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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.
220 Episodes
A score of Latin artists reimagine Elvis Costello's 1978 classic album, This Year's Model, completely in Spanish.
Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021. Songs heard on this episode:• Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, "Dreaming in Lions"• Meridian Brothers and Conjunto Media Luna, "La Secta"• Dos Santos, "A Shot in the Dark"• ÌFÉ, "Fake Blood"• Cimafunk (Feat. George Clinton), "Funk Aspirin"• Helado Negro, "Outside the Outside"• Alejandro Escovedo, "La Cruzada"• Orquesta Akokán, "El Inflador"• Liniker, "Clau"All these tracks can be found in Alt.Latino's weekly playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
What better way to end the summer than with friends, a little vino, music and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd?
With Tio Felix on vacation, our guest host illustrates the width and breadth of Latinx musical expression through Tiny Desk Contest submissions.
The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. This week, we rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts to help us understand Latin Urban's pop music dominance.
The Cuban experience is synonymous with Cuban music. This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba and the island's history with protest music.
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.
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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