Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

This hour of Beat Latino brings a full spectrum of freedom songs – ballads, salsa, rock en español and hip hop that speaks to a wide variety of society´s situations that need to be addressed: war, violence, revolution, poverty, homeless children and unfortunately, even more – from a history which includes poet activists suffering for their words and songs, to our present day rappers and rockers that comment on violence in our communities, Latinos have been singing freedom songs for a long time. Nevertheless, the music is hopeful and even danceable – cause even a Revolution needs to find its rhythms! So sing and dance your way to a better world! Una hora especial de canciones de protesta de todas partes de las Américas – ¡cantemos pues, la revolución! ¿Y cuáles son las canciones protesta favoritas tuyas? And what are your favorite protest songs from the Americas?

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