Stephanie Manriquez and Charly Garcia, co-founders of the Latin Electronic Music Festival - called “FMEL” from its initials in Spanish - are taking Chicagoans into the brave new world of electronic music.“We want to have new digital contemporary art and music from Latin America, so we created this s
When Chicago blogger and music lover Catalina Maria Johnson went to South by Southwest this year, she was pleased to find a growing global music presence. She shares her discoveries with Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia on this week's Global Notes.
A group of musicians is creating a new style of flamenco. Their twist? A touch of Chicago. Catalina Maria Johnson has the story of El Payo. MUSIC: El PayoChicago is a long way from sunny Spain, but a local group is bringing the heat of flamenco to the Windy City.
Chicago has a well-known jazz and blues tradition, but in recent years it has gained a reputation as a home for “new music.” It’s a younger generation of classically trained composers and performers that is turning the traditional world upside down.