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 | 23.05.2015

Beat Latino 23.05.2015

Feature photo: Meridian Brothers, courtesy of the artist

It's going to be a fabulous musical summer for Chicago! So fabulous, this is only the first of two Beat Latino's devoted to previewing the music! From remarkable debuts such yay! Ondatropica and Meridian Brothers from Colombia and Gaby Moreno from Guatemala to new visits from bands we have welcomed and loved such as Bajofondo from Argentina and Uruguay and also the inaugural edition of Ruido Fest, this will be a summer to remember.

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Beat Latino | 16.05.2015

Beat Latino

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All kinds of ritmos, rhythms from here, there and everywhere! From Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Peru--and more! International, full of light, loving, hot and tasty - just get ready to move to rhythms from all over Latin America and Latino USA!

Beat Latino | 09.05.2015

Beat Latino

© Catalina Maria Johnson

It's time to celebrate Mother's Day on Beat Latino! All over the Latino musical universe, moms are celebrated, loved, appreciated, blessed, remembered to all kinds of beats and grooves from norteñas to salsa to hip hop.

¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

Beat Latino | 02.05.2015

Copper Gamins

Featured photo: Copper Gamins, courtesy of the artist

It's time for Beat Latino's 5 DE MAYO celebration!

And we are celebrating on both sides of the border. This week's selection is very recent music (Copper Gamins, Lila Downs, Chicano Batman) and very classic tunes (Sones de México, El Palomo y el Gorrión, Los Tigres del Norte) from both sides of the Río Grande, México aquí y allá, and in several of our languages: ¡Spanish, English, Huichol, Purépecha! We include music for reflecting on the issues that wound México as well as a call for hope for a the best future possible for México lindo y querido, beautiful and beloved México.

¡Viva México!