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Guest DJ Rita Indiana

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Rita Indiana is truly a renaissance woman. Not only is she one of the most exciting Dominican authors in recent years, she is also a musical force to be reckoned with. Her songs are a unique blend of ridiculously fast paced electronic beats, urban and classic merengue, and fantastic story telling. She's one of those rare artists whose music you can either dance to or sit down and listen to as if it were a great novel.

We recently invited Rita to join us for a Guest DJ, and the result was one of the most fast paced, electrifying shows we've ever done. From discussing her own frenetic style of merengue to her most recent album, El Juidero, and sharing some of the Caribbean classics that inspired her—this is a show that will make you break into a sweat.

So drink plenty of water, do your warm up exercises, and tune into this week's Alt.Latino!

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Esta Semana En Alt.Latino: Invitada Especial Rita Indiana

Además de ser una de galardonada autora dominicana, en los últimos años Rita Indiana se ha convertido en una verdadera potencia musical. Sus canciones son mezclas únicas de música electrónica, merengue urbano y clásico, y sus letras son narrativas modernas acerca del amor, la inmigración y la crisis sociopolítica en Latinoamérica. Rita es una rareza: una artista cuya música puede inspirarte bailar hasta el amanecer, o darte ganás de escuchar sentado, con un te en mano, como si se tratase de un buen libro.

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Hace poco invitamos a la cantante a nuestro programa. El resultado: uno de los shows más energéticos y electrizantes que hemos hecho en Alt.Latino hasta el día de hoy. Hablamos con ella acerca de su estilo musical, su más reciente álbum, El Juidero, y la música que la inspiró.

Sintonicen Alt.Latino, y prepárense para sudar. ¡Esta semana tenemos un show movido!

This Week On Alt.Latino: Guest DJ Rita Indiana

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La Hora De Volve

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  • by Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios

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2010

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Cierro Mis Ojos

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  • by Raphael

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El Juidero

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2010

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Maria Bethania

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Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue)
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Satelite

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  • by Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos

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El Blue Del Ping Pong

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Flores De Fuego

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La Sofi

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