandt with insight from an FBI profiler and forensic psychologist, victims’ friends and relatives, and the unique writings from victims before their deaths.
Victor Jiménez was born on April 15, 1965 in Havana, Cuba. He recently published his first poetry book titled Siete Ciudades. His work has been published in a variety of magazines, including Nagari, Baquiana and Sub-Urbano.
Victor’s accomplishments are vast, he is a Television Producer, Film Producer and founder of the three-day DocMiami International Film Festival and Docs in Motion.
The creation of the first International Documentary Film Festival of Miami was the brainchild of former President and Founder Víctor Jiménez, a Promax Gold World Award Winner.
He presently works with the Creative Center of Telemundo Network / NBC Universal.
This poet dreams about another life, a life possible of telling stories in a different way. Through his hands sacred trees flutter, water snakes, fabulous myths and fascinating legends, mythological heroes and gods for every occasion. His hands are stunned by so much beauty. His children, his family, the animals, love, the sea, books and good films are the reasons to create and be better.
“Inside me there is still a flicker of hope for a better world,” Victor assures.