Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

What a month of May for new music! There’s a Lou Reed-Ruben Blades-Making Movies tune (yes, really! Panamá, presente!) immigration allegory, edgy nuevo bolero-ballads from Puerto Rico’s Ile, smooth, smart bachata from Dominican Republic’s Vicente Garcia, Andean folk-electronica from Barda and Celeste Gomez Machado—something for everyone! Because nuestra música is as magical, varied wondrous as the multiple legacies, movements, roots and histories that have nurtured it through the centuries, exploding onto the 21st Century. Enjoy!

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
ClandestinoLila DownsAl Chile.Columbia201903:43
The WallChe ApalacheRearrange my heart.Joe Troop Music201901:58
Rosa MorenaBeats y BateríaBeats y Batería.Beats y Batería201906:13
AhomaleCombo ChimbitaAhomale.Anti/Epitaph201903:41
MitoteCochemeaAll my relations.Daptone Records201903:33
DelilahMaking Movies & Rubén BaldesDelilah.Making Movies201904:10
Me quedo o me voyXenia RubinosShould I stau or should I go.Anti/Epitaph201903:19
De LunaiLeAlmadura.Sony Music Latin201904:22
Las hojas tienen mudanzaBarda feat. Celeste Gomez MachadoEl Camino de Leda.Fértil Discos201904:40
El MitoFrikstailers feat. AterciopeladosExtrasolar.Nacional Records201903:33
Ahí ahíVicente GarcíaCandela.Sony Music Entertainment201903:31
Path of TotalityTijuana PanthersCarpet Denim.Innovative Leisure201903:04
SuavecitoRadio free HondurasSuavecito .Abu Banana Records2019201905:00
I’ll be aroundThe AltonsThe Altons.Counter Culture Records/Cosmica Records201904:40

Featured photo: IlE



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