Friday February 1 from 7-10 PM, FREE: The City of Miami Beach presents First Friday, featuring Idania Alvarez y Yo Soy el Son. The music is full of rhythm, bringing to their audience the essence of their roots. The group is led by the singer and composer Idania Alvarez, who is characterized by her smooth vocal quality. This group is made up of six excellent musicians: Luis Alberto Garcia, bass, voice, and musical director; Joseph Alberto Santiesteban, guitar and voice; Rodys Rosales, Cuban tres and voice; Jose Mora, percussion and voice; and Abdel Borges, violin.
Together they recreate the whole range of Cubania, ranging from the traditional Cuban son, boleros and including conga. Ideana has shared the stage with top Latin artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willy Chirino, Malena Burke. Dennise de Calaf, India, Meme Solis, Falette, Amauri Gutiérrez, Los Tres De La Habana, Luis Enrique, and many others. For the past six years they have been performing at the famous club Hoy Como Ayer. Mr. Don Francisco (host of Sabado Gigante, on Univision) refers to Idania as her band " “Listening to this group is to travel on the wings of authentic Cuban music."
Normandy Fountain is located at Rue Vendome and Normandy Drive in Miami Beach. Table service is available from local restaurants. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.
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