Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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This week Beat Latino goes to Mexico to celebrate one of the nations’s most important holidays! There, as well as  all over cities in the U.S.A. with large Mexican populations, December 12 is a day to celebrate the virgin that is the Patron of the Mexico and the Americas, the Virgin of Guadalupe, a celebration that actually begins at 12:01 on Dec. 11 with the singing of the classic birthday song, and continues through the night.

Nobel laureaute poet and essayist Octavio Paz once said that at this point, Mexicans really only believe in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the National Lottery. Paz is referring to the profound cultural – often not even religious – devotion of Mexico for this figure that may have be related to the pre-Colombian female deity known as Tonantzín, so Beat Latino in her honor plays a few  pre-Colombian tunes for good measure. Enjoy!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Mañanitas para la Virgen de Guadalupe Ben Travera King Our lady of the guitar. 80-Minutes of Music/Talking Taco Music 2004 03:55
Madre mía de Guadalupe Indira Montes La Rosa de Guadalupe. Platino Records 2016 02:47
Buenos días Paloma Blanca Las Flores Homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Discos America 2004 03:12
Guadalupe Linda Ronstadt, los Lobos , The Chieftains The Essential Chieftains. RCA Victor/Legacy 1996 02:50
Tríptico mexicano – Tenochtitlan Flor de luna Flor de luna. O+ MUSIC 2005 02:53
Pyramid Temples Alice Gomez Obsidian Butterfly. Silver Wave Records 2003 04:32
Triptico mexicano – Aztlán Flor de luna Flor de luna. O+ MUSIC 2005 02:08
Danzando en Azitlán Mdm Prehispanic music vol 1. Prodisc 2008 04:04
Tonantzin Xavier Quijas Yxayotl Aztec Dances. Canyon Records 2005 02:49
Tonantzin de mananita Flor de luna Flor de luna. O+ MUSIC 2005 01:59
Triptico mexicano – Mesoamerica Flor de luna Flor de luna. O+ MUSIC 2005 03:22
Fantasía Azteca Sabicas La guitarra española vol 2. Piros Juan’s Digital 1998 03:56
Madre de los Mexicanos Las flores Homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Discos America 2014 03:50
Mi Lupita José Guadalupe Esparza Le canta a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Fonovisa 2007 03:11
Mañanitas a la Virgen Las flores Homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Discos America 2014 02:35
Guantanamera (a la Virgen de Guadalupe) La Lupe La Lupe’s Era. Fania 2016 03:04
Adiós Reyna del Cielo Indira Montes La Rosa de Guadalupe. Platino Records 2016 03:43



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