PAMM Presents DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Young Paris, Holly Hunt, and Aja Monet during Miami Art Week

Special One-Night-Only Performance to take Place on PAMM’s East Portico
​Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9pm–Midnight

Crowd of people on PAMM's East Portico

MIAMI – November 29, 2017 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announces the PAMM Presents lineup for the museum’s signature Miami Art Week celebration. Taking over PAMM’s terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay, DJ Maseo of De La Soul will headline a one-night-only performance, featuring live music, libations, and more.

The evening will also feature a performance by Afrobeats musician Young Paris, music by metal band Holly Hunt, and spoken word by poet Aja Monet.

“Looking through our unique vantage point of a Miami lens, PAMM’s artistic program is as much local as it is international,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “We’re embracing the diversity of our hometown talent with performances by DJ Maseo, Holly Hunt, and Aja Monet, while tapping into the global sound and image of Young Paris that is also a part of our community.”

PAMM Presents takes place on Thursday, December 7 from 9pm–midnight. The event is open exclusively to PAMM Sustaining and above-level members, as well as Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach VIP cardholders.

For more information, or to join PAMM as a Sustaining or above-level member, visit pamm.org/support or contact 305 375 1709.

About the Performers
DJ Maseo is a rapper, producer, and DJ, and one third of the iconic hip-hop group De La Soul. De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hip-hop by coloring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut "3 Feet High & Rising." They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hip-hop history as they helped introduce the world to Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest with "Buddy", and were among the first major acts to work with deceased hip-hop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee). De La Soul is perhaps the “oldest” functioning hip-hop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having “fell off” as they continue to stay relevant, collaborating with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, MF Doom, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, and Madlib among others. Like their album debut, Maseo's DJ sets—while rooted in hip-hop—are a diverse journey through all of his musical loves – disco, funk, soul, 80's, old school, and more.

Young Paris totes an origin story—born to Congolese parents in France and raised in New York—that blends cultures from three corners of the world, fusing traditional Afro-culture with high fashion creative style in his visionary approach to music and fashion. Through his work as an artistic director, music producer, and song writer, Young Paris has taken the media world by storm. He has been covered by Billboard, Complex, The Fader, REVOLT, BET, Vice, Paper Mag, and Pigeons & Planes, and his impact in the fashion world has been featured in Vogue, W Mag, WWD, NY Mag, Harper’s Bazaar, Coveteur, Essence, and Ebony. Young Paris’ latest accomplishment finds him as a signee to Jay-Z’s entertainment brand, Roc Nation, and one of the biggest model agencies in the world, NEXT Model Management. Young Paris’ vision is to bring a new wave of Afrobeats and international vibes to the mainstream music scene, tying in his remarkable style and roots with the times.

Holly Hunt is a two-piece instrumental band from South Florida. Drummer Beatriz Monteavaro and guitarist Gavin Perry capture the meditative power of repetition; the ecstatic joy of tempered variation; infinitely undulating riffage; and psychedelic drone paired with rock n' roll rhythm in full splendor. Though stripped down to the barest essentials, Holly Hunt produces a sound and style far beyond rudimentary tags like “heavy,” “hard,” or “brutal.”

Aja Monet, NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry 2018, is an internationally established poet of Cuban-Jamaican decent. Harry Belafonte has called Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an in-depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Monet was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington DC where she read the title poem of her latest book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter (Haymarket books 2017). Monet’s other books include Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015) and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books 2010). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).

Organization and Support
PAMM Presents is supported by Kim Crawford, La Croix, Lyft, and Miami Downtown Development Authority.
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Director’s Suite at PAMM Presents is supported by Absolut Elyx, Kim Crawford, and Lyft.
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Artist Toast at PAMM Presents is supported by Veuve Clicquot Rich and Lyft.​
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Getting to PAMM Presents
Please be aware of high attendance projections and increased traffic in downtown Miami due to Miami Art Week and related events.

  • Lyft is the Official Ridesharing Partner for PAMM Presents. Use code “PAMM” for $20 in new user ride credits.
  • Ridesharing highly recommended. Rideshare drop off/pick up will be in Museum Park.
  • PAMM has its own Metromover stop on Omni loop: Museum Park station (free)
  • Overflow parking available at Omni garage, located at Biscayne Blvd. and 15th st. (rates apply)
  • Visit pamm.org/parking for more information

About PAMM
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter/Instagram (@pamm).

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