I Love Latin Music Fest Brings Issac Delgado, Manolin, Timbalive, and Cuba to Miami
|Rumba all night with Issac Delgado.|
On the bright side, we live in Miami. So Cuba comes to us. Ever since that commie bastard named Castro started spitting his anti-imperialist rhetoric some 50-odd years ago, almost all things gnarly about the island immigrated to the Magic City -- food, abuelitas, music...
On Wednesday, November 21, la musica de Cuba takes center stage at the James L. Knight Center for the I Love Latin Music Festival, with some of salsa and timba's most prolific artists, including two-time Latin Grammy nominee Issac Delgado.
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"I'm from a very musical family," Delgado said in a 2001 interview with Descarga.com."I believe you're born with rumba."
The musician began performing around Havana in the late '70s, but it wasn't until the early '80s that he "got a professional education through [popular Cuban bandleader] Pacho Alonso's group."
"Through his band I became a professional musician through and through. And later, I started working with his son Pachito. And from there, later on, I was working at the Tropicana as a soloist in the Tropicana cabaret show."
Delgado defected in 2006. But continues to produce truly authentic Cuban music.
I Love Latin Music Festival. With Issac Delgado, Manolin, Timbalive, and others. Wednesday, November 2. James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $27 to $97 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 305-372-4634 or visit jlkc.com.
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