Catalina Maria Johnson

Catalina Maria Johnson appears in the following:

The Best Latin Music of 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

The singles and albums that came out this year seem to reflect the diversity of Latin music more than ever.


Alt.Latino's Favorites From SXSW 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The regular Alt.Latino chingonas talking about our 12 favorite acts from this year's virtual SXSW, including Vocal Vidas, Yasser Tejeda & Palotré, Ruido Rosa and more.


A New Album Turns The Sound Of Endangered Birds Into Electronic Music

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ten artists from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean recorded tracks using birdsong from their country, with all profits of the vinyl and digital release going to bird conservation projects.


How Ella Fitzgerald Is Influencing A New Generation Of Latinx Musicians

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Ella Fitzgerald's musical genius and influence is still being felt today. Latinx musicians Mabiland and Daymé Arocena explain how Fitzgerald inspires their music.


What We Heard At The Best Festivals For Latin Alternative Music

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alt.Latino hits the road to visit RuidoFest in Chicago, NuevoFest in Philadelphia and the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC.


Alt.Latino Food Truck Chats: Musicians Tell Their Own Stories At SXSW 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Over breakfast tacos and barbecue, Team Alt.Latino sat down with musicians at SXSW for interviews about their music.


Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The five nights of discoveries at SXSW 2019 served as a reminder that music can heal, challenge and change the world we live in.


Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

It's been another watershed year for Latin music. Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras, Stefanie Fernández, Catalina María Johnson and Marisa Arbona-Ruiz round up the year's best.


Jeremy Dutcher, The Newest Light In Canada's Indigenous Renaissance

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dutcher spent five years researching, writing and recording his brilliant and ambitious debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa -- now, it has earned one of Canada's most prestigious prizes.


iLe Uses Puerto Rican History To Focus On 'Odio'

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A new single and accompanying video spotlights an independence movement massacre to make a plea for understanding.


The Art Of Resistance: Judy Collins Shares A Song For The 'Dreamers'

Monday, August 13, 2018

Collins is no stranger to protest songs. The storied folk singer weighs in on the current immigration debate with a personal, new song.


Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.


Chancha Via Circuito: Magical Musical Realism And The Dance Floor

Monday, June 11, 2018

Argentine producer Pedro Canales conjures dance-worthy musical spells on his new album as Chancha Via Circuito.


Las Cafeteras Celebrates Love In The Time Of Borders

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The latest video from the California-based Mexican folk fusion band imagines a new existence for immigrants.


Monsieur Periné Returns With 'Encanto Tropical'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Colombian band stretches their boundaries across the decades, expanding on its swing and jazz-indebted sound with a pop sensibility.


LADAMA: The Pan-Latinx Sound Of Self-Actualization

Friday, May 18, 2018

The quartet, from four different countries and brought together through a collaboration initiative from the State Department, stitches the sounds of their homes into wholly new cloth.


Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino: Afro-Mexican Folk Takes Root in New York City

Friday, May 11, 2018

The band's sophomore album, Rios de Norte y Sur, pays loving homage to a music born of the collision of indigenous, African and Spanish cultures in colonial Mexico.


La Dame Blanche: Flute And Flow From Cuba To Paris

Monday, May 07, 2018

The bandleader skillfully mixes classical, jazz and hip-hop in a powerfully creative statement about Cuban music.


ÌFÉ Primer: Praise, Prayer And The Higher Love Of Drumming

Friday, April 27, 2018

In honor of ÌFÉ's Tiny Desk concert, a primer on West African ceremonial music and the band's role in bringing it to life.


La Mecánica Popular: Radical Afro-Latin Futurism

Thursday, April 12, 2018

With hints of chicha and electrified Miles Davis, La Mecánica Popular makes the ancient sound like the future on their new album, Rosa Cruz.