Friday, October 18, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Little Haiti Cultural Center
T-Vice was formed by Roberto and Reynaldo Martino, sons of the legendary guitarist Robert Martino. As young teens in the early 1990s, the brothers formed a band to play at school and parties. They received their name in homage to their father’s group Top Vice. The band is known for catchy lyrics and the modern party vibe they bring to classic konpa rhythms.
The musical journey became a roller coaster with the release of their second album in 1995, which included a hit single. In 1997, they won their first carnival song competition – a big deal in Haiti. T-Vice went forward from there, reinventing itself as a 7-member group in 2005, participating annually in carnival, touring the Caribbean and the world’s great festivals and venues, becoming one of the most popular groups in Haitian music today.
- The night will featuring delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer at the bar, and more – and we are celebrating Creole Spice this month, so bring your appetite. As a special feature, Creole Spice presents Chef Magalie [Martinique].
- The night begins with locally-based Haitian konpa artist Hector Lominy and his band
- Between sets, enjoy Haitian poet Anderson Dovilas and FLO, an artist from Guadeloupe.
- Keeping the party going, it’s DJ Mack of Mizikpam.com
- The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art.
- After show party at 7th Circuit Studios, with Moksha Roots Allstars.
Big Night in Little Haiti takes place every 3rd Friday, free, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Major support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Boom. Additional sponsors and partners include Prestige Beer, FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIAT of North Miami, AmericanAirlines, The Miami Foundation, City of Miami and Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.