Music from Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

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A recent NPR Latin Roots show interviews Beat Latino host Catalina Maria Johnson, who spoke about Afro-Latino roots, cultural legacies, the isolation of the country’s regions through the ages, and the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

In this edition of Latin Roots, we look at the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Our guest, Beat Latino host Catalina Maria Johnson, selected some older music from Petrona Martinez (shown above) and her family, as well as a more modern example from Lido Pimienta, who is part of the large Colombian population based in Toronto. Pimienta uses traditional elements in her music, yet records on her laptop.

Johnson also created a Spotify playlist for those who’d like to explore the music further.

See article and listen to this terrible poignant music here: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/22/214580813/latin-roots-the-caribbean-coast-of-colombia?sc=tw&cc=share

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