Words & Wine: The Miami Beyond Big Booties and Benjamins
Last night at Pax (Performing Arts Exchange), the bongos were thumping, the crowd was swaying, and the scent of patchouli hung thick in the air.
The event has finally landed in a great space after losing the American Legion. Pax lends itself to the energy of the crowd. Its is really open with an outside patio and free parking. The event is also free. See? Love is everywhere.
Her first original, F-L-O-R-I-D-A, showed off the singer's unique style and we loved it. She then did an amazing job covering some Adele song, and her third song, an original, seemed as if she had dragged Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries from whatever bog she's been hiding in.
The crowd then demanded he perform "Que Pasa U.S.A.?" which is apparently a signature piece. Menedez definitely has a lot of passion, and definitely composes original material, but needs to mature a bit in his writing -- the phrasing (especially when rhyming) is awkward at times. With time, he should develop into a fine poet.
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