Global Notes: The Music of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico La Perla
In this Oct. 5, 2017 photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. With tourism to Puerto Rico as a whole abruptly halted, the only visitors to La Perla since the Sept. 20 storm have been people like the U.S. National Park Service workers who came to distribute bottles of water. Ramon Espinosa / AP Photo
Puerto Rico La Perla
In this Oct. 5, 2017 photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. With tourism to Puerto Rico as a whole abruptly halted, the only visitors to La Perla since the Sept. 20 storm have been people like the U.S. National Park Service workers who came to distribute bottles of water. Ramon Espinosa / AP Photo

Global Notes: The Music of Hurricane Maria

Today is the one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico. On this week’s Global Notes segment, Vocalo’s Beat Latino host and producer Catalina Maria Johnson will trace the musical effects of the hurricane on the island, famous for a rich musical tradition. She’ll also feature music from an artist who’s performing this weekend at a benefit concert at Chicago’s Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.