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 hour of Beat Latino goes to Africa! The rhythms of salsa, bachata and rumba from the Americas was born with a large dose of Africa, thanks to the presence of Africans in the Americas since the 1500’s. This edition of Beat Latino takes a listen to genres that then returned in the 20th century to become highly popular as well as transformed in many countries in that continent – the super dance beats of the Americas with a new African touch!