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 | 22.10.2016

Beat Latino 10.10.2015

Photograph: Catalina Maria Johnson

¡Fiesta para los Muertos! It´s an hour of songs to keep bring back the dead and keep the alive on the dance floor, music from LA's La Santa Cecilia, Alejandro Y Maria Laura from Lima Perú, Lila Downs, Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and more. ¡Viva el Día de los Muertos! #beatlatino's Day of the Dead special, right now on Vocalo,org!

Beat Latino | 08.10.2016

Beat Latino 08.10.2016

Feature photo: Taco Trucks by Paul Sableman

This week's Beat Latino is an ode to the taco, the tortilla and a few other tasty treats as we vow to spread the ideal of having Taco Trucks on Every Corner under the spacious skies of the United States. Mid-September to mid-October marks Latino heritage in the USA, and there is no better way to celebrate that heritage than to enjoy Beat Latino's flavor-full musical taco!

Beat Latino | 01.10.2016

Beat Latino 01.10.2016

Cover of La Santa Cecilia's album nominated to Latin Grammy 2016: Buenaventura. Courtesy of the artist.

Wow! What a year for the Latin Grammys! Beat Latino this week shares a wonderful sampler of the eclectic offerings for this year's Latin Grammy's. Check out particularly the amazing New Artist Category! Enjoy everything, every little musical thing that we can claim as ours as part of our Latinidad! And ENJOY.

Beat Latino | 24.09.2016

Beat Latino 24.09.2016

Feature photo: Diamante Eléctrico from Colombia. Photo: Catalina Maria Johnson

It's Fall, and this slightly melancholic season takes us to songs of memories, remembering and of course, forgetting. Sit back, sip some chai or wine, and bask in the autumn flow of the memories shared in this week's Beat Latino. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 17.09.2016

Beat Latino 17.09.2016

Feature photo: Los Rakas by Nina Parks

It's a hour of Beat Latino dedicated to one of our most valuable treasures: home! Casa, barrio, vecindad - songs about what makes home special, and the spaces where we live and enjoy life in comfort, security, beauty. Mi casa es tu casa. And mi música es tu música. Enjoy!