Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

This week’s Beat Latino celebrates the music of the human family – different Latino musical art forms named Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco from Colombia’s marimba music of the Pacific coast, to Argentina and Uruguay’s tango to Mexico’s mariachi and much, much, more.   These are times to remind ourselves more and more in the music and the arts that we are one, whole, indivisible, human family. Without borders. Without fences. Beyond divisive ideologies and the hatred that cleaves us one from the other. When we hear the music, how can we doubt that we are one?