A Latin American Christmas

Get ready for some warm and sunny music of the season and a lot of good cheer from many lands south of the border and even south of the equator.

A Latin American Christmas

Photo: WFIU

WFIU Latin American Christmas

Sunday, December 20th at 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 24th at 8 a.m.

Escuche en español (Spanish language version)

Get ready for some warm and sunny music of the season and a lot of good cheer from many lands south of the border and even south of the equator. A Latin American Christmas features music from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and more.

Performers represent styles ranging from traditional folk singers to opera singers, and local favorites such as the ensemble El Taller from the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University, singer Yuriria Rodriguez, guitarists Espen Jensen and Guido Sanchez, the baroque ensemble L’Aura, and others.

Annie Corrigan is your host, with commentary from conductor and Latin American Music Center Director Carmen Helena Téllez.

“This special is unusual in its presentation of music well known in Latin America—but not so well known outside of Latino culture in the US,” Téllez says. “The program helps bridge that gap, and brings some deeper insights into the lands and cultures that produced this repertoire. Listeners will find it fun and engaging, but also thoughtful and reflective—in its own way celebratory of a season which, where I come from, the season is as sunny and warm as the music.”

A Latin American Christmas was produced by WFIU in partnership with the IU Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center.

Join us for Christmas from lands where the holiday is often sunny and bright.

Feliz Navidad!

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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  • Luiz Fernando Lopes

    “A Latin American Christmas” will be rebroadcast on Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve, at 8 p.m.

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