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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2012
Media Contact:
Jason Smith


Commissioner Jean Monestime hosts free Tropical Nights concert featuring Konpa music legend 'Magnum Band'

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, invites the community to experience the vibrant music and culture of Haiti at a free, live concert on Friday, November 9th at Oak Grove Park, featuring the legendary Magnum Band. It's all part of the season's free Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concert series presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and sponsored by the Knight Foundation.  Admission and parking are free for this event.  The two-hour concert will be from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for residents and their children to enjoy a memorable family night out in their neighborhood park, as well as a rich cultural experience with these amazing musicians from our Haitian musical community," Commissioner Monestime said.

Oak Grove Park is located at 690 N E 159 St., Miami. Concert goers can enjoy a dance floor and free snow cones while supplies last. In the event of rain the concert may be cancelled. For more information on the concert featuring Magnum Band at Oak Grove Park, call the Office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, 305-694-2779.  

About Magnum Band:
Magnum Band was formed in 1976, by the Haitian-born Pasquet brothers André "Dadou" and Claude "Tico"; and has been touted as one of the most diverse, enthralling and longest-running bands, by the Haitian music industry. The band is legendary for creating a unique style of Konpa music (the African-based music of Haiti); blending socially conscious lyrics and elements of their Haitian roots and Caribbean culture, with a twist of jazz, pop, and soul-filled rhythms.

Now in its 36th year, Magnum Band continues to deliver high energy musical performances and unparalleled Konpa rhythms that celebrate the enduring depth and popularity of Haitian music and culture. The band has more than 33 albums to its credit, which include its most recent album Rété Avè'm Chéri.

For more information on Magnum Band visit:

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
Free Tropical Nights concert featuring Konpa music legend 'Magnum Band'
November 09, 2012, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Park
690 N E 159 St.
Miami, FL