Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

We loved SO much music in 2015! Our Latin and Latino musical universe was as wild and wonderful as any year could be, with centuries-old traditions like mariachi and banda getting reinvented seriously multi-culti style a la Nueva York (Mariachi Flor de Toloache and Banda de Muertos), millennial traditions getting recreated for the electronic age (Nicola Cruz and his Andes Step) and eco-musical projects to boot (El Buho, Lulacruza and music to save South American birds from extinction). Sit back and enjoy the ride for just a taste of our 2015 favorites that we put on heavy repeat!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Hasta la Raíz Natalia Lafourcade Hasta la Raíz. RCA Records Label 2015 03:42:00
Bubucelas Kanaku Y El Tigre Quema Quema Quema. Strut 2015 03:52:00
La Llorona Mariachi Flor De Toloache Mariachi Flor De Toloache. Flor De Toloache LLC 2015 02:45:00
Silencio Fertil Paloma del Cerro Para Bien. Acqua Records 2015 04:09:00
come see us play sidestepper supernatural love. xx 2015 05:38:00
Lulacruza – Cucarachero de Niceforo Rhythm and Roots A Guide to the Birdsong of South America. xx 2015 04:54:00
Vértigo Meridian Brothers. Los Suicidas Soundway Records 2015 03:24:00
02 Plateau XIXA Shift and Shadow. xx 2015 :00
Viene la Muerte Echando Rasero Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate. RCA Records Label 2015 04:00:00
La Puerta Negra Banda de los Muertos feat Mireya Ramos Banda de los Muertos. Barbès Records 2015 03:12:00
La Mirada Nicola Cruz Prender el Alma. ZZK Records 2015 04:15:00
Paris – Marselha Branko feat. Cachupa Psicadelica Atlas. Enchufada 2015 04:37:00
Elixir Tulipa Ruiz Dancê. Pommelo Produções 2015 04:08:00
Confluencia El Buho & Barrio Lindo History of Colour EP. ZZK Records 2015 03:43:00