MIAMI, Florida – When hundreds of people gather for Miami’s biggest street party, you can expect fun, food, and a lot of international flair.
What Carnaval Miami is all about can be seen in a colorful, one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Miami artist Roy Rodriguez said, “I want it to feel like this is Miami and this is Carnaval Miami.”
This year, the official poster for the event was made by Rodriguez, a well-known Cuban American artist.
Rodriguez said, “It has the whole city of Miami under it, and she’s coming out of the city with all of these bright colors that represent me.” “It inspires me.”
The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana said that Carnaval Miami will be adding another exciting event on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.
“Art on the Drive” is what they are calling it.
Alexander Perez, president of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, said, “This is what we’re bringing to the table that’s new and fresh. It’s something really dynamic, and it has a wide range of music.”
That’s on top of the regular Carnaval Miami events, like Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables and the Calle Ocho Music Festival.
The open street festivals are free for anyone to go to and have music, food, and culture.
Aymée Nuviola, an Afro-Cuban singer and composer who has won a Grammy, is this year’s Queen of Carnival. She will bring a mix of jazz and salsa to the party.
This is all for a good cause.
“The Little Havana Kiwanis Club has been around for almost 50 years. Perez said, “We’re a non-profit group made up of only volunteers who try to raise money for all the poor kids in the area.”
All the fun starts next weekend, on March 4. There will be more events all through March.