Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

A weekly exploration of the past, present and future of the Latino musical universe

 

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Beat Latino airs Sundays on Radio Arte (wrte.org) and is archived on this website weekly. Beat Latino specials are also licensed all over the United States  through the Public Radio Exchange.

Every hour of Beat Latino explores a particular musical concept with songs and rhythms from all over Latin America and Spain.This hour’s selection highlights the work of Latin American and Spanish poets that has been set to song.

¡Palabra y ritmo! Never has poetry been quite this danceable! The selections span the range from the poems of the 16th century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, to afrocuban versions of pieces written by Miguel Hernandez, who died imprisoned during the Spanish Civil war, to a rock in Spanish version of Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution will not be televised”.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Length Find
The revolution will not be televised (La Revo) Molotov Con todo respeto. Surco 00:30 find now
Cantar del alma Enrique Morente Lorca. Virgin 04:10 find now
Llama de amor viva Miriam Ramos Habana Secreta. Milan Records 04:11 find now
Para tu corazon John McCutcheon Mightier than the Sword. Kindred Rhythm 03:55 find now
El monte y el rio Jorge Drexler Neruda en el corazon. BMG 04:17 find now
De que callada manera Toda Costa Coco Molio. Azurra Music 04:24 find now
Tengo Conjunto Cespedes Una sola casa. Xenophile Records 06:23 find now
Para la libertad Aceituna sin Hueso Cuba le canta a Serrat. ZunZun 03:21 find now
Llego con tres heridas Joan Manuel Serrat Miguel Hernandez. RCA International 01:52 find now
Verde que te quiero verde Manzanita La palabra mas tuya. Import 03:44 find now
Son de negros en Cuba Manuel Tena Un poeta en Nueva York. The Orchard 04:36 find now
Poema de una estrella reintegrada Zoraida Santiago Cancion Sublevada. Zoraida Santiago 03:53 find now
Poema Susana Baca Eco de Sombras. Luaka Bop 03:13 find now
Alfonsina y el Mar Alicia Gil Alicia Gil. B&N Records 02:00 find now


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  1. […] danceable! Beat Latino, my radio show which airs weekly on WRTE.org and is archived here, shares an hour of our poems set to  music to celebrate National Poetry Month, Beat Latino […]