Famous for its beaches and clubs, Miami is also the 3rd poorest city in the nation. If you own a store in South Beach, your customers are equally likely to be billionaires or homeless people. And, on top of that, they’re very likely to have started life somewhere else. Miami is an incredibly international city—but not in the way many others are. Here, instead of working towards assimilation and blending with one another, ethnic communities exist as a patchwork, remaining like isolated microcosms of their homeland.
Spam AllstarsSOTRU catches up with The Spam Allstars, one of Miami’s most popular bands. A true musical revolution, The Spam Allstars combine elements of Haitian music, Cuban music, jazz, funk and electronica to create a very Miami sound.
The DiasporaBefore the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010, Maggie Austin was just one of many Haitian Diaspora living in Miami. But soon afterwards, Maggie resigned from her position as a law school professor and became the head of Konbit for Haiti, a non profit which helps Haitian Americans, and for the first time in decades, reconnected with her Haitian roots.
|Spam Allstars||City of Progress|
|Spam Allstars||Fiesta de los Feos|
|Spam Allstars||Mucha Nota|
|Spam Allstars||A Live recording from Hoy Como Ayer, Little Havana, February 24, 2011|
|Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos||Jaguey|
|Tosca||Oscar feat. Anna Clementi|
|Tina Antolini||Earthquake Rumbles for Piano|
|Franz Schubert/Vladimir Horowitz||Piano Sonata in B-flat Andante Sostenuto|
|Kings of Leon||Taper Jean Girl|
|Bonobo||We Could Go Forever|
|Soundproviders||Autumn Evening Breeze|
|RJD2||Seven Light Years|