Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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It is fascinating to listen to the results of musicians collaborating, each artist adding a complementary or paradoxical piece to the mixture, and this week’s Beat Latino is all about this beautiful synergy! When Mexican American folk diva Lila Downs joins forces with French-Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux or Afrocuban pianist Omar Sosa’s amazing notes mesh and harmonize with Seckou Keita’s delicate kora or the richness of Quetzal’s Cali grooves bounce against the vibrant R&B of Aloe Blacc… wondrousness ensues when musical minds come together! And in all cases in this week’s Beat Latino, 1 plus 1 definitely equals way more than 2.

Feature photo: Dat Garcia, courtesy of the artist.


Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Aquí no se gana pero se goza Bang Data Loco. Futuro Sonico 2018 03:57
Give me love feat. David Hidalgo Los Cenzontles Covers 2. Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center 2018 03:50
Back it up feat. Zongo Abongo Thornato Back it up. Wonderwheel Recordings 2018 03:24
Get to knowing Quetzal & Aloe Blacc The eternal getdown. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2017 06:00
Deathless Ibeyi feat. Kamasi Washington Ash. XL Recordings 2017 03:11
Salvavidas de hielo feat. Natalia Lafourcade Jorge Drexler Salvavidas de hielo. WM Spain 2017 03:29
Si nos dejan Ximena Sariñana and Jay de la Cueva Un mundo raro. WM Mexico 2018 03:41
Tinta Roja Rojay y Negro feat. Lila Downs Tinta roja. Cosmica 2018 04:03
Ingrata feat. Mon Laferte La Santa Cecilia Amar y vivir. Rebeleon, Inc. 2017 04:18
De Paisano a paisano Making movies feat. David Hidalgo You are another me. 3/2 Records 2017 04:09
Dary Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita Transparent Water. Otá Records 2017 10:18
Levitating Xenia Rubinos, Sammus, Olga Bell Levitating. Xenia Rubinos, Sammus & Olga Bell 2017 03:27
Anfibio (Space people remix) Dat Garcia Anfibio (Space People Remix). ZZK Records 2018 03:52

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