Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Support the PALO! Show

We're planning a wonderful, culturally rich evening in the heart of Miami's Little Havana district on Friday, April 17. We'll start with dinner at famous Cuban restaurant Versailles, followed by some awesome Cuban Afro-funk music by PALO! at Kimbaracumbara music lounge down the street. Club owner Fabio has agreed to open doors for us and Steve Roitstein, musical director of PALO! has generously offered to gather his musicians for a special performance.

A full bar will be available at the usual reasonable prices. A refreshing mojito will be a must at this cozy, intimate venue!

We made a genuine effort to get sponsors so that this performance would be completely free of charge, but that fell through. (Many thanks to @JamiMiami for trying -- she rocks!) The thing is, we gotta cover basic costs for the musicians.

@Preppydude has stepped up to the plate with $200 out of his own pocket to support the show. Let's each pitch in $10 minimum to match and make it happen! If you can, please pay via the Chipin widget before April 17. All funds will go directly to the band's Paypal account. Otherwise, it'll be $10 at the door.

For those of you who have never experienced Cuban food and culture, you're in for a real treat. PALO!'s music is funky, jazzy and fun and features an outstanding vocalist accompanied by great saxophone, keyboards and percussion. Many of us local tweets have quickly become fans. Listen to some samples on PALO!'s website.

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