Rita J Visits Chicago Is The World

Rita Jackson, a true embodiment of Chicago Is the World’s aim to bring the Chicago voice to a global audience, recently visited the studio to talk to us about the new Rita J album Lost Time dropping this month. The Chicago native has enjoyed an emcee career that began with a collaboration with underground hip [...]

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Written by on February 5, 2013

ARCHIVE: Oct 12, Street music of Africa and the Caribbean, Chicago Guitar Festival

Leo Suarez takes you across the seas to tune into the music pulsating from the streets of both Africa and the Caribbean and previews acts from this year’s Chicago Guitar Music Festival. Broadcast date: Tuesday October 12th, 2010, 5:00 p.m. (central)

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Written by on October 14, 2010

ARCHIVE: Sept 28, Music Around the World with Marta Nicolas

Your host and DJ Marta Nicholas fills in for Demetrio and others on Chicago is the World to bring to you, our listeners and readers a little more of a taste of the wonderful music being featured at this year’s Chicago World Music festival. Marta also features the show “The Merchants of Bollywood” and a [...]

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Written by on September 28, 2010

ARCHIVE: An Audible Guide to the 2011 Chicago World Music Festival

Chicago is the World’s very own Leo Suarez takes you through an audio tour of this year’s Chicago World Music Festival.

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Written by on September 24, 2010

First Annual Colombian Music Festival (part one)

Leo Suarez guides you through Chicago’s first annual Colombian Music Festival. Listen now to the first on-air special recorded on Tuesday, July 5th, 2010.

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Written by on July 12, 2010

Tracing the musical roots in the Philippines, and the rebellious sounds of the Sahara

On this premier show of Chicago is the World Radio program, I will be featuring music by two groups who will be playing in town, Tinariwen and Bagwis. What follows is a collection of music from the Philippines that has influenced my own cultural consciousness I hope you all will enjoy. Tuesday, April 21st, 2009. [...]

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Written by on April 20, 2009

The Pulse of the Diaspora and Rhythms from the Homeland

Chicago is the World Radio Show will be premiering this month on April 21, 2009. The show will feature both traditional and contemporary music from immigrant communities in the U.S. and tracing their musical origins to their various homelands, including fusion, rock, jazz and more. Featured guests from Chicago’s ethnic communities are invited to introduce [...]

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Written by on April 10, 2009