Melton Mustafa Jr. is a three time Grammy Nominated Educator who was recently featured at The Jazz In The Gardens Festival in Miami. Mustafa is also the son of International Jazz trumpeter and composer Melton S. Mustafa.
Melton was born in Atlanta, GA. and raised in Miami, Fl. where he started playing music in high school under the direction of Mr. Frank Neal at Miami Carol City HS. As a director, Mustafa has conducted the “Star Spangled Banner” for the J.r Olympics, directed a show for the Super Bowl entitled “Global Rhythms Local Beat”, served as the Musical Director for the Show “From the Porch” featuring Danny Glover, directed the band and choreographed the featured Marching in Master “P” and Little Romeo’s music video, “Two Way”(which was featured on the BET TV Show Access Granted- the making of the video).
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Grab your grandma, the kids and your best dance partner for a high-energy, free concert with La Orquesta Caribeño Tropicale. Caribeño Tropicale performs the rich heritage sounds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Expect to hear and dance to favorites likes Trucutu, Aquanile, El Ritmo de la Noche and Fiesta I Fiesta. “This is a lively show that will keep you moving all night,” said Cindy Garren, director of cultural Programs at SFSC. “Families will enjoy salsa, mambo, and cumbia music played with today’s modern sound. It will definitely be an exuberant show!”
Enjoy the rich heritage sounds from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Republica Dominicana, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. This talented group of seasoned musicians bring a vigor of Latin flavor, fun, and passion to every performance.
“This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.”