Musical Happenings at MIA

June 2, 2014

Airport Entertainment Eases Travel Stress

Airports offer more than just food and wi-fi. Holly Firfer reports for CNN.

The Musical Happenings program is funded by a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge and is being coordinated by the MDAD Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division. To learn more, go to http://www.miami-airport.com/art_and_exhibitions.asp.

 

September 26, 2013

MIA TREATS PASSENGERS TO LIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCES

Surprised passengers in Miami International Airport’s Concourse D on September 26 were treated to the sounds of Miami resident and premiere trombone artist Chad Bernstein (http://chadbernstein.com/HOME.html) and his jazz quartet, who played five sets of Latin, funk and jazz music. Bernstein has played and recorded with a who’s who of celebrities including Shakira, Pitbull, Jennifer Hudson and Arturo Sandoval. He has also performed on numerous television shows such as the Tonight Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Bernstein’s visit was the latest in a schedule of performances at MIA that has featured Brazilian band Forró in the Dark and Afro-Cuban dance troupeIFE-ILE - all part of MIA’s monthly Musical Happenings program, which began in July.

“We take pride in bringing our passengers a variety of entertainment that’s reflective of our multi-cultural community,” said Yolanda Sánchez, Ph.D., Miami-Dade Aviation Department Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division Director.   “Passengers thoroughly enjoy these impromptu performances, which add fun and light-heartedness to the travel experience.”

The Musical Happenings program is funded by a $40,000 grant from the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge and is being coordinated by the MDAD Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division. To learn more, go to http://www.miami-airport.com/art_and_exhibitions.asp.

Related: Press Release - News Clips

 

September 6, 2013

BRAZILIAN JAZZ GROUP FORRO IN THE DARK PERFORMS AT MIA
Related: In the News - In Facebook - Forro in the Dark Website

 

July 11, 2013

AFRO-CUBAN DANCERS WOW TRAVELERS AT MIA

Afro-Cuban dancers entertain Miami International Airport passengers with dance moves in the North Terminal on Thursday, July 11 as part of the Airport’s Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Musical Happenings at MIA program. Afro-Cuban Dance Company, IFE-ILE, is among a list of performers reflective of the diverse cultural and musical South Florida environment- from jazz quintets, Brazilian trios, and Junkanoo to Latin Big Bands. The Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, funded through a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant, is designed to enrich the travelers’ airport experience and provide educational and entertainment encounters, helping to alleviate the stress of travel and showcasing the area’s enormous local talent and cultural resources.

Related: Press Release - Dancers Perform in MIA Boarding Areas (Passenger Terminal Today)