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'La Verdad': The Truth Of Latin American Hip-Hop

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Hosted by Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcón, Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell important but neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories. Hugo Rojo/NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino Visits NPR's Newest Podcast: Radio Ambulante

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A Despedida Playlist To Bid POTUS Farewell

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The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

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Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel

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The Ones That Got Away: Music We Missed 2016

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Alt.Latino Listeners Pick The Best Of 2016

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Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza released Ojos Del Sol this year. It's one of Alt.Latino's favorites of 2016. Gerardo Mendoza/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Latin Music Of 2016

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Pianist Chucho Valdes, founding member of the Cuban band Irakere, poses before a concert in Madrid in 2005. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sounds Of Cuba, In Exile And At Home

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Ecuadorian musician Daniel Lofredo Rota discovered a treasure trove of lost recording sessions in boxes and in this bag. Daniel Lofredo Rota hide caption

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The Lost Tapes Of Caife: A Vintage Ecuadorian Record Label Revived

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To Find The Best New Music, Alt.Latino Launches A Task Force

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This week's episode of Alt.Latino offers songs for recovery and healing. Bianca Polak/Flickr hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Post-Election Meditation: Music For Healing

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Our Día de los Muertos altar in the Alt.Latino World Headquarters celebrates Prince, David Bowie and many more of the musicians and loved ones we lost this year. Nicole Boliaux/NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar: Remembering Those Who've Left Us

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This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at a literary genre that explores the darker sides of Latino imagination. Darko Labor/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Latino Noir: Private Eyes And Really Bad Vatos

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Love For The Lead Guitar: Guest DJ Eljuri

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What's On Alt.Latino's Playlist? The Sounds Of Cuba Today

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Cuban Piano 101: A Century Of Historic Grooves

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Cuba! While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed!

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Mariachi Flor De Toloache is just one of the many Latin bands who have graced NPR's Tiny Desk. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

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Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

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