How did all this time go by without telling you folks about the great time Hope Sings had in Miami in April, producing two music events for Sustainatopia 2011?
Well, better late than never!
John Rosser, founder of Sustainatopia, asked us to program some great music around his 7-day conference/culture event that focused on impact investing in Latin America/the Caribbean and women's empowerment.
And so we did. Our first foray into live events in Miami. And thanks to billboard space donated by Fuel Outdoor (thank you, Michael Freedman) and on-air PSA's from Clear Channel radio stations (thank you, Alih's sister) we were a huge hit!
Saturday, April 2, two great Latin bands - Lanzallamas Monofonico and Elastic Bond wowed the crowd. Both groups are fronted by women: Cintia Lovo (Lanzallamas) and Sofy Encanto (Elastic Bond). They even learned our song from Marta Gomez, "La Esperanza Canta," and sang a duet. The bands did shout out's for Hope Sings all night. It was amazing. See some video below.
On Tuesday, the Van Dyke Upstairs on Lincoln Road was the venue for a singer-songwriter night with some of Miami's best women: Omine Eager, Michelle Forman, daphna rose, and Jill Hartmann. I can't imagine four more different - or gifted - performers. Again, shout-out's galore for Hope Sings and the women we're helping.
A big THANK YOU to all the musicians who helped us rock Miami, and likewise to John Rosser for having us!