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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
209 Episodes
We take a look at the headlines from the past week and can't help but notice Latinos and Latinos stacking up wins.
A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.
We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.
The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.
We talk cultura, new tunes and what it means to step out of comfort zones with Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades.
We take the Alt.Latino Time Machine back 50 years to tell the story of how three albums captured a moment when music, culture and current events collided in song: WAR's All Day Music, El Chicano's Revolución and Santana's Santana III.
The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.
Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.
Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.
We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these experts had us feeling all kinds of Selena energy and love in the room.
Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.
Tino Contreras talks about his upcoming show at the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. This interview was conducted en español.
Fans from around the world speak of Omar Sosa's gigs as spiritual experiences — the silence is just as important as the notes. The pianist's new album features field recordings of traditional musicians and instruments from East Africa.
Latin music is part of the cultural fabric of America. Two new books from Leila Cobo and Betto Arcos show how far back that history goes.
We dive back in time to understand the roles women have occupied in Latin music, and look forward at the artists blazing new trails — pushing progress for both female instrumentalism and the entirety of Latin music.
This week we present stories of the pandemic from NPR, StoryCorps and the University of Texas to remember a year of loss and hope.
Bobi Céspedes' spiritual presence is as joyful as her voice. On this episode, the singer shares her music and connection to her African roots.
This week's episode examines the story of the force behind a social movement. Johnny Pacheco crafted a legacy of cultural pride and stellar musicianship for Fania Records, imprinting his own genius in the minds and hearts of generations of musicians to come in the process.
Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara invites us to Distrito Federal by taking us on a tour of his past, including a party at Prince's Paisley Park.
Chick Corea's music has been such a big part of our lives. Arturo O'Farrill, Sofía Rei, Haydée Milanés, Rubén Blades and many others share what his music meant to them.
Comments (22)

Amir O Kareem

That's true for me i like salsa merengue rock music with Spanish word i.e Puya

Apr 5th

Ro Armendaris

Now, this is an example of what Latin Music means. What a trajectory! We need more artists with this kinda of talent! Bring back quality please!

Mar 24th

martin gutierrez

todo bien para todos nosotros

Oct 9th

Jeff Juris


Jul 26th
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Isaias Herrera

that Clandestino - Manu Chao cover tho

May 10th

Nik Iba

Feb 25th

Qwami Ade


Feb 17th

Glendo Ayerdis


Jan 5th

Lucho L'Pastor

i like it

Nov 19th

Lucho L'Pastor

good music

Nov 19th

Victor Cruz

Vicente Fernández

Sep 14th

Damián Humphrey

Super show! Viva 🇵🇦👍🏽

Aug 3rd

Lost blader

musica legendaria. luv it. excelente

Jun 24th

Elmeme Djtempo

trap en español?????

May 3rd
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Marie Roquez


Mar 3rd

Wendy Gravelle

Conway twitty

Jan 29th

Peter Hernandez

i want post Malone

Jan 2nd

Maria Rosa Rodriguez Acosta

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

Nov 9th
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