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 | 03.12.2016

Beat Latino 03.12.2016

Feature photo by Stanley Zimney

This week's Beat Latino is an encore celebration of water - the cool and vital richness of this precious resource which is under siege in North Dakota. It's an hour of music from all over the America's as an ode to agua; tunes of gratitude to send energy to the protectors of water fighting against the pipeline at Standing Rock. #NoDAPL

Beat Latino | 26.11.2016

Beat Latino 26.11.2016

Feature photo: Palo, courtesy of the artist.

This week's Beat Latino is designed to make you drool (musically, that is!) It's a selection of tasty, super sabroso songs that are full of flavor-y, savory tunes! From Chicago to Miami to Bogotá to La Habana, this week's music is a feast for the ears. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 12.11.2016

Beat Latino

© Catalina Maria Johnson

¡LIBERTAD! This week's Beat Latino is an encore presentation to celebrate the value of freedom. Is there anything more important? We have wrestled with degrees of freedom for so much of our history. What does it mean to be free? How does it feel? How have we struggled for freedom? And what does freedom mean in our life and loves?

The answers resound in our music - from ballads to salsas and more, from Chile to Ecuador to Mexico, let the freedom songs ring!

Beat Latino | 05.11.2016

Beat Latino 05.11.2016

Featured photo: Aterciopelados by Manuel Rojas

This week's Beat Latino sends love and energy to Colombia in the hopes for peace, with an hour of songs dedicated to the end of violence. From Colombia's own Aterciopelados and their Pipa de Paz to Joe Arroyo's La Guerra de los Callados to Che Sudaka's La Guerra, we've been singing about giving peace a chance for a long time - here's to the never-ending hope for an end to all violence!

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!