Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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It´s time to say good-bye to 2010, but the musical memories will stay with us for a long time! In this special hour, Beat Latino salutes the amazing 2010 tunes from all over the Latin & Latino musical universe that dared to move freely within their genre and from genre to genre to give us new takes on famiiiar rhythms and unmistakeably roots versions of the most cutting-edge sounds.

From poetic roots hip hop from Colombia and Puerto Rico, to chamber music that veers wonderfully between jazz, classical and tango, to discovering the flamenco in tango and the jazz in flamenco, not to mention merengue born-anew with a techno edge, and mariachi-ish bluegrass!

Presented in English as well as Spanish, so that most all who enjoy the music can also enjoy the information. Airs nicely year end 2010 to early 2011.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length Find Now
Latinoamérica Calle 13 Entren los que quieran. Sony U.S. Latin 2010 05:01 find now
De donde vengo yo Choc Quib Town Oro. Nacional 2010 04:21 find now
El blue del ping pong Rita Indiana y Los Misterios El Juidero. Sony U.S. Latin 2010 04:45 find now
A la luna yo me voy Afrocubism Afrocubism. Nonesuch 2010 03:58 find now
Contradicciones Alex Cuba Alex Cuba. Caracol 2010 03:07 find now
Lero Lero Luisa Maita Lero Lero. Cumbancha 2010 04:43 find now
Cajita de Barro Rana Santacruz Chicavasco. Rana Santacruz 2010 04:40 find now
Um Contra O Ourtro Deolinda Dois Selos E Um Carimbo. Four Quarters ENT 2010 03:36 find now
Cruz de Olvido Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes El Ultimo Trago. Wea International 2010 04:14 find now
El día que me quieras Diego El Cigala Cigala & Tango. Ediciones El País S.L. y Gran Vía Musical de Ediciones S.L. 2010 04:11 find now
Subí la Cuesta Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela Hands. Dare2 Records 2010 05:03 find now
Wild is the Wind Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society. Heads Up 2010 03:00 find now

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