Blogueando en vivo desde Miami

¿Qué bolá aseres?

Blogging live from the set of Cuban-American comedian Alexis Valdes‘ show Esta noche tu night here in Miami, where I’m here with bilingual Cuban rock band Delexilio recording our appearance that will air tonight on nationally syndicated Spanish language channel MegaTV.

For my first time in Miami, the city is blowing up with the Latin Grammys last night and the 2nd annual Miami Music Festival. We ran into the Wayans bros this morning on the set of Telemundo’s Acceso Total with Mariana Rodriguez, and we’re rockin it Cuban-style, live tonight and tomorrow for the festival at Bardot and Transit Lounge.

This pobre gringo is enchanted with the Latin culture down here, the mescla of Spanish and English and Spanglish and the celebration of cultures simultaneously Latina and of the United States. Generations now have grown up here in south Florida and maintained their heritage, their language and identities while taking on another as children of the US- children del exilio, of the exile.

Our conguero Igor Arias put it starkly:

“Ésta es la música de la nueva generación nacida aquí.”

“This is the music of the new generation, born here [in the US]

As a judío and great-grandchild of inmigrantes, I can’t help but have a great deal of respect for the new generations and olas that make this country and city the cultural hodgepodge that it is.

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