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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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Las Mostras: Fierce Women Of Latin Music

In this week's episode of Alt.Latino, hear the music of "Las Mostras": the powerful, talented women of Latin music.

Las Mostras: Fierce Women Of Latin Music

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Three Cities, Four Festivals, One Alt.Latino Weekend

Philadelphia, New York and Chicago hosted four Latin Alternative music festivals within 48 hours of each other. Somehow, we managed to get to all of them.

Three Cities, Four Festivals, One Alt.Latino Weekend

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Guest DJ Agustín Lira: Struggles And Hope

The veteran protest singer reflects on a crucial time for the farm-worker movement when he helped organize workers using music.

Guest DJ Agustín Lira: Struggles And Hope

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Carrie Rodriguez's Lola is one of Alt.Latino's favorite albums of the year so far. Sarah Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Of 2016 (So Far)

We're halfway through the year, and we've already heard so much great music.

Alt.Latino Picks The Best Of 2016 (So Far)

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'I Feel Like I'm Free When I'm Dancing There': Love And Pride On The Dance Floor

The recent tragedy in Orlando hit a space that's practically sacred for gay Latinos. This week, Alt.Latino celebrates stories of the dance floor.

'I Feel Like I'm Free When I'm Dancing There': Love And Pride On The Dance Floor

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

Good music is good music, and it eventually breaks down all barriers. This week we've got Mexican bluegrass, Venezuelan retro and a Honduran crooner who makes beautiful music in Canada.

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

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A Guided Tour Of Colombian Music, From The Mountains To The Coasts

Veteran radio host Betto Arcos has just returned from a trip to Colombia, and he comes to Alt.Latino bearing gifts — including a deep dive into the country's best folk and contemporary music.

A Guided Tour Of Colombian Music, From The Mountains To The Coasts

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We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unexpected Places

As Latino populations grow in locations far from large urban centers, local music scenes are thriving. This week, Alt.Latino showcases a few artists from places off the beaten path.

We Are Everywhere: Latin Alternative Music In Unexpected Places

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Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude

The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week, so Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJs.

Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude

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José Martinez's mariachi opera Cruzar La Cara De La Luna premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 2010. Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera hide caption

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Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America

Hear re-imagined pre-Colombian music and arias from the jungles of Brazil and beyond, chosen with the help of Tom Huizenga from NPR Music's Deceptive Cadence.

Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America

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