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¡Cuba Con Salsa!

WBUR and Conexión are proud to announce a special evening celebrating the rich heritage of Cuban music on Wednesday, April 26 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.

WBUR Host Jose Masso

Robin Young, co-host of Here & Now, and José Massó, host of ¡Con Salsa! will emcee the event., featuring multiple performances by the Grammy Award-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group.

They’ll be joined by Ned Sublette, author of “Cuba and its Music” and award-winning Cuban singer Gema Corredera will discuss the origins of Cuban music and its influences. Corredera will also join Pedrito Martinez for the final number.

The event will be recorded live with portions broadcast on WBUR programs and digital.

Click here to purchase tickets.

WBUR’s Marathon Triumphs at the Finish Line

Here & Now Co-Host Robin Young fundraising.

After an exhilarating 26.2 hours, WBUR reached its spring fundraising goal. Thank you to all of our dedicated members, listeners and volunteers for helping us to raise a record-breaking $1.2M in the WBUR Marathon, a 26.2 hour fundraiser to help keep democracy running. Among the highlights:

  • With just 26.2 hours of live fundraising, WBUR raised $1,227,997 from 9,644 donors.  This represents a 22% increase in revenue and an 8% increase in the number of gifts over last year.
  • With active presences on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, the #teamWBUR hashtag generated 5,098,348 impressions that reached over 2M unique users (as of 1pm, April 6).   Our Facebook Live campaign generated 14.6K views.
  • See some behind-the-scenes photos taken by WBUR Photographer Jesse Costa in our WBUR Marathon album.

More than ever, WBUR would not be here without you and your support. Thank you.

WBUR On Tap: Taste of Iceland

WBUR joined Iceland’s First Lady Eliza Reid in celebrating the Nordic nation’s rich storytelling tradition as part of the 8th annual Taste of Iceland in Boston festival. Reid, a writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat, led a lively discussion at WBUR about what makes Iceland inspirational for lovers of literature while guests sampled authentic Icelandic food and cocktails.

Salem Film Fest

We are looking forward to a fantastic week of documentaries at the Salem Film Fest.  Entering its 10th year, Salem Film Fest is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals and presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world. For more information and tickets, visit their website. If you are looking to pick up some WBUR swag while seeing some amazing documentaries, come out and meet us in Salem.  We will be there all weekend long – follow us on Twitter @WBURExtra.

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