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Co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center.

My Music. Miami. All We Can Save.
Rhythms & Writings
of Restoration

Suite Afrocubana to Lico Jimenez
Classical, hip-hop, Spoken Word mashup
featuring Miami’s top young poets

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For Teachers

All the rules and opportunities for your students to enter and win the PIANO SLAM poetry competition, and Music & Arts integrated classroom activities.

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PIANO SLAM 2024 composition

Suite Afrocubana
to Lico Jimenez

By Chucho Valdés

In a career spanning more than 60 years, both as a solo artist and bandleader, Mr. Valdés has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock, and more, into a deeply personal style. Winner of seven GRAMMY® and six Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Mr. Valdés, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science last year and was also inducted in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Suite Afrocubana to Lico Jimenez - Chucho Valdés
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For Students
PIANO SLAM 2024 Competition
FOUR $1,000 1st prizes!


Hear the music.
Write a poem.
Win cash!

Be the number one poet in Miami-Dade and the number one writer in every class.

PIANO SLAM is a classical performance and education program and annual poetry competition which brings live classical performances to classrooms and uses music and arts-integrated curriculum as a tools for students to learn core subjects in public middle and high schools.


PIANO SLAM is a program of The Murray Dranoff Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. Donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofits are tax-deductible.

Inspire. Empower. Create.

Piano Slam utilizes music as a tool and inspiration to give
our youth a voice through artistic expression.

Be the #1 poet in Miami-Dade Schools
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Inspire. Empower. Create.

PIANO SLAM utilizes music as a tool and inspiration to give our youth a voice through artistic expression.

Experience the

PIANO SLAM 2023 Finals

Performed at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts



All PIANO SLAM school concerts are in celebration of the life of Elvira Dopico in Miami Dade Public Schools and the world of music.

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