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Inspiring Stories from North Miami

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out inspiring stories from North Miami below.

Periko & Jessi Leon

You could say that Latin Grammy nominated group “Periko & Jessi Leon” was born from a “happy accident”, when they fell in love recording their first song as a duo “Me Vuelvo Loco” . Shortly after they discovered their own perfect recipe to make music, their album “Fuerza Mayor” was born in 2014 with their unique Tropical Pop signature which led them to a Latin Grammy nomination for the “Best New Artist” category that year. Read more>>

James Lopez, Mariama Gregory

Power U Center For Social Change was founded in 1998 with the purpose of organizing citizens on existing issues in neighborhoods such as, Overtown and Liberty City. During that time, we were fighting against gentrification that started to matriculate in Overtown. Read more>>

Craig Cohen

In 2008, our founder, Craig Cohen MSPT, ATC, rented a room in the back of a Pilates studio seeing one patient at a time offering cutting edge and compassionate care to all that walked through the doors. Craig received his undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Hofstra University where he worked with collegiate and professional athletes alike including the New York Jets. Read more>>

ReaZoN ReaZoN

I started making much at when I was about 12 years old on FL Studio 9 when my cousins taught me how to make and sequence beats.I never took producing serious until about 2015 after I graduated high school. When I came to Miami to attend Johnson and Wales university I began to progress in my artistry and I then decided that this was going to be my career. Read more>>

Janecia Wiggins

To be completely honest, this whole thing started because I started gaining weight. Throughout my entire life I always had a hard time finding clothes that fit me. I was thin but very curvy. Over the last couple of years is when I really started putting on weight; but it started becoming more difficult to shop for clothes around last year. Read more>>

Rob Herrera

I was born and raised in South Florida and although I have had stints in other places, including Europe, I always found myself coming back to Miami. Working in the tv industry for 15 years, which I found rather soulless, I decided to take my passion for filmmaking and re direct it towards Weddings. Read more>>

M. Omar Frazier

I’m originally from Los Angeles and have been in Miami about 8 years. When I was younger, I always liked capturing pictures of friends and family, but I never took it seriously. I started photography because I wanted to do something different. Read more>>

Penelope Robin

I began acting at age 5 and since then I have developed a true passion for everything arts related. I spend most of my time rehearsing my songs & dances and getting ideas for my vlogs- it’s what I love to do! Recently I went to Colombia where I had the honor of sharing the stage with acclaimed Colombian singer Karol G, as well as Puerto Rican singers Yandel, and Cosculluela during the CEG Festival 2017. Read more>>

Steven Brownlee

Growing up, I was always drawn to making things with my hands. Legos were a huge part of my life and helped me understand how things are built. I worked with a lot of different materials, including wood, clay, and metal. I did wood carving, threw pottery on the wheel, and would build contraptions in my free time, which gave me the name “MacGyver” in high school. Read more>>

Rikki Rincon

I have invested well over 30+ years in the entertainment, media, public relations and digital industries. Originally from Dallas, Texas I sought out to move to the area after several decades of back and forth visits, business, national conventions, music conferences and well, it is my go to place to vacation, so it made sense. Read more>>

Natasha Cortez

My journey with makeup started when I was a young girl, watching my grandmothers get ready for parties. I loved to see the process, from choosing an outfit and accessories, to styling the hair and makeup. It was such a glamorous relaxing time and I felt special being able to sit on the floor and observe them. Read more>>

Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noe

Little River Cooperative is run by two business partners and friends, Muriel and Tiffany. We joined forces in 2014 to form this business after casually collaborating for a couple of years. We both have art backgrounds and share a passion for plants, especially edible, medicinal or otherwise useful plants. Read more>>

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