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 | 18.08.2018

Featured photo: Cuco, by Catalina Maria Johnson

Because... sometimes, two languages are better than one! Especially when you mix and match and recreate words to express emotions just perfectly. This edition of Beat Latino shares the music of the Latinx diaspora in Spanglish, with tunes from California to London!

Beat Latino | 11.08.2018

Feature photo: La Yegros, Courtesy of the Artist

The world is so beautiful in all its colors! And of course, we've sung about them plenty. This week's Beat Latino is dedicated to songs about colors –reds, greens, white, and of course— the blues. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 28.07.2018

Feature photo: Nidia Góngora from Canalón de Timbiquí by Catalina Maria Johnson

This week's Beat Latino is a wonderful selection of songs from women around our Latinx world! Women from Mexico to Brazil to Cuba to Colombia to Chile raise their voices to uplift us all. It's "Her Choice" on Beat Latino! Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 21.07.2018

It's a special Beat Latino to celebrate FAMILY, familia. From the global families of citizens of the world to the family nucleus of parents and child, we hold our family dear in our hearts and in our culture. Here's songs from Brazil to Mexico to Colombia to the USA and Spain celebrating familia and the special love that unites us. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 14.07.2018

It's that time of year when the Latin Alt tribe reunites in New York City to celebrate the newest and latest and most cutting edge sounds and grooves in the IberoAmerican-Latin-Latinx-Hispanic world! Here's a preview of some of the sounds we will be checking all over NYC! Join us at the LAMC on this week's Beat Latino!