The drumbeat could be heard blocks away from Southwest Eighth Street, from the morning hours until sundown Sunday.
It was music from the annual festival on Calle Ocho that attracts thousands of people to the symbolic heart of Miami’s Cuban community: Miami Carnival 2013.
“This is something to savor, said Mirtha Aguilar, who took the opportunity to dance salsa with her husband of 49 years, Manuel. “We come back every year. We love dancing here.”