Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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

 

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¡Celebrando el día de todos los santos! Celebrating All Saints Day here on Beat Latino! Not as widely known in the U.S.A. as the Day of the Dead, but All Saints Day, día de todos los santos , Nov. 1, is widely celebrated throughout all the Americas and Spain – and it is the day before the official Day of the Dead, November 2.

And there’s a lot of popular saints with songs to match! Particularly those saints in charge of romantic affairs 🙂 And as with so much of our spiritual practices in the Americas, syncretism between African and indigenous and European spiritual traditions blended so the same saint may have had counterparts in African or indigenous belief systems.

So here’s a sampler of tunes, including two that are specifically party tunes for the Saints! Yes, in our Americas, even the Saints like to dance. Enjoy!

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