Bal Harbour, Rhythm Foundation Join Forces For New "Rhythm Sundays" Series

Tabla player Rajesh Bhandari is among the performers scheduled for next Sunday.
Tabla player Rajesh Bhandari is among the performers scheduled for next Sunday.
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​It seems the village of Bal Harbour is tentatively continuing to try to shake its stuffy image, and hopes again to attract some new visitors through live music. We'll be honest, we were intrigued by the indie-rock-centric Ten-in-One Music Festival this past April, but found it a bit ill-advised. (Surfer Blood and Turbo Fruits, a loud garage band from Tennessee, playing for affluent shoppers and condo residents seated in wicker lawn chairs?) 

The event, by attendance, was more or less successful, but it wasn't really a good musical fit for the crowd ... and we hear there was a little bit of hotel-trashing at the ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa.... But hey, they kinda asked for it.

A new team-up between Bal Harbour and the Rhythm Foundation, with its soigné, bourgeois boho following, seems like a much better idea. The world-music promoters are now charged with bringing live acts to both the ONE resort's restaurant terrace and the Bal Harbour Shops themselves, from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday through September 5. The general sound will be brunch-friendly, focusing mostly on Bossa Nova, samba, and other Latin and Brazilian styles.

The first installment happened on May 30 -- although we just got notification late this past Friday afternoon -- but the series continues this Sunday. Hit the jump for full details and a schedule of the next few upcoming performers.


Rhythm Sundays. Every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. around the ONE Bal Harbour Resort and Spa, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. 305-455-5460; balharbourflorida.com

June 13

Bal Harbour Shops - Rajesh Bhandari and Rajesh Ramoutar (sitar and tabla duo)
ONE Bal Harbour - Oriente Trio ("Cuban/jazz/blues/rhythm & soul")

June 20 

Bal Harbour Shops / Books & Books - Eddy Balzola and Stuart King (jazz guitar and trumpet)
Bal Harbour Shops / La Goulue - Robert Winston (French accordion)
ONE Bal Harbour - Phil Fest (jazz guitar)

June 27

Bal Harbour Shops - Clube do Choro de Miami (Brazilian quartet)
ONE Bal Harbour - Randy Singer and his trio (harmonica/guitar/violin trio)

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