North Beach Social Presents Cuban Funk Band PALO! at FIU

Thursday, February 16th

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Presented by Rhythm Foundation and the Wolfsonian FIU at the Miami Beach Bandshell

The Rhythm Foundation and the Wolfsonian FIU Museum proudly present Cuban funk band PALO! as the performers for this month’s North Beach Social at the Miami Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach). North Beach Social is a free monthly concert presented at the Miami Beach Bandshell as part of the City of Miami Beach’s Third Thursday Culture Crawl. The show begins at 8:00 PM; Doors at 6:30 PM. Attendance is free with RSVP here

This month’s social celebrates the Wolfsonian FIU Museum’s ‘Turn The Beat Around’ exhibition with an evening of classic Cuban music and visuals. The Wolfsonian’s exhibit, which explores cultural exchange and collaboration between Cuba and the U.S. from the 1930s to 1960s, runs through April 30th. The concert, presented free to the public and via live-stream, features PALO!, one of South Florida’s most popular Cuban bands, playing a set of their signature funky, jazzy salsa. 

PALO! ‘s performances highlight the group’s extraordinary musicians, including vocals by charismatic Cuban singers Miriam Martinez, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet, and Dannah Santiago, who also plays flute. The scorching percussion of Dayron Gallardo (congas) and Otto Santana (timbales) punctuate the shows with Cuban fire. Latin Jazz saxophonist Aldo Salvent electrifies every song. Bandleader and founder Steve Roitstein fuses these elements with a foundation of edgy, unforgettable rhythms. 

The Wolfsonian’s programming partners include Miami Soundscapes and The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab.

North Beach Social Presents Cuban Funk Band PALO! at FIU

About the Rhythm Foundation

We create shared cultural experiences that build and strengthen the diverse communities of South Florida through the presentation of live music. We believe:

  • International cultural exchange injects empathy and positivity into the global conversation
  • Cultural activity develops community and builds neighborhoods
  • Miami is a global city, and our artists and audiences are world-class

About The Wolfsonian – FIU

The Wolfsonian is a museum that explores the inventive and provocative character of the modern world. Through objects and design, we reveal how the past influences the present and shapes the future.

The Wolfsonian uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and technological changes that have transformed our world. It encourages people to see the world in new ways and to learn from the past as they shape the present and influence the future.


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