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Family has always been an essential part of Haitian American artist Inez Barlatier's musical life. Barlatier began performing in South Florida when she was 12, singing with her father's band Koleksyon Kazak.

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Dorys Bello and Eli Oviedo are the musicians behind the beautifully haunting but soothing sounds of the Miami indie-folk band Dracula.

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The Miami-based group PALO! compares their music to the traditional Cuban stew ajiaco: It's a “mash up of stuff." Their sound combines Cuban, African American funk, Colombian and Puerto Rican sounds. 

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Guitarist Julian Harris and vocalist Julia Camayd form the heart and soul of the South Florida modern R&B group Soulpax.

Harris’ and Camayd’s musical connection began in high school during a music master class at the University of Miami. They were both students who were interested in attending Berklee College of Music in Boston to be taught by Livingston Taylor. Harris says he was looking for “opportunities to play and make music” and he found Camayd, “an amazing lyricist.”

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Argentina-born Eduardo Lis has played in jazz groups across the world, but found a home for his music in South Florida.

The classically trained percussionist started his group “Eduardo Lis & Latin Jazz Menu” in Miami six months ago. The band’s unique style incorporates traditional jazz standards with Brazilian and Argentinian beats. Lis is inspired by Miami-based groups like Locos Por Juana and Spam All-Stars.

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Broward County rapper Samuel "Sam Stan" Stanley, 22, raps about his lived experiences dealing with love and making it as a rapper in South Florida. He describes his style as “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air feel-good music with tons of positive vibes.” 

"I just want to be a glass of lemonade on a hot day. I just want to be refreshing. Cool vibes and feel good music," Stan told Sundial.