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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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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


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Alt.Latino Tribute to Joao Gilberto

7/12/2019
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Paying tribute to the father of the bossa nova through his music and the words of his fellow musicians.

Duration:00:35:52

iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

7/10/2019
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The former Calle 13 vocalist and the roqueros from Kansas City discuss their new albums and how they channel their passions about the world into music.

Duration:00:50:07

A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

7/4/2019
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These songs have the power to say what we feel, even when we can't say them ourselves. We listen back to some of our favorite stories from NPR's American Anthem series.

Duration:00:48:42

Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

7/4/2019
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Six months into 2019, we highlight dream pop, electronic fantasies, West African Cuban music and Latin rock from a salsa icon.

Duration:00:45:42

Africa Speaks to Carlos Santana In New Album

6/13/2019
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Carlos Santana is having a big year: the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the 20th anniversary of Supernatural, and now a new album featuring Spanish vocalist Buika, Africa Speaks.

Duration:00:34:19

Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

6/6/2019
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With Cuba in the new this week, Alt.Latino re-examines the longstanding musical relationship between the US and Cuba.

Duration:00:29:32

Vida Actors Talk About Latinx Drama, Music and The Power Of Story Telling

5/30/2019
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The three women who play the lead characters in the Starz series Vida join Alt. Latino to talk music, drama and La Llorona.

Duration:00:29:39

Rodrigo y Gabriela Spin The Songs Behind Their Wild Sound

5/28/2019
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The Mexican guitar duo talk share songs by Nina Simone, Caifanes and Rage Against the Machine and discuss the role of the guitar in rock.

Duration:00:28:57

Lila Downs Celebrates Culinary And Cultural Sides Of Chile

5/9/2019
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The iconic Mexican vocalist and composer Lila Downs uses music to celebrate chiles.

Duration:00:37:57

Musical Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

5/3/2019
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Taina Asili and Olmeca talk about mixing activism with music in this week's show.

Duration:00:30:09

John Bolton's Push For 'Aggressive Use' Of U.S. Power

5/2/2019
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'New Yorker' staff writer Dexter Filkins says President Trump's current National Security Adviser John Bolton has been hawkish his whole life. His aggressive world view often contrasts with Trump's isolationist tendencies. After President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, Bolton said "Homo sapiens are hardwired for violent conflict." Filkins' new article is 'John Bolton On The War Path.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Dead To Me,' a new black comedy series on Netflix starring...

Duration:00:49:44

How Oligarchs, Kleptocrats & Crooks Stash Fortunes

5/1/2019
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Journalist Oliver Bullough runs kleptocracy tours in London, in which he points out mansions bought by corrupt foreign leaders and oligarchs. His book 'Moneyland' describes their secretive transnational world. Also, Ken Tucker reviews Lizzo's first major label album, 'Cuz I Love You.'

Duration:00:48:01

Erin Lee Carr, Daughter Of David Carr

4/30/2019
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Writer and documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late 'New York Times' columnist David Carr, talks about her parents' drug addiction and what it was like to have her father as a mentor. Her new memoir is 'All That You Leave Behind,' and she directed the HBO documentary 'At the Heart of Gold,' about the gymnasts sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Duration:00:48:42

Actor Patricia Arquette

4/29/2019
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Arquette has won awards for her performances in 'Escape at Dannemora,' 'Boyhood' and 'Medium.' She currently stars in 'The Act' on Hulu, based on the real-life story of Dee Dee Blanchard, a woman who falsely convinced her daughter, Gypsy Rose, and everyone they knew — including doctors — that Gypsy Rose was seriously ill and needed to use a wheelchair. Dee Dee Blanchard was murdered in 2015, and posthumously diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Arquette talks about playing a series...

Duration:00:48:06

Best Of: 'Lear' Actor Glenda Jackson / Baseball History In 10 Pitches

4/26/2019
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The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway — a role traditionally played by a man. "As we get older, those absolute barriers that define gender begin to crack," she says. Jackson took a 23-year break from acting when she was elected to Parliament in 1992. Also, linguist Geoffrey Nunberg talks about the true meaning of the s-word: "socialism." And 'New York Times' baseball writer Tyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what...

Duration:00:49:54

The Zombies & Roxy Music Head To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

4/26/2019
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The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees include the Zombies and Roxy Music. We listen back to archival interviews with Colin Blunstone of the Zombies, and Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno of Roxy Music. Also, John Powers reviews the Netflix nature series 'Our Planet.'

Duration:00:49:56

The Revelations And Redactions Of The Mueller Report

4/25/2019
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'Washington Post' investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman broke some of the big stories on the Trump's team's ties to Russia. She co-wrote commentary and analysis for the Post's publication of the Mueller report. Helderman notes what's new in the report, the questions left unanswered, and how encrypted texts and witnesses stymied the investigation. Also, critic Justin Chang reviews 'Avengers: End Game.'

Duration:00:47:29

How Psychiatry Turned To Drugs To Treat Mental Illness

4/24/2019
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The new book 'Mind Fixers' examines psychiatry's search for a biological understanding of mental illnesses, like depression and bipolar disorder. Science historian Anne Harrington talks about the revolution in medications — from Prozac to Xanax — and why pharmaceutical companies are leaving the psychiatric field. Maureen Corrigan reviews Janny Scott's memoir 'The Beneficiary,' about growing up in a wealthy Main Line family in Philadelphia. Scott's grandmother was said to be the...

Duration:00:48:14

Actor Glenda Jackson Is King Lear

4/23/2019
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The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway — a role traditionally played by a man. "As we get older, those absolute barriers that define gender begin to crack," she says. Jackson took a 23-year break from acting when she was elected to Parliament in 1992. She talks about playing kings and queens and what it was like having her own constituency.

Duration:00:47:51

How The Navy Failed Its Sailors

4/22/2019
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ProPublica journalist T. Christian Miller says outdated equipment and a shortage of sailors contributed to two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers in 2017, in which 17 sailors were killed. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Herlin Riley's album 'Perpetual Optimism.'

Duration:00:49:05