Rhythm Foundation Kicks Off its 27th Season
 
Caetano Veloso


Silvana Mandelli, Lilian and Manoel Suhet, Caetano Veloso, Karen Echeverri and Pablo Chiozza

The Rhythm Foundation is well known for presenting world-class concerts in Miami, but they also know how to throw a good party. The annual RF Members’ Season Launch celebration was held at the Perez Art Museum Miami’s beautiful waterfront terrace in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Tropicalia-inspired exhibition, Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico. The evening featured the Brazilian day-glo psychedelic sounds of DC-based band Alma Tropicalia, and the deep-cuts of Brazilian vinyl junkie DJ Marcello Bentine. RF members enjoyed a private area to celebrate a great new season of music. The silent auction offerings were as eclectic as the organization’s programming. Members anxiously bid on autographed guitars, weekend getaways, unique art and front row tickets to upcoming shows.

A definite highlight of this arts season in Miami was the performance by Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso and his Banda Cê at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The Abraçaço tour is the final installment of a trilogy in this configuration. To the delight of the sold-out crowd, Caetano performed songs from the Latin Grammy nominated album, as well as many classics from his vast repertoire. El Nuevo Herald said that Caetano Veloso's concert “was not only spectacular and showed the creative light of the singer-songwriter, but also proved that the Brazilian and world music legend has not forgotten the primordial need to have fun.”

Caetano Veloso in concert was presented with support from TAM Airlines, Espirito Santo Bank, FIAT of North Miami, Piquet Law Firm, Vinicola Salton, Acontece Magazine, Gazeta Brazilian News, Novecento Restaurants, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council.

There is much, much more in the upcoming months from the Rhythm Foundation. The monthly Big Night in Little Haiti series, winner of “Best Festival” from Miami New Times, happens every third Friday (Nov 21, Dec 19) at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and will make a special appearance at the Miami International Book Fair on Nov 23rd. The Hollywood ArtsPark Experience series kicks off on January 30th with Galactic. Future editions will feature the Wood Brothers, George Porter Jr and many more in this popular, free series at the beautiful Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle. More exciting shows will be announced soon including the 13th Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, and also shows at one of our favorite venues, the North Shore Bandshell in Miami Beach. It’s sure to be another season of unforgettable live music experiences from the Rhythm Foundation.



Philippe Pautesta-Herder and Alan Lieberman

Alexandre Piquet, Caetano Veloso, Indyara Piquet, Cenira Infante


Geane Brito, Laura Quinlan, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Cooke, Bobby & Mia Glick

Rebecca Mandelman and Geane Brito


Gene de Souza and Joao Bernardo Barbosa

Alma Tropicalia


Randy Singer and Marcello Bentine

The wonderful silent auction


TAM Airlines girls greet the public with their smiles

James Quinlan and Ilan Segal


Audience enjoying the lobby atmosphere before the sold out show

Fiat of North Miami showing their cars and support for Rhythm Foundation


Nara Petrocini, Danielle Perugini, Paula Telles and Marco Galvan

Adriana Sabino, Gonzalo and Maria Ines Dal Borgo, and Marcelo Sabino


Janini Almeida, Francine Vitaliano e Karla Castro

Adriana Sabino, Laura Quinlan, Vanessa Guimaraes, Maria Ines Dal Borgo


Standing ovation from the sold out audience


Rhythm Foundation members enjoying the party at PAMM


Antonio and Ana Martins, Vanessa De Souza, Cristiane Leao, Viviane Spinelli

Tesla and Bianca Moura and friend


More unique items in the silent auction

Caetano Veloso


Savinia Exantus and Angie Bell

Chris Olsen and Elka Bordas


Karla Arguello and Katie Sanoja

Masha Grinberg

Sylvia and Luis Arguello


Gene de Souza, Kelly and Nick Gregory