Published On: Fri, Nov 13th, 2009

Afro Cuban Funk: Lengua Larga Video by PALO!

Something Different on what we called in Puerto Rico…. Viernes Social!

NYC, do you want to see them here?…email me and let me know.

TGIF….Buen Provecho…

Palo Called “…the new Latin sound of Miami”, PALO! has quickly become a
favorite among South Florida’s live music devotees. PALO! plays a style
of extremely danceable music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Their appeal
lies in their unmatched musical energy, catchy original songs, and
amazing display of impromptu virtuosity. A mix of vintage and
contemporary sounds, blending Latin and Urban rhythms gives PALO! their
unique, infectious style.

PALO! was formed in the summer of 2003 when Steve Roitstein (beats,
keyboards) asked fellow musicians Leslie Cartaya (vocals), Philbert
Armenteros (vocals, percussion), Ed Calle (sax) and Raymer Olalde
(vocals, percussion) to join him in an improvised musical experiment
combining latin music with funk beats. PALO! immediately began a
residency at Hoy como Ayer, one of the area’s best live music clubs.
They soon started performing in South Beach’s Jazid, Jazziz Bistro at
the Hard Rock Casino, Transit Lounge, and other area venues. They have
been featured at events such as the Cuba Libre Block
Party, Downtown Miami’s Best, the Amigos For Kids Charity, Miami Book
Fair International, and events for the City of Miami. The band has
current residencies at Kimbaracumbara in Little Havana and Van Dyke
Café in South Beach.

You can sample and purchase This Is Afro-Cuban Funk on as well as iTunes and other digital stores.

Click here to read a concert review of PALO! recently published in The Miami New Times.

Afro Cuban Funk: Lengua Larga Video by PALO!