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Alt.Latino

So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To Piñata Protest'

Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.

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Ricky Munoz, lead singer of Intocalbe, performs in Juarez, Mexico earlier this month. Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border, is inspired by Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino

Borderland Music: Songs From The U.S.-Mexico Frontera

NPR took a 2,428-mile trip along the border between Mexico and the U.S. Alt.Latino highlights some of the music heard along the way.

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IXTEPEC, MEXICO — Thousands of Central American migrants ride trains known as La Bestia (the beast) during their long and perilous journeys north through Mexico to the U.S. border. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Coors beer faces controversy for its use of the Puerto Rican flag on its Puerto Rican Day Parade beer cans. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino

El Pueblo Unido: More Latin American Protest Songs

Gustavo Arellano guest-hosts an episode of Alt.Latino about political protest music from Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and more.

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Music Articles

Six Immigrant Songs Of Triumph And Tragedy

The Alt.Latino hosts share music that misses home and treks dangerous terrain to make a new one, from Calle 13 to Celia Cruz.

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The Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia is nominated in the Best Tropical Song category at this year's Latin Grammys. Rene Miranda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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