Feliz Navidad! An hour of Christmas in Latin America

Jessie Jacobs and Luis Antonio Perez, co-host of CPR's podcast "Music Blocks here, with a Christmas adventure through Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and more in “Feliz Navidad.”

Christmas is a big deal in many Latin American countries, which gives us a wealth of Latin American Christmas music to enjoy on CPR Classical this season. Last year, we brought you a half hour of mariachi, afro-cuban music, salsa and stories behind beloved Christmas tunes like "Feliz Navidad." New for 2023, tune in for an entire hour as we tour Central and South America through powerful ballads, unique instruments, and memorable performances.

Not only will you hear Latin American versions of familiar Christmas tunes like "Jingle Bells" and Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers," but listen for musical traditions from across the region — like “El Burrito de Belén.”

2023 Airings:

November 26, 3 p.m.
November 29, 1 p.m.
December 8, 3 p.m.
December 12, 7 p.m.
December 16, 1 p.m.
December 23, 9 a.m.
December 25, 3 p.m.

And treat yourself to more holiday cheer with "The Sound of the Season" from CPR Classical - check out other holiday programs airing soon.

Your holiday soundtrack, all season long!

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