“What are the main highlights or features of the underground music scene in Hialeah?”
That’s the question a majority of you wanted answered for the latest installment of our Hialeah-focused series. So we’re answering it for you today.
The question came to us from reader Kiele Cabrera. Just like the city itself, Hialeah is truly unique, with a mix of homegrown and adopted talent that spans just about every genre.
“Any band will have, like, one guy from Hialeah and there’s a whole scene for the Cuban musicians out there, too,” he said.
“He’s always like ‘I was born in Hialeah, and I’ll die in Hialeah,’” Le Spam said.
Many underground and well-known acts in Hialeah’s music scene have spent time in a mix of studios and spaces where they’ve created music and perfected their sound. Spaces like The Shack North Studio have been providing rehearsal space to locals for decades.
“We were from Kendall and other suburbs within Miami, and [Ferny] let us practice in his studio,” Jota said.
That eventually led to Radioboxer playing Hialeah Fest, an annual showcase that returned this year at Churchill’s Pub. And Jota said the city has been a great place for local acts to shine.
“It has its own identity, it’s not Miami, it’s almost not the United States,” Jota said. “I can’t think of one band I’ve seen that hasn’t spent time in Hialeah.”