Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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On this hour of Beat Latino, let’s celebrate Carnaval!

From Brazil to Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru….. our musical universe explodes in effusive celebration, accompanying “Fat Tuesday” with a multitude of rhythms to help us prepare musically for the Lenten season of fasting …. by dancing a farewell to merry-making.

Bilingual commentary (English and Spanish) ensures that most who will appreciate the music will also enjoy the information that accompanies the tunes.

Cada semana en Beat Latino abordamos un tema musical diferente – ya sea género, cantante, país, día festivo, y muchos temas culturales más que son de importancia para los Latinos. En esta edición de Beat Latino, celebremos Carnaval en Beat Latino! De Brazil a Cuba, la República Dominicana, Perú, y otros países, música de Carnaval para prepararnos para la Cuaresma – ¡bailemos hasta entonces!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length Find on Amazon
Vamonos pa’l carnaval Truko y Zaperoko Rough Guide to Salsa from Puerto Rico. World Music 2007 04:46 find now
Esquentando o couro Escola De Samba Nocidade Independante De Padre Miguel Fantastica. Iris 2005 03:49 find now
Cuba en Carnaval Maraca Tremenda Rumba. Ahi Nama 2002 05:45 find now
Son de los diablos Susana Baca Vestida de Vida. Labrador 1997 00:59 find now
El Carnaval Kinito Mendez Su Amigo. Sony International 1999 04:42 find now
Carnival (Spanish remix) In a Room Tumba la Casa. Cutting 1996 05:58 find now
Noite de Carnaval Cibelle About a Girl. Ziriguiboom 2005 04:47 find now
Perfume de Carnaval Yoland Aranda Intimo. Acoustic Disc 2002 03:23 find now
La vida es un carnaval Isaac Delgado La Formula. Ahi Nama 2001 05:05 find now
Manha de Carnaval Luiz Carlos Bossa Nova. Calabash Music 04:40 find now

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