Organizers have revealed the eclectic lineup of artists slated to carry out on the famend world music occasion, that includes nightly units from Grammy-winning host band Snarky Pet. The band might be joined all through the weekend by acclaimed Cuban acts Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Afrocuba de Matanzas, Portugal’s Gisela Joāo, Malian ngoni sensation Bassekou Kouyate, and Canadian virtuoso Pleasure Lapps-Lewis who Canadian drummer Larnell Lewis will accompany.
Different acts on the 2024 lineup embrace Weedie Braimah & the Fingers of Time (who will be part of Kouyate), Nate Wooden debuting his solo mission dubbed fOUR, South Florida jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland, Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, and Indian singer/flutist Varijashree Venugopal.
The music pageant may even characteristic the U.S. efficiency debuts of Polish bassist Kinga Głyk and Mexican bassist/singer Fuensanta.
GroundUp heralded the return of an artist-at-large to carry out all through the weekend however did not element who that will be.
The occasion, which first passed off again in 2017, will deal with audiences to an array of interactive workshops, panels, and masterclasses. All performances happen over two phases, however none are scheduled to overlap.
The pageant’s numerous mixture of artists from numerous nations highlights the efforts of cofounders Paul Lehr and Michael League to make use of music as a car for therapeutic and unity as world strife dominates information headlines.
“At a time when the world grapples with the turmoil of battle and uncertainty, GroundUp Music Competition serves as a sanctuary the place the soothing energy of music gives solace, fosters therapeutic, and reaffirms our shared humanity,” organizers stated in an announcement.
“The union of two traditionally vital Cuban bands, together with an array of worldwide stars, underscores our dedication to fostering a world music group,” provides Lehr.
Tickets for the 2024 GroundUp Music Competition are presently on sale, with early-bird pricing obtainable by way of Thanksgiving.
Right here is the whole checklist of acts introduced to this point:
- Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
- Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas
- Los Muñequitos & Afrocuba All Stars
- Bassekou Kouyate that includes Weedie Braimah & the Fingers of Time Acoustic
- Varijashree Venugopal
- Gisela João
- Kinga Glyk that includes Robert “Sput” Searight, Casey Benjamin, Brett Williams, and Dominic Xavier Taplin
- Nate Wooden’s fOUR
- The Pleasure Lapps Undertaking that includes Larnell Lewis
- Marcus Strickland and Twi-life
- Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
GroundUp Music Competition. Friday, February 2, by way of Sunday, February 4, on the Miami Seaside Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Seaside; groundupmusicfestival.com. Tickets value $65 to $845 by way of gumf.tixr.com.