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Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe – from traditional, roots music to the most cutting-edge avant garde, Beat Latino shares the best of our music with you! Presented in Spanish and English so that those who enjoy the music will also enjoy the information.

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Beat Latino celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin & Latino musical universe – from traditional, roots music to the most cutting-edge avant garde, Beat Latino shares the best of our music with you! Presented in Spanish and English so that those who enjoy the music will also enjoy the information.

    BEAT LATINO: Ritmos Negros, Celebrating Black History

    BEAT LATINO: Ritmos Negros, Celebrating Black History

    Featured photo: Cimafunk



    This month, Beat Latino celebrates the immense rhythmic, melodic and cultural gift from Africa to the America’s, so undeserved and still a part of our culture and being after hundreds of years. From Cuba, to the USA, to the Dominican Republic to Colombia to Perú and beyond, today’s music is nourished by these priceless African beats! Enjoy!



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthBeat con flowMista Savona, Cimafunk feat. Havana Meets KingstonBeat con flow.Cumbancha202004:21CuraoBejucoCurao.Llorona Records202103:07Pelo CucuLido PimientaMiss Colombia.Lido Pimienta202004:12Mundo nuevoLila Downs, Álex CubaMundo nuevo.Álex Cuba202103:21El Jarabe NeoyorquinoJarana BeatVibración por Simpatía, Tze Ollin – Movimiento I.Jarana Records202005:23María LandóEva AyllónChabuca Granda.Suramusic S.R.L200904:58La que esVenezonix ft. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo La que es.Nacional Records202103:15LibertaçãoElza Soares. Braiana SystemPlaneta Fome.Deck201904:20La MulataLa Dame Blanche (feat. Baja Frequencia) Ella.Nacional Records202002:49Pra Que Me Chamas?Xenia FrançaPra Que Me Chamas?.Agogô Cultural201706:15SilencioAfrocandombe con arañaSuena el río.Afrocadombe199903:27El ZahirRita Indiana feat. Sakari JänttiMandinga Times [Explicit].Rita Indiana202003:27Seremi BuguyaThe Garifuna CollectiveAyó.The Garifuna Collective201304:19

    BEAT LATINO: New Releases for February!

    BEAT LATINO: New Releases for February!

    It’s that wonderful time of the month when Beat Latino selects from the musical riches of the recent releases. We like to highlight sounds that are new and different explorations of our roots and traditions as well as the most experimental, cutting-edge tunes and grooves, so there’s sure to be something you will love in every batch. Enjoy!



    Featured photo: Alper Tuczu



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthTÉAndrezcaTÉ.Andrezca202002:42BRILLARNatalia ClavierBRILLAR.Nacional Records202103:59Carpintero a CapellaJarana BeatVibración por Simpatía, Tze Ollin – Movimiento I .Jarana Records2021202103:50La que es feat. Betsayda Machado & Parranda el ClavoVenezonixLa Que Es.Venezonix202103:15Agua feat. LidoBomba EstéreoAgua.Sony Music Latin202103:16F.O.S.Son Rompe PeraF.O.S..AYA Records2021202103:36La VerdadEl ArturoEl Pedestal Hundido.CYPRESSED202102:06Cuando te vasEl ArturoEl Pedestal Hundido.CYPRESSED2021:39Felicidade feat Helena BeltraoAlper TuczuFelicidade.Alper Tuczu201903:07Someone feat. Jamila WoodsGabriel Garzón MontanoSomeone.Gabriel Garzón Montano202103:32Tumbleweed ft. Mark SmallRoxana AmedTumbleweed.Sony Music Latin202106:56Que te pediLaMayDemo Real.10 Fe Music202105:36La clave de vivirBejucoLa clave de vivir.Llorona Records202103:00EvaBuscabullaEva.Domino Recording Co202103:49

    BEAT LATINO: All you need is AMOR

    BEAT LATINO: All you need is AMOR

    It’s that time of year again to get romantic! We’ve got songs celebrating love in all of it’s phases and forms, from danceable to cheek-to-cheek-worthy, from sultry pop ballads to passionate boleros to body-moving cumbias and more! Beat Latino’s weekly selection has tunes to suit your heart’s every mood. ¡Feliz mes del Amor!



