Guillermo Brown

Host, Fiesta Musical

Guillermo Brown has continued the tradition of bringing the sounds of salsa and Latin jazz to the Baltimore community through Fiesta Musical, a program founded by Jorge Austrich and José Ruíz, and who passed away in 2006.

Guillermo is an educator, teaching Spanish and leadership development at the high school level. In this spirit, on Fiesta Musical, Guillermo works to share not only the diverse sounds of salsa and Latin jazz, but also its background, history, culture and the connections of the music with the Afro-Caribbean roots and jazz traditions in the U.S.

Guillermo worked over 16 years in Venezuela in the area of community development and communication, and he works with Baltimore’s Latino community, particularly with Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO), and emcees many community events.

It’s Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras! But in Latin America — it’s Carnaval! You probably have seen or heard some of the styles from Brasil, whose Carnaval in Rio is world famous. However, tonight, in a special student produced segment, we travel throughout Latin America and get to know the music and the traditions surrounding Carnaval. 

José Ruíz
Jose Ruiz Community Center

This Tuesday at 8 pm, tune into Fiesta Musical as host Guillermo Brown and co-host Gary Elter celebrate 10 years on the air.

This Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 is Latino Fest in Patterson Park. Organized by EBLO Education Based Latino Outreach, this 36th annual celebration will include music, dance, food, community information booths and much more. All proceeds benefit the ongoing education and cultural programs that EBLO offers year round. WEAA's host of Fiesta Musical, Guillermo Brown, will be emceeing the main stage on both days.  

Today, nine-time Grammy award-winner Eddie Palmieri turns 79. Born in the South Bronx in a Puerto Rican family, Palmieri is considered one of the greatest pianists of the last fifty years. Palmieri was the founder of the bands La Perfecta and La Perfecta II.