BEAT LATINO

Series produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

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Image by: Santiago Weksler 

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, with bilingual commentary.

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.


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Feature photo: Loyal Lobos by Sydney Yatko, , Credit: courtesy of the artist
It's that time of the month when Beat Latino's selection comes from the wonderfully eclectic offerings of Latinx/Latine/Latin American and beyond c...

Bought by WBEZ, WNIN, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Beat Latino, we go places with the music! A paseo musical thanks to the grooves, taking us to mythical, legendary musical cities! Hava...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rozalén, , Credit: by El Hormiguero
When the going gets tough, the music is always there to keep our spirits up! This week's Beat Latino is inspired by Gaby Moreno's new song -- "The ...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cover art for Ghetto Kumbe’s new album.
Put your dancing shoes on for this Beat Latino! It's time to celebrate our tambor, tambó, drum! From all over the Americas, we celebrate and thank ...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The previous weeks have been difficult. When we have no words to express our horror about injustice, we turn to the music. In solidarity, this week...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSRQ, WNIN, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nidia Góngora, Credit: by Maritza Ríos / Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México
As we sift through the emotions and our responses to the impact of recent protests and our commitment to the Black Lives Matter #Lasvidasnegrasimpo...

Bought by KUGS, KSRQ, and WNIN


  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ivy Queen, Credit:  by Ray Villalobos
This week's Beat Latino is a selection of songs to get us up and moving! A mover el bote! Shake that tail feather! Because in these difficult times...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It's time to revel in the sun! And Beat Latino's selection this week shares music that takes us to beaches and cool breezes and saying, "¡hola, sol...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dame Blanche
It's a wide, wonderful world of new music on this week's Beat Latino! Our creative artists go from trad to rad and back, in a wonderful exploration...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3