Today, Miami is recognized as the "World Latin Music Capital" and "the Latin Hollywood". MTV Latino, Sony Records, MCA, Polygram, EMI, BMG - all have Latin market offices in Miami. A proliferation of Latin music businesses caters to every segment of the industry. Concurrently, many International and Latin artists have established homes in Miami. This confluence of talent provides Talent & Entertainment Company of Florida unique contacts and opportunities to book many prominent Latin performers.
A few of the many Latin headliners available for Very Special Events:
Legendary Carlos Oliva is credited as the originator of the "Miami Sound" a fusion of Cuban Salsa, Samba, Afro beats, Merengue, Island sounds, Jazz and Rock. This songwriter/producer/percussionist/vocalist fronts a powerhouse band with over 15 years touring and recording history world-wide. They appear frequently at Disney's Pleasure Island, Epcot Center, Atlantic City Casinos, festivals and on radio/ TV commercials. Their platinum Brazilian hit "La Macarena" became an international dance favorite several years ago - leading to a US "re-make" and renewed popularity.
Cuban born Arturo Sandoval was a protege of jazz master Dizzy Gillespie and was a featured artist on the orchestra's Grammy-winning album. For his own recordings, Sandoval has captured 3 Grammy nominations and 2 Grammy awards. Sandoval is one of the world's most acknowledged players of Jazz trumpet and flugelhorn as well as a renowned pianist and Classical artist. His diverse Cuban rooted styling is heard on the GRP Label, the "Mambo Kings" soundtrack, Gloria Estefan's albums...to name a few. New York Times "(his) playing is unabashedly spectacular".
A "Miami Sound" pioneer who added Brazilian rhythms to create a totally unique style of Latin American music. Willie Chirino has composed over 100 songs recorded by international artists; His song "Soy" was recorded by more than 60 artists, including the Gypsy Kings, in 5 languages. This handsome singer showman is accompanied by a Latin orchestra that leaves audiences breathless on a dance floor or in concert.
Jon Secada ....a few of the International Latin artists who are "at home" in Miami.
Call with your requests; if we don't have them on our roster, we will obtain info.
Ritmo Caribe ( Caribbean Rhythm)
The hottest Latin dance styles: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Cha cha, Caribbean, Boleros, Sambas, Rumba..... and the most requested dance songs. Ritmo Caribe is a showy band attired in colorful ruffled old Havana attire. Band Leader Bobby R is a well-known sax/flute player with Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian influences. Repertoire includes traditional Latin music, Miami Sound Machine hits as well as (optional) American dance favorites. This is "too hot to stop" dance music at its best!
Dance + Latin crossover bands
These "rockin' hombres" perform Latin hits as well as "Miami Sound Machine" style music, American dance hits, rock and reggae. Perfect for an old Havana themed party.
Flamenco and Gypsy Music
The lush, romantic guitar of the Flamenco player is a beautiful backdrop to a perfect party or the center of attention with thrilling Gypsy songs, guitars and dancers. We have a number of artists to choose from: The Kings of South Beach, Latin Club Performers, Spanish Classical Guitarists. A favorite is the truly authentic Gypsy composer Cortes who is a world recognized Flamenco guitarist.
"Dawn" Flamenco Progressivo
This Spanish group introduces "the New World of Flamenco", stretching traditional boundaries with Jazz, Arabic and contemporary music influences. Cortes is an internationally known Spanish Gypsy Guitarist/Composer who studied under legendary Flamenco master Sabicas. Together with classical beauty La Conja's footwork, vocals and palmas (hand clapping), this group produces a captivating and riveting performance. Available for Very Special Events.
It's Fiesta time! Our Mariachis are in authentic Gaucho costume and are guaranteed to set the mood for the next "south of the border" party. Strolling music is their specialty. Beautiful lead singer BERTA has a pure, angelic voice and a heart-stopping vocal range.
The best music, the best equipment, the best interactive DJ's to emcee and host your bilingual events. Customize the music to fit the occasion: contemporary, standards, oldies, Latin dance and traditional ballads.
"Baywatch Beauties" are no match for Miami's spicy Brazilian Carnival dancers. These striking women are clad in bikinis, thongs, feathers, sequins or Carmen Miranda ruffles. They are curvaceous, uninhibited natural beauties that dance, parade, pose for pictures and greet guests. Full production Samba shows include Drummers, handsome Capoeira fighters performing thrilling Brazilian Martial Arts and sexy Lambada Dance couples.
Showy couples perform fast paced Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue and Tango in glamorous costumes. The show is followed by interactive demonstrations of popular Latin dance styles.
Authentic Afro-Cuban dance show with gorgeous ribboned costumes and head-dresses, drums, Afro-Cuban singers. Director/Dancer Garcia is a former star of the Cuban National Ballet. Perfect for a "Roots" or World Beat themed event.