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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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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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A Bolivian Folk Singer Walks Into A Portuguese Dance Club...

This week, we've got some odd combinations that turn out fantastically well, including Bolivian indigenous folk and electronic music, Mexican ranchero pop love songs and more.

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This Week On Alt.Latino: Chilean Rock, Colombian Soul And Some Texas Punk

Alt.Latino's first new music show of 2015 features a fierce new track by Chilean singer Camila Moreno.

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History Goes To The Illustrators: 'A Contrarian History Of The United States'

Lalo Alcaraz and Ilan Stavans' new book isn't just hilarious; it's also important. Like all good history books, it makes a point to say something important about the present and the future.

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Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word

The Portuguese term saudade, which embodies a particular mix of melancholy, longing and loss, has no direct equivalent in English. But it does find full expression in bittersweet music. Singer Luciana Souza and producer Beco Dranoff join Felix and Jasmine to help explain what saudade means.

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Starting 2015 On The Right Foot: An Alt.Latino Dance Mix

NPR's Otis Hart stops by to spin some hot new Latin electronic dance music.

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An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert

Celebrate the season with songs from across the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. D.C.-based choral group Cantigas joins us live in NPR's Studio 1 for a program of holiday music that's a perfect soundtrack for digesting 2014 and celebrating the arrival of the year to come.

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The Best of 2014: Alt.Latino Listeners' Picks

Listeners chime in with their own favorites of the year, including Chicano Batman and Helado Negro.

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Hear The Songs Alt.Latino Missed In 2014

So much fantastic music comes across Felix's and Jasmine's desks that a lot ends up getting left out of the weekly show. This week, they share some of the artists they feel they unfairly neglected in 2014.

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