Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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This week’s Beat Latino presents the most romantic of the genres of our music…born in Cuba several hundred years ago, rooted in Mexico throughout the 20th century and widely extended throughout all of the Americas and Spain: the “bolero“. Not Ravel’s, but rather the velvety crooning that is at the heart of most Latin serenades, and includes one of the smoothest, jazziest versions ever of one of the most famous Mexican boleros of all times “Besame Mucho”, by the cuban Diva Mayra Caridad Valdes. Enjoy!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Besame Mucho Mayra Caridad Valdes La Diosa del mar. Jazzheads 2002 05:33
Lagrimas Negras las Perlas del Son Siacara. Caribe 1999 07:09
Sublime Ilusion Armando Garzon Boleros. MSI Music 1999 04:27
Silencio Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo Buenavista Social Club. Nonesuch 1999 04:35
Todavia Niña Pastori Joyas Prestadas. Sony International 2006 02:56
Adoro Mayte Martinez Free Boleros. K-Industria orchard 1996 05:22
Bienvenida Ray Tico Salon Tropical. Papaya Music 2005 03:20
Solamente una vez Perez Prado Lo mejor de Perez Prado. RCA 1999 02:43
Asi quiero morir Celia Cruz Afrocubana. Exworks 1998 02:42
Bolero Popurri Bebo Valdes El Arte del Sabor. EMI 2001 04:22


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