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20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

In just a few days, the Magnum Band of Miami celebrates its 35th anniversary.

On Friday night, though, the band got the party started a little early with a free set at Rhythm Foundation and Little Haiti Cultural Center's monthly Big Night In Little Haiti event.

A festive crowd heated up the floor while big-band dance music blasted from the stage, and Dadou Pasquet played the guitar like a 305 Freddie King.

See the cut for Crossfade's photo highlights from the June edition of Big Night in Little Haiti.

When we got there Magnum Band were just starting up their set, you can see them in the background.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

The open air performance courtyard at the Little Haiti Cultural Center was packed and the crowd spilled into other areas of the floor (and wall) all night.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

Plenty of fans came out to record and enjoy the musical action.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

Once the band got going almost nobody could hold still. The rhythm was infectious.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

It even got the lovers loving.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

 

Everywhere we looked people were having a good time.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

It was a beautiful, hot, wet, night in Little Haiti.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

And the band barely took any breaks to catch their breath.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

An ocean of music flooded the neighborhood.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

And it held some folks in awe.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

 

First she danced with a paper plate.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

Then with a man.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

Band co-founder Dadou Pasquet killed it on the rhythm, but late into the set he went into an extended guitar solo that showcased a superb blues and rock ability.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

The people were loving the show.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

And being there with friends.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

 

And having some drinks.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

And dancing the night away.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

And enjoying the music, and the atmosphere it created.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

The last song was intense, everything sped up, and the drums came through heavy.

20 Photo Highlights From Big Night In Little Haiti, June 17

Then the Magnum Band thanked everybody, and said, "Make sure you remember. This band is from Miami. This band is born in Miami."

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Little Haiti Cultural Center

212-260 NE 59th Terrace
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