Jose Elias

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Afro Roots 2014: "Representing African Culture" and Its Offshoots "From Latin Funk to Hip-Hop"

    Without Africa, there'd be no Miami bass. There'd be no rock 'n' roll or hip-hop or jazz or salsa. No Hendrix, Nas, Byrd, or Machito. In fact, almost every modern music genre can be traced back to that great continent across the Atlantic. And that's why, 16 years ago, Jose Elias threw the first Af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Conjunto Progreso CD Release Party This Friday at La Casa de Tula

    ‚ÄčIt's a big week for local masters of Cuban son, Conjunto Progreso. Not only are they celebrating the release of their brand new disc Alive in Miami, but now they have a Best of Miami award to celebrate too, having earned the honor of Best Latin Band this week. The band is large: It's led by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Introducing Leah Kaire

    Leah Kaire is a local musician with a great back story who is doing cool shit. I met her over the weekend at a BBQ at Morningside Park where she was hanging out with my friend Matt. I e-mailed her some questions and here's what she had to say."Okay cool...My name is LEAH KAIRE otherwise known as L B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The 11th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival Comes to North Beach

    The 11th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival is upon us once again, party people.  It's an annual celebration of world music that has consistently gathered talented musicians from Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean to our sunny shores for the past ten years in a celebration of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Strictly Roots

    Conjunto Progreso brings back the heyday of classic Cuban son.

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007

    Freedom Dancing

    Brazilian high kicking meets high art

  • Culture

    December 7, 2006
  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    A Nervous City in a Weird World

    Composer Livio Tragtenberg melds performance art and world music

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Exit Philbert

    Immigration wants to deport a well-known santero/drummer over five stolen shirts

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    The Roots of Rapture

    Afro-Cuban roots band Aina Candela reawakens the old spirits of Latin fusion

  • Culture

    December 2, 2004


    ArtBasel: Where Did It Come From? What Does It Want?

  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    Making It Happen

    José-Carlos Diaz and Susan Caraballo are the catalysts, art is the result

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Gal Power

    Express yourself girls, in drumming, painting, belly dancing

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Keeping Son Real

    Conjunto Progreso does Latin like it should be

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Jazz Enchantment

    Mantra will fill your soul, or at least entertain it

  • Music

    April 15, 1999