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 | 27.06.2015

Beat Latino

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This week's Beat Latino invites us to reflect musically on the terrible effects of guns, weapons, bullets and violence on our society. There's also songs in favor of peace from all over our Latino and Latin American musical universe. With great hopes for harmony and peace in the near future -- we've been singing about violence and bullets too long!

Beat Latino | 20.06.2015

Beat Latino

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Is there anything that says "beach music" as much as the twist? Come out and twist with me, because Summertime! Twist Fiesta on #beatlatino - with a little bugalú and watusi thrown in, just for fun!

Beat Latino | 13.06.2015

Beat Latino 13.06.2015

Feature photo: Centavrus by Catalina Maria Johnson

What an amazing summer we have ahead of us here in Chicago! Here's Beat Latino's part 2 of our Summer Preview with music from Ruido Fest, Celebrate Clark Street, Festival Colombiano, Sound Culture's wonderful concerts, Chicago Summer Dance and much, much, more! Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 06.06.2015

Beat Latino 06.06.2015

Foto: SLV by Shirley Rodriguez

Wow! The new summer music coming our way is such a feast for the musically omnivourous! From the new ballads by Venezuelan singer-songwriter Ulises Hadjis to an amazing collaboration by Sergio Mendoza of Calexico and Orquesta Mendoza and Luz Mendoza from Y La Bamba to tasty chilocolombiana cumbia with Andean touches from Chile's Chico Trujillo to Sandra Lilia Velasquez and Sean Dixon's watercolor electro-synth pop ballads, this week's Beat Latino's paseo through our Latin and Latino music universe is a wild one, indeed. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 30.05.2015

Beat Latino

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It's the remix era! ¡Viva la remezcla! We love these times when each great tune has infinite creative iterations as it gets remixed and reinterpreted anew by DJ/producers from around the world. This week's Beat Latino is dedicated to our favorite remixes from the Latino musical universe. Enjoy!