Global Cuba Fest 2021

Co-Presented with FUNDarte


Saturday, March 6, 2021 | North Beach Bandshell | 7:00PM

This March, Miami Light Project and FUNDarte present Global Cuba Fest 2021 featuring Dafnis Prieto / Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo and the Miami Collective Band in Concert, on March 6th at 7:00 pm at North Beach Bandshell.


Sat, Mar 6 |North Beach Bandshell | Buy Ticket

  • 7pm | Doors Open with DJ EdgarO
  • 8pm | Dafnis Prieto Sextet in Concert
  • 9pm | Intermission
  • 9:30pm | Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo with the Cuban Collective in Concert


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.



FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.



Since arriving in the U.S. from Cuba in 1999, Prieto has honed his forward-looking musical vision across a range of styles and formats. In the process, he has become equally known for his composing and arranging talents and his electrifying drumming, comfortable exploring a wide spectrum of musical vocabular­ies. More information:



Alain Perez is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and composer. He is known as one of the most versatile artists in the Cuban contemporary scene. In his talk, Alain has worked with Celia Cruz, Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente, Diego El Cigala, Los Van Van and Issac Delgado. In 2015, he was nominated for the Grammy Latino Awards by the album El alma del Son: Tributo a Matamoros.Alain Perez was nominated to the Latin Grammy Awards 2017, for his album ADN, recorded with distinguished musicians such as Rubén Blades among others. More information about this artist at:



Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz. More information about this artist at