Music

‘It’s a spark’ : How the GroundUP Music Festival connects artists to young Miami musicians

The GroundUP Music Festival has worked for years to provide hands-on education for young Miami musicians from organizations like Guitars Over Guns and Young Musicians Unite.

/ February 11, 2020


This camp is Miami’s own summer school of rock for young girls and non-binary youth

Since 2015, Miami Girls Rock Camp has been helping empower girls and non-binary youth while teaching them to make music.

/ July 23, 2019


Make Music Miami wants to make the arts accessible across the 305

Make Music Miami aims to make live music and the performing arts accessible to everyone in the 305.

/ June 19, 2019


Go to: ‘Peter and the Wolf’ at New World Symphony

Check out “Peter and the Wolf” this Sunday. (📸: New World Symphony) GO TO THIS: New World Symphony is performing the classic kids tale of “Peter and the Wolf” with two performances on Sunday, March 31. The show, a “symphonic fairy tale for children,” is the perfect introduction to various orchestral instruments for kiddos ages […]

/ March 25, 2019


Conductor conductor, what’s your function?

Dean Whiteside, Conductor Fellow at New World Symphony Alexa Caravia We’ve all seen an orchestral conductor doing their thing on stage. They seem kinda important, right? After all, they are right in front, leading the music, and even bow to the audience after a performance. So what, exactly, do they do? To find out, we […]

/ January 24, 2019


Video: Forget what you think you know about Overtown

Overtown is a neighborhood that knows all about change. Once considered “The Harlem of the South,” it was the gathering place for musicians such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday. But when the construction of I-95 divided the neighborhood into quadrants in the 1960s, Overtown’s economic stability collapsed, and so did its […]

/ December 17, 2018


Here’s why Miami loves Mr. 305 so much

Before he was Mr. Worldwide he was Mr. 305. Here’s why Miami loves Pitbull so much.

/ September 4, 2018


How Miami’s favorite Uncle has stayed so relevant for decades

From politics to coaching champion football teams, here’s how 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke has remained so relevant in Miami.

/ August 2, 2018


Make Music Day is taking over Miami. Here’s how you can join in.

Performance from 2017 Make Music Day. PC: Brett Hufziger The New Tropic Creative Studio recently chatted with Justin Trieger, one of the organizers of Make Music Day Miami, who gave us the lowdown on the history behind the holiday and what we can expect this year. What exactly is Make Music Day? No bogus holiday […]

/ June 18, 2018


Curious about konpa? Here’s everything you need to know about the Haitian musical genre

Here’s a guide to konpa, the musical genre that originated in Haiti and is kind of like merengue but with a different flavor.

/ May 15, 2018