What makes a story move? Interview with “Destiny of Desire”s composer Rosino Serrano
By Catalina Maria Johnson on March 3, 2017
Mark de Clive-Lowe brings his spiritual, soulful experimental DJ/Jazz experience to Chicago
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 28, 2017
Filastine & Nova – a mutimedia duo composed of Grey Filastine, LA-born, Barcelona-based audio-visual artist and Indonesian vocalist Nova Ruth, create dense transnational bass music, mixing dubstep with acoustic strings, percussive soundscapes off of an amplified shopping cart, hip hop, moombathon, dubstep, cumbia and a wide mix of global sounds. Their goal: To create a […]
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 24, 2017
Liber Teran has been on our radar for some time. From the days that the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter led Los de Abajo, to a solo career which brought Balkan-Mex to the world´s attention (a Mexico City, DF musical movement centered on the connection between horns in Sinaloa and Balkan beats) to recent performances as part of […]
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 22, 2017
From New Mexico, music that spans borders and centuries
By Catalina Maria Johnson on February 20, 2017
The Many Journeys to Flamenco at Chicago Flamenco Festival 2017
By Catalina Maria Johnson on November 22, 2016
5 tunes to inspire hope in these dark days
Helado Negro (née Roberto Carlos Lange) and the Tinsel Mammals visit Chicago again
By Catalina Maria Johnson on October 17, 2016
Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa’s Chicago debut brings a fresh new take on Cuban Jazz to the Windy City.
We’re loving the selection of indie artists in this Latin Grammy category!
By Catalina Maria Johnson on September 9, 2016
The annual world music-avaganza is upon our city again, and our end-of-the-summer blues will be tempered by gorgeous weather and the promise of several weeks of international music from around the globe at dozens of venues indoor and out.
“As an African American growing up in the States, we live in a racial path where we’re not encouraged beyond our our own perceived cultural boundaries”, says Otura Mun, explaining why he took his first trip to Puerto Rico almost 20 years ago. That trip was the beginning of Otura Mun’s definitive relocation to the […]