The Year Ahead In Latin Music

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Y La Bamba is one of Alt.Latino's acts to watch for 2012.

Y La Bamba is one of Alt.Latino's acts to watch for 2012.

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Songs Heard In This Story

Carla Morrison, "Déjenme Llorar" (Mexico)

Y La Bamba, "Michoacan" (Portland, Ore.)

Raka Dun, "Sueño Americano" (Panama/Oakland, Calif.)

Ana Tijoux, "Desclasificado" (Chile)

You may have noticed that in 2011, Weekend Edition Sunday featured a lot more Latin music. That's because all year, the show has been visited by Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of the NPR Music podcast Alt.Latino.

To ring in 2012, Jasmine and Felix chat with host Audie Cornish about their predictions for the coming year in Latin alternative music — as well as some of the artists they'll have their eyes on as the months unfold.

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