Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

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

 

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What an amazing Spring we have coming our way! Winter may not want to leave our cities, but the music is getting hotter than ever. This week’s Beat Latino shares tunes from all over our musical universe, and many of them are really pushing the envelope of Latinidad. Whether the hip hop is all about the future is female – check out Nakury from Costa Rica and Niña Dioz from Mexico accompanied by Lido Pimienta and Ceci Bastida – to experimental tropi-jazzified salsa by Efraín Rozas, to other shades of tropical from Mexico’s Centavrvs, to Cuban classicas made fresh by Orquesta Akokán, nuestra música is an experiment in becoming. who we are. and always have been… informed in tradition but always forward-leaning, future-bound. Enjoy!

Feature photo: La Mecánica Popular by Mariano Paul, courtesy of the artist

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
El espanto Balún Prisma Tropical. Good Child Music 2018 04:57
Necesario Nakury Necesario. Lácteo Cósmico 2018 03:18
Tambalea (feat. Lido Pimienta & Ceci Bastida) [Explicit] Niña Dioz Tambalea [Explicit]. Nacional Records 2018 04:02
Give me love (Give Me Peace on Earth) [feat. David Hidalgo] Los Cenzontles Covers 2. Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center 2018 03:50
Cuando canto grito Cerrero Cerrero. Llorona Records 2018 05:41
Aquí Boogát (Reptilian Commander Remix) Aquí (Reptilian Commander Remix). RAY-ON 2018 03:13
No me llores Young No me llores. Nacional Records 2018 03:12
High Road SLV Piece of mind. Piece of mind 2018 03:08
Ángel Tropical Centavrvs Somos uno. Centavrvs 2018 04:07
Mambo Rapidito Oquesta Akokán Oquesta Akokán. Daptone Records 2018 03:19
Moon Song Malena Zavala Aliso. Yucatan Records 2018 02:49
Salia Sahi BeGun Slum, Pt. 1. Nazca Records 2018 09:20
Part 4- Visiones La Mecanica Popular Rosa Cruz. Names You Can Trust 2018 04:04


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