Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

This week’s Beat Latino goes to Veracruz and back! It’s an hour dedicated to that classic afro-Mexican genre, the son jarocho. Born in Veracruz several centuries ago in the melting pot of African, indigenous and Spanish creole influences, son jarocho was once denounced to the Inquisition in the 1700′s for being too provocative! It has come to the U.S. in the hearts and voices of immigrants, and now flourishes in many cities in California, as well as New York and Chicago. ¡Viva el son jarocho!