BEAT LATINO

Series produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

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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.


88 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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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
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
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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
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: 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
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This week's Beat Latino shares songs about Mamá Africa, celebrating Black History Month and the gifts from African music to the Americas. From Perú...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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This week's Beat Latino celebrates the music of the human family - different Latino musical art forms named Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the ...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: La Santa Cecilia, Credit:  Courtesy of the Artist
It's time for Beat Latino's musical celebration of 5 de mayo! Music from both sides of the border - because we celebrate 5 de mayo both here and th...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ana Tijoux, Credit:  Inti Gajardo
This week's Beat Latino is an exploration of the many ways we have identified ourselves musically- as Latinos, as americanos, as more than american...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Uxia & Narf, Credit: courtesy of the artist
Beat Latino shares music for the springtime! It's the beginning of April, and the warm breezes of Springtime have inspired tunes from all over the ...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: La misa negra, Credit: Courtesy of the artist.
This week's Beat Latino delves deep into the new sounds of the supremely eclectic Latinx musical universe! It's a wild and wonderful time for nuest...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Adan Jodorowsky, Credit: courtesy of the Artist
This week's Beat Latino is a sunny selection of songs old and new to raise your spirits and share some positive vibrations! There's songs to positi...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quetzal
Música for the Resistance! This week's Beat Latino presents a selection of songs to inspire us in these difficult times. From songs decrying police...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s a HEAT WAVE on Beat Latino! Despite that winter’s frozen breezes still surround us, the music is nothing but hot on this week’s Beat Latino! F...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell, Sammus., Credit: By Maxwell Schiano
It's time to celebrate the first batch of music that we discovered in 2018 (or late 2017 :)! Beat Latino has a wonderful selection from tropical fu...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joan Baez
This week’s Beat Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with a selection of sung poems – from Cuba’s Nicolas Guillén and José Martí to Nobel-Prize...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Romance is in the air (waves) on this week's Beat Latino because it's the season for love! So we celebrate songs of the heart with a timeless selec...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Manu Chao in concert, Credit: Catalina Maria Johnson
Inspired by Manu Chao's recent music which includes "Words of Truth", this week's Beat Latino selects songs that reflect words of truth.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1