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 | 10.10.2015

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!

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Beat Latino | 03.10.2015

Beat Latino 03.10.2015

Feature photo: Mr. Pauer (courtesy of the artist)

It's time to celebrate the new music coming our way in the Fall of 2015, with electrópico from Miami/Venezuela (Mr. Pauer), new remixes from Argentina/Spain (Sebastian Litmanovitch), prog folk rock from Puerto Rico (Zemog) and even banda from New York (Banda de los Muertos)! The leaves may fall, but our spirits remain high as we move in to cooler weather and quieter days. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 26.09.2015

Beat Latino

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A conversation with artist María Gaspar and her work with the color "brown" led me to thinking about all the songs we have related to "brown" as a metaphor for our Latinidad, and in Spanish, those that speak of piel morena. So, inspired by all these ideas, this week's Beat Latino is an ode to the color brown and the Browning of America! Here's to all our mixtures that make us special and different, and the richness that Brown brings to the world and in particular, the Americas, north and south. #brownisbeautiful #celebrateallthecolors

Beat Latino | 19.09.2015

Beat Latino 19.09.2015

Feature photo: Boogat, courtesy of the artist

Some amazing music happening this Fall in Chicago! Here's #beatlatino's preview for some of those amazing sounds! Boogat (featured photo), Mr. Pauer, Mariachi Reyna Los Angeles, Ibeyi, Panteón Rococo, Divino Niño and much, much, more! Tune in and enjoy it all, even if you can't join us!

Beat Latino | 12.09.2015

Beat Latino

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Coming up at 1pm CST on #vocalo, ¡Ay, la vida! A musical ode to life. On this 14th anniversary of 9/11, it seemed fitting for #beatlatino to share songs about the great gift of life, the walks of life, the ups and downs of life- and of course, the incomparable #chavelavargas and her extraordinary version of #graciasalavida, thanks be to life! Here's to life!

Beat Latino | 05.09.2015

Beat Latino 05.09.2015

​Feature photo: Las Cafeteras, courtesy of the artist

Celebrate #laborday with #beatlatino!! An hour of songs that are odes to workers, including Las Cafeteras (featured photo) singing to the "Trabajadores, trabajadoras" and tunes about working, not working, working too much for no money, having to work and more... from all over the Americas and Spain, ¡Vivan los trabajadores y las trabajadores! Workers of the world, we salute you!