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Catalina Maria Johnson

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  • Username: catalinamaria
  • Independent Host/Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Catalina Maria Johnson

Caption: Jessica Hernández and the Deltas, , Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

BEAT LATINO SPECIAL: Spanish, English, Spanglish and the Music (58:00)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

There's a recent trend to create music in both Spanish and English (even when the artist has primarily sung in one or the other) that we find fascinating, so here's a Beat ...
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BEAT LATINO SPECIAL: The Beauty of Our Color: Brown and Proud (58:00)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

This week's Beat Latino focuses on the beauty of our color brown, moreno skin, and the musical odes to  beautiful morenas to new anthems to the mixtures of international ...
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BEAT LATINO Special: Los Beatles! (Latin Style) (58:04)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the magnificent Sgt. Pepper album by the Beatles in 2017, so Beat Latino celebrates with an hour of All and Only Beatles tunes in ...
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Beat Latino special: A Tribute to Pete Seeger (58:02)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

A tribute to Pete Seeger's life-long musical activism in the Americas.
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Beat Latino 52: Mardi Gras Mambo! (58:34)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

Latin beat From Havana to New Orleans!
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Beat Latino 51: Valentine's Day Special! Besos - All Kinds of Kisses! (59:28)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Songs about kisses from all over the Latin and Latino musical universe.
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Beat Latino 49: Latinas that rocked 2011 (58:28)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

From veteran songstresses like Mexican American Lila Downs to quirky newcomers like Chilean Kali Mutsa, these ladies rocked 2011!
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Beat Latino 50: #Occupy Music (58:47)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

Music that hopes for change - tunes from the Latin and Latino musical universe for these turbulent times.
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BEAT LATINO 037: Mujeres! A musical tribute to women (58:46)
From: Catalina Maria Johnson

Let's celebrate women and Women´s History Month, Beat Latino style!

About Me

Catalina Maria Johnson, the host and producer of Beat Latino, as well as contributer of features on Latino musical arts to Chicago Public Radios, credits her bilingual and bicultural heritage to the tenacious insistence of a Mexican mom and a German/Swedish dad. Thanks to them, she grew up between two cities named St. Louis, one in Missouri, and the other, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Having traveled extensively and lived in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Honduras, Colombia, and other Latin countries, as well as having circled the globe at least once, visiting most of Europe, India, Japan, and Kenya, Catalina infuses her Latino/Latin radio shows with a multi-cultural perspective, highlighting the great richness and diversity of Latin music reaching back to classic recordings and looking ahead for the best of today's emerging sounds, styles, and performers.

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