Beat Latino

hosted and produced by Catalina Maria Johnson, a Chicago-based music journalist

Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin musical universe. From traditional, roots music to the most cutting-edge avant garde, Beat Latino shares the best of Latin music with you! Each week, Beat Latino explores a topic of cultural significance through our music - holidays, immigration, genres and rhythms from different countries, life, family, love - everything Latinos have sung about past, present and future. Beat Latino is presented in Spanish and English.

Cada edición de Beat Latino celebra una diferente faceta del presente, pasado y futuro de la extraordinaria diversidad del universo musical latino - desde ritmos y melodías raíz tradicionales hasta la música de último momento y de vanguardia - ¡lo mejor de lo mejor de la música latina! A través de la música, en el programa de Beat Latino exploramos en cada hora un tema de importancia cultural, por ejemplo, días festivos, la inmigración, diversos géneros y países, la vida, la familia y el amor - ¡todos los temas sobre los cuales cantamos los latinos! Catalina Maria Johnson les invita a sintonizar Beat Latino, cuya presentación es en inglés y en español.

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Beat Latino | 22.04.2017

Featured photo: Dat Garcia, ZZK
Record​'s First Female Producer. Courtesy of the artist.

Springtime has sprung and we have the music to show! This week's Beat Latino share a musical cup that truly runneth over, a wonderful and wide selection of new music for this primavera, is making us truly truly happy! From Gabriel Garzón-Montano's neo soul to Barrio Lindo's futurist folk to Dat Garcia's electro-folk ballads to Spam All Stars AfroCuban funk and SO much more. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 15.04.2017

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This week's Beat Latino we celebrate Pacha Mama, Madre Tierra, Mother Earth with songs about her skies, flowers and birds, rivers, lakes, dawns and dusks... Happy Earth Day on Beat Latino!

Beat Latino | 08.04.2017

F​eature photo: Barrio Lindo. Courtesy of the Artist.

Come spend some time with Beat Latino in the vivid dreamscapes created by Futuro Folkloric musicians who mix ancestral grooves and Andean flavors, folk rituals and more...From Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador and including Latino artists residing in Europe (Barrio Lindon in Berlin, Jhon Montoya in Italy) this week's Beat Latino is a marvelous, luminous paseo between the past and the future, with all its possibilities. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 01.04.2017

Feature Photo: Mariza by Isabel Pinto

This week's Beat Latino is a "probadita"- just a taste of wonderful music in Portuguese from the lands that share cultural, historical and linguistic ancestors with us in Latin America and Europe. We share a sampler of music born in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, as sailors far from family and Africans torn from their lands and loved one created music to soothe their souls; as well as delightful melodies for celebrations and gatherings. Samba from Brazil, Fado from Portugal, Semba from Angola, Morna from Cabo Verde and more in this week's Beat Latino dedicated to our Familia Kreol.

Beat Latino | 25.03.2017

Feature photo: Ani Cordero by Bek Anderson

This week's Beat Latino is all about the new music released in the last few months.

What are you in the mood for? Honduran-Miami Sexy retro soul? Mexican Folk Punk? Puerto Rican electronic ballads? A heartfelt protest anthem supporting Black Lives Matter? Sizzling Cuban rumba with jazzy Ella Fitzgerald touches? Alt rock from Venezuela? We've got you covered!

All the above and more because Latinx music. It's a wild, wonderful and definitely eclectic universe, come explore with me, sit back and enjoy the ride!