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 takes a paseo to check out Latinx folk music at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

From Panama/KC’s Making Movies to Tejano legends Flaco Jimenez and the Texmaniacs to Nicaragua’s folkoric rock from Elena y los Fulanos to Ecuadorian rocking guitarist Eljuri to Mireya Ramos from Mariachi Flor de Toloache, I had a chance to experience a wonderful array of folk sounds that we can begin to consider nuevo folk and an integral and important part of the music of the United States.

Includes part of a conversation with Kansas City’s own Making Movies. Check it out!

Feature photo: Los Texmaniacs by Catalina Maria Johnson

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Morena, morenita (Dark Woman, Little Dark Woman) Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca Flaco and Max: Legends & Legacies. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2014 03:21
Los barandales del puente (The Railings of the Bridge) [Canción Mexicana] Los Texmaniacs Texas Towns & TexMex sounds. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2012 02:59
Morena Radio free Honduras Radio free Honduras. Radio free Honduras 2014 03:34
Clandestino Making movies Clandestino. 3/2 Records 2017 04:06
Making movies interview Making movies  Making movies interview. Making movies interview 2018 09:19
De paisano a paisano Making movies De paisano a paisano. 3/2 Records 2017 04:09
Cucurrucucú paloma Mariachi flor de toloache Mariachi flor de toloache. Mariachi flor de toloache 2014 06:29
Sabes muy bien Boogat Sabes muy bien. Maisonnette 2017 03:52
El Llano Cuñao Sangre y arena. Ides of March Records 2015 04:06
Morir bailando Elena & los fulanos Volcán. Elena & los fulanos 2017 04:06
Mas fuerte Eljuri Fuerte. Manovill Records 2012 03:45
A change is gonna come Villalobos brothers Aliens of extraordinary ability. Villalobos brothers 2012 03:32



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