Founded in 2012, New York Latin Culture Magazine is the media of record for world-class Latin culture in New York City. It covers classic and contemporary Latin culture with one eye on history and the other on the future.
The Latin culture of Greco-Romans and the Renaissance is the foundation of the European civilization that changed the world. In the Americas, Indigenous, European, African and even Asian culture blended into what we now call Latin.
New York Latin Culture Magazine reaches an audience of diplomats, educators, concierges, tourists, artists, professionals and regular New Yorkers who love Latin culture. The Magazine ran in print for New York City concierges in its first 4 years, and is now distributed on web, email and social media.
New York City’s leading brands sponsor the magazine, including: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, Live Nation/Ticketmaster, AEG Live, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, 92nd Street Y, New York Stock Exchange, Red Bull Music Academy, Institute Cervantes, Flamenco Festival (New York and Madrid), Repertorio Español and many more.
The Magazine was selected as a 2020 Hispanic travel market influencer by NYC & Company (New York’s official tourism promotion agency). NYC & Company also named Editor Keith Widyolar, a “key Hispanic journalist.”
¡Get the Latin world!
Culture is our oxygen. New York Latin Culture Magazine is about the good in us, in both our heritage and what we are doing now. The rest is just news.
Latins cherish culture with friends and family. We are a valuable audience because we live life together. When you get one of us, you get our friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Basically Latins are a hive.
Concierges in hotels, luxury residences, and private clubs amplify your message to tourists and theater-goers.
Works for NYC’s Leading Brands
ART ~ Affordable Art Fair, Edelman Arts, Throckmorton Fine Art
BROADWAY ~ On Your Feet!, Chicago the Musical, Ken Davenport Theatrical, Repertorio Español, Signature Theater
COMMUNITY ~ Dominican Day Parade, Instituto Cervantes, Centro Español, Romanian Cultural Institute
DANCE ~ New York City Center, Joyce Theater, Ballet Hispánico, Flamenco Festival (Madrid), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Ballet Nepantla, Dzul Dance, Flamenco Latino, Cali Salsa Pal Mundo, Empire Entertainment, On Stage at Kingsborough, D’Raso Calzado
FASHION ~ Schutz Shoes Madison, Jack Vartanian Madison, J. Sisters Salon, Bosi
FILM ~ Film Society of Lincoln Center, Havana Film Festival, Dominican Film Festival, Sephardic Film Festival, NYC Children’s Film Festival, Film Forum, Center for Jewish History, JCC Manhattan
FOOD ~ NYC Wine & Food Festival, Le Relaise de Venise, Comodo, Scorpion Mezcal, Raymi, Novecento, Buenos Aires Restaurant, Pollos Mario
FINANCE ~ New York Stock Exchange
LITERATURE ~ New Yorker Festival, Pen World Voices Festival
MUSIC ~ Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Live Nation/Ticketmaster, AEG Live / Golden Voice, Distinguished Concerts International (DCINY), Red Bull Music Academy, Barclays Center, 92nd Street Y, Subrosa, Le Poisson Rouge, World Music Institute, Lehman Center, Schimmel Center, Sheen Center, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
SPORTS ~ Madison Square Garden, Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, Football Factory at Legends, Smithfield Hall, Tir na Nog
A Sophisticated Audience
Typical reader is 25-34 year-old English-speaking professional in Manhattan. We have many Spanish and Portuguese speakers too.
Theater-goers + Concierges + Tourists
+ Latin Media + Diplomats + Business owners
+ Latin Artists + Educators
+ Latin Community Leaders
Who like movies, news, music, travel, art, and theater.
Who are in the market for travel, employment, education, real estate, and entertainment.
