Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launches Art of Black Miami (AOBM) Podcast Series 3

With a new lineup of guests, the podcast continues to amplify emerging and established artists’

voices in Greater Miami and Miami Beach

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) unveils the third installment of its Art of Black Miami (AOBM) Podcast Series which was created by its Multicultural Tourism & Development Department (MTDD). The Podcast Series 3 is an extension of the GMCVB’s AOBM programming and amplifies and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s diverse communities, while providing emerging and experienced artists with a growing platform to share their creative expression.

From now until September, listeners can expect a monthly release of new, 20- to 25-minute episodes, hosted by curator and arts advocate, Rosie Gordon-Wallace, and produced by Fresh Art International.

“We’re stepping into new, thought-provoking territory with our lineup of guests for the third season of the AOBM Podcast Series as we continue our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the arts,” said Connie Kinnard, senior vice president of the GMCVB’s MTDD. “Miami-Dade County’s diverse communities are melting pots of creativity, and our podcast provides a powerful platform for artists to share their stories, inspirations and artistic journeys.”

Organized by Petra Brennan, director of tourism business enhancement programs for the GMCVB’s MTDD, the AOBM Podcast Series 3 guest line-up includes a diverse group of artists bringing awareness to the contributions of Black, Hispanic, Afro-Latinos, LGBTQ+ and multi-generational artists from local, national and international notoriety. Some of the artists include Nate Dee, Carl-Philippe Juste, Thom Wheeler Castillo and more. 

“The AOBM Podcast Series allows us to shine a positive light on those in our community who continue to innovate, create and pave the way for Miami’s artists and creatives,” said Yvette N. Harris, GMCVB board member and chair of the multicultural committee.

First introduced in 2021, the AOBM Podcast has gained popularity among art enthusiasts and cultural aficionados in Miami and beyond. Delivering engaging and thought-provoking conversations, the in-depth interviews with artists from various disciplines share their unique perspectives on the creative process, their inspirations and how their experiences throughout Greater Miami and Miami Beach have influenced their artwork.

To listen to the AOBM Podcast Series 3, visit GMCVB’s website at or subscribe on major podcast platforms, including Spotify. A line-up of the 2023 AOBM Podcast Series 3 schedule is included below.

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2023 Podcast Schedule:

●  April 17, Nate Dee − Born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (aka Nate Dee) recognizes numerous influences on his art, including his Haitian background and the use of color in Haitian art, as well as street art. The design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic period can be seen in his work.

●  May 15, Carl-Philippe Juste − Under the threat of persecution, Haitian-born Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965, eventually settling in Miami’s Haitian community. Since 1991, Juste has worked as a photojournalist for The Miami Herald. He is a recipient of the prestigious Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant to support work on his book and exhibit of photographs and essays about Cubans’ and Haitians’ lives and shared humanity.

●  June 20, Thom Wheeler Castillo − Living and working in Miami, Castillo explores an interdisciplinary approach, entwining art history, earth science, Queer politics and anthropology. Castillo produces works through experimentation and partnerships that nurture his studio practice. He is currently an artist-in-residence Studio Fellow with the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and a 2023 recipient of DVCAI’s Catalyst award.

●  July 17, Anthony Reed − Anthony Renelle Reed II, better known in the art community as ‘Mojo,’ is a professional contemporary artist based in Miami. His upbringing in St. Louis, Missouri, grounds his perspective on making art – inspiring him to bring uplifting awareness to his community through his paintings and murals. Since he moved to Miami in 2018, a series of residencies, commissions and partnerships have supported his vibrant depictions of Black American culture.

●  August 21, Shawna Moulton − Moulton is a multi-disciplinary artist and art educator based in South Florida. She was born in Freeport, The Bahamas, raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and then migrated to the United States. Ever since she discovered the magic of art, she has been manifesting her creativity in drawings, paintings, sculptures and paper making. Her art reflects her search for identity through her heritage as an immigrant in America with deep connections to the Caribbean and the African diaspora.

●  September 18, Marjaries Marmolejos  Born in the Dominican Republic, Marmolejos has lived in the United States since he was eight years old. The hip-hop influence in his work comes from growing up in the South Bronx as a child and loving hip-hop culture. A professional artist for more than 10 years, he has worked in Wynwood, Allapattah and Liberty City.

GMCVB Launches Art of Black Miami Podcast Series 3

About the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB):

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and Miami Beach for leisure, business, meetings and conventions. For additional information, visit or call 305-539-3000. Stay connected with the GMCVB by following us on our corporate communications and external affairs social media channels: and

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