The third release by Gustavo Cortiñas, Desafío Candente (“Incandescent Defiance”), is an epic set of jazz and spoken word inspired by Las Venas Abiertas de Latinoamérica (“The Open Veins of Latin America”), an iconic series of historical essays by Uruguayan author and poet Eduardo Galeano. The Chicago-based drummer and composer invited more than 30 musicians […]
Tag: Latin America
Buenört Collective spread their hot revolution across the Atlantic
Chicago-based party incubator and microlabel Buenört Collective release the new album by Spanish band El Sombrero del Abuelo.
‘Ism, Ism, Ism’ provides glimpses into overlooked worlds
The sprawling program features rarely viewed experimental films from Latin America.
Erudite Mexican pop singer Natalia Lafourcade returns with more classic Latin American ballads
Natalia Lafourcade performs Thursday at Concord Music Hall in support of Musas Vol. 2.
Five classic films by Latin American women
Zama, a new feature from Argentine director Lucrecia Martel, inspires a look back a five other female directors from Latin America.
The U.S. can learn from the deterioration of Venezuelan democracy
An ex-pat professor talks about watching the government of her homeland fall prey to dictatorships.
An African-Latino showcase gives us history by way of cha-cha-cha
Columbia College inaugurates its new Afro-Latino dance program with four days of cross-pollinated performances.
Born in Caracas, the son of a harpsichordist who founded one of the first Baroque ensembles in Latin America, Aldo Abreu didn’t take up the recorder until his early teens. He liked its dulcet, hollow sound, but realized that most people didn’t consider it a serious instrument: it was too simple and old-fashioned, a folk […]