NPR Series: Alt.Latino
Alt.Latino Picks Its Favorites From NPR's Tiny Desk...02/19/15
NPR Music received roughly 7,000 videos from artists looking to perform behind the Tiny Desk. Here, we take a look at some of the best Latin entries.
What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day
Following the time-honored Alt.Latino tradition of hating Valentine's Day, the show revisits the greatest villains of Latin love songs.
A Bolivian Folk Singer Walks Into A Portuguese Dance Club...
We've also got some odd combinations that turn out fantastically well, including Bolivian indigenous folk and electronic music, Mexican ranchero pop love songs and more.
Chilean Rock, Colombian Soul And Some Texas Punk
The show's first new music show of 2015 features a fierce new track by Chilean singer Camila Moreno.
Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life
On Alt.Latino, hear from an educator whose life's work is to bring classical music to young Latinos.
History Goes To The Illustrators: 'A Contrarian History Of The United...
Lalo Alcaraz and Ilan Stavans' new book isn't just hilarious; it's also important. Like all good history books, it makes a point to say something important about the present and the future.
Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word
The Portuguese term — which embodies a particular mix of melancholy, longing and loss — has no direct equivalent in English. But it does find full expression in bittersweet music.
Starting 2015 On The Right Foot: An Alt.Latino Dance Mix
Let's start the year right! NPR's Otis Hart stops by to spin some hot new Latin electronic dance music.
An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert
Celebrate the season with songs from across the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.
The Best Of 2014: Alt.Latino Listeners' Picks
Listeners chime in with their own favorites, including Chicano Batman and Helado Negro.
Hear The Songs Alt.Latino Missed In 2014
The year's not over yet, so hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras still have time to let go of their regrets before starting anew.
Alt.Latino's Favorite Latin Music Of 2014
Hear an eclectic batch of highlights, from a young Colombian soul singer to a Puerto Rican rocker.
Alt.Latino's Thanksgiving Mix: Music For Thought
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.
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