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 | 15.07.2017

Feature photo: Lila Downs, 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. From Cuban electronica to Mexican rancheras to Argentinean surf rock to Chilean hip hop, here's a set of tunes by women and for women about changing up the world in a myriad of ways. Fighting the Patriarchy one song at a time! Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 08.07.2017

Feature photo: Courtesy of the LAMC

It's time to head to NYC! The LAMC 2017 is celebrating it's 18th year, and the music is lit! From Ife's electronically-infused Yoruban beats to R&B soul via Miami thanks to Elastic Bond to Mon Laferte's pasión desnuda to La Vida Boheme's classic Venezuelan punk rock, it is sure to be an LAMC to remember.

See you in the Big Apple!

Beat Latino | 01.07.2017

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Chicano Batman © Catalina Maria Johnson

This week's Beat Latino is an ode to freedom: LIBERTAD! And everything that the word freedom implies. Free as the wind, free to soar, free to love, free to be the person you were meant to be and of course, free to dance! Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 24.06.2017

Is there anything that says "beach music" as much as the twist and boogaloo? Come out and twist with me, because SUMMERTIME! Twist and Boogaloo Beach Bash on #beatlatino–with a little watusi thrown in, just for fun!

Beat Latino | 17.06.2017

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Las Cafeteras, courtesy of the artist

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and Beat Latino is delighted to celebrate it! Songs from Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and many other lands to celebrate the strength and valor of those that leave their homeland for many reasons and in doing so, enrich the land of destiny with their cultural riches. Enjoy!