NPR Series: Alt.Latino
Alt.Latino's Thanksgiving Mix: Music For Thought11/26/14
Chilean hip-hop, Puerto Rican soul and Brazilian melancholy: It's our new music mix.
The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More
With the help of Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas, Alt.Latino finds gems among this year's nominees, from a flamenco legend to a laid-back troubadour.
Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now
Alt.Latino celebrates a Latin rock legacy, plays new music and discusses the film The Book Of Life.
'Midnight In Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo...
Corchado covered the Mexican drug war during its bloodiest peak. He joins Alt.Latino to discuss his book Midnight In Mexico and the music he enjoyed while writing it.
New Cuban Hip-Hop Meets Old Cuban Soul
Alt.Latino takes a trip into the vault to remember Graciela, the Queen Of Latin Jazz, but also showcases a great new Cuban jazz singer and rapper named La Dame Blanche.
From Puerto Rican Soul To Ranchero Punk, New Obsessions In Latin Music
This week on Alt.Latino, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras document their latest musical passions — including amazing music from the Los Angeles Tropical revival.
Gustavo Cerati: Listeners Look Back At A Latin Rock Legend
Alt.Latino celebrates the singer-songwriter and Soda Stereo leader, with guest host Ernesto Lechner.
Remembering Gustavo Cerati With The Artists He Influenced
This week on Alt.Latino, we listen to new music and consider the legacy of a man who opened doors for countless Latin rock musicians. Cerati died on Sept. 4 at age 55.
The Man Who Made The Spanish-Speaking World Laugh
Alt.Latino discusses Mario Moreno, who performed as the goofy but witty movie character Cantinflas beginning in the 1930s, and assesses his impact on Latin culture.
Songs As Soundtracks To The Story Of Latin Life
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.
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