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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: Celebrating Latinx-Latin@-Hispanic Heritage with U.S. Artists

    BEAT LATINO: Celebrating Latinx-Latin@-Hispanic Heritage with U.S. Artists

    It’s that time of year again! The USA celebrates the many riches and gifts brought to the land by persons of Latinx/Latin@/Hispanic heritage from mid-September to mid-October, but of course, we celebrate all year-round! This week’s edition focuses on new music by artists that carry these roots and spirit and legacy within them, in the USA. Their music reflects both the origins and the future of their musical art and it is an infinite source of beauty, energy and creativity! Enjoy!



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthCome back as a flowerKainaCome back as a flower.City Slang202104:17SE VAJulianaSE VA.Juliana202104:33DriveDivino NiñoDrive.Winspear202104:34Shot of darkDos SantosCity of mirrors.International Anthem LLC202104:02FOREVERVictor InternetFOREVER [Explicit].BLUE 2000202103:48RunningHelado NegroThis Is How You Smile.RVNG Intl.201904:25Feel it nowLuna LunaFlower Moon.Luna Luna202102:56Don’t put me in redXenia RubinosUna rosa.Anti202103:53Our AnthemRenee Goust ft Diana GamerosOur Anthem.Renee Goust ft Diana Gameros202103:38YouIrene DíazYou.Irene Díaz202103:26El regresoBaracutanga, Beto Jamaica Rey VallenatoEl Regreso (feat. Beto Jamaica Rey Vallenato).Baracutanga202103:51Hydrants Love AllCarlos Henriquez featuring Jeremy Bosch, Michael Rodriguez and Terell StaffordThe South Bronx Story.Tiger Turn202105:56Fake bloodIFÈFake blood.Discos Ifá202105:01Summertime heatChris CondeSummertime heat.Fake Four Inc.202103:02

    BEAT LATINO: New Tunes for your September!

    BEAT LATINO: New Tunes for your September!

    It’s time for the new music edition of Beat Latino for this month! What a treat to veer from experimental deconstructed cumbia (Meridian Brothers, Colombia) to Valencia-born ballads (Ronroneo, Spain) to Chilean neo-folk (Belencha and Camila Moreno) to classic rock-en-español (El mató un policia motorizado, Argentina) to surfy psycho-tropical beats (Divino Niño, Chicago, USA) and much, much more! Enjoy all of this which we can call nuestra música!



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthConexión totalBomba Estéreo, Yemi AladeTierra.Sony Music Entertainment US Latin202103:37Que vas a inventá Indus ft ArchieTkIndus.Indus202004:11VacíoJarina de Marco & Empress ofVacío.Jarina de Marco under exclusive license to Cosmica Artists202103:08Outside the OutsideHelado NegroOutside the Outside.Private Energy under exclusive license to 4AD Ltd202103:58DriveDivino NiñoDrive.Winspear202104:34Pensando en mi morenaPaz En La Tierra by Meridian Brothers / Conjunto Media LunaPensando en mi morena.Paz En La Tierr202103:46DamurixáOrquestra Afro- BrasileiraDamurixá.Day Dreamer202103:00PetronilaBelencha & Camila MorenoPetronila.Micro2sis202103:32El día del huracánEl mató a un policía motorizadoUnas vacaciones raras.El Mató a un Policía Motorizado202104:26Simplemente SoyRonroneoSimplemente Soy.Raso Esudio202104:24SilaciuNando GarcíaPirueta.Nando García202103:27Tu pirata soy yo GepeTu pirata soy yo .Quemasucabeza202107:21

    BEAT LATINO: Record Labels We Love

    BEAT LATINO: Record Labels We Love

    A questions by a listener led to the inspiration for this week’s Beat Latino – how do I research? So thinking about trusted sources of music that Beat Latino counts on for its selection led me to share some of my favorite record labels! There’s some great music here, recent releases, but go beyond and check out ALL the artists on these labels’ rosters: Shika Shika, ZZK Records (and its imprint AYA), Guampara Records, Fertil Discos, Llorona Records, International Anthem, Anti Records, Nacional Records. Enjoy!







    featured photo: Cover from Ekelekua by D.J.Jigue



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthFlor del DesiertoGuazu & Terror CactusBotanasShika Shika202103:23Llora la TierraSemblanzas del río GuapiLlora la Tierra.Llorona records202104:00SacudeXenia RubinosUna Rosa.Anti records202104:10La CuraPahua · Gizmo Varillas · Paulina Sotomayor Lopez llera · Guillermo Varillas KortabarriaLa Cura.Nacional Records202103:01Solo Quiero – DJ Raff remixMontoyaOtun Remixes.ZZK Records202104:50Mujer JaguarCombo ChimbitaMujer Jaguar.Anti Records202102:54Los Chucos SuavesSon rompe Pera feat. MachaBatuco.ZZK Records202003:15Medio AmbienteQSAMedio Ambiente.Fértil Discos202107:22Cumbia PicaflorMartin BruhnPicaflor.Shika Shika202103:58VenenoLa Dame BlancheVeneno.Nacional Records202102:33Coming ThruLido PimientaMiss Colombia.Anti Records202002:56EvoluciónDj JigüeEkelekua.Guampara Records202104:32A shot in the DarkDos SantosCity of Mirrors.International Athem202103:14

    BEAT LATINO: Down to the Roots, las raíces

    BEAT LATINO: Down to the Roots, las raíces

    This Beat Latino celebrates the deeply-rooted contemporary creations of Latin@s from all parts of our Americas, artists that nurture their music very directly from the most vital and ancestral parts of their heritages, and re-envision them for our times. Featuring the music and portions of my interview of Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist and Palotré band leader Yasser Tejeda, and highlighting sounds from Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and the Latino USA. Enjoy, the wellspring of rhythms that are the foundation of nuestra música!



