Music Voyager - Florida

The Other Hollywood

Music Voyager heads to Hollywood. Not the one with movie stars and film studios, we're exploring the other city called Florida. Hollywood, Florida is often overshadowed by its flashier neighbor to the south, Miami Beach. Yet this Hollywood has been letting the world know that it has something special to offer visitors and it is using music to tell its story…and build a stronger community at the same time. We've always been fascinated by the ways in which you can visit almost anyplace in the world and with a little digging find a harvest of musical riches. Our adventures in Hollywood, Florida include a conversation and performance with Spanish superstar Antonio Carmona who is in town for the Viva Florida 500 concert commemorating the arrival of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, a chat with renowned music-inspired muralist and painter Lebo, a Cuban cigar bar escapade with local musician Eddie Balzola and a visit to Resurrection Drums, one of the country’s premier drum shops. Along the way we discover Hollywood’s cuisine, beaches and thriving nightlife.