Beat Latino

hosted and produced by Catalina Maria Johnson, a Chicago-based music journalist

Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin musical universe. From traditional, roots music to the most cutting-edge avant garde, Beat Latino shares the best of Latin music with you! Each week, Beat Latino explores a topic of cultural significance through our music - holidays, immigration, genres and rhythms from different countries, life, family, love - everything Latinos have sung about past, present and future. Beat Latino is presented in Spanish and English.

Cada edición de Beat Latino celebra una diferente faceta del presente, pasado y futuro de la extraordinaria diversidad del universo musical latino - desde ritmos y melodías raíz tradicionales hasta la música de último momento y de vanguardia - ¡lo mejor de lo mejor de la música latina! A través de la música, en el programa de Beat Latino exploramos en cada hora un tema de importancia cultural, por ejemplo, días festivos, la inmigración, diversos géneros y países, la vida, la familia y el amor - ¡todos los temas sobre los cuales cantamos los latinos! Catalina Maria Johnson les invita a sintonizar Beat Latino, cuya presentación es en inglés y en español.

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Beat Latino | 02.02.2019

Featured photo: Luzmila Carpio, Michael Coghlan

This week's Beat Latino celebrates the persistence of First Nations Peoples across the Americas and kicks off 2019 as International Year of Indigenous Languages. ! It's a "Gathering of the Nations" Beat Latino as we present a select sampler of music in indigenous languages from Chile's Mapuche to Guatemala's K'iche Mayan to Mexico's Huichol to Canada's Wolastoq and beyond!

Beat Latino | 12.01.2019

feature photo: Rosalía, 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, Andino... and samples the past and the present. Take a musical time machine trip with us, and enjoy how our roots continue to flourish in the present!

Beat Latino | 15.12.2018

Feature Photo: Dat Garcia, Courtesy of the Artist

It's time to once again celebrate the era of the remezcla – the era of the remix! Great tunes live on in new and infinite creative iterations as they are remixed and reinterpreted anew by DJ/producers from around the world. This week's Beat Latino is dedicated to our favorite recent remezclas from the Latino musical universe, from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina and beyond. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 29.11.2018

Feature photo: Jorge Drexler, Courtesy of the Artist

This week's Beat Latino shares some of our favorite tunes from a wide variety of Latin Grammy nominees, from regional to alternative Latin to urban and pop and beyond! It's a wide and wonderfully eclectic Latin musical universe, and this week we explore the songs that we consider winners, no matter what the final awards turn out to be. Enjoy!

Beat Latino | 27.10.2018

Feature photo: Kali Uchis, by Monophonic Girl.

There's some new, super-smooth sounds swirling around the Latinx musical universe! From Los Angeles to Dallas to Phoenix and New York, Latinx artists are bringing to the foreground a whole new wave of bedroom soul/pop tunes, slightly retro, sexy and romantic ballads that hearken back to the 70's and 80's.