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From Peruvian Jungle Laments To Grand Theft Auto V

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At Alt.Latino, we go out of our way to reflect the incredible eclecticism of Latin music — and this week is no exception, as we feature killer vintage Peruvian cumbia, newer Argentine cumbia, Puerto Rican garage rock and a stunning Mexican rockera who's featured on one of Grand Theft Auto V's soundtracks. We're all over the place, literally.

But there's also a method to our apparent madness: if you pay attention, we're connecting musical dots to trace a history of Latin rock. See what we did there? You get to learn something and get down at the same time!

As always, please pass along your own musical recommendations in the comments section.

From Peruvian Jungle Laments To Grand Theft Auto V

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BeGun

  • Song: Shanghai
  • From: Shanghai
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Los Labios

  • Song: Papi Swing
  • From: Papi Swing
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Jessy Bulbo

  • Song: Maldito
  • From: Maldito
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Abelardo Carbono

  • Song: Se Acaba La Paz
  • From: El Maravilliso Mundo De Abelardo Carbono
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Juaneco Y Su Combo

  • Song: Lamento En La Selva
  • From: The Birth Of Jungle Cumbia
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Various Artists (Los Ecos)

  • Song: Me Siento Felíz
  • From: Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia
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Me Siento Felíz
Album
Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia
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Various Artists
Label
Tiger's Milk
Released
2013

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Las Ardillas

  • Song: ¿Dónde Están?
  • From: Linda Niña
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