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

Cover for Rio Arriba

Chancha Via Circuito

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

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  • "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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  • "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

For more information on this album, visit the artist's website.

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Girl In A Coma

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

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



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