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LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

This week, we share our favorite discoveries from the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York.

LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

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Latin Alternative Music Fests Heat Up The Summer

AltLatino's annual cruise of summer music festivals dedicated to Latin Alternative music, arts and culture. Three cities, four festivals!

Latin Alternative Music Fests Heat Up The Summer

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Alt.Latino's Midsummer New Music Roundup

Beat the heat with this sampler of new tunes, including everything from rock to Latin jazz to electronic to cumbia and flamenco.

Alt.Latino's Midsummer New Music Roundup

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Encore: Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

The musical exchange between the United States and Cuba goes back to the 19th century. Thankfully, the two countries' political standoff never filtered down to musicians.

Encore: Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

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Music That Inspires, Classic-Rock Edition

Prompted by the song that activist Jeanette Vizguerra says motivates her — John Lennon's "Imagine" — Alt.Latino presents a mix of inspirational classic-rock songs with Latin and jazz twists.

Music That Inspires, Classic-Rock Edition

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Guest DJ Raul Midón's Eclectic Influences Make Perfect Sense

The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist blends jazz, Latin music and soul seamlessly on his new album, Bad Ass And Blind. His musical touchpoints range from Paco de Lucía to Mercedes Sosa.

Guest DJ Raul Midón's Eclectic Influences Make Perfect Sense

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Guest DJ Ozomatli Covers Mexican Classics With A Reggae Groove

The globetrotting SoCal band shares tracks from its new album Non-Stop: Mexico>Jamaica, bringing music and laughs to the studio.

Guest DJ Ozomatli Covers Mexican Classics With A Reggae Groove

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Guest DJ: Chicano Batman's Musical DNA

Hear how the members of this SoCal band developed the funky, one-of-a-kind sound that's helped propel it to national success.

Guest DJ: Chicano Batman's Musical DNA

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These 3 Latinx Artists Are Challenging, Changing And Reclaiming Culture

Alt.Latino's summer music magazine features three artists — the band Making Movies, the writer Gabby Rivera and the singer Natalia Lafourcade — whose work reflects the reality and joy of life.

These 3 Latinx Artists Are Challenging, Changing And Reclaiming Culture

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Meet Me At The World Cafe: ÌFÉ Performs Live In Philadelphia

Alt.Latino joins forces with WXPN'S World Cafe to host an electric performance by the Puerto Rican band. Back in the studio, we speak with the band about its innovative approach to Yoruba culture.

Meet Me At The World Cafe: ÌFÉ Performs Live In Philadelphia

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