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Thought-Provokers: Hialeah

Miami has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Hialeah that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Chris Fio

My show is called THE EXPERIENCE WITH CHRIS FIO and has been described by some as an anti-interview podcast. I actually like the label. I am trying everything to bring back interesting, open conversations between people and not produce boring, stale, by the number of interviews. However, the best thing that is happening because of these interviews is that I get to learn from my guests. Read more>>

Sebastian Vasquez

After a troubled childhood moving from place to place in Central America, my father was granted an opportunity to work in North America and brought me here three years ago. Beforehand my creativity was extremely suppressed by numerous factors the main being the Catholic church having tremendous power over life in that region… fortunately, I was able to connect with my true nature once I moved here. Read more>>

Rick Canut

The passion of songwriting never let up and in that period of the five year hiatus, Rick had been writing songs that incorporated styles that borrowed from every music genre. In a chance encounter with Chris, both musicians talked about the urge of getting back together and playing some shows. Read more>>

Nicholas Farradaz

I drew my first “drawing” at the age of six and painted my first painting at 15; I knew immediately what I was destined to do. At the age of 18, I went into the cigar industry, which is befitting to my current career choice being that cigars is an art form on its own. Read more>>

Juan Camilo Pelaez

For ten years now I have been the lead singer and songwriter for the band, Atajos. And I have released my own project as a solo artist where I have challenged my artistic freedom and wrote pieces that are an eclectic mix of all the musical styles I have listened to since the beginning of my musical journey. Read more>>

Mario De Los Santos

Musically and creatively I’ve been thru alot. In another life I was a poet/rapper, then a hip hop producer, then a keyboard player in an indie rock band, then an electronic music producer and finally a DJ. I’ve been a part of an online collective of producers called “PlayitLouder” and Miami-based collective of producers called “XYZA,”. Read more>>

Veronika Radkevich

I’m a traveling and fashion photographer who currently resides in Miami. I grew up in Belarus, Minsk where I discovered my interest in photography at an early age. Later moved to Paris to pursue fashion photography full-time before making Miami my home in 2017. Read more>>


I have a Masters in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University, while working full time and raising three kids. My next goal is to have my own radio show at a hip-hop station. My radio idol is Angie Martinez. I want to be the Angie Martinez of my city. Read more>>

Jennifer Michelle Garcia

Once I found my calling, I changed my major completely and pursued an Associates Degree in Psychology and a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and am currently pursuing my Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. My passion grew so big that I also opened my own non-profit organization dedicated to individuals on the spectrum. Read more>>

Lola Colina

At the age of 19, I moved to Miami, and I worked in a contemporary dance company named Free Soul Dance with Belma Suazo. I have been working in different clubs as Mangos, Live, Story, Wall and many more. My job on these clubs introduced me more in the hip hop dance style. Read more>>

Bryant Del Toro

I deeply want the respect and admiration of the city I love so much, I want to give back to the artist, genres, and people who have made me, me. After releasing this album, I will hopefully be blessed even more with the ability to tour and spread my feel-good sound and happy message to more people across the country. Read more>>

Althea Robotham

Architecture was my first love. Graphic design became my second and gradually edged into 1st, but it isn’t confined to one path. I”m drawn to the broader scheme of the art industry. The art of transferring one’s imagination to the many canvases of life is what motivates me to promote visual art of talented individuals. Read more>>

Daco Corleone

I started writing lyrics with a major purpose, plus I was taking guitar lessons which helped me a lot. Through the years once you start meeting people that are related to music, you start learning new things from each of them, and that happened to me my first “Band” attempt was in my freshman year it was me and a friend of mine conforming a rap group. Read more>>

Cassandra Andreu

A few years ago I asked for a DSLR for Christmas and started taking photos of my friends as a hobby. After several photo shoots, my friends bagged me until I opened up a social media page because they argued that if they loved my work, many others would too. As an elementary teacher I felt it would be too much to handle, but here I am now. Read more>>

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