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Playlist: Beat Latino specials for March and April!

Compiled By: Catalina Maria Johnson

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BEAT LATINO 037: Mujeres! A musical tribute to women

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:46

Let's celebrate women and Women´s History Month, Beat Latino style!

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Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe.

This hour of Beat Latino shares Latin American and Spain's musical tradition of odes singing the praises of  the ladies, a selection of tunes that go from Puerto Rico's fiery salsa to Colombia´s percussion-laden currulao to northern Mexico's squeeze-box norteño to Cuba's songwriting tradition of nueva trova. 

Bilingual commentary (English and Spanish) ensures that most who would appreciate the music will also have access to the information about it.

So, let's celebrate Women´s History Month, Beat Latino Style!

BEAT LATINO 027: DIVAS LATINAS

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 59:05

"Divas Latinas" pays homage to the legendary women of Latino Music, whose music affected the social, political and cultural fabric of several generations of Latinos.

Beatlatino-diva_small Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe. This edition of Beat Latino, "Divas Latinas" pays homage to  legendary women of Latino Music.

The selection includes women who have been jailed and exiled for their music (Mercedes Sosa, Argentina); extraordinary composers (Chabuca Granda, Perú); artists who revived nearly forgotten musical genres (Susana Baca, Perú) or have reinvented traditional genres (Lila Downs, Mexico)...as well as artists who simply made our hearts sing along.

Hosted in English and Spanish by Catalina Maria Johnson, so that nearly all who enjoy the music will also have access to the information.

Broadcasts nicely during Women´s History Month or just about anytime!

BEAT LATINO 007: Poems and all that Song and Dance

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 59:00

From 16 century mystics to Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca - a wonderfully danceable sampler of Latin American and Spanish poems

Beatlatino-poetry-110403_small Beat Latino, hosted by Catalina Maria Johnson, celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the latin/latino musical universe. This hour's selection highlights the work of Latin American and Spanish poets that has been set to song. Never has poetry been quite this danceable! The selections span the range from the poems of the 16th century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, to afrocuban versions of pieces written by Miguel Hernandez, who died imprisoned during the Spanish Civil war, to a rock in Spanish version of Gil Scott Heron's "The Revolution will not be televised". Broadcasts well for Poetry Month, April, and just about anytime!

BEAT LATINO 023: CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 59:10

A musical celebration of our planet: Earth Day, Latino style.

Beatlatino-pachamama_small Beat Latino, hosted and produced by Catalina Maria Johnson, celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin/Latino musical universe.

This special hour of Beat Latino presents melodies and songs in celebration of Earth Day: from rocking eco-anthems in favor of universal water rights by Latin alternative musicians Aterciopelados from Colombia, to traditional indigenous melodies about the beauty of nature in its flowers and birds - there´s music from all corners of the Latin and Latino musical universe to celebrate our planet's many marvels.

Beat Latino is hosted in both Spanish and English, so that most who would appreciate the music can also enjoy the information.

Broadcasts very nicely around Earth Day, April 22.