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.


15 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Lolaa
This week's Beat Latino celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month by celebrating the most expressive and story-telling art of music. The music created in...

Bought by KSRQ and WNYE


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's Beat Latino is a sampler of tunes that hold the memories of moments of nuestra historia, some of them well-known and contemporary, othe...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Niña Dioz & Hispana
The times, they are a changin', and this week's Beat Latino has the tunes for a new era of collaboration, in the spirit of finding common ground an...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cover art for Ghetto Kumbe’s new album.
Put your dancing shoes on for this Beat Latino! It's time to celebrate our tambor, tambó, drum! From all over the Americas, we celebrate and thank ...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We are continuing our celebration of Women's History Month by highlighting collaborating musical women on this week's Beat Latino! From hip hop rhy...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Section of the cover of  "A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean"
This week's Beat Latino is inspired by the the two-volume "Guides to Birdsong" coordinated by El Búho (aka Robin Perkins) in which the calls and so...

Bought by WNIN, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Aug 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week’s Beat Latino highlights artists that are taking nuestra música beyond divisions, genres, languages, even continents! An hour of timely a...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, KMXT, and WNYE


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's Beat Latino explores music that connects the dots between genres, generations, countries and nations, in the most unexpected ways! We'v...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mireya
It's a treat to share familiar, classic tunes in fresh and surprising versions! From a wild "Walk of the Wild Side" to one of the most classic anti...

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


  • Added: Aug 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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When you close your eyes and imagine your favorite cities, from hometowns to traveled delights, what comes to mind? Surely, sights and smells, but ...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's Beat Latino is dedicated to Colombia, as its people take to the streets to bring about change as well as to avoid changes that are to t...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Take a ride with us through the Latinx musical diaspora on the other side of the pond! Nuestra música takes on new colors in new geographies! Here ...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The days are warming up, and the new tunes and blooming like summer flowers! From French adolescents crooning timeless boleros (the ultra-charming ...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Renee, Credit: Pride
We're celebrating Pride Month here on Beat Latino, with a wonderful conversation with singer/songwriter Renee Goust, and wonderful conversation abo...

Bought by WNIN, WNYE, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3