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The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

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Latin Roots #40: Two Sides Of Afro-Colombian Music - August 8, 2013

The Pacific Coast with Catalina Maria Johnson August 8, 2013 - Today we hear music from the Pacific coast which is dominated by marimba.
Colombia has a large Afro Colombian population, up to 80% of the country is of African descent. Our Latin Roots guest today, Catalina Maria Johnson, from the Chicago based program Beat Latino, plays music from the coastal areas where that population is concentrated. It turns out that geography plays a major part in what the music sounds like.

Today we hear music from the Pacific coast which is dominated by marimba. UNESCO named marimba and the traditional chants of South Pacific Columbia a "Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage of Humanity." Catalina will play a traditional example from Grupo Naidy and then we get to hear how Herencia De Timbiqui puts a younger, more contemporary spin on that tradition. Next time we’ll hear completely different music from the Afro-Colombian population from the Caribbean Coast. Catalina has included a Spotify playlist for further enjoyment! /p> Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.


Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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