Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator Download this Episode of Beat Latino (MP3) It is fascinating to listen to the results of musicians collaborating, each artist adding a complementary or paradoxical piece to the mixture, and this week’s Beat Latino is all about this beautiful synergy! When Mexican American folk diva Lila Downs joins forces with French-Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux or Afrocuban pianist Omar Sosa’s amazing notes mesh and harmonize with Seckou Keita’s delicate kora or the richness of Quetzal’s Cali grooves bounce against the vibrant R&B of Aloe Blacc… wondrousness ensues when musical minds come together! And in all cases in this week’s Beat Latino, 1 plus 1 definitely equals way more than 2. Feature photo: Dat Garcia, courtesy of the artist.  

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Aquí no se gana pero se goza Bang Data Loco. Futuro Sonico 2018 03:57
Give me love feat. David Hidalgo Los Cenzontles Covers 2. Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center 2018 03:50
Back it up feat. Zongo Abongo Thornato Back it up. Wonderwheel Recordings 2018 03:24
Get to knowing Quetzal & Aloe Blacc The eternal getdown. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2017 06:00
Deathless Ibeyi feat. Kamasi Washington Ash. XL Recordings 2017 03:11
Salvavidas de hielo feat. Natalia Lafourcade Jorge Drexler Salvavidas de hielo. WM Spain 2017 03:29
Si nos dejan Ximena Sariñana and Jay de la Cueva Un mundo raro. WM Mexico 2018 03:41
Tinta Roja Rojay y Negro feat. Lila Downs Tinta roja. Cosmica 2018 04:03
Ingrata feat. Mon Laferte La Santa Cecilia Amar y vivir. Rebeleon, Inc. 2017 04:18
De Paisano a paisano Making movies feat. David Hidalgo You are another me. 3/2 Records 2017 04:09
Dary Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita Transparent Water. Otá Records 2017 10:18
Levitating Xenia Rubinos, Sammus, Olga Bell Levitating. Xenia Rubinos, Sammus & Olga Bell 2017 03:27
Anfibio (Space people remix) Dat Garcia Anfibio (Space People Remix). ZZK Records 2018 03:52