Dancehall Stars Beenie Man and Mavado Set to Perform at Afro Nation Miami, Marking Beenie Man’s Return to U.S. Stage After a Decade
Afro Nation, the renowned Afrobeats-focused music festival, is heading to Miami for its first-ever U.S. edition on May 27 and 28 at LoanDepot Park. The event will feature a diverse lineup of performers, but fans of dancehall music are particularly excited for the highly anticipated performances of Beenie Man and Mavado, two of the genre’s most celebrated stars.
Beenie Man’s performance at Afro Nation Miami marks a significant milestone for the artist, as he has not been able to perform in the United States for over a decade due to visa issues. With his return to the U.S. stage, fans are eager to witness the Jamaican dancehall legend’s energetic performance after such a long absence.
Mavado, another prominent figure in the dancehall scene, will also take the stage at the festival, showcasing his unique style and captivating stage presence. Together, Beenie Man and Mavado’s performances will highlight the influence and impact of dancehall music within the broader scope of African and Caribbean music celebrated at Afro Nation.
While the festival is primarily focused on Afrobeats, it aims to celebrate the rise of various African and Caribbean music genres, including dancehall, amapiano, reggae, hip-hop, and soca. Top Nigerian artists Burna Boy and Wizkid will headline the event, joined by other performers like Rema, Asake, CKay, BNXN, Dadju, and Black Sherif. Franglish, Nelson Freitas, Gyakie, and Nissi are also set to perform, with more artists to be announced in the coming months.
Afro Nation’s global presence has been growing since its inception in 2019, with successful events in Puerto Rico, Ghana, and Portugal in 2022. The inclusion of dancehall legends Beenie Man and Mavado in the Miami lineup underscores the festival’s commitment to showcasing a diverse range of musical styles and providing a platform for artists from various backgrounds to connect with international audiences.