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 week’s Beat Latino is a sunny selection of songs old and new to raise your spirits and share some positive vibrations! There’s songs to positivity, beauty, good vibes, and better times from Colombia to Mexico to Chile to Havana to Jamaica! As the song by French-Chilean singer songwriter Adan Jodorwosky says, “Solo viene lo mejor” – “The best is yet to come!” Dance, relax and enjoy these positive vibrations!

Photograph: Adan Jodorowsky, Courtesy of the Artist

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Ojalá- Inshallah Spanglish Fly PM streaming. Chaco World Music 2018 03:56
La vida mejor La vida Boheme Será. Nacional Records 2013 04:18
Todo está bien y viene mejor Héctor Guerra Desde el infierno. Kasba Music 2018 05:05
Solo falta lo mejor Adan Jodorowsky Esencia Solar. Casete 2018 02:55
Vibración Positive Mista Savona Mista Savona presents: Havana Meets Kingston. VP Records 2017 05:25
Ojalá Fedeico Aubele feat. Natalia Clavier Berlin 13. ESL – Federico Aubele 2011 03:21
Positivo MAKU Soundsystem Mezcla. Glitterbeat Records 2016 05:34
Kaleema Copal feat. Lido Pimienta Nómada. Tropical Twista 2017 04:19
Barrio Healer Quetzal The Eternal Getdown. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2017 05:56
Positivo The conjunta Positivo. 2017 03:50
Belleza en el aire Barrio Lindo Albura. Shika Shika 2017 04:59
Buena semana DeLEÓN Tremor fantasma. Deleon 2012 03:27