The Kiwanis of Little Havana came together with Cuba Ocho as their venue partner to finally announce the much-anticipated King of Carnaval Miami, crowning Yotuel Romero as this year’s king.
The Cuban-born two-time Grammy Award-winning artist will be King of Carnaval Miami 2022 and also perform at the Calle Ocho Music Festival in March. It’s one of the most exciting developments with this year’s festival, which is already packed with events and tournaments to celebrate the occasion.
The Cuban-born singer is an artist, a fashion model, a composer, and a record producer. Known for his Afro-Cuban genres, he skyrocketed to fame for his song “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”), which was released in February 2021. The song represented the #SOSCubaMovement and even went on to win the Best Urban Song and Song of the Year at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards.
His background and accomplishments make him the most befitting choice for Carnaval Miami, which celebrates Cuban culture and heritage through music, art, dance, food, and more.
Romero was unveiled at the popular gallery and venue, Cuba Ocho, located in Little Havana, where many previous Carnaval Miami’s events have taken place. The venue has also hosted Miss Carnaval Miami and displayed a poster of previous queens from 1991, 1996, and 2004. Carnaval Miami officially kicks off at the end of February and has multiple events lined up, including the fan-favorite Miss Carnaval Miami.
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