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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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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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Singer/songwriter Alex Cuba.

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It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Spring: An Alt.Latino New Music Mix

Hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd bring you great new music from across the Spanish-speaking world.

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Dayme Arocena.

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A Cuban Soul Singer Walks Into A Colombian Party, And The Bass Drops

We dug into our recent listener suggestions and found some real gems: a mix of Cuban soul, Colombian dance and Mexican-American hip-hop.

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Vayijel is a Mexican rock band that sings in Tzotzil.

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Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

This week, Alt.Latino plays songs sung in indigenous Latin American languages: Mapuche, Tztotzil, Guarani, Quechua and Tz'utujil from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico.

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Alt.Latino Picks Its Favorites From NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

NPR Music received roughly 7,000 videos from artists looking to perform behind the Tiny Desk. Here, we take a look at some of the best Latin entries.

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What's Love Got To Do With It: Alt.Latino On The Villains Of Valentine's Day

Following the time-honored Alt.Latino tradition of hating Valentine's Day, the show revisits the greatest villains of Latin love songs.

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