Afro Roots Fest 2023 Jupiter



Date and time

Saturday, April 15 · 7 - 11pm EDT



Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar 960 N Highway A1a Jupiter, FL 33477

Born Louis Lesly Marcelin, Sanba Zao is a master drummer and Haitian roots music legend. He is also a professor at L’Ecole National des Arts, Haiti’s national arts school, and has devoted his life to teaching and promoting the culture and music of Haiti. Marcelin runs an elementary school called the Bazilo Ecole Communautairei, which was one of the first to reopen after the 2010 earthquake that devastated his home country. Sanba Zao has also sings and tours with Lakou Mizik, and performed with other Haitian groups such as Group Sa, Foula Jazz, and Djakata.


For your listening pleasure and consumption, we bring you Cortadito! [ kawr-tuh-dee-toh ]

Cuban Folk / Country music band from Miami connecting the past and present to bring you the future of Cuban Son.

Since its origins ten years ago, the evolution of Cortadito has led them to become one of the torch bearers of a pop culture phenomenon that is two centuries strong. A traditional folk and acoustic band that focuses on performing one of the earliest styles of Cuban country music known as Son (pronounced sOwn), their sound can best be described as reminiscent of the famed Buena Vista Social Club.

Our story

Through their many interpretations of traditional and original songs, this dynamic ensemble leads audiences through an audio experience referred to as “The Guajiro Triangle” by group co-founder and producer Jose Elias.

Locos por Juana is a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominated bilingual band, most notably recognized for their high energy live performances and unique fusion of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and rock. LPJ’s sound is a hybrid that incorporates the sounds of their heritage and upbringing. Colombian sounds such as Cumbia and Champeta along with Afro-Colombian rhythms, Mapale and Chande are integral to their sound, as are musical influences from Miami and the Caribbean islands including reggae, dancehall, raggamufin, dub, hip-hop, rock and funk; all of these influences have lead to a fusion called "that island swing".

Founded by Brian Potts in 2017, Miamibloco turns Afro-Brazilian music and rhythms into the cultural glue that binds Miami's unique diverse communities together. Their mission is to help people connect, learn, grow, and thrive for a more joyful and equitable Miami through performance and education.They host the seasonal Brazilian Social, as well as beginner and intermediate percussion workshops and classes throughout the Magic City.

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