Local Hero: Andrés Ponce

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Bio:

Andrés Ponce is currently the producer of the Elastic Bond Band.

Who has been your most influential mentor?

My parents and two good professors I had: Francisco Domingo and Roy Pritts.

How did you get to where you are today?

By doing what I love, working hard and persevering at it and having a bit of luck too ;)

How did you get to be a community leader?

By working hard on the Miami music scene with Elastic Bond and other musical collaborations. Now we get to promote and represent our local Miami community whenever we travel. I am proud to be also a leader as a stepfather and doing musical workshops with kids whenever there’s an opportunity.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself somewhere nice with proximity to nature, loving my family, making music and enjoying life the best that I can.

What about this city inspires you?

All the immigrants that came here pursuing their dreams and leaving past lives behind.

What is your favorite thing about Miami?

Its winter, the beach and the different cultures that coexist here.

Miami should be…  a great place to live

Miami could be… more unified

Miami wants to be… real and find its own identity, but it’s challenging when corporations want to keep building casinos and Walmarts here.

Miami needs…  more arts and music programs for its people, better public transportation

 

 

 

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