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The tremendous popularity of “Concierto de Aranjuez” has made of Joaquín Rodrigo almost a “one piece composer” or a “composer for the guitar,” whic...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Jessi Silva (left) and Maggie Marquez (right)
Maggie Marquez and Jessi Silva grew up in the desert town of Marfa, Texas in the 1950s. At the time, segregation of Latino and white students was n...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:40
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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in Ameri...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Spain and Latin America are the homeland of the guitar. Nurtured by the Spanish inheritance as well as the African sense of rhythm and the Native A...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:29
Caption: Francisco Aragon, poet
Francisco Aragón describes a threatening incident against a college student after the 2016 election.

Bought by KALW and KENW


  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Venezuela has a wealth of concert music, from the romantic period and into the 21st century. Fiesta will bring its audience to a musical tour on Ve...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Juan Delgado, poet
Juan Delgado describes a dangerous journey by a series of freight trains that migrants from Central America use to reach the U.S. border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, and KENW


  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Join the WFMT Radio Network as we celebrate the 4th of July through the lens of Latin-American music!

Bought by WSKG, WRTU, KSRQ, WXXI, American Public Media and more


  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Coloni...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:29
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From choro to bossa nova and everything in between, included the amazing guitar music composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil has developed one of t...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:29
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While European Baroque music and composers were falling out of fashion and new musical trends came in place, in a remote corner of Bolivia those tr...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiest...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they sti...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:29
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With works commissioned by ensembles including the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Argentinean composer Gus...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitar music is one of the strongest points and Latin American and Spanish music. In this program, we include 19th century guitar music from Perú a...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
Caption: Jose Javier Zamora, poet , Credit: Ana Ruth Zamora
Javier Zamora describes his journey as a young migrant crossing the desert into the U.S.

Bought by KHSU, KALW, KENW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Dominican Republic enjoys a strong musical tradition, classical as well as popular. On this program of Fiesta you will listen to Dominican clas...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we revisit Benjamin Alire Saenz, who is known for his award-winning fiction, young adult novels, and poetry....

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Early music, the Baroque and Gallant styles were practiced in Latin America by European masters as well as composers born in Mexico, Brazil, Peru a...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, the stellar Kaia String Quartet and virtuoso pianist Susan Merdinger have recorded exclusive sessions for Fiesta. Be ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Claudio Santoro, 1919-1989, is one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Fiesta will feature a selection of his work, from songs and chamb...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Viridiana Hernández lobbying at the Arizona State Legislature against the bill that would ban cities from creating their own city ID if that is extended to undocumented immigrants., Credit: Valeria Fernández
This edition of Making Contact is Part I of our special series examining how immigrants are responding and participating in elections and politics ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Latino Music Festival celebrated this year its 10th anniversary with a spectacular program presented all across Chicago. Fiesta features a sele...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:29
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“Saudade” is a Portuguese term connoting “homesickness” and “nostalgia.” Composers from different countries and eras have experienced this feeling ...

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  • Length: 58:30
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Sergio Cervetti left his native Uruguay in 1962 to study composition in the United States. From 1972 to 1997 and 2007-08, Cervetti was Master Teach...

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  • Length: 58:29