Fourth of Jose with Jose El Rey at the Vagabond


Jose El Rey

If you haven't seen local artist Jose El Rey perform live yet, you are missing one of the best spectacles out there. He easily won my heart over when I saw him perform at White Room earlier this year. And when he gave his cousin (niece?) Yarisleydi the Quinces of her dreams at the Vagabond a few months after, the party was the talk of the town. And how could it not be? When you kill the music to announce that Domino's just delivered pizza to the venue, you know this wasn't your average club party.

Well Jose El Rey is about to do it all over again at the Vagabond Friday night in celebration of Fourth of Jose, a "record release fiesta" according to him. Will he bring out the pastelitos? Will there be lechon? Will it be a sweaty Cuban romp? I guess you are going to have to attend to find out.

In case in you need convincing that he's not too be missed, I've post a video of April's Quiceañera party. Check the video out after the jump.

- Jose D. Duran

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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