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Latin Grammy-nominees SonLokos and songstress Leslie Cartaya bring electric Latin dance sounds to Noches Tropicales

MIAMI (January 17, 2017)

Enjoy a night out with family and friends, as you shake it up Latin-style at the free live Noches Tropicales concert and dance party on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. The featured band is Latin Grammy-nominated “SonLokos,” with a special cameo performance by Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Leslie Cartaya. The high-energy Cuban dance band gets crowds dancing with an exhilarating repertoire of fiery Latin classics like “Fundamento” and “Yo No Soy Mentiroso,” along with original hits from their albums “Se Te Ve La Guagua” (The Bus is Leaving Without You) and “Locos Por El Son” (Crazy for The Son), nominated for “Best Traditional Tropical Album” at the 2015 Latin Grammys.

Parking is also free. The concert offers open field seating and a dance floor, so wear your dancing shoes! You can also bring a blanket, lawn chairs and your favorite picnic snacks.

Formed in Miami in 2012, SonLokos has a fresh and innovative sound that fuses Cuban Son, Afro-Cuban, Timba and traditional Cuban rhythms with elements of hip-hop and electronic music. The band features renowned percussionists Raymer Olalde (timbales/voice/production) and Philbert Armenteros (voice/congas); along with Edward Magdariaga (bass), Janier Lopez (tres/laud), Osvaldo Fleites (trumpet), and Joaquin “El Kid” Diaz (lead vocals).

Watch the SonLokos band’s recent You Tube video “Se Te Va La Guagua” (The Bus is Leaving Without You).

Noches Tropicales at Tropical Park is presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Target. This is the second of three concerts in the free 2016-2017 Noches Tropicales concert series. Mark your calendar for the season finale concert: Grammy-winning Dante Vargas and The Cat Band - March 31. Please note: In the event of rain, concerts may be cancelled.

Now in its 11th year, Noches Tropicales, inaugurated by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sen. Javier D. Souto and produced by Miami-Dade Parks, brings communities closer together through the presentation of culturally diverse entertainment that is free and enjoyable. Noches Tropicales has showcased more than 38 evening concerts at Tropical Park that have included everything from traditional Cuban contemporary music and zarzuelas to Argentinean tango, Brazilian Jazz, and a Spanish-language version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. More than 45,000 patrons have attended Noches Tropicales concerts since its inception.

Noches Tropicales is made possible with the support of generous sponsors. Visit the web page for a sponsor package to see how your company can be a sponsor. For more information on
Noches Tropicales, the public can call Vivian Greer Digon at 305-480-1717.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.