Catalina Maria Johnson

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  • Username: catalinamaria
  • Independent Host/Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent


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BEAT LATINO: The music of Afrimérica (58:00)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

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 presence of Africans. This ...
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BEAT LATINO: Composing Women - Las compositoras (58:30)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

A March and Women's History Month special on Beat Latino: Composing women! Las compositoras from all over the Americas and the Ibero American peninsula have given us wondrous ...

About Me

Catalina Maria Johnson, the host and producer of Beat Latino, as well as contributer of features on Latino musical arts to Chicago Public Radios, credits her bilingual and bicultural heritage to the tenacious insistence of a Mexican mom and a German/Swedish dad. Thanks to them, she grew up between two cities named St. Louis, one in Missouri, and the other, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Having traveled extensively and lived in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Honduras, Colombia, and other Latin countries, as well as having circled the globe at least once, visiting most of Europe, India, Japan, and Kenya, Catalina infuses her Latino/Latin radio shows with a multi-cultural perspective, highlighting the great richness and diversity of Latin music reaching back to classic recordings and looking ahead for the best of today's emerging sounds, styles, and performers.

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