Here in Miami, it’s clear that Yolanda Ossa-Eslait is in charge. But, without her brothers’ connections, the 2010 Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami wouldn’t have had an 18-piece Berklee orchestra performing as the centerpiece of a multi-day, city-wide event. (Learn more about the trip.)

Brothers Marino, Berklee class of 2009, and Juan, a current student, wanted to show the people in Miami that Latin music is just as hot 1,500 miles north, and arranged a trip south for a group led by professor Bernando Hernandez.

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