Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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This week’s Beat Latino is a homage to the amazing accordionist Celso Piña, dubbed “El Rebelde del Acordeón,” considered one of the first punk accordionists. From Monterrey, Mexico, he fell in love with the sounds of Colombia took that land’s cumbia and vallenato around the world, to the delight of thousands, including acclaimed Noble Prize winner in Literature, Colombian Gabriel García Marquez. Long live Celso Piña! Rest in Music, Maestro.

Feature photo: Celso Piña by Montecruz Foto

Musical Works

Cumbia sobre el RíoCelso Piña y su ronda BogotáLas Mejores Cumbias Sonideras.Mock and Roll201005:46
Celso PiñaCelso Piña edited.edited201911:40
Crónica de una muerte anunciadaCelso Piña y su ronda BogotáUna aventura más.WEA Latina200506:23
Zapata se quedaLila Downs con Celso Piña y Toto La MomposinaPecados y Milagros.Columbia201104:24
Besos inolvidablesAnnibal VelásquezHits Bailables vol.16.Dinastia Inc201903:04
Playa Brisa y MarLisandro MezaEl Mandamás.Cafe Records Productions Inc201403:53
La DistanciaAlfredo GutérrezLatin Noir.Piranha201707:00
CumbiaMexican Institute of SoundSoy Sauce.Yebo Music200902:17
Cumbia poderCelso Piña y su ronda BogotáBarrio Bravo.MCM Mexico/WMI2200105:01
Cumbia de los muertosCelso Piña y su ronda BogotáUna visión.MCM Mexico/WMI200303:14

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