NPR Series: Alt.Latino
Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America,...08/27/15
From the Chiquita Banana Girl to the Banana Republic, Alt.Latino takes a knife to the rich, fruit-themed songs that pervade Latin music.
Silk-Robe Songs: A Decadent Alt.Latino Playlist
A mixtape for when you're leaning out onto your balcony, looking melancholy and pretending to be a classic Hollywood dame.
No Sleep Until NYC, Chicago And Philly: A Latin...
Three festivals featuring Latin alternative music in one weekend speak to the growing popularity of the genre.
Narcocorridos: Telling Truths, Or Glorifying An Escaped...
Alt.Latino looks at popular songs chronicling the escape of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo this week. Some describe his getaway admiringly, while others mock his perceived collusion with authorities.
Keep It Moving: New Dance Music From Latin America
Guest DJs Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart stop by Alt.Latino to share some of their favorite dance-music finds from across the Spanish-speaking world.
Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima
On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.
In The Name Of Love: A Mixtape For LGBT Pride Month
Alt.Latino asks one of its favorite guest DJs, Oscar Nñ, to curate a pride-friendly playlist.
Learning To Fly: A Mixtape For The Airplane-Averse
Some of us aren't so keen on flying. From Alt.Latino, here's a collection of songs to get you from takeoff to landing, with something for every little bump in between.
Dreaming En Español: Latin Music To Soothe Your Summertime...
This week on Alt.Latino: a survey of the soft and airy, from Cuban remixes to fluffy Mexican pop.
So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To...
Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.
The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin
If you couldn't make it to one of Alt.Latino's favorite Latin music festivals, don't sweat it: Here's music from the show that we recorded live.
Pop Picks From Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico And Beyond
This week on Alt.Latino, co-host Jasmine Garsd tries to play only songs by Miguel, but is thwarted.
The Honduran-Canadian Singer And The Swedish Band: An...
We're doing one of our favorite things: sharing new music with our listeners. We've got Mexican bluegrass, Venezuelan retro and a Honduran crooner who makes beautiful music in Canada.
Grab Your Bionic Chanclas: Alt.Latino's Mixtape For The...
You knew this was going to happen eventually — might as well face it with a mix of great music.
'I Could Fall In Love': Selena's Legacy, 20 Years Later
It's been 20 years since the "Queen Of Tejano Music" was murdered. Alt.Latino looks at her legacy.
Fried Neckbones With Sazón: An Ode To Latin Soul
Alt.Latino spins essential Latin soul records and showcases new artists who are continuing the tradition in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Miami and points beyond.
Alt.Latino's Grown And Sexy Mixtape
Champagne, chocolates, silk sheets — and this Alt.Latino mix of sensual songs, with music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Argentina. No romantic evening would be complete without it.
It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Spring: An Alt.Latino...
For some, warm weather might be associated with sweet, breezy music. For others, it might be the sultry grooves of Cuban soul singer Alex Cuba.
A Cuban Soul Singer Walks Into A Colombian Party, And The...
Alt.Latino brings a mix of Cuban soul, Colombian dance, Mexican-American hip-hop, y mucho mas.
Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous...
This week, Alt.Latino plays songs sung in indigenous Latin American languages: Mapuche, Tzotzil, Guarani, Quechua and Tz'utujil from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico.
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