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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

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Austin, TX

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NPR

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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Language:

Spanish


Episodes

We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida'

7/24/2021
The Cuban experience is synonymous with Cuban music. This week, we take a look at the uprising in Cuba and the island's history with protest music.

Duration:00:36:09

Indie Film And Latinx Reality

7/18/2021
To celebrate The Latino Experience film series from PBS, we chat with Latinx indie filmmakers to discuss the state of the industry, and why independent films are powerful for accurate representation.

Duration:00:34:12

No Boundaries On The Island: The Music Of Puerto Rico

7/11/2021
Puerto Rico is an island full of sonic diversity. We take you across time, genre and musical boundaries through interviews with pop star Rauw Alejandro, vocalist Sebastian .Otero and punk rocker AJ Davila.

Duration:00:34:49

The Alt.Latino Interview: Rita Moreno

7/4/2021
To celebrate a new documentary about her life and career, we revisit our 2018 conversation with none other than Rita Moreno.

Duration:00:32:32

Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2021 (So Far)

6/27/2021
As we hit the midpoint of 2021, our host Felix Contreras is joined by Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre, NPR Weekend Edition producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, L.A. Times culture writer Suzy Exposito and Alt.Latino contributor Stefanie Fernández to discuss their favorites of the past six months.

Duration:00:29:00

Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español

6/22/2021
Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.

Duration:00:26:12

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Lobos And Tania León Post Their W's

6/20/2021
We take a look at the headlines from the past week and can't help but notice Latinos and Latinos stacking up wins.

Duration:00:44:17

'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music

6/13/2021
A workshop on the eastern coast of Honduras is keeping Garifuna culture alive and accessible for young musicians.

Duration:00:29:11

Loss, Love And Resilience Across Latinidad

6/6/2021
We're taking a step back to do a survey of what's happening across the community. We'll introduce you to an artist that maybe you don't know, hang out with some Cuban drummers, meet high school teachers on the hunt for vaccines, and give a sneak peek of next week's show.

Duration:00:39:46

Bakosó: Cuban Grooves Meet Afrobeats

5/30/2021
The documentary film Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba captures the development of a new music style in Santiago de Cuba.

Duration:00:29:15

You Just Can't Peg Pedrito Martinez And Rubén Blades

5/23/2021
We talk cultura, new tunes and what it means to step out of comfort zones with Pedrito Martinez and Rubén Blades.

Duration:00:38:20

Long Hair And Lowriders: Latin Rock In 1971

5/16/2021
We take the Alt.Latino Time Machine back 50 years to tell the story of how three albums captured a moment when music, culture and current events collided in song: WAR's All Day Music, El Chicano's Revolución and Santana's Santana III.

Duration:00:15:59

Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

5/5/2021
The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.

Duration:00:21:11

Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet

5/2/2021
Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.

Duration:00:35:09

New York City's Influence On Latin Music

4/25/2021
Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.

Duration:00:29:20

Selena's Spark Still Shines

4/19/2021
We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these experts had us feeling all kinds of Selena energy and love in the room.

Duration:00:37:49

Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

4/11/2021
Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.

Duration:00:31:26

A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig

4/9/2021
Tino Contreras talks about his upcoming show at the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. This interview was conducted en español.

Duration:00:17:53

Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa

4/4/2021
Fans from around the world speak of Omar Sosa's gigs as spiritual experiences — the silence is just as important as the notes. The pianist's new album features field recordings of traditional musicians and instruments from East Africa.

Duration:00:29:19

From The 'Cosmic Barrio' To 'Despacito,' Two Latin Music Books We Love

3/28/2021
Latin music is part of the cultural fabric of America. Two new books from Leila Cobo and Betto Arcos show how far back that history goes.

Duration:00:41:24