Miami Light Project, FUNDarte and The Rhythm Foundation Present

Global Cuba Fest 2019

Featuring Daymé Arocena & Cimafunk in Concert!

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Doors at 6:00PM, Dayme Arocena at 7:00PM, Cimafunk at 9:30PM

The North Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue | Miami Beach

The music is back! Join us for Global Cuba Fest, a month-long celebration of the best musicians from Cuba and the Cuban diaspora. This year, Miami Light Project, FUNDarté and The Rhythm Foundation present Daymé Arocena and CIMAFUNK, two of today’s leading musicians direct from Cuba at the North Beach Bandshell.



Launched by Miami Light Project and FUNDarte in 2008, Global Cuba Fest is an internationally acclaimed celebration of the rhythms, music and culture of Cuba. Annually, Global Cuba Fest enriches Miami’s musical scene with the sounds of today’s leading musicians direct from Cuba and from the Cuban diaspora.


With her captivating charisma and radiant spirit, Daymé Arocena effortlessly blends traditional Santerian chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban rhythmic complexity for audiences worldwide. Her passion for the musical traditions of her homeland is boundless – “reigniting the Cuban soundtrack wherever she plays” (NPR). At every performance, Daymé coaxes her audiences into lively call-and-response chants with an irrepressible smile on her face, enamoring the whole audience in her charm. “Scat-singing over her trio’s swaying rhumbas and cha-cha-chas,” (DownBeat), Daymé’s impact upon the history of Cuban music is undeniable.


Cimafunk is a singer, a composer and a producer and one of the most singular emerging artists of Cuba’s alternative music. His music is a fusion of funk and Afrocuban music. His lyrics come directly from the Cuban streets and his music is designed to get you dancing! His inspiration grows from an eclectic panel of black music: from James Brown’s, George Clinton’s and Prince’s Funk and the soul music of Al Green and Bill Withers to Cuban “Trova” of Beny Moré and Bola de Nieve and Juan Formell’s y Los Van Van’s “songo”. Cimafunk realesed its debut album, Terapia, at the end of 2017.