Pangea is the long-standing standard of Miami’s live music industry ever since legendary band leader Dorian Reyes began the group years ago.
Of course the members of the band have turned over a few times since its inception back in the day, but the result is the same: a party going on, as we will witness on July 4th.
Dorian is known to Miami’s musicians for more than his drumming, singing and band leading though. He is also a producer who is putting the finishing touches on his new studio where he will be mixing and producing the music for TheoEco’s new documentary So Flo Guns, currently in production. He is also composing music for the film including his song “My Music” which will be used in a very special way for the segment on Parkland. It is in Dorian’s new studio that we recently finished the mixing of Gunz, the documentary’s theme song written by AJ Niilo. AJ was Pangea’s guitarist in the old days (along with Ani Espriella, Pete Masitti and other great players) who has since gone on to play with the likes of Shakira, David Lee Roth, Josh Stone, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many others.
But right now Dorian’s focus is on getting his iconic band ready for a great July 4th performance at St. Luke’s in Kendall.
The last time I saw Dorian play was with Raymond Daniel Rodriguez at the Deering Estate on Valentine’s Day 2019 where their original project Vintash Band played for several thousand on the expansive grounds. It was an amazing performance on a perfect February evening. We are very excited that Raymond will be playing with Pangea on July 4th and while St. Luke’s lawn isn’t quite so expansive it is plenty big enough to handle the several hundred neighbors we are expecting on the Fourth. This time the music will be largely favorites from Pangea’s galactic repertoire of Miami’s favorites and will also include the electric Cuban American singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ, Dayana Falcon.
It’s been a tough year for musicians everywhere and Covid has put most in a tough place. But the light is shining at the end of the proverbial tunnel. This is Pangea’s first gig since the lock down and we are pleased to provide the venue to play for the neighborhood.
All are invited to this free event sponsored by St. Luke the Physician Episcopal (Anglican) Church and TheoEco.