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 | 28.11.2015

Beat Latino

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This week's Beat Latino is all about saying "¡Muchas Gracias"! It's the Thanksgiving special, with tunes from all over the Latin and Latino musical universe to spread the love and share the gratitude. And of course, gracias, gracias for listening! Enjoy, amigos, ¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

Here's to Paris!

Beat Latino | 21.11.2015

Beat Latino 21.11.2015

Photo: Catalina Maria Johnson​

This week's Beat Latino is a tribute to the city of Paris, mythic city of unparalleled beauty which has long symbolized spontaneity, romance, freedom and pure joie de vivre. The week's selection includes songs about loving Paris in different seasons, French salsa, music from Latin musicians who have found a home in Paris, and many other tunes that we share in the hopes that the city of light continue to shine in wonder for us all.

Beat Latino | 14.11.2015

Beat Latino 14.11.2015

Feature photo: Masilva. Courtesy of the artist

​This week's Beat Latino is an exploration of Andean-rooted tunes that take the groove from the ancestral​ to the dance club! Check where the charanga and the pan pipe have gone in a thousand years or two - from Andean folk to Andean dub to Electrova to Andean bass and from Colombia to Chile to Argentina and beyond, it's an all things Andino Beat Latino!

Beat Latino | 07.11.2015

Beat Latino 07.11.2015

Feature photo: Mariachi Flor de Toloache, courtesy of the artist

This week's Beat Latino​ is a sampler of some of our favorite artists nominated for a Latin Grammy this year. No matter who gets a prize November 19, all of these artists are true winners! From classic maestros to new artists, from delicate instrumentals to alt mariachi roaring rock, this edition of Beat Latino shares amazing music from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and more!

Beat Latino | 31.10.2015

Beat Latino 31.10.2015

Featured photo: Rancho Aparte (Colombia) by Catalina Maria Johnson

Take a trip to Budapest to #Womex15 with Beat Latino! It was five days of musical awesomeness in a breathtakingly beautiful city, and we have the music to prove it.

Here's a sampler of Beat Latino's Latino picks from this year's most important gathering of international music professionals, enjoy!