Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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


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Latinas gone rogue! This week’s Beat Latino takes a listen to a pioneering group of “chicas malas”, young songstresses who broke the rules and bent the genres to their own liking. Tunes and grooves from Spain’s Mala Rodriguez, Colombia’s Li Saumet, Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade and many more. Here’s to bad girls world-round! Without them life and music would be a lot less interesting!




  1. Vanessa wrote:

    Would it be possible to get a playlist? Gracias, love the show!

    • Catalina Maria wrote:

      Hi Vanessa,
      Thanks for checking Beat Latino and listening to the music! Gracias! I am trying to reconstruct this playlist as it has gone missing. Look for it by Monday!

    • Catalina Maria wrote:

      Finally got the playlist reconstructed, Vanessa! Thanks for listening and sorry it took so long.

  2. Cindy wrote:

    Hi Catalina,
    Love the show, I’ve been listening since you did an episode of AltLatino with Felix. Can’t find the playlist for the Rogue Latinas. Do you know where it disappeared to? 🙂

    • Catalina Maria wrote:

      Hi Cindy! thanks for listening. Sorry that the playlist is misplaced. I am trying to reconstruct it – please look for it by Monday. Thanks again!

      • Catalina Maria wrote:

        Hi Cindy,

        The playlist is finally in the post – it took a while to put together again, but it is there! Thanks so much for listening and for taking the time to follow up.