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Celebrate Carnaval Miami at Little Havana's Calle Ocho.

In the Seventies, Miranda toured with the Fania All-Stars and sang salsa classics such as "Guasa Guasa" and "Asi Se Compone un Son." These days, however, he is renowned for bolero-style ballads. But for Calle Ocho, Miranda will likely sing some of his hard-hitting salsa hits from back in the day. 5:55 p.m. at the Univision stage.

Calle Ocho really does offer more than just salsa, reggaeton, and Latin hip-hop, and there are plenty of additional genres represented throughout the festival. Reggae makes a strong showing with ex-Fugee Wyclef Jean at the Power 96 stage, along with Jamaican-American reggae superstar Shaggy.

Fans of Latin alternative can enjoy Feneiva at the Radio Caracol stage, while ¡Suenalo! Sound System and José El Rey play at the Miami Herald tent. There's also the Flash Energy Drink stage, featuring Chaka Khan and Soca Calypso World Beat.

Mr. 305 represents this weekend at Calle Ocho.
Mr. 305 represents this weekend at Calle Ocho.

Details

The Calle Ocho street fair takes place Sunday, March 16, along SW 8th St, Miami. The festival is free and open to all ages. It begins at 11 a.m. and ends promptly at 7 p.m. Visit www.carnavalmiami.com/calle8 for a full lineup and exact stage addresses. Some of the major artists will perform on more than one stage, and other acts will likely be announced the day of the event.

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One last thing: The size of the festival makes it practically impossible to catch every artist, so choose early on the acts you really want to see. And don't forget to wear the ultimate Calle Ocho must-have: a really good pair of dancing sneakers.

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