Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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This week Beat Latino gets all extra tropical and trippy, with an hour of psychedelic tunes past and present. Whether cumbia, chicha, or jungle-tinged beats it’s in our blood! So says Colombian musican Nicolas Vallejo (from La MiniTK del Miedo)  in an excellent piece by Marlon Bishop–which along with another great article in this month’s Songlines UK and a recent interview I did with Efraín Rozas of La Mecánica Popular inspired this week’s musical journey– it’s all part of the indigenous, Amazonic magic that is our heritage. Enjoy!


Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Cumbia Sicodelica Bomba Estereo N/A. Polen Records 2011 06:34
Sueño Sicodelico Los Holy’s Back To Peru Vol 2. Vampisoul 2009 02:42
Desesperanza Meridian Brothers Desesperanza . Soundway Records 2012 05:30
La Paz Del Freak La Mecanica Popular La Paz Del Freak . Names You Can Trust 2013 03:25
Champeta de la Corrupcion y la Desgana Los Pirañas Toma Tu Jaboñ Kapax. Vampisoul 2012 04:40
El Monito Isa GT featuring Lido Pimienta Leyenda EP. Etoro Records 2011 03:43
Manicero Family Atlantica Family Atlantica. Soundway Records 2013 03:29
Psicodelia (Nego Moçambique Remix) Zuzuka Poderosa & Nego Mozambique Remix Psicodelia (Nego Maçambique Remix). Little Owl Recordings 2012 05:16
El Milagro Verde Los Mirlos Cumbia Beat Vol. 2 . Vampisoul 2012 02:43
Ponchito de Colores Afrosound The Afrosound Of Colombia Volume 1. Vampisoul 2011 02:42
En El Temblor Ocote Soul Sounds Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia. World Music Network 2013 03:38
Guajira Psicodelica Flash & The Dynamics Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia . World Music Network 2013 03:13
Electric Bugalu Chico Mann Manifest Tone the Best of Volumes 1-3. Soundway Records 2012 03:04
Hawaii Astro Hawaii (Single). Nacional Records 2013 05:00
MIcro Psychotic Alla #Feedthedragon Volume One. BrainKller 2013 03:40



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