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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

Alt.Latino and Code Switch: What is 'Latin Music' anyway?

12/26/2021
This week, Felix and Anamaria sit down with Shereen Marisol Meraji of the NPR Code Switch podcast to find out what exactly connects all the artists under the 'Latin music' category.

Duration:00:35:43

Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity

12/19/2021
This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at how the original 1961 West Side Story impacted Puerto Ricans growing up in New York.

Duration:00:31:55

Alt.Latino presents the best singles of 2021

12/12/2021
The Alt.Latino team discusses the best Latin music singles of 2021.

Duration:00:50:21

Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021

12/5/2021
The Alt.Latino team brings you a discussion of a few of our favorite album releases from 2021.

Duration:00:40:06

Voices from the past in Ecuador and Venezuela

11/21/2021
Two new compilations capture moments long lost to time using archival recordings from the 1960s and 70s.

Duration:00:29:44

Honor the Departed in Our Annual Sonic Altar

10/31/2021
In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed.

Duration:00:16:46

Presenting 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders': Pop music's 'Latin Explosion'

10/24/2021
This week on Alt.Latino, we're featuring a special episode from our friends at It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. From the three-part series exploring crossover in pop music, the podcast takes a look at the "Latin Explosion" of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Duration:00:36:11

Alt.Latino And NPR News: Musical Profiles From Mexico, Cuba and Peru

10/17/2021
This week we share music stories from NPR News that you should know about, featuring Cimafunk, Susana Baca and 'El Charro de Mexico' Vicente Fernandez.

Duration:00:34:58

Alt.Latino Unpacks the Latest Music News, Including Latin Grammy Drama

10/10/2021
An eclectic round-up of all the current happenings across the Latin Music world. Listen to conversations with Juanes, José González, Yosmel Montejo, as well as a run-down of the Latin Grammy nominations drama. This kind of chisme you don't want to miss.

Duration:00:36:33

Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera

10/3/2021
We bring you three stories from the U.S.-Mexico border: an unlikely music festival, musician/activist La Muna, and a bullfighting training center in Texas.

Duration:00:38:42

It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages

9/26/2021
Isabel Allende (The Soul of a Woman) and Sandra Cisneros (Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo) tell Alt.Latino about the role of women in Latino cultures, and why you kill off the handsome male character by page 112.

Duration:00:39:01

Elvis En Español: 'This Year's Model' Reimagined

9/19/2021
A score of Latin artists reimagine Elvis Costello's 1978 classic album, This Year's Model, completely in Spanish.

Duration:00:24:29

Alt. Latino's Fall Music Preview

9/12/2021
Our digital mail bag overflows with great new music to head into the last part of 2021. Songs heard on this episode: • Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, "Dreaming in Lions" • Meridian Brothers and Conjunto Media Luna, "La Secta" • Dos Santos, "A Shot in the Dark" • ÌFÉ, "Fake Blood" • Cimafunk (Feat. George Clinton), "Funk Aspirin" • Helado Negro, "Outside the Outside" • Alejandro Escovedo, "La Cruzada" • Orquesta Akokán, "El Inflador" • Liniker, "Clau" All these...

Duration:00:33:33

End Of Summer Rooftop Listening Party

9/5/2021
What better way to end the summer than with friends, a little vino, music and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd?

Duration:00:29:40

Gina Chavez Picks Her 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entries

8/15/2021
With Tio Felix on vacation, our guest host illustrates the width and breadth of Latinx musical expression through Tiny Desk Contest submissions.

Duration:00:29:31

Encore: The Meteoric Rise Of Latin Urban Explained

8/8/2021
The story of Latin America has always been reflected through music. This week, we rerun one of our most popular episodes and talk to experts to help us understand Latin Urban's pop music dominance.

Duration:00:24:07

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