Jan Sebon

Poet, musician, and media personality Jan Sebon founded the rasin (Haitian roots) band Kazak in 1985 and is the host of the long-running world music and poetry show “Mundo Vibe” on Miami’s WDNA. His 1997 poem “I Would Like To Know” was anthologized in Having a Wonderful Time (Simon and Schuster). Sebon has played classical [...]

Carlos Ochoa

Born in Huacho, Peru, Carlos Ochoa is a photographer, journalist, and musician. He graduated from San Marcos University in Lima, Peru with a degree in social communications and audio visual production. He worked as a journalist and photographer in newspapers and magazines like La Republica and Cambio in Peru. Ochoa studied classical and Andean guitar [...]

Mia Leonin

The author of two books of poetry Braid (Anhinga Press) and Unraveling the Bed (Anhinga Press), Mia Leonin has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea and Witness. Excerpts of her memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (Arizona University Press, 2009) [...]

DD Eisenberg

DD Eisenberg: A lifelong child advocate and accomplished journalist, DD Eisenberg was one of the first woman sportswriters in the country, covering local, college and international sports for the Philadelphia Bulletin in the 1970s and 1980s. Eisenberg has served as an anchor for an all sports cable station in Philadelphia and as a feature reporter [...]

Brian Won Wong

Brian Wong Won is a visual artist known for his bright colors, expressionistic compressions of space, and distortions of architectural space. His subjects tend to be Trinidad carnival and the local vintage architecture. Born in Trinidad in 1970, he earned a BFA in Painting & Art History at Florida International University, writing a thesis on [...]

Maritza Molina

Martiza Molina is a visual artist who works in photography, performance, video, and drawing. A graduate with honors of the Rhode Island School of Design, Maritza Molina has exhibited her photography, video installations, and performance widely in Miami, across the United States, and abroad. She was a 2007 artist in residence with the Association of Icelandic Visual [...]

Michael Kernahan

A Trinidad native, Michael Kernahan currently lives in Miami, Florida where he builds steel pans for bands across the United States and the Caribbean islands. He won a Florida Folk Heritage Award in 2005. He is the musical director and arranger of the Twentieth Century Steel Band. Mike conducted workshops in steel pan playing at [...]

Marcela Diaz

Marcela Diaz is an Award Winning American/Peruvian choreographer who founded Afro conTempo, the first dance company in the United States to combine Afro-Peruvian folklore with Contemporary Dance. Marcela holds a Bachelor of Arts in African and Contemporary Dance Studies from Florida International University. Marcela’s research and technique studies include work with Peru Negro, Fabiola de [...]