SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
Powerhouse vocals merge with deep energetic bass grooves and pulsating rhythms to move and inspire audiences both young and old. Activist at heart, Cuban-American vocalist Nicolle "Nikki" Guerra has a strong background in creative arts therapies which permeates her every performance. From New York to Miami, Nikki's command of the stage emanates a message of healing and self-empowerment through her music. Deeply connected to her Cuban roots, yet worldly relevant, Nikki's mass appeal and charisma radiates through dynamic inspirational vocals and musicianship.
Cuban musician Ariel de la Portilla [DLP], is an eclectic multicultural bassist and songwriter working in the contemporary music scene. Greatly influenced by early Rock n Roll, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Cuban Son, Ariel is equally inventive on both electric and acoustic bass. Ariel has worked as a freelance musician in New York and abroad for more than 15 years, in addition to the Southwest Virginia region.
When home in Miami, Guerra Grooves regularly performs at venues from West Palm Beach to Key Biscayne, including The Commodore at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Papa's Raw Bar, and E.R. Bradley's, as well as for special events at The Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Brickell City Center, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, and Viernes Culturales on Calle Ocho, just to name a few. Other favorite home venues include Jada Coles, 1 Hotel South Beach, Le Chat Noir, and many more.