Calling all music and auto lovers! The 2014 edition of the Miami International Auto Show is going to be hot! Lexus is hosting the #VidaLexus Listening Lounge featuring eight live musical performances illustrating the vibrant and diverse lifestyle of the 305. From Nov 8-16, #VidaLexus will present Latin talent from across genres as they showcase the different musical contributions of artists from Miami. K cool, verdad?
Apart from just listening to the música, fans will have the chance to interact with their favorite artists during the special “Meet and Greet” will be held after each concert.
Check out the schedule for the Lexus Listening Lounge at the Miami International Auto Show 2014 below! You can also follow along with the convo by following #VidaLexus on Twitter.
Saturday, November 8
Karina Iglesias – (Musical Presentation 2-2: 30 pm, 3 pm Meet & Greet)
Hailing from Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias sound reflects the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped his character and who have forged their individuality as an artist. With a style equally enriched by R & B, boleros, religious and hip-hop music; Churches offered their presentations the intimacy of a singer with a deep soul and conviction and momentum of a bold songwriter. Iglesias sang a duet with Sony artist, Franco de Vita and participated in its DVD live album “Front Row”, winner of two Latin Grammy awards. In 2013, Iglesias was a contestant on the hit NBC television show “The Voice.” Reaching out to reach the top 16 in the competitions live.
Frankie Negron – (Musical Presentation 7-7: 30 pm, 8 pm Meet & Greet)
The Latin music superstar Frankie Negron has been called “the next major voice of the genre” by All Music Guide. Since 1997, her unique traditional sauce with progressive influences such as pop, rock, religious music, R & B, hip-hop and reggaeton mix has garnered numerous accolades. Negron has earned several Grammy nominations, two Billboard awards Lo Nuestro Award for “Song of the Year”. He has also had several songs that have reached number one, four gold records and platinum-nine songs in the Billboard Top 40 Hot Latin Tracks. His ninth album released in 2009, “Independence Day” (Airgo Music) obtained a review by Jon Pareles of enthusiastic New York Times who noted in his list of major new releases. Negron was also selected to record success in Spanglish “Holding On to Love” in an episode of “One Life To Live” on ABC where he also participated as an actor.
Sunday, November 9
Robbie & Liza – (Musical Presentation 2-2: 30 pm, 3 pm Meet & Greet)
Separately, they have worked with some of the greatest artists in the world, but together they form an impressive pop duo. After many years of individual achievements, Miami-based artist Robbie & Liza came together to make a live performance at a local event, the chemistry was instant and undeniable. Realizing they had something extra special in that merger, they decided to take some of their favorite songs to YouTube to reach a broader audience. Robbie, an acclaimed singer who began his singing career at an early age, has gained much recognition for his unreleased albums and live performances where his voice vibrates with an impressionable pop style. His skills have led him to write for and participate on tour with some of the biggest names in Latin music, Don Omar, Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, for whom he has worked with choirs and arrangements on the album award Latin Grammy “Music is Not Touch”. Liza, a singer from the age of five and professional songwriter since her teens, has co-written songs for artists such as Ricky Martin and Mandy Moore and Grammy nominated theme Gloria Estefan, “Out of Nowhere” to name a few. Like a choir singer, his credits include numerous albums, tours and events including Ricky Martin’s album MTV Unplugged Latin Grammy winner, Academy tribute to Paul Simon’s Grammy and Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Sol Ruiz – (Musical Presentation 7-7: 30 pm, 8 pm Meet & Greet)
The sound of Sol Ruiz is influenced by music from around the world ranging from Cuban son and Balkan music to reggae and mariachi sounds. In March he released his latest album “Reasonable Diva” produced by Studio 71 by Bobby MacIntyre. The subjects in English, Spanish and Italian speakers infrequent, strong and above all showing a free humor themes. The Cuban blues Ruiz, is a spectacle of sounds and colors inspired by the melting pot of Miami particular cultures. If you sing a cappella or accompanied by a ukulele backed by a band of eight musicians. Ruiz fills space with its unique presentation and a powerful voice and the lyrics of their songs.
Friday, November 14
Eliakim – (Musical Presentation 6-6: 30 pm, 7 pm Meet & Greet)
Eliakim is a singer, songwriter and musician; in 2010 he decided to move to Miami, where he teamed up with the producers of “The Gringo” Dan Warner and Lee Levin. Together they decided to undertake the arduous process of recording their first album as a singer-songwriter Eliakim all songs. Composing is the reason to live Eliakim and his talent was immediately evident when he signed with Sony / ATV Music Publishing in 2011, to market their items. Eliakim successfully launched its first promotional video, promoted by several radio and television; entitled “A Day Of Those.” Eliakim was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the Latin Grammys 2013.
Saturday, November 15
Braily – (Musical Presentation 2-2: 30 pm, 3 pm Meet & Greet)
Born in Santa Clara, Cuba in 1976, the singer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Braily Ramos began his musical education at age 11. Braily has become the ‘Showgirl’ and favorite trombonist for recordings, live shows and special performances for television and film in the region – particularly with Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, albite, Eddie Santiago, Tito Nieves, Ismael Miranda, Huey Dunbar, Carlos Manuel, Alejandro Sanz, Gloria Estefan, India, Lucrecia and Frankie Negron. Braily is also a founding member of the super group Miami: Cuban Timba All-Stars.
Kat Dahlia – (Musical Presentation 7-7: 30 pm, 8 pm Meet & Greet)
Kat Dahlia uses her voice as a weapon. It is a voice that cuts sharp and deep, right into the depths of the heart. As beautiful flower gender variations that name represents, the highly anticipated debut of Miami’s Cuban-American singer, aptly titled “My Garden” is complex, sorcerer and unforgettable. His electrifying sounds are a sensual blend of pop, Latin music, with influences from hip-hop and reggae; and she deftly alternates between loose its pure and infectious compositions feasts as “Money Party” and hate relationships and poetic ballads such as “Walk on Water”.
Sunday, November 16
Lucy Grau – (Musical Presentation 2-2: 30 pm, 3 pm Meet & Greet)
“A real voice, personality and vocal skills” is the only way to describe the charismatic and talented, from Miami Latin diva Lucy Grau. With all the elements of a marquee vocalist, Grau has made impressive and moving musical performances, nationally and internationally. She has been nicknamed Lucy’s voice because of their powerful vocal range. Originally from Miami, Grau has shared the stage with many artists and musicians such as Celia Cruz, Andy Garcia, Tito Nieves, Elvis Crespo Eddie Santiago, Hansel & Raul, PeeWee, Olga Tanon and Tito El Bambino. She was a presenter on a local television show for three years called “Tropicalisimo” gaining “Environment” award as one of the favorite singers of Miami.