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.


102 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Jenni Rivera, Credit: Nathalienation
This week's Beat Latino is a homage to the wonderful artists we have lost in this last decade. Much like an Altar for the Day of the Dead, we remem...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It's time for cooler Fall weather, and Beat Latino's Autumn music special! Greet the falling leaves, autumn breezes and October moon with a selecti...

Bought by KSRQ, WNYE, and WNIN


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Olmeca, Credit: by Luis Alba Sánchez
Taking it to the streets with Beat Latino! A whirlwind paseo through the music of Chicanx activism, past and present with anthems that celebrate th...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nella by Nina Rodriguez, , Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
The Latin Grammy nominees have been announced, and this hour of Beat Latino celebrates nuestras divas--the truly fabulous and rich musical offering...

Bought by KSRQ, WNYE, and WNIN


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week’s Beat Latino shares a selection of tunes in homage to beautiful characteristics of the many places from which we come. There’s music fro...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, and WNYE


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Celso Piña
This week's Beat Latino is a homage to the amazing accordionist Celso Piña, dubbed "El Rebelde del Acordeón," considered one of the first punk acco...

Bought by KSRQ and WNYE


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A heartfelt tribute to El Paso and other border cities on this week's Beat Latino. From songs by "El Divo de Juarez," Juan Gabriel, to grooves from...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Okan, Credit: Ksenija Hotic
This week we cross the border! In a northerly direction, that is, to check out the Latino musical scene north of the USA, from Toronto's salsa to M...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s time to get seriously groooooovy! Retro sounds old and new on this week’s Beat Latino! From Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, New York and all ov...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's Beat Latino celebrates the music of the human family - different Latino musical art forms named Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the ...

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ani Cordero
A celebration of the power of the people of Puerto Rico, who with art, grace and courage expressed outrage at an untenable political situation, and...

Bought by KSRQ and WNIN


  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Natalia Lafourcade
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing on this week's Beat Latino! A musical ode to that beautiful orb that is symbol of roman...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Music for St. Patrick's Day from the Latin/Latino musical universe

Bought by WKAR and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Mar 11, 2008
  • Length: 58:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Latin beat From Havana to New Orleans!

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 4
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From 16 century mystics to Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca - a wonderfully danceable sampler of Latin American and Spanish poems

Bought by WKAR, KSJD, and WJAB


  • Added: Apr 14, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s a HEAT WAVE on Beat Latino! Despite that winter’s frozen breezes still surround us, the music is nothing but hot on this week’s Beat Latino! F...

Bought by WKAR and WNIN


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tunes from throughout Latin America and Latino USA for Mother's Day

Bought by WKAR, KREV-LP, WESM 91.3 FM, WNMU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2008
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 8
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This week’s Beat Latino explores songs from the past and present that speak to who we are. How do we identify ourselves? Who tells our story? Wher...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Joan Baez
This week’s Beat Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with a selection of sung poems – from Cuba’s Nicolas Guillén and José Martí to Nobel-Prize...

Bought by WNIN


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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