In honor of Haitian Heritage Month and a season at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) dedicated to Caribbean art, PAMM and the Rhythm Foundation present Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars, one of the longest running musical groups in the history of Haitian Kompa music. The event also kicks off the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Miami Museum Month.
Visitors are invited to dance to Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars on the outdoor terrace, enjoy cocktails from PAMM's waterfront bars, and enjoy Caribbean art exhibitions including Caribbean: Crossroads of the World and Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes.
About Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars
As one of the longest running musical groups in the history of kompa, Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars defines "kompa direk," Haiti's beloved dance music. Old-school but still fresh, they have remained popular and productive over the past 50 years. Their music, akin to merengue or classic Cuban son, has fueled parties and balls across the French Caribbean since the group was formed in 1965 by Smith Jean Baptiste and Jacques Vabre in Port-au-Prince's Bas-Peu-Choses neighborhood. Their debut performance rocked the elegant crowd at Hotel Villa Creole, and the band soon became the in-demand ensemble for Haiti's society events, carnival parties, and dance nights at top clubs. Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars arose when the main branch of the band relocated to the US in the 1970's. They continue to perform, record, and tour worldwide.