Emilio San Pedro is a presenter and journalist with the BBC World Service. He currently works as the presenter of the Newsroom programme and the Global News Podcast – which is the BBC’s most successful podcast with more than 13 million downloads a week. But his passion for music – especially the music of his parent’s homeland, Cuba – goes back for decades to his native Miami where he was the host for 8 years of the award-winning programme Rhythm and Roots – which featured an eclectic mix of Cuban, electronic and house music. Emilio has also travelled to Cuba on several occasions reporting on the music scene there from Reggaeton to traditional Cuban son. Having begun his career at his local public radio station in Miami – WLRN - Emilio has been living in London and working for the BBC since 1999.
Emilio will be hosting the Where does Latin Music Fit in London session.