KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world. Our second season takes us to México, hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos alongside our curators, Mexico City DJ and music supervisor Junf, festival director and music consultant Monica Saldaña, and NPR’s Betto Arcos

Festival NRMAL director Moni Saldaña hits the ground running with goofy garage-rock, and exquisitely crafted shoegaze dreamscapes.

Move over Cinco de Mayo, this is the day Mexicans really celebrate — Mexican Independence Day (Las Fiestas Patrias)! Get into Global Beat, and get ready for El Grito.

Junf returns with spy-thriller soundtrack vibes, fresh yet familiar New Wave x French pop, and hard-charging rock en español.

NPR’s Betto Arcos weaves a tale of isolation vs. illumination, symphonic-pop in technicolor, and the shape of Mexican jazz to come.

Our genre-morphing journey begins with selections from Acapulco and CDMX. DJ Junf joins Raul Campos to spotlight retro-tinged romanticism, goth-Cumbia, and alt-pop.

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.