Grammy-Nominated PALO! to Perform at Miami’s Camillus House

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Grammy-Nominated PALO! to Perform at Miami’s Camillus House
Afro-Cuban Funk Band to Play Free Concert

Miami, FL (June 4, 2015) – PALO! will be featured at “A Summer Solstice Event Celebrating Our Lives”, a free concert at Miami’s Camillus House. PALO! supports many community, non-profit and educational efforts; this will be the first time that the group performs at Camillus House.

PALO! has emerged as one of the hottest bands in tropical music. They will perform a free concert on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM. As the event coincides with Father’s Day, guests are requested to bring a donation of used clothing and/or new underwear or socks, in honor of the dads served by Camillus House.

“We are thrilled to have PALO! performing at Camillus House, and to welcome the public to our campus for this celebration.” said Dr. Shed Boren, Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Since their founding more than 50 years ago, Camillus House has grown from a small overnight shelter serving Cuban refugees into a full service center offering a “continuum of care” for persons who are poor and homeless.

“We feel privileged to be part of this celebration. Camillus House does incredible work in our community.” said Steve Roitstein, PALO!’s pianist and leader. “We’re proud to be aligned with their important mission.”

In the last year, PALO! has attracted international recognition. They received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album 2015 for “PALO! Live”, which also garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. The five-piece group has enjoyed recent sold-out shows and festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and of course, their hometown, Miami. They will soon be touring in Canada and beyond.

PALO! originated in 2003, combining elements of Salsa music with funk rhythms and jazz for a distinctively seductive sound. Their shows captivate audiences with catchy songs that dancers find irresistible. In addition to Roitstein, PALO! is comprised of vocalist Leslie Cartaya, saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle, and virtuoso percussionists Philbert Armenteros and Raymer Olalde.

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Camillus House founder Brother Mathias in 1960 with early Cuban exiles.

Camillus House founder Brother Mathias in 1960 with early Cuban exiles.

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