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Richard Blair recently re-formed Sidestepper with a new generation of Colombian musicians.

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Sidestepper: Richard Blair's Timeless Great Idea

The Colombian band has a long history of widespread influence and electronically enhanced grooves. Hear the band's founder in a music-filled discussion with Alt.Latino.

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Kali Uchis.

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Alt.Latino's Midwinter Pick-Me-Up Mix

Ever have one of those days when the world is conspiring against you? When even your dog isn't your biggest fan? This mix ought to help lift your spirits.

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Natalia Clavier.

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Getting Personal With Alt.Latino Guest DJ Natalia Clavier

The Argentine singer makes her own music when she's not working with the band Thievery Corporation.

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Girl In A Coma.

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This Week On Alt.Latino: New Music, And Remembering A Legend

Hear new music from around the world, as well as a batch of songs that pay homage to David Bowie.

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Dayme Arocena is part of a new wave of young Cuban musicians who put a new spin on tradition.

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In Cuba, Musicians Redefine The Classics

Cuba has a rich tradition of both Afro-Caribbean and classical music. Now, vibrant young musicians are re-imagining both.

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This New Year's Eve, don't forget to dance. Alt.Latino can help.

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Ring In The New Year, 'Screwmbia' Style

Pump up your New Year's Eve dance party with help from Alt.Latino and Texas "screwmbia" DJ Luis Espada, better known as King Louie of the Peligrosa collective.

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Gaby Moreno and Gina Chavez perform live at KUT's Studio 1A.

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Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

Her voice dripping with Southern R&B grit, Moreno and her band never lose sight of the emotion in the holiday classics they perform at KUT in Austin, Texas.

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Miguel.

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Los Mejores: Alt.Latino's Favorite Musicians Of 2015

Colombian soul singers, Miami bad girls, Mexican crooners and many more: Hear the music that rocked our world.

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USC professor Josh Kun, who joins Alt.Latino for this week's show, is a co-founder of the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, which in 2013 assembled a collection of Latino-Jewish music titled It's A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba.

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Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection

With Hanukkah around the corner, Alt.Latino explores the huge influence Jewish musicians have had on Latin music. Yes, that includes a Celia Cruz performance of "Hava Nagila."

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DJ Ramiro Jota with Argentine MC Sara Hebe.

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Guatemalan Hip-Hop, Argentine MCs, Puerto Rican Soul And More

This week on Alt.Latino, hear a wide variety of sounds and styles from across the Latin music world.

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