Que Bueno! Latin Music For Everybody

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Latin Artists On The Show

Carla Morrison (upper left), Chancha Via Circuito (right), Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (bottom left)

This past summer, NPR Music launched a new program called Alt Latino.  Each week, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras offer a surprising mix of Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish.  Imagine salsa or merengue mixed with electronica, or cumbia crossed with hip-hop.

The sounds and rhythms of Latin America inform much of the music we often feature on All Songs Considered, though we don't normally feature a lot from that part of the world.  So on this week's program, Jasmine and Felix chat with All Songs host Bob Boilen and share music from Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and more. They also tell us how the driving sounds and infectious rhythms often come with important political messages that come through even if you don't speak Spanish.

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Que Bueno! Latin Music For All Listeners

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Chancha Via Circuito

  • Album: Río Arriba
  • Song: Pintar El Sol (Chancha Via Circuito remix)

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Song
Pintar El Sol (Chancha Via Circuito remix)
Album
Rio Arriba
Artist
Chancha Via Circuito
Released
2010

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Bomba Estéreo

  • Album: Blow Up
  • Song: Juana

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Song
Juana
Album
Blow Up
Artist
Bomba Estéreo
Label
Nacional
Released
2009

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Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios

  • Album: El Juidero
  • Song: El Juidero

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El Juidero
Album
El Juidero
Artist
Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios
Label
Sony U.S. Latin
Released
2010

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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

  • Album: Vasos Vacios
  • Song: Matador

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Matador
Album
Vasos Vacios
Artist
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Label
Sony Music Distribution
Released
1993

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Carla Morrison

  • Album: Mientras Tú Dormías
  • Song: Compartir

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Girl In A Coma

  • Album: Adventures In Coverland
  • Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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Song
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Album
Adventures In Coverland
Artist
Girl In A Coma
Label
Blackheart Records
Released
2010

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