Carnaval Miami kicks off this weekend
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MIAMI (WSVN) -- South Florida is set to celebrate this year's Carnaval Miami.
The annual week-long celebration begins Saturday with "Carnaval on the Mile" in Coral Gables. The Kiwanis Club of Miami held a news conference on Thursday to discuss the events leading up to the big festival, known as "Calle Ocho."
"Carnaval on the Mile" is a cultural experience that showcases art in all forms, including live music. "It is one of the largest Latin jazz festivals in the Southeastern United States," said Kiwanis of Little Havana President Henry Jimenez. "We are going to have around 30 musical groups coming in from New York, L.A., New Orleans and many groups from Miami."
The event culminates next Sunday on March 10 on Calle Ocho.
For a list of all the Carnaval Miami 2013 events go to: http://www.carnavalmiami.com/.
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