On The Turntables: Guest DJ Miss Mara08/19/14
Alt.Latino sometimes invites DJs to come on and spin records. This week: Miss Mara, who spins fun, eclectic mixes at a popular Mexico City bar called El Imperial.
The Undeniable Strength Of A Great Song
All of our featured artists this week speak to us in distinct musical settings: cumbia, electronica, downtempo and even a 1970s funk remake. It's a powerful reflection of just how broadly Latin music is being expanded, but what all these selections...
From Alt.Latino, Five Conversations With Latin Music's Finest
Hear five different conversations with artists from the Latin music scene including Rene Lopez, Los Rakas and more!
A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo
On this show, we walk through New York's Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.
Treasure Hunt: Discoveries From The Latin Alternative Music Conference
This week's show has musical treasures we uncovered during our trip to the Latin Alternative Music Conference. From a hypnotic Dominican songstress, to a dramatic Chilean pianist, and a Cuban crooner who is gracefully coming into her own.
Kickin' It In NYC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference At 15
Heargood conversation and songs on this week's show. We attended the LAMC...the annual gathering of up-and-comers and true legends. We hosted a panel with key decision-makers in the industry anddiscussedhow the Latin music industry and its audiences...
Immigrant Voices: Writers Share Stories Of Coming, Staying, Going Back...
In the new bookImmigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories,writers from around the world explore the immigrant experience. Hear their stories — and music from Cuban pianist Omar Sosa.
A New World Of Expression: Latino Identity Through Music
Alt.Latino celebrates its fourth birthday with musicians from Winnipeg to Buenos Aires. Together, the selections reflect a new Latino identity, with sounds both new and traditional.
Guest DJ With Adrian Quesada, A Man Who Needs Four Bands
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, The Echocentrics, Ocote Soul Sounds and Spanish Gold all capture the vision of the Austin musician. This week on Alt.Latino, Quesada spins some of his favorite music.
The New Sounds Of Brazil: Artists To Watch
Brazil is in the spotlight right now, both for World Cup festivities and for its tense social and political situation. But onAlt.Latino, Brazil has always been in the spotlight: We constantly dedicate shows to the Latin American giant's rich musical...
Even When We Chill Out, We Rock Out: Spanish Punk, Puerto Rican Hip-Hop...
Enjoy this listening session that includes a lovesick Puerto Rican rapper, wild Spanish punk rockers and some globe-trotting Uruguayans.
Rebels On The Dance Floor: New Songs From Chile, Colombia And Beyond
On this week's Alt.Latino, groove to sexy Mexican funk and sway to an '80s-tinged pop ballad with hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.
No Sleep 'Til Puerto Rico: Guest DJ With AJ Davila
Puerto Rico is known for salsa and reggaeton, but it also has a strong rock and rap scene. Boricua rocker AJ Davila joins Alt.Latino for one of the show's most fun and raucous Guest DJ sets yet.
Pachanga Festival 2014: Austin's Best-Kept Secret, Revealed
The annual music festival is one of the coolest Latin music events Austin has to offer.Alt.Latinoco-hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras head to Texas to check out some of their favorite bands.
Latin Rock Lives: In The Studio With Venezuela's La Vida Boh?me
We swung by Austin's Pachanga Music Festival, and guess who we ran into? One of our favorite Caribbean rock bands, La Vida Bohème. They join us at KUTX for an electrifying performance.
Dancing To The Radio: Alt.Latino's Cinco De Mayo Playlist
Whether you observe the holiday or not, here's a cool and relaxing set of songs to start of the month of May.
'Cesar Chavez': Discussing The Movie And The Man
Alt.Latino discusses the iconic leader and his recent biopic with writer Gustavo Arellano and film critic Ann Hoy.
Chicken Soup For The Ears: New Music To Cure What Ails You
Co-host Felix Contreras plays soothing new music for his ailing co-host, Jasmine Garsd.
Borderland Music: Songs From The U.S.-Mexico Frontera
NPR took a 2,428-mile trip along the border between Mexico and the U.S. Alt.Latino highlights some of the music heard along the way.
Moshing In The Rain: Alt.Latino Takes Mexico City
Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras rode vans with rock stars and got serenaded by mariachi singers. Join them as they tackle the biggest music festival Latin America has to offer.
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