BEAT LATINO

Series produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

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Image by: Santiago Weksler 

Beat Latino explores the past, present of future of Latinx music every week, curating an hour-long selection of songs around a relevant musical or cultural topic, with bilingual commentary.

Beat Latino explores the past, present of future of Latinx music every week, curating an hour-long selection of songs around a relevant musical or cultural topic.

Presented in English AND Spanish by Chicago-based music journalist Catalina Maria Johnson, Beat Latino shares the wide, wonderful and amazingly eclectic creations from Latin America, Spain, the USA and other musically and cultural related lands.


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The previous weeks have been difficult. When we have no words to express our horror about injustice, we turn to the music. In solidarity, this week...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week’s Beat Latino is a selection of songs to keep our spirits up as we stay at home! Nos quedamos en casa, y de paso bailamos y mantenemos lo...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ivy Queen, Credit:  by Ray Villalobos
This week's Beat Latino is a selection of songs to get us up and moving! A mover el bote! Shake that tail feather! Because in these difficult times...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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No doubt, in tough times, hope seems scarce. But our wonderful artists from Latin America, USA, Spain and beyond are here to remind us: The Creativ...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, KUNM, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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These are no doubt, difficult times. Beat Latino has your back! OK---your ears :) ---with a selection this week of music of encouragement, hope, li...

Bought by KUNM, KVSC, KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Angelica García, Credit: by Caitlyn Crone
This week's Beat Latino is an ode to the children and grandchildren of our nation's immigrants, born in the USA! It's a celebration of the talents ...

Bought by KUNM, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Alice Bag , Credit: by Artdrunkpunk
New music! We are so excited about this month's new music, which shares beats and grooves from ALL over the Americas! We've got Lido Pimienta's sup...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Orkesta Mendoza,, Credit:  courtesy of the artist
It's a time of distances, and sometimes, loving from afar - and we've got the music for that! Love and longing and distances and being close are al...

Bought by WNIN and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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May is brimming with new tunes, and Beat Latino has a selection for everyone's tastes! This week's Beat Latino has every kind of groove one could d...

Bought by KSRQ and WNIN


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buscabulla by Mara Corsino, , Credit: courtesy of the artist
It's been such a feast of new music this Springtime! Here's another selection of recently-released tunes that are uplift our spirits rise even in t...

Bought by KSRQ and WNIN


  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Spanglish Fly, , Credit: courtesy of the artist.
The most musical city of New York has not only been a model for overcoming catastrophes and grace under pressure, vibrant, unique musical scenes an...

Bought by WNIN and KSRQ


  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2