Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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


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This week’s Beat Latino lays down the boogie and plays that funky music! An hour dedicated to Latin funk, from classic funky covers from Venezuela and Panamá to funky DJ mixes from Colombia, Brazil and Chile to the latest tunes from Brazil, this week’s Beat Latino brings on da funk! An hour for dancing and grooving and moving to the beat!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Play That Funky Music Leif Garrett 100 Funk Essentials. Goldenlane Records 2010 04:28
Comencemos Phirpo Y Sus Caribes Captain’s Crate. Now Again Records 2010 02:11
Aint No Sunshine The Soul Fantastics Parama!2 Lation Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus. Soundway Records Ltd 2009 03:14
Stormy Weather Brownout Oozy. Nat Geo Music 2012 03:34
Tabaco Y Ron Pa’ Mi Santa PALO! This is Afro-Cuban Funk. Rolling Pin Music 2009 04:37
Sambadrome Funk N Lata Red Hot & Rio. Red Hot Organization 2011 00:59
My Computer Is Funk DJ Bitman Latin Bitman. Nacional Records 2007 03:39
Uai-uai – Revolta Queto-Xamba 1832 Tom Ze Danc-Eh-Sa. Tratore 2006 03:46
Bogota Criolo Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sep 2012). Sterns 2012 04:44
EL Rancho Motel The Funk Ark High Noon . ESL Music, Inc. 2012 05:18
Perro Que Ladra X Alfonso Civilzacion. National 2011 04:35
Gringo Latin Funk (Clean Version) Calle 13 Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo. Sony Music Latin 2008 04:17
Funky Tamazula Nortec Collective Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3. Nacional Records 2011 03:08
La Funklorica Curupira Puya Que Te Coge. XXX 0 06:08
Funky boogaloo La – 33 Album desconocido . XXX 2009 04:31
Matanza Funk – Monareta Monareta La Mujer de mi Hermano – Music Inspired by the Film. Nacional Records 2008 04:51

One Comment

  1. […] This week’s Beat Latino started, really, with my Gozamos interview with Will Rast, founder of DC’s funk masters- The conversation with Rast took me back to reflect on a love for Latin funk, soul and boogaloo that began in grade school. To clarify – the early part of my life divided between Mexico and the U.S. consisted of a rather fresa south-of-the-border facet in San Luis Potosí, and a life on this side of the Rio Grande centered on a parochial grade-school in St. Louis, Missouri whose students were was mostly African-American. Consequently, my earliest musical memories veer between rancheras, tríos and José José on the one hand and James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone on the other. […]