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Miami Dade College Presents a Tribute to Colombia’s Folkloric Music by Seresta

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Members of Colombia's Musical Trio, Seresta

Miami, February 13, 2013 - Miami Dade College ’s (MDC) Center for Latin American Initiatives (CLACI), along with the Miami Mayor’s International Trade Council, will present a musical tribute by Seresta, a trio from Medellin, Colombia, on Friday, Mar. 22, at 7 p.m., at MDC’s Wolfson Campus’ Auditorium. 

The professional artists, nominated for a Latin Grammy for best traditional folk music in 2001, created a new musical genre of Colombian, traditional tunes by combining the clarinet, guitar, and the mandolin.  This distinctive blend of sounds paved the way for future generations of musicians, fusing unusual instruments to create unique melodies.  Seresta, whose musical career spans two decades, will perform select songs from their three albums.  These masters of traditional and modern Latin American music include Jaime Uribe Espitia, Jose Revelo Burbano, and John Jaime Villegas Londoño.

Seresta is a Portuguese word that signifies a coming together of musicians to play their instruments. 

The concert is part of MDC’s commemoration of Viva Florida 500, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida.  

“Miami Dade College and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Miami are offering an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the music of one of the most remarkable groups of Latin American musicians. They were selected to play for the heads of states in the last Summit of the Americas in Colombia,” said Dr. Juan Antonio Blanco, executive director of MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives.

The concert is free and open to the public and the working media.

Seresta Musical Tribute

  • WHEN: Friday, Mar. 22, 7:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 1261
  • COST: Free

To RSVP for this event, contact info@americasga.orgFor more information on CLACI, visit

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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
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