    Photograph: Urku Dorronsoro



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthRitmo de amorLos MacuanosEl Origen.Nacional Records201304:36Es amorAni CorderoEs amor.Ani Cordero202102:51Lenguas de Signos ft. Monsieur PerinéMacacoLenguas de Signos ft. Monsieur Periné.Macaco202105:08Negro AmorGal Costa e Jorge DrexlerNegro Amor.Biscoito Fino202004:07Amor sinceroPacifico LibrePacifico Libre.Bombo Records202004:01Cartepillars of loveAmanda MartínezLibre.CEN202002:54Amor en cuarentenaRaquel SofiaAmor en cuarentena.Sony Music Latin202002:47Sabor a mi (cover)Kali UchisSabor a mi.Kali Uchis202003:10Se me va a quemar el corazónMon LaferteSe me va a quemar el corazón. Universal Music Mexico202103:58Te extraño (Miss You) (Tribute to Armando Manzanero)Rodrigo y GabrielaTe Extraño.Rubyworks Records202103:54Palomita MensajeraJarana Beat ft. Sonia de los SantosVibración por simpatía.Jarana Records202105:24Alma adentroMiguel Zenón & Luis PerdomoEl Arte Del Bolero .Miel Music202109:45

    BEAT LATINO: Love Letters to Our Cities

    BEAT LATINO: Love Letters to Our Cities

    When you close your eyes and imagine your favorite cities, from hometowns to traveled delights, what comes to mind? Surely, sights and smells, but also sounds…each city seems to have a special and unique soundtrack. Inspired by Camilo Lara’s latest album (and including a part of my conversation with the renowned and uber-creative Lara, aka MIS – Mexican Institute of Sound) which is a love letter to the vibrant, unique capital of Mexico, this week’s Beat Latino heads to special cities all over the America’s to share the beats of their streets. Enjoy!







    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthMi CiudadNacha GuevaraLos patitos feos.Columbia199204:25Veracruz Natalia Lafourcade Un Canto por México, Vol. 1 .Sony Music México202004:05 Paloma feat Cuco Camilo Lara / Mexican Institute of SoundDistrito Federal. Camilo Lara, Dan the Automator, Marco Carrion202103:37Si se compranCamilo Lara / Mexican Institute of SoundDistrito Federal. Camilo Lara, Dan the Automator, Marco Carrion202103:13Sabado Distrito FederalChava FloresUna Colección Inolvidable: Todo en Vivo . Fonarte Latino201102:42Los Angeles Lindo y QueridoKatzù Oso feat. Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas, Ulises LozanoColour [Explicit] .Cosmica202001:41Santo Domingo Joa ft Nico y MelymelSanto Domingo.–202103:44Canción para Santiago de CubaLisa OnoCanción para Santiago de Cuba.–202002:51El Ritmo de Nueva YorkRay Lugo & The BoogalooRay Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers.Freestyle: Afro & Latin201906:15Mi ciudad TegucigalpaVoces UniversitariasMi ciudad Tegucigalpa.Canción Hondureña003:06San Luis de PotosíLa Sonora DinamitaColeccion Oro la Sonora Dinamita (Vol. 4).Discos Fuentes202002:45Bogotá SalseraGuayacán OrquestaBogotá Salsera.SANAS CANCIONES202004:49Mi CiudadMariachi Camperos con Nati CanoMovimiento.KIUBO MUSIC201703:46

    BEAT LATINO: Beyond Divisions

    BEAT LATINO: Beyond Divisions

    This week’s Beat Latino highlights artists that are taking nuestra música beyond divisions, genres, languages, even continents! An hour of timely and timeless collaborations in hip hop, folkloric and folkloric music, pop ballads and more, connecting dots that may have never been connected before between Louisiana and Mexico, the Sahara and Chile, Jamaica and Ecuador and Algeria and more! An hour for all of us Global Citizens on Beat Latino! Enjoy!



