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A voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.More from Alt.Latino »

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Fans attend New York's Brasil Summerfest, which highlights Brazilian music in a wide variety of styles and genres.

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An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.

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Bardo Martinez of Chicano Batman at Ruido Fest 2015 in Chicago.

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No Sleep Until NYC, Chicago And Philly: A Latin Alternative Feast

Three festivals featuring Latin alternative music in one weekend speak to the growing popularity of the genre.

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A boy stands next to a police car bearing a picture of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

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Narcocorridos: Telling Truths, Or Glorifying An Escaped Drug Lord?

Alt.Latino looks at popular songs chronicling the escape of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo this week. Some describe his getaway admiringly, while others mock his perceived collusion with authorities.

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Chilean DJ Imaabs.

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Keep It Moving: New Dance Music From Latin America

Guest DJs Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart stop by Alt.Latino to share some of their favorite dance-music finds from across the Spanish-speaking world.

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Novalima blends Afro-Peruvian folk music with electronic beats.

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Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.

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DJ Tribilin Sound serves up bass, beeps and bloops from the Peruvian underground.

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The Livin' Is Easy: A Summer Solstice Mixtape

From the EDM clubs of Lima to the hip-hop dance halls of Fresno, Alt.Latino slides into summertime with a slick mix of new music.

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Rapper Jay Boogie.

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In The Name Of Love: A Mixtape For LGBT Pride Month

One of our resident DJ's, Oscar Nñ, is in the house! We asked him to curate a playlist of songs to celebrate LGBT Pride.

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Alt.Latino has assembled a mixtape for any airplane ride.

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Learning To Fly: A Mixtape For The Airplane-Averse

Some of us aren't so keen on flying. From Alt.Latino, here's a collection of songs to get you from takeoff to landing, with something for every little bump in between.

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Ibeyi.

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Dreaming En Español: Latin Music To Soothe Your Summertime Soul

This week on Alt.Latino: a survey of the soft and airy, from Cuban remixes to fluffy Mexican pop.

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Piñata Protest.

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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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