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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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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.
The story of Latin America has always been reflected in music. We asked a music writer, a college professor and reggaeton pioneer to help us understand the history and nuance of Latin Urban's dominance in pop music.
"If you liked Hamilton, you'll love this book," assures historian Jesse Hoffnung-Garskoff. It's a gripping read about migrants who conspired to overthrow a colonial monarchy and eliminate slavery.
We capture the sights, sounds and even the tastes of Afro Colombian culture at the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival.
The Puerto Rican rapper's musical history is essentially the history of the reggaeton. Her influence helped shape the genre as we know it.
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez did more than shake things up on the Super Bowl stage. A panel of sociologists and music writers unpack the dialog.
When does a depiction of culture, history and identity become inauthentic? And according to whom? We dig into the conversation around the novel American Dirt.
The 2017 winners of the Tiny Desk Contest travel to Havana with NOLA's The Soul Rebels to connect with Cimafunk, Cuban musicians and history.
We kick off the new year with Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee, garage-rocker Tall Juan and newcomers Salt Cathedral. 2020 already sounds amazing. Alt.Latino World Headquarters offers its first new music show of the decade and I couldn't do it without contributor Stefanie Fernández. Make sure to follow Alt.Latino's weekly playlist via Spotify or Apple Music. -- Felix Contreras
Not only is the SNL comedian a hilarious celebrity impersonator but also an impressive singer with an old-school vocal instrument. She shares her love for Queen, Celine Dion and No Doubt on this episode.
Fresh from their holiday Tiny Desk, members of Los Lobos take us on a pan-Latin cruise through Navidad from the Caribbean to Mexico to Texas.
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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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