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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
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From Carlos Vives to Ana Tijoux, here's a batch of new music that meditates on identity, culture and the pandemic.
Reclaiming Boogaloo

Reclaiming Boogaloo

2020-07-2433:31

The very essence of boogaloo music is about "bringing people together, creating conversation and creating community." How was it appropriated by white supremacists?
One half of the Grammy-winning group Calle 13, Residente has written his share of powerful protest songs. This week he shares his favorites by other artists.
"Blackness is heterogeneous." On this week's episode, deep conversations about the Afro Latinidad and Blackness.
Our annual mid-year survey contains music that speaks to the current health crisis, as well as the fight for racial equality.
Juanes Turns Inward

Juanes Turns Inward

2020-06-1927:521

Juanes reflects on lessons learned from the world-wide pandemic, how Latin music has changed in the last ten years and his love of Metallica and Bruce Springsteen.
"Music is more democratic than literature." Ten years after releasing her debut album, the Dominican musician and novelist returns with Mandinga Times.
Over the past decade, Alt.Latino has covered immigration, LGBTQ concerns, fights for social justice and, of course, music. Looking back this week, we revisit our very first episode and pilot.
These conversations with Lila Downs and Gina Chavez explore identity, the power of language and listening to our ancestors for guidance.
Music gives voice to frustration and anger. On this episode, we listen to musicians demand social justice in song and action.
The Mexican folk music of Veracruz is a pathway not just to her own cultural and familial roots, Natalia Lafourcade says, but also offers a balm for these times.
This week, we host a roundtable with reporters covering the coronavirus and how infections have adversely impacted communities of color in the U.S.
From a virtual songwriting camp to studio session work, we check back with Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron and Making Movies' Enrique Chi about what they're doing to generate some income during quarantine.
Hit play on new songs from Chicano Batman, Lido Pimienta and Helado Negro for your indoor and socially-distanced outdoor activities.
Hear an interview with the great Cuban percussionist as he remembers Havana nightlife in the 1940s and the pulsing streets of New York just after World War II.
If there was ever a need for the healing power of music, now is that time. We put out a call for the songs helping you cope and, on this episode, we play your picks.
Davíd Garza, Making Movies' Enrique Chi and Rocio Marron share the struggle of being a working musician during this time.
In the wake of the cancellation of SXSW this year, Alt.Latino explores the bands we had wanted to see this year in Austin, Texas.
We use the music of pianist Omar Sosa this week to calm our anxieties and fears during an uncertain time.
Bad Bunny's YHLQMDLG is the buzz of the Latinx internet, but we also speed through 14 other essential releases.
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martin gutierrez

todo bien para todos nosotros

Oct 9th
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Jeff Juris

fantastico!

Jul 26th
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Isaias Herrera

that Clandestino - Manu Chao cover tho

May 10th
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Nik Iba

Feb 25th
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Qwami Ade

☝🏿PRIMERO💥

Feb 17th
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Glendo Ayerdis

Chayanne

Jan 5th
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Lucho L'Pastor

i like it

Nov 19th
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Lucho L'Pastor

good music

Nov 19th
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Victor Cruz

Vicente Fernández

Sep 14th
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Damián Humphrey

Super show! Viva 🇵🇦👍🏽

Aug 3rd
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Lost blader

musica legendaria. luv it. excelente

Jun 24th
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Elmeme Djtempo

trap en español?????

May 3rd
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Marie Roquez

😘😘😘😘

Mar 3rd
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Wendy Gravelle

Conway twitty

Jan 29th
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Peter Hernandez

i want post Malone

Jan 2nd
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Maria Rosa Rodriguez Acosta

No me gusta que en los comentarios de música no lo hagan en español.

Nov 9th
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