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Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré (24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), known as Benny Moré, was a Cuban singer, bandleader and songwriter. With his fluid tenor voice he triumphantly won the title of El Bárbaro del Ritmo, and El Sonero Mayor. With his grace, Moré eloquently merged musical genres such as the bolero, mambo, cha cha cha, son, guaracha, and son montuno. Benny was an engenious singer and composer, he is considered one of the most influential musician and popular singer Cuba has ever produced.
Roly More, MD “PhD” his prodigious grandson who lives in the USA pays tribute to his ancestry and Benny Moré’s Anniversary.
We will discuss the recent jon secada’s CD release paying tribute to Benny Moré.
Spellbound is a musical project founded by award-winning songwriters and producers Paul “Pablo” Thomas (guitars and keyboards) and Bobby Moon (vocals and percussion) from Los Angeles, CA. The duo have been performing and producing an ever expanding catalog of critically-acclaimed albums over the past two decades. Spellbound’s original blend of soulful compositions & Spanglish lyrics create a danceable fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, funk, rock, & beyond. The band has performed and recorded with a remarkable cast of artists and musicians throughout their career, including Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, ? and the Mysterians, Johnny Polanco, Plas Johnson, Roger Manning, Jr., and many more.
Beginning with Spellbound in 1996 (which contains the Latin-tinged crowd favorite “Good Company”), the band has released a succession of nationally distributed CDs on their own Selfish Recordings label. They include 1999’s Funqueros (dubbed a “jewel of magnanimous proportions” by Campus Circle vol.9 #14), which helped create a buzz about the band, resulting in a number of Southern California performances, notably an opening slot at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2002. By 2007 Spellbound, along with the release of their CD Poolside Fiesta, presented their first-ever video, “Hot Sauce” (which can now be enjoyed on YouTube).
ATTacHE’ is an English, Spanish and Latino Urban-Pop American musical group created by “Powerful Music” producer Jorge Marcos.
Marcos is one of the original founders of the band CLOUDS who pioneered the world wide known “THE MIAMI SOUND” featured in the PBS documentary “THE SOUND TRACK OF OUR LIVES” written and produced by TV producer Joe Cardona.
Jorge Marcos was nominated twice for the Grammy Music Awards, alongside his brother, musician Frankie Marcos whose impressive Jazzy Rock and Latin Rhythms has caught the attention of Governors, State Legislators and City Officials honoring them for their international achievements in the field of music.
Marcos has co-produced remix songs for prestigious stars such as: David Bisbal, Jon Secada, M.S.M (the Miami Sound Machine Band) a recent Emilio Estefan musical project.
ATTacHE’s flawless feminine vocals are none other than the skilled and accomplished singer Taniyah, a multilayer singer that interprets a variety of sounds from R’n’B, American POP, Latin Rhythms to beautiful international love songs. In her own unique and original style Taniyah captivates all audiences with her beautiful voice and exotic Mediterranean style. She has worked as a vocalist for UNIVISION TV NETWORK for the past ten years.
To complement each other’s musical talents, Taniyah and Jorge have created ATTacHE’ and recorded their first English CD: “Dear Music” and for their Spanish audience, the CD “Querida Musica”.
Taniyah and Jorge’s life performance will captivate the listening and dancing audience around the world.
Also mentioned, the past show El Open House with Director, Producer Joe Cardona & Miami Radio personality, Mike In The Night. Musicians featured in the film will be calling in to share their memories.
El Open House is a film dedicated to the music produced and performed by outstanding artists who have composed the soundtrack of our lives. The Cuban experience of exiles growing up in Miami.
Mike “In the Night” Triay (1964 – December 9, 2012) whose parents were Cuban, was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and came to Miami with his family in the late 1970s. He started working as a disc jockey at a Spanish-language station in Miami while he was in his late teens. Mike was a member of the Bayside Boys, a trio of producers who remixed and popularized the English-language version of the “Macarena” by Los del Río and his remix, known as “Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix),” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1996 and remained at the top of the chart for fourteen weeks.
Mike had become a great friend of the show and is sorely missed.
Co Host: Orestes Matacena.
Matacena has worked as an actor with high profile directors on films, television and commercials.
Orestes first ventured into films at the age of six when he worked as an actor in “The Life of Billy the Kid,” with a cast comprised only of children. The movie was shot at the Mercedes Sugar Mill in Matanzas, Cuba, where he lived with his parents. In the last few years, Orestes has expanded his versatility as a playwright and screenwriter. His writing encompasses a variety of styles: thrillers, dramas, comedies, horror and action-adventures. Five of the 23 screenplays he has written have been produced, and six more have been optioned.
Special Guest: Danilo de la Torre
Danilo is a Cuban born actor, aka Adora is a drag queen performer and Miami DJ, he is also part of the performance art group “Homocipian Art for Evolucion”. Trained as a classical dancer, Danilo began dancing professionally at age 17, he traveled to Paris, France to continue his dancing career.
In 1989 Danilo’s career took a turn towards the sunny City of Miami, in 1991 the persona Adora was born and since then, Adora aka Danilo De La Torre has been one of the most popular and sought after drag artist in Florida. Adora has been traveling nationally and internationally entertaining the public far and wide with her glamour, beauty and talent.
Co Host: Monica Rosales, executive Director of DocMiami.
Ida Hendel She was a child prodigy. At 4, she began formal studies with Miecyzslaw Michalowicz at the Warsaw Conservatory, where she won its gold medal in 1933. She then pursued training in Paris and London with Flesch and Enesco. She attracted notice in London when she appeared as soloist in the Brahms Concerto under Sir Henry Wood’s direction at a Proms concert. During World War II, she gave many concerts for Allied troops. Her career was the subject of the CBC-TV documentary IDA HAENDEL: A VOYAGE OF MUSIC in 1988.
And Giselle Brodsky the founder, director and chief artistic advisor of Patrons of Exceptional Artists, Inc. a foundation dedicated to the support of exceptionally gifted performing artists. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Miami International Piano Festival where she oversees all music events. Her track record for finding and presenting exceptional artists has been impressive and she is widely recognized as an authority figure in the field of classical musical.
Beginning February through May, Sugar Sand Park will welcome this one-of-a-kind documentary film festival experience. Tickets are $5.00 per film and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park at 561-347-3948, or online. Each film begins at 7:00 pm, and the films are not yet rated, so adult supervision is required. To learn more about DocMiami International Film Festival, visit www.docmiami.org.