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BACARDÍ No Commision

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection Bring the Heat and “Island Might” Spirit to NO COMMISSION in Miami,

the City Where it All Started

Featuring Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Virgil Abloh, Leikeli47, Amar’e Stoudemire and more!

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection kicked off NO COMMISSION: Miami 2017, a three-day, art and music experience taking place December 7 – 9, 2017, at Soho Studios in Wynwood on Thursday, December 7. NO COMMISSION is a roving experiential platform that forges a direct link between art and art patronage. All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists.

The invite-only event featured big star power, including critically acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, creative visionary Virgil Abloh, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire and famed celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion. Performance highlights include Leikeli47, performing her hit “Money,” a special DJ set by Swizz Beatz, DJ Runna and Aine Zion.

BACARDÍ and Grammy Award-winning music producer Swizz Beatz brought together some of the most disruptive creatives in today’s culture to discuss the future of creativity during an intimate panel discussion on the first day of the immersive art and music fair. During the “Future of Creativity” panel, which was moderated by Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak and featured Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Nora Khan and Carmen Aguilar Y Wedge, panelists discussed topics such as social responsibility, the impact of social media, corporate accountability and the role creatives play in today’s culture.

After a global tour to Shanghai and Berlin, NO COMMISSION made its triumphant return to Miami – BACARDÍ’s backyard. This showcase is themed around the idea of “Island Might” which focuses on the strength and vitality of the Caribbean while examining family and the intersection of land and sea, ritual, revolution and color – all as elemental forces that illuminate the roadmap for a bright future of endless possibility.

The injection of immersive music performances from collaborator BACARDÍ shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique culture experience for visitors.  

Where:                Soho Studios

2136 NW 1ST Ave.

Miami, FL 33127

When:                  Thursday, December 7

12:00 – 5:00 PM VIP Preview; 2:00 – 3:00 PM “Future of Art” Panel Discussion

7:00 – 12:00 AM Invite Only

Who:                    Panel Discussion: Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Nora Khan

Evening Programming: Virgil Abloh, Swizz Beatz, Leikeli47, Aine Zion, and DJ Runna

Appearances by: Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Jillionaire and Amar’e Stoudemire


Cost:                     No Commission: Miami is open to the public. Entry is free for guests ages 21 and over; but pre-registration is required at (availability is limited). The exhibition will host more than 30 pieces of art-work – ranging from $50.00 to $30,000.

Les Twins “Dress to be Free”

This Halloween, Bacardí challenges partygoers to DRESS TO BE FREE with a new campaign aimed at liberating our truest selves in honor of the holiday that celebrates self-expression. BACARDÍ is honing in on the spirit of Halloween as the intersection of a world of people who dress up to be themselves every day and those who liberate themselves through creative expression. This year, BACARDÍ celebrates these individuals, and are excited to share exclusive content with the Parisian dance duo – Les Twins – brothers who at their core represent what Dress to Be Free is all about: authenticity, truth, and celebration.

Identical twin brothers, choreographers and models, Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing, and have been featured with various music artists including Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, and Missy Elliott.  Just as BACARDÍ challenges convention and champions liberation, Les Twins are transforming dance culture using movement and their style to transcend the expected, redefine and disrupt a category.  They are moving past the notions of what constitutes “real hip-hop,” integrating the happenings of everyday life to celebrate their true selves.

BACARDÍ, Les Twins, and Cardi B will be attending a #DRESSTOBEFREE Halloween Bash on October 30th at House of Yes in New York City.

Check out the short video to learn more about how you can DRESS TO BE FREE

TIDAL X: Brooklyn presented by Bacardí

Check out DNA’s post about the TIDAL X concert HERE

Last night, music platform TIDAL held its 3rd annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” charity concert presented by Bacardí. The event was hosted by Angie Martinez and featured an epic lineup of artists including: JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Rapsody, Cipha Sounds, Victory, and more, and special appearances from Rosie Perez and Lin Manuel-Miranda.

The performers came together to support relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico.Bacardí has firmly committed to supporting the recovery efforts, rebuilding of lives and the communities it serves – many of which are home to the brand’s family and company.  The brand donated over $4.3 million to relief agencies and the regions affected by these terrible disasters, including Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean.

To support the cause, click HERE to donate as little as $1. All proceeds go to natural disaster relief and recovery.


JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled and More To Raise Funds for Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

A stellar lineup of music legends, including JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and DJ Khaled, will raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the Mexico earthquakes with their performance at the annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert event.

The annual TIDAL X Brooklyn event brings together incredible performers in an effort to raise awareness and funds for organisations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters. This year’s concert is hosted by Angie Martinez and includes JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Kaskade, Iggy Azalea, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee and more with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 100% of all ticket sales will benefit organisations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes that have affected Mexico over the last few weeks.

The event is proudly sponsored by BACARDĺ, who is committed to supporting communities impacted including Puerto Rico, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas – all areas which are considered home to the brand and to its operations, offices and employees. In response to the damage caused by the hurricanes and earthquakes, the brand has firmly committed over $4.3 million in donations to relief agencies supporting the communities impacted.


Puerto Rico is regarded as the “Rum Capital of the World,” and rightfully so! The U.S. territory has been distilling rum for centuries, stemming from the start of its sugarcane production under the ruling of Spain.
With National Rum Day around the corner, on Wednesday August 16th, what better way to celebrate than with delicious rum cocktails, straight from the island? Puerto Rico requires no passport and provides an authentic rum experience that simply can’t be found elsewhere, making for an ideal weekend getaway, filled with cocktails, culture and history!
Below is a distillery tour option and selection of cocktails from rum companies on the Island.

Puerto Rico | Rum Experiences

· Bacardi – The largest premium rum distillery in the world, Casa Bacardí features historical tours, mixology classes and tastings.

Rum Cocktails + Drinks from Puerto Rico:

Don Q Rum

Don Q Bikini Colada 
2 oz. Don Q Piña rum

2 oz. Coconut water

½ oz. Lime juice

One Lime wheel


Shake rum, coconut water, juice and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with lime wheel.

*Optional: Add bar spoon of Campari


Don Q Spiced Daiquiri

1½ oz. Don Q Spiced rum

1½ oz. Lime juice
¾ oz. Vanilla simple syrup*

Two Drops of Angostura bitters

Shake rum, juice, syrup, bitters and ice.

Strain into a coupe glass.
*Vanilla simple syrup: dissolve 8 oz.

granulated sugar in 8 oz. hot water.

Let cool, then stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.

Don Q Rum Old Fashioned

2 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo rum

One Sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar

Three Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Orange peel

One Maraschino cherry

Place the sugar cube or ½ tsp. sugar in an old fashioned glass.

Add three dashes of bitters.

Muddle the mixture, then swirl to coat inside of glass.

Add rum and stir.

Add ice and stir again until well chilled.

Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.

Don Q Sazerac

2½ oz. Don Q Single Barrel, 2007 rum

1/8 oz. Absinthe

½ oz. Simple syrup*

Three Dashes Peychaud’s bitters

One Orange twist

Add rum, simple syrup and bitters to a mixing glass with ice.

Stir until chilled.

Strain into a rocks glass that has been rinsed with absinthe.

Garnish with a orange twist.

Don Q Añejo Manhattan

2 oz. Don Q Añejo rum

1 oz. Sweet vermouth

Two Dashes of Angostura bitters

One Maraschino cherry

Add crushed ice and club soda or water to a cocktail glass and set aside.

Add rum, vermouth, bitters and ice to a mixing glass.

Stir until well chilled.

Discard ice and club soda or water from cocktail glass.

Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry.