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Pedro Alfonso and Siempre Flamenco to perform at SMDCAC in November

Virtuoso Cuban musician Pedro Alfonso — who has played with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Shakira and Juanes — and Siempre Flamenco, an acclaimed South Florida-based group of flamenco musicians and dancers, perform at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) during the month of November as part of the center’s new “Cabaret Series” sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

Pedro Alfonso and his extraordinary group of musicians create a variety of styles and rhythms taking the audience on an unforgettable journey with soundtracks of blues, tango, Cuban son and Latin jazz. Their November show is called Jazz and World Percussion and plays on Friday, Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Siempre Flamenco presents a traditional Spanish-style tablao called Café Cantante. This is the way flamenco was meant to be seen in a relaxed nightclub setting with shows on Friday, Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. Call 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org to purchase tickets.

All performances take place in the intimate Black Box Theater, with food and drinks available for purchase.

The SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay. Free parking is available.

Other performances during the Cabaret Series include The District Stage Company with Broadway favorites (Dec. 28-29 and Mar. 29-30); acclaimed jazz singers Rene Marie (Jan. 25-27) and Connie James (May 24-26), as well as the accomplished musicians from the Gypsy Swing band Hot Club of San Francisco (Apr. 26-27).

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