Talking about New York Latin Culture Magazine
“Your work had a positive impact in terms of a strong spike in ticket sales once you came on board.” Ballet Nepantla board member (March, 2019)
“The media of record for world-class Latin culture in New York City” ~ Spanish journalist for EFE wire service
“Your site is consulted as the premier source of information for Latin Culture. Seems that EVERY blogger and event site in NYC and abroad uses your site for information in their calendar of events.” Vivian Aviles, Event Producer, September 2018
“It seems like everybody knows them” ~ New York City business owner
“If it’s in New York Latin Culture Magazine, I can trust that it’s good and recommend it” ~ Ritz-Carlton Concierge
“Fotos increíbles bellas que nos acercan a nuestra cultura.”
“Congratulations on your publication which briefly and carefully exposes the cultural richness of Latin American countries and our Caribbean Latin roots.” ~ Carlos Velasquez, September 2018
“You did more for us than any other PR firm in the life of our dance company” ~ Robin Taylor of Dzul Dance
“I love it! Thanks to you we are now on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Prime, Google play, and many more platforms.” ~ Luz Pinos, New York-based singer-songwriter
“We are so lucky to have you cover the community and the parade.” ~ Chantal De Soto, Dominican Day Parade
“Glad to find folks doing awesome things for the Latino community” Patty Dukes of Circa 95
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Please don’t send books and CDs for review. We work from the road. Unsolicited materials will just be shredded.
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Keith Widyolar (sounds like Videostar) is a marketing consultant who builds brands and businesses. A serial entrepreneur, he has built successful businesses in culture, dance, pet products, human resources, technology and advertising.
The Los Angeles-born son of immigrants, Widyolar was raised in Los Angeles and Bangkok. He is Thai-Chinese-Indian-Persian-Canadian-French-Canadian-Irish-Welsh. His grandfather was a slave who rose to Minister of Education of Thailand and Thai Ambassador to Germany. The family’s Chinese name was changed to a Thai name by one of the past kings of Thailand. The name Widyolar is based on the Sanskrit version of the Latin word “videre” or in English “video” which means “to see or to know.”
Keith speaks native English, decent Spanish and some French, German and Thai.
In Los Angeles, Widyolar built the original Veda Advertising agency with many clients in consumer tech, computer-aided-design, aerospace and human resources including Hitachi, Toshiba and Rockwell International (space shuttle and aerospace).
One of his software companies, Peoplemover, earned one-third of the Fortune 500 staffing firms as clients and sold for $30 million dollars in one year. In New York, he took an internet software firm public on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and built the world’s #2 brand of dog toys, Wubba, which was acquired by the #1 brand Kong.
A life-long writer, Widyolar was a professional cowboy singer for a decade. He danced Argentine tango for over 12 years and taught tango professionally. He founded Tango Beat® which he built into the world’s most popular Argentine tango magazine. Living and working in Paris, France taught him how important culture is to Latins.
Keith’s fashion photography has been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, New York Times, Visionaire, Paper Magazine and many international media. Widyolar used to shoot fashion weeks in New York and São Paulo, Brazil. He worked for renowned fashion photographer David LaChapelle in Berlin.
Widyolar founded New York Latin Culture Magazine for a woman he loved, her American children and her Colombian parents.
He has been featured on CNN, ESPN, the Home & Garden channel and NY1. His appearance with his stepson to ring the New York Stock Exchange closing bell for Hispanic Heritage Month was broadcast to over 125 million people around the world.
Traveling in the Colombian Andes in 2018, Widyolar realized that every Latin country is different, and the only way to understand that is to live in each country with the people. In 2019, after 19 years in New York City, he began a long-term project working from the road while touring the Latin world. First stop, Puerto Rico. ¡WEPA!
[ For Ximena ]
[ New Yorkers ]
To the people of New York City,
the greatest city in the world,
the greatest people in the world.
[ For Antonio ]
To the children, all the children of the world.
[ For Vicki ]
“To keep our traditions alive, because our traditions keep us alive.”
Gracias, Obrigado, Grazie, Merci, Mulțumesc
Toda, Shukraan, Dhanyavaad, Xièxiè, Salamat
Mèsi, E dupe, Daalụ, Asante
Dank je, Thank you