Cuci Amador: I think Miami is a very active city as far as you kind of want to be ready for anything. You’re inside and it’s about 70- 60 degrees and then out of a sudden you go outside and it’s 90. Like alright now I’m wearing a vest with sleeves, but then if I take this off, I have a bathing suit underneath, and I’m wearing shorts and I can take this off and then keep it goin! As a woman if I go to some kind of vintage shop, or even sifting through GoodWill or anything like that, you’re just kind of looking through as if you were in a gallery, and you’re mining and you’re seeing all these different things and you’re like- Oh! Got that. And you grab that thing and you see if it works for you and it’s all about kind of interpreting it through your lens. My name is Cuci Amador and I make noise, primarily with Afrobeta.
Produced and Directed by Aaron Glickman
Produced by Bibi Pestrana
Still photos by Sam Henderson
Steady Cam: Giovanni Mendez
Videography: Alec Kreisberg
Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.