Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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

 

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Much more than polkas! An hour of Beat Latino dedicated to the story of what happened to the accordion in the Americas – Whether its vallenato in Colombia, norteño in Northern Mexico, tejano and conjunto in southern USA, cumbias from all over, merengue in the Dominican Republic, chamamé in Argentina and MORE – the accordion brought by Europeans to the Americas truly became one of our most popular instruments, at the heart and soul of many important Latin genres. Take a listen!

¡El acordión en las Americas! ¡De la cumbia al chamamé y mucho más

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year FIND NOW
Los Caminos de la Vida Camilo Torres Vallenato Romántico Interpretado en Arpa. YOYO USA 2008 Find it
Quisiera Ser Pajarillo Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del norte Fiesta Norteña. Dimsa Orfeón 2005 Find it
El Campanero Remix Aniceto Molina Arriba la Cumbia. Crammed Discs 2008 Find it
Cilao Nathalie Natiembé Sanker. Safiko Records 2005 Find it
Isis Rene Lacaille Mapou. Riverboat Records 2004 Find it
Freddie Fender and Flaco Jimenez Dos Palomas al Volar Dos Amigos. Back Porch 2005 Find it
Caña Brava La India Canela Merengue Típico de la República Dominicana. Smithsonian Folkways Recording 2008 Find it
La Cosquillita Juan Luis Guerra Fogaraté. Karen 1999 Find it
Pedazo de Acordeón Carlos Vives Clásicos de la Provincia. Capitol USA 2000 Find it
Forró em Acoverde Falamansa Forro Planeta Dos. Deck Disc 2000 Find it
Tío Marcos Chango Spasiuk Pynandí los Descalzos. World Village 2009 Find it
En Misiones Antonio Tarragó Ros Dos en Uno. Epsa Music 2003 Find it
Irme o Quedarme Liber Terán El Gitano Western. Fonarte Latino 2008 Find it
Tico Taco Polka Flaco Jimenez Buenos Días Señorita. Arista 2006 Find it