Talib Kweli, Esperanza Spalding, Four Others Announced for Arsht's Live at Knight Series
Diego El Cigala. Saturday, November 10, 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 to $150 via arshtcenter.org. Fun Fact: As a young man, Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar was nicknamed "El Cigala" (translation Norway lobster or crayfish) for being really, really, really skinny. Funner facts: He's since bulked up, invented bolero-tango-flamenco-jazz fusion, and started making annual visits to Miami.
Calypso Rose. Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 to $65 via arshtcenter.org. If you've ever traveled through "Israel by Bus," then you know that the end of the line is Downtown Miami.
Weird, right? But that's how the Tobago-born Queen of Calypso wound up at the corner of Biscayne and NE 13th Street. So "come little children, get on the Israelite bus" and follow Rose into the Knight.