Two master musicians from Cuba and Senegal bring their “Transparent Water” magic to Chicago
By Catalina Maria Johnson on March 8, 2018
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Urban Anthems of Costa Rica’s Nakury and USA’s SLV
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 16, 2018
Idan Raichel brings his piano solo project to Chicago
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 15, 2018
Every one of French-Chilean singer songwriter Ana Tijoux’s tunes is powered by the incredibly vital force of her smart, poetic rhymes. Spit in forceful cadence, the words and themes of her songs evoked the “Nueva Canción” of Latin America created by her paisano Victor Jara. Jara died for his songs, and Tijoux’s parents lived in exile for […]
The second most romantic song ever was also written by an adolescent mexicana
By Catalina Maria Johnson on November 20, 2017
Stateside indie musicians from Puerto Rico co-found PRIMA to bring relief to fellow artists in la isla del encanto.
World-Class Music for our World-Class City at the 19th Edition of the World Music Festival
By Catalina Maria Johnson on August 17, 2017
The tropical nights at Chicago’s fabled nightclub come alive to tell the stories of Chicago’s Cuban, Colombian and Puerto Rican immigrants
Chatting with Henry Arteaga from Venezuela’s La Vida Bohéme about life, Mexico City, and the new album
Some of the noise we’re looking forward to the most at Ruido Fest 2017
Lila Downs comes to Ravinia Festival!
By Catalina Maria Johnson on May 26, 2017
“That’s all you need: Three chords and the truth, and you got your weapon”.