    Featured image: Xiuhtezcatl Album Cover Art



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthXiuhtezcatlBoombox Warfare feat. Jaden SmithBoombox Warfare (feat. Jaden Smith).XMusica201903:29AkawuiHombre Libre ft. Daraa TribesHombre Libre ft. Daraa Trbes.Akawui201903:08FiestaBomba Estéreo, Will SmithFiesta (Remix) [Explicit].Sony Music Latin201503:19Chicken Noodle SoupJ hope feat. Becky GChicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G).Bighit Entertainment201904:29Te encontréTittsworth & Dave Nada feat. MULATe encontré.Hermanito label201902:28SimpleRicky Martin, StingPAUSA.Sony Music Latin202003:33ConstelaciónMarinah feat. Flávia CoelhoConstelación..202103:17QuisieraFlor de Toloache, Cultura Profética, John LegendQuisiera.Flor De Toloache202004:58Qué maldiciónBanda MS feat. Snoop Dog & Becky GQué maldición.Lizos Music202104:20PeopleSarazino feat. Toots Hibbert & Albert WatsonPeople.Mama Funny Day201803:54Master PlanCilantro Boombox with Kalu JamesMaster Plan.Cilantro Boombox 202003:17You will cryLos Cenzontles & Andre Thierry feat. Ruben MorenoShades of Brown .Los Cenzontles201504:12La indita Paul Livingstone RagaSONConcierto en Tierra Luna.RagaSON201309:34

    BEAT LATINO: Music Connecting the Most Unexpected Dots

    BEAT LATINO: Music Connecting the Most Unexpected Dots

    This week’s Beat Latino explores music that connects the dots between genres, generations, countries and nations, in the most unexpected ways! We’ve got fascinating convergences between psychedelia, tropical beats and the cumbia (Meridian Brothers from Colombia) and Brazilian tropicalia past and present (Luis Gabriel Lopes from Brazil) and folkloric to jazz (Silvana Estrada from Mexico). Expect the Unexpected on this week’s Beat Latino!



    Featured photo: Mon Laferte



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthAgua de RosaAngélica GarcíaCha Cha Palace.Spacebomb Records LLC202003:37TiahulizXiuhtezcatl MartinezBreak Free..Xiuhtezcatl Music201802:33Si fuera presidente Las Cafeteras Sa-Roc, QVLN, Mega Ran, Boog BrownIf I Was President.ONErpm (en nombre de Las Cafeteras)202103:25My America is not your AmericaMexican Institute Of SoundMy America is not your America.Soy Sauce202005:13Spiral ClockLechugaSpiral Clock (feat. LoreMaryluGT).WM Chile202104:19Cumbia de la fuenteMeridian BrothersCumbia siglo XXI.Bongo Joe202004:37Lo SagradoSilvana Estrada & Charlie HunterLo Sagrado.Silvana Estrada202003:45Se me va a quemar el corazónMon LaferteSe me va a quemar el corazón.Universal Music Mexico202103:58Suite AquelarreLa bruja de TexcocoDe Brujas, Peteneras y Chachalacas .La bruja de Texcoco201907:21VÉNUSLuis Gabriel LopesSÓIS.dalatamusic and pequeno imprevisto202101:59CarouselLuna lunaCarousel.Luna luna201904:32OvertureGustavo CortiñasOverture (feat. Artie Black).Woolgathering Records202108:49

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107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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Beat Latino - cada semana!

Love this, so much great music, that crosses time and genre. Going by theme is a cool idea, even if I don't love everything, you pull out music from everywhere to support. Healthy mix up of the English and Spanish. Y a mi, me gusta como Ud dice su nombre, suena bonito.

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Thank you!

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A regular on my list

Over the years this is one of the few podcasts I keep coming back to. Well researched, well thought out, bilingual, and great music. What more can you ask for. I have found some of my favorite songs through this podcast. Thank you for your work. Please continue!

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