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 | 23.04.2016

Beat Latino 23.04.2016

Featured photo: Poetas Eléctricos by Nicolas Gomes

And the word was made music! This week's Beat Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with songs made poems from Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain and more. Enjoy the force of the word and the strength of the music united in power!

Beat Latino | 16.04.2016

Beat Latino 16.04.2016

Feature photo: Dauro Vera

It's time to celebrate the first Mother of all of us on earth – Pacha Mama, Mother Earth. This week on Beat Latino I've selected songs to Pacha Mama's beauty and gifts like water, sun, birds, trees as well as tunes old and new to Pacha Mama herself. Sit back, take a few minutes to breathe in an see the loveliness of Pacha Mama on this Earth Day! Happy Day, Pacha Mama!

Beat Latino | 09.04.2016

Beat Latino 09.04.2016

Feature photo: Ana Tijoux by Inti Gajardo

This week's Beat Latino is an exploration of the many ways we have identified ourselves musically- as Latinos, as americanos, as more than americanos, as wind, light and of course, as music. ¡Música somos! From Colombia to California, and Spain to Chile, the answer to ¿Quiénes somos? Who are we? is varied and beautiful. Yes, somos Latinos and this is our music! Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 02.04.2016

Beat Latino 02.04.2016

Feature photo: Uxia and Narf, courtesy of the artist

Beat Latino shares music for the springtime! It's the beginning of April, and the warm breezes of Springtime have inspired tunes from all over the Americas! From vibrant polkas from Mexico about April flowers to romantic ballads about the moon in April to songs about the arrival of Spring all the way from Galicia, Spain, nuestra música knows how to celebrate this season of new growth and beauty. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 26.03.2016

Beat Latino 26.03.2016

Feature photo: Alfredo Rodriguez by Anna Webber

2016 has started with some amazingly eclectic musical offerings from the Latin musical universe! Beat Latino takes it all in -from Argentinean electrocumbia (La Yegros) to minimalist avant-electronic (Ela Minus) to Galician folk (Uxia and Narf) to Venezuelan tropi-pop electronica (Algodon Egipcio) to Morrisey a la mexicana (Mexrissey), wow! We never cease to be amazed at what we claim as nuestra música. Enjoy!