NPR Series: Alt.Latino
Songs As Soundtracks To The Story Of Latin Life08/28/14
This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.
From Alt.Latino, Five Conversations With Latin Music's Finest
Los Rakas, Jorge Drexler, Viento Callejero and other musicians join co-host Felix Contreras to discuss their latest musical projects.
A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo
Join us as 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.
Kickin' It In NYC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference At 15
Join us as we head to the annual gathering of up-and-comers and true legends. This year we also spoke to key decision-makers in the business.
Immigrant Voices: Writers Share Stories Of Coming, Staying, Going Back...
In the new book Immigrant 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.
The New Sounds Of Brazil: Artists To Watch
Over the next month, TV announcers will guide World Cup viewers through the soccer world. But if you're more interested in the sounds of host country Brazil, Alt.Latino has you covered.
Even When We Chill Out, We Rock Out: Spanish Punk, Puerto Rican Hip-Hop...
Join us for a 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.Latino co-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 Bohème
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.
Knock Your Wool Socks Off With New Latin Music
The hosts of the Alt.Latino podcast share their favorite new music to help usher in springtime. Hear a Brazilian hip-hop star, a rising Chilean folk artist, a moody Mexican singer and more.
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 for your weekend.
Si Se Puede: Cesar Chavez, The Man Vs. The Movie
Alt.Latino discusses the iconic leader and his recent biopic with writer Gustavo Arellano and film critic Ann Hoyt.
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.
Messing With Texas: Alt.Latino's Favorite Music From SXSW 2014
Hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras take a break from seeing bands long enough to discuss their favorite SXSW music over heaping plates of Texas barbecue.
Live From SXSW: Ana Tijoux, 'We Are Crazy As A Species'
We liked the Chilean rapper's new album Vengo so much, we invited her to spend some time with us during SXSW in Austin, Texas. Join us for our very first live taping of Alt.Latino.
Love Him Or Hate Him, Calle 13's Rene Perez Joglar Visits Alt.Latino
Hear an interview with the Puerto Rican singer and musician known as Visitante, plus new material from rapper Ana Tijoux, La Santa Cecilia and more.
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