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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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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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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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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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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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A Life Of Storytelling: Guest DJ Soledad O'Brien

The award-winning journalist visits Alt.Latino to share some of her favorite stories and music.

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De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

Carlos Schröder and NPR critic Bob Mondello visit Alt.Latino to discuss Latin movies and music.

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Alt.Latino's Horror-Movie Mixtape

Hope you had a light breakfast, because we're set to pump up the music and run for our lives.

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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.

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Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning

The iconic actress and singer joins Alt.Latino to discuss the life of a Latina in Hollywood, as well as what the original West Side Story lyrics said.

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New Tunes, Old-School Delivery

It's true: Some of us do still get our music from CDs. Alt.Latino has a stack of new ones to share.

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Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

Three Latino dads listen to children's music from the past and present.

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Speed Dating With Alt.Latino

With so much new music from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain and more, it took some split-second matchmaking to get through all of this week's diverse, exciting picks.

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Latitudes And Longitudes: Latin Music From Around The Globe

Guest DJ and Latitudes writer Anastasia Tsioulcas joins Alt.Latino for some globe-trotting recommendations.

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Silk-Robe Songs: A Decadent Alt.Latino Playlist

A mixtape for when you're leaning out onto your balcony, looking melancholy and pretending to be a classic Hollywood dame.

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Tijuana's Daughter: Guest DJ Ceci Bastida

The prolific musician joins Alt.Latino to discuss her life and times with Tijuana No! and Julieta Venegas, as well as her solo career.

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An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.

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