Beat Latino with Catalina Maria Johnson

Nuestra música: past, present and future


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As we sift through the emotions and our responses to the impact of recent protests and our commitment to the Black Lives Matter #Lasvidasnegrasimportan movement, Beat Latino’s selection this week is a set of songs to remind us that our own Americas and our AfroLatinx have and continue to grapple with racism and its toxic legacy, the struggle extends beyond all borders. From Colombia to Mexico to Peru to Chile, songs to ponder and energize to action.

Musical Works

Ritmos negros del PerúNicomedes Santa CruzRitmos negros del Perú.Estudio Pg201702:23
MandingaNovalimaAfro.Wonderwheel Recordings201804:28
Salta pa’ trasMaldita Vecindad y Los hijos del 5to patioLo Esencial.Sony Music Latin200804:26
Yo no escondo a mi abuelitaÑico SaquitoMaria Cristina.Musart – Balboa200703:08
La AboliciónPeter Conde RodríguezEste Negro Si es Sabroso .Fania197605:27
Asi como hoy matan negros Víctor JaraBest Of Victor Jara (Remastered).One World Productions201102:16
RebeliónJoe ArroyoGrandes éxitos.2015 Discos Fuentes198602:14
PrietudAlexis Play Feat. Nidia Gongora & Esteban CopeLlegó la Lírica.Alexis Play201903:31
Los Peinados Kombilesa MiEsa Palenkera.Kombilesa Mi201903:33
Pelo CucuLido PimientaMiss Colombia.Anti/Epitaph202004:12
Angelitos NegrosRoberta Flack First Take .Atlantic Records196906:56
Black AngelsTonina Black Angel.Casa Limon America, LLC201803:55
LibertáNovalimaCoba Coba.Cumbancha200903:41

Featured photo: Nidia Góngora, by Maritza Ríos / Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México

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