    Featured photo: Yasser Tejeda by Mario Ruben Carrión



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthNuestras raícesYasser Tejeda y PalotréKijombo.Guitambú Music Productions INC201904:35YasserInterviewKijombo.–202101:55Amor ArrayanoYasser Tejeda,Vicente GarcíaAmor Arrayano.Guitambú Music Productions201903:40El Sol de la madrugadaYasser TejedaEl Sol de la madrugada.Guitambu Music202102:45YasserInterview 2Yasser.–2021:52Amor Arrayano (Acoustic)Yasser TejedaInterior.Guitambu Music202003:28El diablo y la brujaLa bruja de TexcocoEl diablo y la bruja.Believe Music202104:02Eso que tu hacesLido PimientaMiss Colombia.Anti202004:41GuarapoRio MiraMarimba del Pacífico.AYA Records201703:51Contra TamborMAKU SoundSystemCulebra Coral.Names You Can Trust201903:29Seremei Buguya (Thanks to You)The Garifuna CollectiveAyó.Stonetree Records201304:19LiberalEdna VázquezLa Nina Tonatl.Edna Vázquez201004:08House of Love (Nicola Cruz Remix)ÌFÉ and Nicola CruzHouse of Love (Nicola Cruz Remix).AYA Records201605:26Canto de velorio Rodrigo Gallardo RemixTremor, Soema Montenegro Canto de velorio (Rodrigo Gallardo Remix).Folcore Records202105:08

    BEAT LATINO: Electro-Eco Music to Heal Our Planet

    BEAT LATINO: Electro-Eco Music to Heal Our Planet

    In celebration of Latino Conservation Week (Juy 17-25), Beat Latino shares music to make us aware of our planet’s riches as well as music projects specifically designed to preserve our planet and necessary wisdom held in ancestral communities. Trees, plants, birds, biodiversity and ancestral communities are all supported by music created and produced with our 21st Century technology – in the hopes of healing what our technology has wrought upon us so far. Protect PachaMama with these special tunes from Colombia, Central America, Spain, Ecuador and beyond, and enjoy!



    Featured photo: Robin Perkins, “El Buho”, by Lizzet Diaz



    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthMadre TierraMacacoIngravitta.Mundo Zurdo200604:45Soñemos un bosqueAterciopeladosClaroscura [Explicit] .Sony Music Entertainment Colombia S.A.201803:54Sonic Forest (Déjame respirar)Monte & Bomba Estéreo & Nidia GongoraSonic forest.Monte202003:29Mirla, MonteSimon MejiaMirla.The Orchard Music 202004:04Brisas ft. HumazapasCruzlomaBrisas (feat. Humazapas).ZZ Records202103:38B’inel Ja’El Suchi & ArteriamManglares.Savia Manglar 202105:07Olea EuropeaPlants DubMusic from the Trees.Pregnant Void201904:16A ti te cantoTambores del tolo con Nidia GóngoraA ti te canto.Llorona records201704:40Capuchino Pecho BlancoBarrio LindoA guide to the song of South America.Rythm and Roots201503:48Ave Fenix Lila Tirando a Violeta feat. Nick León, PRJCTNAve Fenix (feat. Nick Leon & PRJCTN).Behua Icara202104:10Black CatbirdThe Garifuna CollectiveBlack Catbird.The Garifuna Collective202003:09Soy la semilla nativa ft. ClaralunaConEctorNiños Cristal.INgrooves201403:35Hombre de BarroWapapura en el AmazonasHombre de Barro.Wapapura201322:55

    BEAT LATINO: On Repeat – 2021 Favorites So Far

    BEAT LATINO: On Repeat – 2021 Favorites So Far

    It’s our mid-year recap (part one of several!) and the music has been fabulous this year. Perhaps because last year was so difficult, our artistas are expressing so much, we’re excited to share some of our favorite tunes n’ grooves from the last months! Whether you are in the mood for singer-songwriters, electronica, smooth and sophisticated tropical beats, flamenquito, sultry and quirky jazz vocals, corrido tumbado…. we’ve got your something for your ears!! Enjoy!



    Featured photo: Ivonne Galaz



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    Musical Works



    TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLengthYAYendryYA.RCA Records202103:00Cumbia del AsiloFrente CumbieroClub Coco.Salgaelsol & Biche202104:48Ma PaPaula Pera y el fin de los tiemposSesiones Pandémicas .Paula Pera y el fin de los tiempos202104:48IngobernableC. Tangana, Gipsy Kings, Nicolás Reyes, Tonino BaliardoEl Madrileño.Sony Music202103:06A shot in the darkDos SantosA shot in the dark.International Anthem202103:42Acordes de JazzTravis birdsLa Costa de los Mosquitos .Calaverita Records202104:42Gente,Ed Maverickeduardo.EMI202103:07Ni una masIvonne GalazNi una mas.Rancho Humilde202102:42Todo tiene su finDom La NenaTempo.SABIA202103:46Gemini and LeoHelado NegroGemini and Leo.Helado Negro202103:42Hoy como siempreAcid COCOHoy como siempre.El Palmas Music202104:10Brisas feat. HumazapasCruzlomaBrisas feat. Humazapas.ZZK Records202103:38GulabanzaDj JigueGulabanza.The Orchard Music202104:36Tzunun’ YaTzutu KanMayan Beats .Mayan Beats 202103:13

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110 Ratings

110 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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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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