El Tropicana de Cuba doing historic New Year’s shows in Miami

Screen shot 2015-12-25 at 2.02.59 AMEl Tucán, a modern-day cabaret in Miami, presents the rhythm of Cuba by hosting a historic three-day performance by El Tropicana de Cuba. More than a dozen dancers will take the stage Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 in their famous feathered headdresses and extravagant costumes as the group prepares for its 2016 world tour.

Grammy award-winning Marlow Rosado and El Tucán’s 11-piece house band will play alongside them. At a pivotal time in U.S.-Cuba relations, this marks the first performance by the Tropicana dancers in the states in 32 years.

“As a Cuban growing up away from home, I have always endeavored to build a bridge with the country and its culture,” says El Tucán’s creative director, Emilia Menocal.

“Bringing the Tropicana to Miami will mark a historic day in which the two unite, and what better way than doing this through the power of dance and music?”

On New Year’s Eve, prime seating is available for $450 per person including dinner and show, and upstairs seating is $350. General admission for guests without dinner is $90 with complimentary champagne.

Prices for Jan. 1-2 are $250 for prime seating or $190 for upstairs, and $45 for GA. Tickets can be purchased by calling 305-535-0065 or visiting www.eltucanmiami.com.

Galena Mosovich, Miami Herald

December 23, 2015


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