CALLE OCHO ’08 Rihanna and Herbie Hancock and Who’s Playing Where

Area 305 GroupPart of a larger group of events known as CARNAVAL MIAMI, this year’s Calle Ocho marks its 30th Anniversary and will be held on SUNDAY March 16th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Calle Ocho is a FREE block party 23 blocks long (on SW 8th Street from SW 4th Avenue to SW 27th Avenue) attracting over a million people each year. The FREE concerts feature some big names in music: Chaka Khan, Rihanna under my um-brelluh-ella-ella-eh-eh (in pink below), Herbie Hancock, Buster Poindexter, Harry Connick Jr., some of the Caribbean’s favorites: Kevin Little, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, and local favorites: Pitbull, and Area 305 (“area tres zero cinco” pictured above), along with a Talent Search for unknowns. There are the usual vendor and corporate sponsor stalls–Lots of yummy food and brand-name giveaways.

RhiannaHERE IS THIS YEAR’S CALLE OCHO 2008 ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE
SSX=Super Site Stages
MS=Musical Stages
YS= Youth Sites

5th Avenue Center KIDS STAGE (YS)
www.someillan.com, JolliPop www.jollipopmusic.com, Padura Girls

8th Avenue North GEN TV CANAL 8 (SSX)
12:30 Alicastro (pictured below)
1:45 Charlie Cruz
3:00 NG2
4:00 Rey Ruiz
5:30 Albita y Millie Quesada

9th Court South STAR 102.1 FM (MS)Alicastro
Daniel D’Leon, Enrique The Shelton, Shelina, Adriam Lobina, Pamir, Pochi, Galo Rivera, Leandro Rojas, Leandro, Damian, Maria Lourdes, Pedro Pablo, Las Doncellas de New York, Willie Panama, D’ Money El Principe del Reggaeton, Tony Swing

11th Avenue North RADIO CARACOL (MS)
Mariachi de Manrique, Feneiva, Ivan Oballe, Orquesta Jamblock de Colombia

12th Avenue North POWER 96 (SSX)
DJ Laz, Kevin Little, Mims, Wayne Wonder, Notch, Kat De Luna, Casley, Voltio, Red Rat, The Dey, Zion, Gwop Boys, Elijah, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Pitbull, Flo Rida

13th Court South MICCOSUKEE TRIBE OF INDIANS (MS)
12:00 Ernie Garcia y su Orquesta
1:00 Edwin Bonilla y su Orquesta
2:30 Los Jimaguas de Arquimia
4:00 Alex Arias y Andres MC
5:00 Hansel y la Orquesta Calle Ocho, Roberto Torres y Su Orquesta

17th Avenue South FLASH ENERGY DRINK (SSX)
Soca Calypso World Beat, Hip Hop Rap Old School, Reggae Dancehall, ReggaeTon, Chaka Khan, Rihanna, Eldar, Herbie Hancock, Buster Poindexter, Harry Connick Jr.

Pitbull17th Avenue North DENTYNE / PITBULL & FRIENDS (SSX)
Pittbull & Friends (Local favorite, the super-talented Pitbull, pictured at right)

19th Avenue North TELEVISION STATION STAGE (MS)
Television personalities from local television station throughout the day

21st Avenue North MIAMI HERALD (SSX)
Carlos Oliva y los Sobrinos del Juez, Suenalo, Grupo 4Ever, Jose el Rey, Tito Rey Kon Melao

10th Street Road TELEMUNDO 51 (SSX)
12:00 Grupo de Baile Hip Hop
12:25 Four Elements
12:40 JJ Mesa
1:10 Gaby
1:25 Alejandra AlbertiCarlos Manuel
1:40 GLG
2:00 Daryl y Los Herederos
2:15 Rafa
2:30 Lorena Rojas
2:45 Zineb
2:55 Oscar de Leon
3:25 Xavi
3:40 Javier Garcia
3:45 La India Saluda al publico
4:25 Tanya
4:40 Juan Pina
4:55 Karolina con K
5:05 JenCarlos
5:25 Lefty Perez
5:45 Avana
6:05 Carlos Manuel

22nd Avenue North COCA COLA (SSX)
“Rumbo Al Exito 2008″ Talent Search Contest www.rumboalexito2008.com

22nd Avenue South AT&T (SSX)
Daniel Rene, Conjunto Progreso, La Banda, Hansel y La Orquesta Calle Ocho

Pep Boys Vacant Lot BUD LIGHT (SSX)
12:00 NG-2
1:15 Albita Rodriguez
3:00 Issac Delgado
5:00 Oscar D’ Leon, La India, Queen of Carnaval Miami

Beacom Blvd. AETNA, FLORIDA LOTTERY (MS)
30th Anniversary Celebration stage with Santos y La Tuna de San Juan, Los Trovadores de San Juan, Yomo Toro

27th Avenue East UNIVISION 23 (SSX)
12:00 Maria Rosa
12:30 Edgar Flow
1:00 Area 305
1:25 Menudo/Pittbull
1:50 Miguelito
2:15 DLG
2:40 Juan Pina
3:00 Tres de la Habana
3:40 Raul del Sol
4:00 Luis Enrique
4:45 La India
5:15 Marlon
5:55 Ismael Miranda

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  2. Selly Brookes

    *tear tear tear* I’m literally crying now!!!!!!!!! I didn’t go to the calle ocho performance to see Rihanna and Flo Rida! Geez It was for free!!! I’ll never find another concert with Rihanna near me for no fee. I just wanted to meet her……

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    La mejor y mas bella presentacion fue Alejandra Alberti en la tarima de Telemundo51. Felicidades

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    I went and finally got to catch Suenalo. Ive heard so many great things about them But the stage was run super inefficiently and the soundman cut their sound off after 20 minutes!! So unprofessional but they kept there heads up and i was able to catch them in all their glory at Jazid shortly after. You should really check these guys out. myspace.com/suenalo

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