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.

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.


97 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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It's that time of year when the Latin Alt tribe reunites in New York City to celebrate the newest and latest and most cutting edge sounds and groov...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's a special Beat Latino to celebrate FAMILY, familia. From the global families of citizens of the world to the family nucleus of parents and chi...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Feature photo: Santi Mostaffa, Credit:  courtesy of the artist.
It's a selection of new and recent discoveries on this week's Beat Latino! From Uruguayan hip hop (Santi Moustaffa) to the first studio recording i...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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LET’S DANCE! Me and you and you and me and all of us, it’s time to shake a tail feather or two, or as they say, a mover el esqueleto – move your bo...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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This week's Beat Latino spends time with a special kind of Cuban music, both within and outside of the island -- songs inspired by the Yoruban Oris...

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  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Photo: Mercedes Sosa in concert , Credit: by Victoria Bianco
A celebration of musical HERstory this week on Beat Latino! We honor the music created by fierce and powerful women who marked the lives of several...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:01
Caption:  Chicano Batman , Credit: Catalina Maria Johnson
This week's Beat Latino is an ode to freedom: LIBERTAD! Feature photo: Chicano Batman by Catalina Maria Johnson

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hector Guerra, Credit: mmwendy photography
This week's Beat Latino honors Pacha Mama, Madre Tierra, Mother Earth with songs about her skies, flowers and birds, rivers, lakes, dawns and dusks...

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  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A musical selection celebrating U.S. Latino Veterans

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  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week Beat Latino celebrates love is love, and the right to be free to express your self as who you are, and love whom you wish to love - it's ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's Beat Latino is a celebration of water - the cool and vital richness of this precious resource which is under siege world-round. It's an...

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  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's time to celebrate the classic art of fútbol on Beat Latino. Happy, happy World Cup 2018. Here's a selection of tunes to keep you dancing durin...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: “The Song Within” , Credit: by Jade Leyva-Frouge
This week’s Beat Latino is a musical tribute to our planet, Pacha Mama, Mother Earth! We have songs from Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Urug...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Los Texmaniacs , Credit: Catalina Maria Johnson
This week's Beat Latino takes a paseo to check out Latinx folk music at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. From...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bomba Estéreo, Credit:  Catalina Maria Johnson
This week's Beat Latino centers on songs about our roots: "raices". From Mexican pop singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade's anthem to the roots of ...

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  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 57:49
  • Purchases: 1
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All kinds of ritmos, rhythms from here, there and everywhere! From Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Peru--and more! International, full of light, loving, ho...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hot music that'll keep you cool! Whether its celebrating the sun, our coasts or tropical breezes, a medley of tunes from throughout Latin American ...

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  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Colombia's Herencia de Timbiquí, Credit: courtesy of the Artist
This week's Beat Latino celebrates Mom's around the Americas! From Cuba and Perú to Argentina to Mexico, Spain the USA and more lands, the praises ...

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  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lila Downs, Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
This week's Beat Latino is all about dangerous women and their music: las peligrosas - Fierce, wonderful artists and the vital music they create. F...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Las Cafeteras, Credit: Courtesy of the artist.
There's no need to wait for June to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month! Any time is a great time to honor the hands and hearts that have brought so...

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  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2