BEAT LATINO

Series produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

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Beat Latino explores the past, present of future of Latinx music every week, curating an hour-long selection of songs around a relevant musical or cultural topic.

Beat Latino explores the past, present of future of Latinx music every week, curating an hour-long selection of songs around a relevant musical or cultural topic.

Presented in English AND Spanish by Chicago-based music journalist Catalina Maria Johnson, Beat Latino shares the wide, wonderful and amazingly eclectic creations from Latin America, Spain, the USA and other musically and cultural related lands.


103 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Chiva Gantiva, Credit: Catalina Maria Johnson
Well, most Beat Latinos are all about singing and dancing, but this one is in a special way: All the songs in this week's edition are about just th...

Bought by WNIN and WNYE


  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 charan...

Bought by WNIN and WNYE


  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rosalía, Credit:  by Miguel Angel Villar
It's a back to the present and on to the future Beat Latino! This week's edition takes our genres -- salsa, Peruvian folkloric, flamenco, mariachi,...

Bought by KZYX, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It's been a tough year for many of us! But Beat Latino knows music is the medicine :) so here's a selection of songs to wish you all hope for the H...

Bought by WNYE and WNIN


  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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It was a hard, hard selection this year, as the music for 2018 was so amazing, eclectic, brilliant and beautiful!

Bought by KMXT, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We Latinos like to write songs about all aspects of our lives… love, family, friends, dancing, and of course, there’s lots of songs about music! Th...

Bought by WNYE and WNIN


  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jessica Hernández and the Deltas, , Credit: Courtesy of the artist.
There's a recent trend to create music in both Spanish and English (even when the artist has primarily sung in one or the other) that we find fasci...

Bought by WNIN and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's Beat Latino focuses on the beauty of our color brown, moreno skin, and the musical odes to  beautiful morenas to new anthems to the mix...

Bought by WKAR and WNIN


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the magnificent Sgt. Pepper album by the Beatles in 2017, so Beat Latino celebrates with an hour of All a...

Bought by WNIN and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's Beat Latino celebrates the music of 'Afrimérica' - the legacy of melodies and rhythms that were born in Latin America thanks to the pre...

Bought by WNYE


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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There would simply not be Latin music as we know it without the gift of music from Africa, and this week's Beat Latino celebrates Black History Mon...

Bought by WNIN


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Let's celebrate women and Women´s History Month, Beat Latino style!

Bought by WKAR, WNMU-FM, KDNA Radio, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 58:46
  • Purchases: 4
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It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to changing for the better, so this week’s Beat Latino shares music for to accompany New Year’s resol...

Bought by WNIN


  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The music has the message! An hour of socially conscious music from all over the Latin musical universe.

Bought by WKAR, KMXT, and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Tunes from all over the Latin & Latino universe to celebrate love!

Bought by KRSC, WKAR, KREV-LP, KMXT, and KUCB


  • Added: Feb 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Break-ups, good-byes and unrequited love have their own sounds too! From all over the Latin & Latino universe, songs about loves lost.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
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Oscar-winning soundtracks by and about Latinos to celebrate the Latin side of Hollywood!

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Feb 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As the weather gets cooler, Beat Latino keeps it warm with tunes from all over the Latin & Latino musical universe to celebrate the season of Autumn!

Bought by WKAR, WNIN, KREV-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 58:06
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour of tunes from the Latin & Latino universe to celebrate our legendary cities!

Bought by WKAR and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 57:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Thanksgiving music from the Latin/Latino musical universe

Bought by WSLR, WKAR, WSLR, WNMU-FM, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2009
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 13