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  • Betto Arcos (2018)

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    Betto Arcos is a radio journalist, DJ, professor and music promoter, all at the same time.

    Born in Xalapa, Mexico, and now based in Los Angeles, Betto got his BS degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

    For a decade, Betto has been a regular contributor to PRI’s "The World". He is the host and producer of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio”, and produced and hosted the daily music program “Global Village” on KPFK in Los Angeles. He humorously and seamlessly weaves in history, diaspora, and the blending of cultures in music—he's a full-service reporter.

    Betto has also taught arts and culture and broadcast journalism at Loyola Marymount University, and has developed a unique musical companion for Harvard University’s Divinity School. For the past few years, Betto has been a guest speaker at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, lecturing on “New Trends on Latin American Music” to mid-level career diplomats.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 El Changüí Majadero Changüí Majadero Mayumbero self-released
    # 2 Son Major Y Qué Aguabela Changüí
    # 3 Boogaloo Assassins Love Dies Hard Mi Jeva self-released
    # 4 Rumbankete Arcoiris Corazón de Cuba Belá Music
    # 5 Telmary Fuerza Arará Ibeyis Tunecore
    # 6 Quantic and Nidia Góngoa Curao María No Me Llevo Tru Thoughts
    # 7 Victoria Sur Tu Continente Bésame Mucho self-released
    # 8 La Mambanegra El Galegüeso y Su Malamaña El Sabor de la Guyaba Afropicks
             
    Book Gabriel García Márquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
             
    Luxury Item Blue Agave Mescal
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    25 Jan
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    18 Jan
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    03 May
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    15 Mar
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    04 Jan
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    29 Mar
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