MIAMI, Fl., Oct. 22, 2017 – Ivelin Giro and Genco Chaviano presents a “pop up” recreation of the 1950’s-60’s vibe that was born at the world famous Club Palladium, which introduced one of Cuba’s most famous music and dancing style to the world, thus marking one of the greatest eras in music history.
According to event founders Ivelin Giro and Genco Chaviano, who both share a great passion for the era, their goal is to continue the traditions of the music and culture of their heritage by producing “top shelve” entertainment around the globe.
This first-of-its kind musical experience will take place on December 8, 2017 during Miami’s largest art event of the year; Art Basel Miami. The Palm Court Event Space, situated right in the heart of Miami Design District, will be transformed into a 1950’-60’s cabaret style room with elegant VIP cocktail tables and stage.
The cover price will include an open bar with top shelve spirits featuring Matusalem Rum and Macallan Whisky bars serving their signature specialty drinks, and an array of special Cuban bites.
Mambo Madness @ HavanaNYC’s lineup includes a 20-piece band orchestra, The Julio Montalvo Ochestra led by musical director Julio Montalvo, who is the son of violinist Celso Valdés, the longest living member of the world renowned Orquesta Aragón. Featuring special guests Grammy nominated artists: Jose Negroni, Aymee Nuviola, and Luis Bofill; also featuring DJ Le Spam on the turntable playing the nostalgic music of that golden era.
“We want this to be an unforgettable night for each guest and leave them with a new appreciation of the greatest era of Cuban music and dance called the ‘Mambo Madness’,” said Chaviano.
Guests will get a chance to go back in time to experience a place where the music was non-stop, with the orchestras of the “Big Three”: Machito, Tito Rodríguez, and Tito Puente. Legendary artists such as Arsenio Rodríguez, Celia Cruz, Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, La Lupe, and countless others performed in front of consistently packed floor with amazing dancers showcasing their skills to this sensational music.
Just like in the Palladium era, suggested attire will be sophisticated and stylish, where men were required to wear a suit and tie and the women wore sassy dresses, thus continuing the HavanaNYC tradition.
Overview on event’s creators Ivelin Giro and Genco Chaviano:
Ivelin Giro and Genco share a love and commitment to preserving the Cuban culture, which led them to create their Havana NYC events. Ivelin’s passion started as kid in Cuba where she learned to dance and appreciate first-hand the roots of the Latin music culture. She is an accomplished model/actress leaving Cuba to work both here in the US and Europe, appearing in magazines including Ocean Drive, Marie Claire, Harper Bazaar, Vanidades, Vogue, L Magazine among others, as well as TV shows on Telemundo and Univision.
Genco Chaviano grew up in the Bronx, and was introduced by his parents to many of their friends that included the era’s music greats including Tito Rodriguez, LA Lupe, Cachao among others who were pioneers to the music and culture.
For more than 20 years he has dedicated his life to preserving Latin music’s cultural history, first as a consultant with Telemundo Music and Entertainment, then later as the executive producer on the documentary “Caminando Aragon”, a story based on one of Cuban’s oldest music group Orquestra Aragon. Chaviano is currently developing a feature film on his aunt Olga Chaviano, a famous Cuban Mambo dancer and entertainer.