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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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Novalima blends Afro-Peruvian folk music with electronic beats.

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Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.

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DJ Tribilin Sound serves up bass, beeps and bloops from the Peruvian underground.

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The Livin' Is Easy: A Summer Solstice Mixtape

From the EDM clubs of Lima to the hip-hop dance halls of Fresno, Alt.Latino slides into summertime with a slick mix of new music.

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Rapper Jay Boogie.

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In The Name Of Love: A Mixtape For LGBT Pride Month

One of our resident DJ's, Oscar Nñ, is in the house! We asked him to curate a playlist of songs to celebrate LGBT Pride.

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Alt.Latino has assembled a mixtape for any airplane ride.

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Learning To Fly: A Mixtape For The Airplane-Averse

Some of us aren't so keen on flying. From Alt.Latino, here's a collection of songs to get you from takeoff to landing, with something for every little bump in between.

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Ibeyi.

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Dreaming En Español: Latin Music To Soothe Your Summertime Soul

This week on Alt.Latino: a survey of the soft and airy, from Cuban remixes to fluffy Mexican pop.

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Piñata Protest.

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So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To Piñata Protest'

Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.

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Pete "Maestro" Vale from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta performs at the Alt.Latino/KUTX stage at Pachanga Festival in Austin, Texas.

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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

If you couldn't make it to one of Alt.Latino's favorite Latin music festivals, don't sweat it: Here's music from the show that we recorded live.

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R&B singer Miguel is causing a commotion in the Alt.Latino studios.

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Pop Picks From Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico And Beyond

This week on Alt.Latino, co-host Jasmine Garsd tries to play only songs by Miguel, but is thwarted.

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Happy Cinco De Morrissey!

Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who's become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.

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Daniela Andrade.

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

We're doing one of our favorite things: sharing new music with our listeners. We've got Mexican bluegrass, Venezuelan retro and a Honduran crooner who makes beautiful music in Canada.

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