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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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To celebrate The Latino Experience film series from PBS, we chat with Latinx indie filmmakers to discuss the state of the industry, and why independent films are powerful for accurate representation.
Puerto Rico is an island full of sonic diversity. We take you across time, genre and musical boundaries through interviews with pop star Rauw Alejandro, vocalist Sebastian Otero and punk rocker AJ Davila.
To celebrate a new documentary about her life and career, we revisit our 2018 conversation with none other than Rita Moreno.
As we hit the midpoint of 2021, our host Felix Contreras is joined by Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre, NPR Weekend Edition producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, L.A. Times culture writer Suzy Exposito and Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández to discuss their favorites of the past six months.
Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.
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.
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Comments (22)

Amir O Kareem

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

Apr 5th
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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
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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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