Win Free Tickets to the Cuba Nu-Wave Festival

Sure, Miami's an EDM-heavy, beat freak haven. But that hasn't scared off other styles of music, especially those with close ties to the Magic City's Latin culture.

Just ask the folks behind the Cuba Nu-Wave Festival, bringing four multitalented musicians to the Gusman Center this Saturday to kick it, Cuban old-school.

We're giving away two pairs of tickets to the festival -- a pair of regular admission tickets, and a pair with access to the Gusman's swanky Olympia Lounge. Read on to find out more.

Starting at 8 p.m., four different musicians will conjure up Caribbean rhythms -- each in his or her own unique way. Raul Paz, a Nu-Wave pioneer, has a modern sound influenced by Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley. Yerba Buena co-founder Descember Bueno is all about the beat, blending hip-hop with Cuban percussion. Singer-songwriter Lena Burke brings a classical tone to the festival; she's a concert pianist from a family of Cuban musicians. And Gema Corredera, a Cuban exile, has compiles the sounds of her travels to Spain, New York, and Miami into one smooth, cohesive sound.

The music is the main attraction, of course. But inside the Olympia Lounge, audience members will also have access to gourmet cheese and fruit baskets, plus open bar and table service during the show.

The Cuba Nu-Wave Festival takes place Saturday, September 14, at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts -- and we're offering two pairs of tickets to lucky Cultist readers. Here's how to win:

1) Email your full name to cultist@miaminewtimes.com. Make sure the subject line says "Cuba Nu-Wave Festival Giveaway."

2) Cross your fingers -- we'll randomly select one emailer to receive a pair of tickets to the show this Saturday.

3) The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11. Winners will be notified via email on the morning of Friday, September 13.

Even if you're not a winner, tickets won't set you back much. Regular admission starts at $40. (Entry to the Olympia Lounge, on the other hand, is priced for VIPs at $300.) Call (305) 372-0925 or visit gusmancenter.org.

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