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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.

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.


61 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 pre...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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There would simply not be Latin music as we know it without the gift of music from Africa, and this week's Beat Latino celebrates Black History Mon...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Perro Negro
This week Beat Latino celebrates Black History Month and the Afro Latinx experience, sharing amazing music about being an AfroLatinx, by AfroLatinx...

Bought by WNIN


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Christmas music from throughout the Latino musical universe

Bought by KRSC, KISU, WKAR, KMXT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2007
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 13
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Music from Sefarad: Mediterranean melodies in Ladino, the original language of Iberian Jews

Bought by WKAR, Moab Public Radio, KFCF FM, WNMU-FM, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 30, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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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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Songs about leaving your land for another, accompanied by chants from the Chicago Mayday Immigration March!

Bought by WKAR and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 17, 2007
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Tunes from throughout Latin American and Latino USA for summertime.

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Dec 19, 2008
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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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A musical journey throughout Mexico Magico

Bought by WKAR, KMXT, KZYX, WNMU-FM, and KZYX


  • Added: Apr 29, 2008
  • Length: 59:06
  • Purchases: 5
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The early wave of Latin alternative music - Irresistible beats with a political conscience

Bought by WKAR and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Music from the Latin and Latino universe directed at our presidents... including a couple of tunes for President Barack Obama!

  • Added: Jan 14, 2009
  • Length: 58:03
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The most "romanticas": The ultimate torch tunes from the Latin/Latino musical universe

Bought by WKAR, KMXT, KZYX, Marfa Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Jan 27, 2009
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 5
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A musical celebration of Mardi Gras, Latin and Latino style

Bought by WKAR, KPVL, Marfa Public Radio, KREV-LP, and KUT-HD


  • Added: Jan 27, 2009
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 5
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"Divas Latinas" pays homage to the legendary women of Latino Music, whose music affected the social, political and cultural fabric of several gener...

Bought by WKAR, KREV-LP, KWMR, WSLR, KMXT and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2009
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 8
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A musical celebration of our planet: Earth Day, Latino style.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WNMU-FM, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 59:10
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour of music from all over the Latin and Latino Universe to celebrate the Day of the Dead!

Bought by KRSC, WKAR, KREV-LP, WNMU-FM, and KZYX


  • Added: Oct 26, 2009
  • Length: 57:44
  • Purchases: 5
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A musical selection celebrating U.S. Latino Veterans

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Nov 09, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Thanksgiving music from the Latin/Latino musical universe

Bought by WSLR, WKAR, WSLR, WNMU-FM, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2009
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 13