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.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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No doubt, in tough times, hope seems scarce. But our wonderful artists from Latin America, USA, Spain and beyond are here to remind us: The Creativ...

Bought by WNIN, KSRQ, KUNM, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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These are no doubt, difficult times. Beat Latino has your back! OK---your ears :) ---with a selection this week of music of encouragement, hope, li...

Bought by KUNM, KVSC, KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Angelica García, Credit: by Caitlyn Crone
This week's Beat Latino is an ode to the children and grandchildren of our nation's immigrants, born in the USA! It's a celebration of the talents ...

Bought by KUNM, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This Beat Latino is an hour of music that I have had the immense good fortune to experience live, thanks to the extraordinary curation of SXSW. Ove...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Quique Escamilla
This week's Beat Latino selects a wide variety of border ballads to highlight elevate our stories--the stories within---honest deeply knowledgable ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nicola Cruz
This week's Beat Latino is all about the landscapes that are the context and inspiration for our music: Jungles, mountains, Amazons, Andes...From t...

Bought by WNIN and WNYE


  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This hour of Beat Latino goes to Africa! The rhythms of salsa, bachata and rumba from the Americas was born with a large dose of Africa, thanks to ...

Bought by WNYE and WNIN


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Soulful grooves from all over Beat Latino's Musical Universe, from decades past to the present, because from Dallas to Bogotá to San Juán to Austin...

Bought by KSRQ, WNIN, and WNYE


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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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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
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Beat Latino this week is all about…. ¡Puro tango que no es tango! Only tangos that are not exactly, tangos! We’re got flamenco tangos with Diego e...

Bought by KSRQ, WNYE, and WNIN


  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Story-telling is a part of human nature, and we as Latinos come from lands of great storytellers. This week's Beat Latino shares the songs that tel...

Bought by KZYX, KALW, WNYE, and WNIN


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 4