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Red Bull Music is proud to present a special live edition of Red Bull Radio’s show, Bien Buena, which will take place on November 28 at Ball & Chain in Little Havana. This exciting live audience show will feature the reggaeton icon Ivy Queen alongside Latin music luminaries Leila Cobo and Janel Martinez, onstage and in conversation with hosts Uproot Andy and Riobamba.

The hosts and their guests will discuss the career of the inimitable Ivy Queen and focus on the theme of female empowerment in the music industry. Attendees to this unique event can expect the conversation to explore Ivy Queen’s incomparable place as a trailblazer in the field of música urbana, exploring her messages that consistently center on and celebrate women’s experiences and promote bold self-determination set to a dembow beat. In addition to the live show, an afterparty will feature an eclectic set of DJs and producers bringing their own unique takes on musica urbana to the stage, including Miami’s own Hype Turner, Clips x Ahoy, and Loka, plus DJ set from Bien Buena hosts Riobamba and Uproot Andy.  

Known worldwide as the Queen of Reggaeton, Ivy Queen’s illustrious career began in the 80s as a member of “The Noise”, quickly moving into a solo career that has spanned 10+ albums and numerous singles. Throughout her career, Ivy Queen has represented women and showed that although this genre was traditionally dominated by men, a woman can achieve monumental success within it — and she was the first of many to come.

Leila Cobo is an experienced writer and editor, as well as a novelist, pianist, speaker and TV host considered one of the world’s foremost experts in contemporary Latin music.  She is currently the executive director of Latin content and programming for Billboard. Leila also launched Spanish-language site Billboardenespanol.com and programs Billboard’s yearly Latin Music Conference, as well as other Latin-themed events.

Janel Martinez is an entrepreneur and multimedia journalist, known as the founder of the award-winning blog, Ain’t I Latina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinas. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics of media, tech, entrepreneurship, diversity, culture, and identity, and has been featured on BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR, Sirius XM, Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and many more.

Since Bien Buena’s debut in Feburary 2018 on Red Bull Radio, Uproot Andy and Riobamba have taken their audience on a unique journey through the localized communities driving forward Latinx music culture, highlighting the interconnectivity of genres like reggaetón, dembow, Latin trap, cumbia, baile funk, plena, champeta and many more. The show has welcomed guests like Tomasa Del Real, El Freaky Colectivo, Moniki, Otura Mun, and more. Apart from being a Red Bull Radio host, Uproot Andy is one of Brooklyn’s foremost tropical music experts, a DJ and producer who is also the founder of the legendary tropical bass party Que Bajo?!. Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ and cultural activist based in Brooklyn, as well as the founder of APOCALIPSIS, a creative platform for Latinx music and cultural projects. New episodes of Bien Buena premiere every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4PM EST/1PM PST on redbullradio.com.

Red Bull Music Presents is a collection of shows that celebrates diverse music scenes in cities across the globe. In the U.S., the series is focused on supporting local creative communities and unearthing inspiring stories across New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Miami, Nashville, Denver, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle and Austin.

Red Bull Music Presents Bien Buena Live takes place Wednesday, November 28 at Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are very limited in capacity and will be $10, available at https://win.gs/BienBuenaLive.

Red Bull Music Presents Bien Buena Live Afterparty takes place 10pm to 2am, also at Ball & Chain and is free with RSVP at https://win.gs/BienBuenaAfterparty

For fans who can’t make it to the show, Red Bull Radio will be airing the live event on Wednesday, November 28th at 7PM EST on redbullradio.com.


About Red Bull Music

Red Bull Music unites 20 years of initiatives in music. It is a program that celebrates music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it.With multiple festivals, music education workshops, collaborations with artists and thousands of initiatives, Red Bull Music supports artists and local music communities around the world.

About Red Bull Radio

Launched in 2005 as a spinoff of the Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Radio celebrates music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it. With programming from 40 countries, Red Bull Radio is a 24-hour linear broadcasting service that brings local music scenes to a global audience. We play only what deserves to be heard and bring you exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else. Red Bull Radio is your trusted source for music you didn’t even know you were looking for.


November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL  33135
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