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Worakls Makes Music for Miami

In celebration of the Fête de la Musique, locally referred to as Make Music Miami, the French Embassy Cultural Services and the France Florida Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with Rhythm Foundation and Buskerfest Miami, present French DJ and electronic musician Worakls performing at the North Beach Bandshell with opening sets by Apache and by Inez Barlatier. The concert will take place from 6pm to 10pm and will the be crowning event of this day long music fest.
Music will flow through the streets of Miami for the remainder of the longest day of the year as Make Music Miami celebrates the summer solstice. Lincoln Road will feature over 30 perfomers outdoors;  Montreal born local sensation DJ leSpam will offer a specially curated live DJ set for the morning commute; Mass Appeals will gather large groups to perform with a single instrument such as a bazooka, drums or a ukele; and if that's not fun enough, an Abba-centric mobile karaoke station will be travelling throughout downtown and Wynwood. 

About Worakls:
The highly talented 25 year old artist grew up in a family of musicians where he learned to play  piano at the age of 3. He began to create electronic music following his studies at the Conservatory of Music. "I wanted to try electronic music when I discovered that the possibilities were infinite," he says.
Inspired by his musical training, Worakls likes to incorporate live keyboard in his sets, which is what makes his style so unique.
The nervous energy that he puts into his music is described by The Billboard in these terms “The builds are patient, the bass is thick but not aggressive, and the tingly keyboard melodies are more ominous than euphoric”.
In 2014, he created the label “Hungry Music” with his DJ friend N’to and Joachim Pastor, allowing him to explore new music horizons.

About Apache:
Born in Lyon, Apache has spent his life as a passionate music devotee. He began his world music education at record shops, festivals, and clubs across France. Later, he embarked on a world tour to Ibiza, Mexico, Singapore, and Australia. Having spent many years holding multiple residencies where he grew his signature set filled with African and Balearic percussions, Latin Jazz and Berlin-Detroit House - He took the Miami music scene at venues like Hyde Beach, River Yacht Club, The Standard, W Hotels, Nusr-et, and Island Gardens. Recently launching his own monthly party experience ‘Soundtuary Secret Society’ inspired by Ibiza-born concept WooMooN, he is sharing his energy with the local DJ community and European electronic music connoisseurs. 

About Inez Barlatier:
Miami native, Inez Barlatier is a multifaceted performing artist of  Alkebu-Lan (African) descent by way of Haiti. Since the age of 12, Inez has developed into a singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, recording artist, percussionist, folkloric dancer, actress and a hand drum instructor. She has performed internationally in the United States, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba with Kazoots, Jan Sebon & Kazak International, FUNDarte, Venus Rising: Women's Drum & Dance Ensemble, Tom Tom magazine and One Drum. Her music pays homage to her heritage with vocal delivery resembling Tracey Chapman and Adele. In 2014, Inez worked with French filmmaker Vincent Moon to create a video of her vocal performance with Kazoots.

About Make Music Day:
Created in France on June 21st, 1982, in celebration of the Summer solstice, the “Fête de la Musique”, renamed “Make Music Day” in the United States, celebrates live music played by all kinds of musicians, from shower singers to professionals. Now held every year on the same day in more than 120 countries, Make Music Day is a free event open to anyone who wants to take part. The one day long music fest showcases all styles of music, from traditional and classical to world music, choral and jazz, electronic and new trends.
This year, Make Music Day invites itself once again in Miami for a Make Music Miami festival, presented by a partnership between Buskerfest Miami, Guitars Over Guns, Rhythm Foundation, Lincoln Road, French Embassy Cultural Services and the France Florida Foundation for the Arts. This music celebration will take place throughout the streets of Miami from 11am to 10pm.

All performances are free and open to the public!

You want to listen to French musicians?
Several French talents will be featured during Make Music Miami:
North Beach Bandshell:
- Inez Barlatier at 7pm
- Apache DJ at 6pm 
- Worakls at 8pm 

Lincoln Road:
- Sunset People on Lincoln Road

Want to see who else is playing?
Go to the Miami event page 

Are you a musician?
Register by June 14th as a performer and look for venues using the online matchmaking system on makemusicmiami.org

Do you own or manage property?
List your space as a venue, look for suitable performers or list an existing music event using the online matchmaking system on makemusicmiami.org

This event is made possible with the generous support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council and the National Hotel and the Knight Foundation.

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