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A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.

A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.
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Austin, TX

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A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.

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Spanish


Episodes

Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

10/18/2018
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The iconic actor and musicians teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing both bog band swing tunes and songs from his catalog.

Duration:00:47:38

Alt.Latino Icon: Jose Feliciano, Cross Over Pioneer

10/11/2018
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The iconic musician talks about his career and plays songs that influenced his music.

Duration:00:29:11

Cuban Treasures Unearthed: Remastered Cuban Jam Sessions

10/4/2018
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'The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions' box set proves these friendly gatherings were incubation chambers for Afro-Cuban music and jazz.

Duration:00:42:26

'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

9/27/2018
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Latin music is well represented in the popular Tiny Desk Concert series.

Duration:00:41:15

Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

9/20/2018
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A collection of stories from NPR News about the devastating storm and its aftermath.

Duration:00:48:27

La Dame Blanche: Hip-Hop Urbano Cubano

9/17/2018
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This special Spanish language Podcast Extra highlights a Cuban hip-hop artist in her own words.

Duration:00:23:19

Alejandro Escovedo: Latino Punk Pioneer's New Album

9/13/2018
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The Crossing tells a story of identity and rock and roll dreams on his newest album.

Duration:00:35:06

Samba Inspires New Novel

8/30/2018
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Air That You Breathe by Frances De Pontes Peebles captures samba's golden age.

Duration:00:39:27

New Music Highlights Nuance of Identity

8/9/2018
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Summer's almost over so we present new sounds and two video premiers from upcoming albums.

Duration:00:37:02

Mid Summer New Music Round Up!

8/2/2018
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Great new music to get you through the rest of the summer!

Duration:00:29:55

Summer Latin Music Festivals Celebrate Musical Diversity

7/20/2018
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Latinx bands who feel shut out of mainstream Fests find gigs at Latin music festivals

Duration:00:43:43

Activist Musicians Take On Trump Policies

7/6/2018
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Musicians use music to challenge the President's immigration policies.

Duration:00:45:54

Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

6/28/2018
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We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.

Duration:00:52:26

Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

6/21/2018
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The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.

Duration:00:28:42

'Vida,' The Groundbreaking Cable Drama That Gets Latinx Narratives Right

6/12/2018
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This week, Alt.Latino talks to Vida show runner Tanya Saracho about portraying Latinx stories of queerness, family and gentefication with an eye toward nuance onscreen and representation offscreen.

Duration:00:29:19

J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

5/25/2018
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After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.

Duration:00:31:52

Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults

5/17/2018
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This week on Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.

Duration:00:29:32

Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

5/17/2018
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The San Antonio-based band can trace its musical roots back to conjunto's beginnings in the early 1930s. The group plays guest DJ with tracks from its Spanglish-titled new album.

Duration:00:29:13

Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

5/3/2018
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A panel of women take on the topic of what it takes to make in in the Latin music business while staying true to your gender identity.

Duration:00:29:14

Tiny Desk Contest: The Latinx Artists We Loved

5/3/2018
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The NPR Music staff watched almost 5,000 videos during the Tiny Desk Contest. We highlight five Latinx artists that impressed us.

Duration:00:29:05