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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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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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Pete "Maestro" Vale from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta performs at the Alt.Latino/KUTX stage at Pachanga Festival in Austin, Texas.

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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

If you couldn't make it to one of Alt.Latino's favorite Latin music festivals, don't sweat it: Here's music from the show that we recorded live.

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R&B singer Miguel is causing a commotion in the Alt.Latino studios.

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Pop Picks From Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico And Beyond

This week on Alt.Latino, co-host Jasmine Garsd tries to play only songs by Miguel, but is thwarted.

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Morrissey.

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Happy Cinco De Morrissey!

Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who's become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.

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Daniela Andrade.

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The Honduran-Canadian Singer And The Swedish Band: An Alt.Latino Love Story

We're doing one of our favorite things: sharing new music with our listeners. We've got Mexican bluegrass, Venezuelan retro and a Honduran crooner who makes beautiful music in Canada.

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Vendaval, el Capitán Invencible was a comic book series created in the 1950s by Víctor Mora and Antonio Berna.

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Grab Your Bionic Chanclas: Alt.Latino's Mixtape For The Robot Apocalypse

You knew this was going to happen eventually—might as well face it with a mix of great music.

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Gus Salazar holds a photo of Selena Quintanilla-Perez in Corpus Christi, Texas, as fans gathered in March to remember the Latin pop star on the 20th anniversary of her death.

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'I Could Fall In Love': Selena's Legacy, 20 Years Later

It's been 20 years since the "Queen Of Tejano Music" was murdered. Alt.Latino looks at her legacy.

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We're starting off this week's show with Kali Uchis, one of our favorite new soul arrivals.

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Fried Neckbones With Sazón: An Ode To Latin Soul

Alt.Latino spins essential Latin soul records and showcases new artists who are continuing the tradition in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Miami and points beyond.

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Sara Montiel in El último cuplé, in which she sings "Fumando Espero."

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Alt.Latino's Grown And Sexy Mixtape

Champagne, chocolates, silk sheets - and this Alt.Latino mix of sensual songs, with music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Argentina. No romantic evening would be complete without it.

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Buraka Som Sistema was among the many Latin artists who impressed at this year's SXSW.

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Surviving SXSW, With An Assist

Alt.Latino's hosts called on others to help them wade through the talented Latin artists at this year's festival, including Buraka Som Sistema, Gina Chavez and Macaco.

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